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Goose Creek multi-service emergency building gets underway

Williamson County officials broke ground for a new Williamson County Emergency Services Station, to be located at 2646 Goose Creek Bypass near the intersection of McLemore Road earlier this week.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Gentry named 50th Darrell Waltrip Hometown Hero
Posted: May 21, 2015

There are few in Williamson County who haven’t been impacted by Jimmy Gentry in one way or another.  Whether it’s been through a simple visit to his family farm to pick pumpkins, in the classroom, on the football field, or by listening to him speak about his experience serving our country in World War II, Gentry’s story is an extraordinary one.  

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Franklin prepares for Memorial Day observances
Posted: May 21, 2015

The annual Williamson County Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park located at Five Points in downtown Franklin. 

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Five Points Post Office, FirstBank overall winners in preservation awards
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 12:35 pm

Preservationists crowded The Franklin Theatre for a night of celebration Tuesday to commemorate the nearly a half century of work volunteers, businesses and longtime residents have undertaken.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Vehicle testing to resume May 26 following Memorial Day holiday weekend
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 10:03 am

All vehicle emissions testing centers in Sumner, Rutherford, Wilson and Williamson counties in Middle Tennessee will close on Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. All stations will resume testing on Tuesday, May 26 at their regular scheduled hours.

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Board votes down out-of-county reduced tuition rate; approves another $30,000 for Sturgeon civil lawsuit
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 12:33 pm

After a long, heated debate over the past few weeks with County Mayor Rogers Anderson and county commissioners about reducing the WCS out-of-county employee family tuition rate from $4,003 to $2,500, the measure was reversed by the county board of education at its meeting this week.

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WCSO sets checkpoints for Memorial Day weekend
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 10:42 am

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will conduct sobriety roadside safety checkpoints in the evening hours on these dates:                                           

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New FPD officers to be sworn in Friday
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner will swear in six new officers Friday.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Fitness commitment gains Moore Elementary students visit with Tennessee Titan
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 8:56 pm

Kathy Clark, a physical education teacher at Moore Elementary for 25 years, gathered some of her fourth grade students to the school's gymnasium today for a special fitness event with Tennessee Titan Andy Levitre.

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Commissioner praises state progress but 'more work' to do
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 5:23 pm

During Williamson County's Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday, Dr. Candice McQueen, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education, addressed positive progress and areas for improvement in education in the state, specifically focusing on the importance of increasing graduation rates and obtaining post secondary training among Tennesseans.

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Discover Franklin accepting registrants, series begins June 4
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 8:08 pm

The second annual session of Discover Franklin will begin June 4 with an orientation.  Over the course of six additional days, active older adults (55+) will enhance their understanding of Franklin and be exposed to meaningful volunteer opportunities within the community.

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Heritage Foundation meets tonight to award preservation partners, hold 48th annual meeting
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 5:59 pm

Preservationists crowded The Franklin Theatre for a night of celebration tonight to commemorate the nearly a half century of work volunteers, businesses and longtime residents have undertaken.

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Brentwood man charged with 2nd DUI, among others
Posted: May 19, 2015

A Brentwood man remains in custody Tuesday morning after being arrested with his second DUI. 

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WCS technology not prepared for TNReady testing Looney says
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 10:30 am

Superintendent Mike Looney announced to the board Monday his concerns that the district might not be fully technologically prepared to implement the state’s new achievement test TNReady for the 2015-16 school year.

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Monday 05/18/2015
Board to reconsider reduced tuition rate for employees, discusses high academic fees
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 8:01 am

The Williamson County Board of Education met for its regular meeting Monday night to vote on key matters including a reconsideration of the out-of-county employee family tuition rate, previously reduced by the board.

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WCS deadline for online enrollment is May 31
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Parents have until May 31 to enroll their child in Williamson County Schools for the 2015-16 school year. Parents may update a child's information online through existing Family Access accounts. 

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Sunday 05/17/2015
Boy Scouts of America Middle Tennessee Council announces new district executive
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 9:57 pm

The Middle Tennessee Council is proud to introduce Logan McCoy as the Natchez Trace District Executive serving Williamson County.  

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Friday 05/15/2015
WCS board confirms interest in acquiring Cheek Park
Updated: May 16, 2015 - 1:46 pm

The Williamson County Board of Education formally confirmed its interest in acquiring the Cheek Park property, adjacent to Franklin High School in a recent letter to county offices.

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Experts say later school times for teenagers could improve quality of life in WCS
Updated: May 15, 2015 - 10:59 am

Special presenters and sleep experts informed the Williamson County Board of Education Thursday during its work session that later start times for high schools could lead to better student performance and quality of life, urging the board to consider the option.

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Thursday 05/14/2015
Barnwell named Franklin girls' basketball head coach
Updated: May 14, 2015 - 5:00 pm

It took less than a week for Franklin High School to hire a new girls' basketball coach. 

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City Commission welcomes Ken Travis and swears in new mayor
Updated: May 14, 2015 - 4:40 pm

On Monday night, the City Commission welcomed back three incumbents and a new face to Brentwood's governing body.

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