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SHS student faces criminal charge for threatening message on Twitter

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office today arrested a Summit High School student for sending a threatening message on Twitter. 

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Monday 04/20/2015
WCS meets in executive session tonight; Mezera alters public comment format
Posted: April 20, 2015

The Williamson County Board of Education will meet tonight in an executive session before its 6:30 p.m. monthly board meeting to discuss the proposed settlement of a civil lawsuit brought against the body by Williamson County Commissioner Barbara Sturgeon earlier this year.

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District updates parents on bomb threat investigation; heightened safety in schools
Posted: April 20, 2015

Carol Birdsong, Williamson County Schools communications director, assured parents Sunday by automated phone message that school staff, along with law enforcement, continue to investigate the bomb threats made to several schools last week, which led students to the evacuation and search of several buildings.

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Saturday 04/18/2015
Florida man wanted for attempted jewelry theft caught
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 9:20 am

A police investigation that began in February ended Friday night with a Florida suspect behind Williamson County bars.

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Friday 04/17/2015
Non-student teen apprehended Friday at CHS; gun found in suspect's vehicle
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 6:32 pm

A teenager is in custody Friday afternoon after taking a weapon onto school property this morning at Centennial High School, according to a Williamson County Sheriff's Office press release.

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Board to explore acquisition of CSCC campus and Cheek Park for FHS
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 11:51 am

Board athletic facilities committee appointed

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Barrett, Drake appointed to local election commission, board names officers
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 5:55 pm

Williamson County’s Election Commission met earlier this week for the first time since the state Election Commission appointed two new members to the county bipartisan board.

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Hullett withdraws censure; Galbreath addresses Curlee's actions
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 6:22 pm

The Williamson County Board of Education aired differences and debated philosophically on the issue of censure for more than an hour Thursday night before Bobby Hullett withdrew his resolution to censure fellow board member Susan Curlee.

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FPD looking for woman who 'washed' check
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 11:11 am

Franklin Police want to identify a woman wanted for “washing” a check written to someone else, re-writing it, and then cashing it to the tune of $1,600, using a fake ID.

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Franklin Transit Authority seeks community comment and involvement at public meeting April 28
Posted: April 17, 2015

 Two public community meetings regarding the Cool Springs Multimodal Transportation Network Study will be held Tuesday, April 28: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., with a light lunch available; and 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with refreshments.

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West appointed to TMA board of directors
Posted: April 17, 2015

The TMA Group (Transportation Management Association) is pleased to welcome Elizabeth West, Vice President of Economic Development for Williamson, Inc., the combined Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for Williamson County.

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Guinn to speak to community, Democratic women May 2
Posted: April 17, 2015

Attorney-At-Law Sheryl Guinn will speak to the Williamson County Democratic Women and the local community at TY's House-Hard Bargain Community Center, 608 Mount Hope St. in Franklin on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Mayor announces post-election committee appointments
Posted: April 17, 2015

After much consideration and counsel, Mayor Rick Graham today announced changes to six City of Spring Hill committees, some of which were a result of the outcome of the April 9 election.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Update: Centennial evacuated this morning; two juveniles arrested in string of school bomb threats
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 10:58 am

Students at Centennial High School have returned to class after another threat forced the evacuation of the Franklin school for the second time this week early Friday morning. 

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Public invited to Cool Springs Multimodal Study meeting April
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Two public community meetings regarding the Cool Springs Multimodal Transportation Network Study will be held Tuesday, April 28 at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., with a light lunch available; and again later that day at 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with refreshments. 

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Ca. 1935 industrial building at Five Points seeks new tenant, old Franklin firehall gets a facelift
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 9:06 am

The old cut-stone front building next to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Franklin is available for rent for the first time in more than 50 years.

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Two more county schools face bomb threats Thursday, Looney says arrest imminent
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 9:19 am

Twenty-four hours after Superintendent Mike Looney appealed to parents via email to talk with their children about the ramifications of initiating a hoax,  two more Williamson County schools evacuated Thursday after bomb threats at Ravenwood High and Heritage Middle School.

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Lunch programs on tap for FiftyForward College Grove
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 1:14 am

FiftyForward College Grove will hold the second of two “Thursday Lunch & Program” events for April when it presents “The Facts About Osteoporosis” on Thursday, April 30, at Grace Healthcare.

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Brentwood Election Profile: Jill Burgin
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 8:38 am

 OFFICE BEING SOUGHT: Brentwood City Commission

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Smith Park is now officially “runner friendly”
Posted: April 16, 2015

The Brentwood City Commission met Monday to discuss Resolution 2015-20, which outlines the hiking trail rules for the city parks, most notably Smith Park. The park rules currently stipulated that runners were not allowed on the trails, as not to disturb the wildlife and retreat into nature experience. 

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Board to meet in executive session about possible settlement in civil suit; Censure of Curlee to be discussed
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 8:21 pm

The Williamson County Board of Education will hear a trio of key items Thursday including updates on two pending legal disputes and the proposed censure of school board member Susan Curlee, District 12, during its work session.

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