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'The Big Payback' donation event causes website crash, announces donation extension

The Third Annual Big Payback event experienced technical issues on Tuesday when high traffic to the site caused technical issues which caused the event to end early.

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Tuesday 05/03/2016
Centennial High School hosts Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 9:59 pm

Centennial High School hosted an Out of the Darkness campus walk on Saturday. A program of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention [AFSP], Out of the Darkness, walks help raise money and awareness for the prevention of suicide.

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Looney announces new TNReady testing dates for high school
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 4:35 pm

Williamson County School superintendent Mike Looney announced at a special called board meeting on Monday that the district would be taking the high school Part 2 End-Of-Course (EOC) pencil and paper form of TNReady, May 9-16.

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Looney announces four percent salary increase for district employees
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 9:16 am

Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney announced at a special called school board meeting that the county commission budget committee passed a 4 percent salary increase for all county employees and proposed the same increase for WCS teachers.

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Monday 05/02/2016
Annual household hazardous waste collection event scheduled for Saturday, May 7
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 4:22 pm

Williamson County residents and residents of neighboring counties are invited to dispose of their household hazardous wastes in a safe way at the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, which will be held Saturday, May 7, at the Williamson County Administrative Complex parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Simmons Ridge holds groundbreaking
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Locally owned, Simmons Ridge held a ground-breaking last week. The new home development is located at 4408 South Carothers Road that will contain 408 units, including Townhouse and Single Family Homes.

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Saturday 04/30/2016
New public safety building unveiled to serve county for next 100 years
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 10:49 am

After Williamson County experienced the devastating occurrence of the May 2010 Flood, the county mayor, sheriff and emergency services personnel vowed to construct a building, equipped and staffed to tackle such emergencies head-on to better protect the community.

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Four men busted in FPD prostitution sting
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 6:27 am

During a reverse prostitution sting Friday, Franklin Police Flex Officers and Vice Detectives charged several suspects in a “John” sting. Utilizing an Internet site frequented by Johns and prostitutes, undercover officers arranged to meet four suspects seeking sex for hire.

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Friday 04/29/2016
Delegation talks Hall tax, education funding and Obamacare at Public Affairs
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 12:55 pm

The Williamson County delegation discussed legislative highlights during the 109th General Assembly, which adjourned last week, at Williamson, Inc.’s Public Affairs Roundtable Friday.

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Clayton announces acquisition of prominent Middle Tennessee home builder
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 6:15 am

Clayton, one of America’s largest home builders, announced Friday it has acquired Gallatin-based Goodall Homes, a builder of new single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums since 1990. Goodall is the second site-built housing company to become part of Maryville-based Clayton, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Clayton acquired Atlanta-area builder Chafin Communities last fall.

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Grand opening for county’s Public Safety Center set for Saturday morning
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 6:12 am

The Williamson County Office of Public Safety will hold a grand opening for the new Public Safety Center (PSC) on Beasley Drive in Franklin Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m.

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Williamson County Board of Education, board member implicated in draft federal complaint
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 10:04 am

The threat of a possible lawsuit against the Williamson County Board of Education in the U.S. District Court of Middle Tennessee looms by the unidentified parents of a minor WCS student.

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Residents adamantly oppose proposed apartments off Royal Oaks due to traffic
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 1:09 pm

Franklin residents opposing a proposed luxury apartment complex to be located off Royal Oaks Boulevard filled the board room at City Hall Thursday, showing solidarity against the rezoning of 30.39 acres that would bring about 350 units to Oak Meadows Drive.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
County’s state legislators to talk session results at Public Affairs Roundtable
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Now that the Tennessee General Assembly has wrapped up its session and discussed hot-button issues, Friday's Public Affairs Roundtable should make for an interesting discussion. 

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Sheriff Jeff Long calls for new jail facility
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 9:33 am

Williamson County Sheriff Jeff Long discussed the eventual need for a new jail and courthouse facility at the Williamson County Commission budget committee meeting this week.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
State suspends TNReady testing for third through eighth grades
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 9:24 am

The Tennessee Department of Education announced on Wednesday that it would be suspending part two of the pencil and paper form of the TNReady standardized test for the school year.

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61st District candidates discuss issues during Town Hall at Shoney’s
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 9:40 pm

The Tennessee Firearms Association, a non-partisan organization that advocates for the Second Amendment, hosted a TFA members town hall meeting at Shoney’s Tuesday with author, Breitbart News contributor and founder of the national Tea Party movement, Michael Patrick Leahy as the moderator.

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City of Spring Hill purchases one of first GM Cadillac XT5 built locally
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 8:43 am

The keys to one of the first dealer-delivered Cadillac XT5 crossovers built at General Motors Spring Hill Manufacturing were officially handed over to Spring Hill city officials on Tuesday during a brief key swap ceremony in front of the GM Welcome Center. 

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Budget committee discusses $850,000 Franklin rec center pool renovation
Posted: April 27, 2016

The Williamson County budget committee discussed the proposed renovations for the pool and construction of a splash pad at Williamson County Parks and Recreation’s Franklin location.

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
Sargent, Gawrys to participate in TFA chapter discussion
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 10:28 pm

The Williamson County Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association is holding a chapter meeting Tuesday at Shoney’s, 1306 Highway 96, in Franklin from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring the candidates for the Tennessee House of Representatives, 61st District.

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Main Street Festival offers more vendors, more food, more fun
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 1:33 pm

The weather was perfect for this year’s annual Main Street Festival in downtown Franklin. The event offered plenty of food, fun, music and festivities along with more than 150 artisans and crafters selling handmade ware from jewelry, clothing and furniture to pottery, toys and food.

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