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The Franklin Police Department and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who damaged eight storybook signs in Pinkerton Park.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Williamson Inc. celebrated by honoring Hampton Inn & Suites in Cool Springs for being one of the Williamson County School District’s Transition II job training locations.

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The numbers for this year’s Franklin’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen elections are nothing if not consistent, remaining well below 2017’s municipal election turnout every day of early voting so far. 

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Many adult sports fans would give anything to meet a National Football League player, but a group of middle schoolers were the lucky ones Tuesday when four Tennessee Titans visited Freedom Middle School to present a $10,000 check and promote healthy eating and exercise. 

Students filed into the gym filled with music, lights and oversized milk bottles and took their seats on the bleachers, unsure of what was about to happen. Some of the kids looked apprehensive, some hopped and skipped excitedly across the room. 

As Rhett Bryan of Titans Radio stepped up to the mic, he explained that Freedom Middle is one of this year’s eight recipients of the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 Hometown Grant in Middle Tennessee. The Dairy Alliance, Tennessee Titans, NFL and the National Dairy Council teamed up to promote healthy habits in schools across the region. 

Bryan welcomed out Titans safety Dane Cruikshank, placekicker Ryan Succop, and cornerbacks Tye Smith and LeShaun Sims, who circled the gym, tossing Titans T-shirts into the crowd. Mascot T-Rac and Titans cheerleaders joined the party as well. 

The players joined three members of the crowd — two students and a teacher — in playing a variety of games that promoted physical activity and healthy eating habits. The first was a quiz game, where contestants had to answer questions like “What are the five main food groups?” and “What’s the most important meal of the day?” 

Players then engaged in a series of 60-second challenges with the contestants — jump rope, apple stacking and a milk carton relay — and answered questions about their day-to-day lives and careers. They shared their usual breakfast (smoothies were popular among the four), what their careers would be if not football (from mental health professional to business and finance), and Succop shared the importance of studying hard. 

“In order for us to do what we wanted to do, which is play football, we needed to do well in school, so it’s really important to have good habits — athletics, academics — so that you can be successful in life,” he said. 

The players and grant sponsors then presented the school with a check and signed football and ushered some lucky students out of the gym to ask the athletes their own questions. 

For more information on the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant, visit fueluptoplay60.com.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Disgraced former Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada says a $4 million state grant fund should not be frozen despite questions raised by legislative leaders surrounding the intention of the taxpayer dollars.

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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories.

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The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday was brought up to speed on the city’s ongoing place branding initiative with a visual presentation of the preliminary work conducted over the past eight months to develop a new city of Spring Hill brand.