Horton to leave Franklin Fire after nearly 30 years, head county emergency agency

Horton to leave Franklin Fire after nearly 30 years, head county emergency agency

FROM: Williamson Herald – After nearly 30 years with the Franklin Fire Department, Deputy Chief Todd Horton has announced his retirement with the city before entering the new position of Director of the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency. He will be honored at a retirement reception Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m. in the boardroom of Franklin City Hall located at 109 3rd Ave. S.  “Very few people dedicate themselves to

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New Franklin Special School District Performing Arts Center could be complete by 2021

New Franklin Special School District Performing Arts Center could be complete by 2021

FROM: Franklin Homepage – By ALEXANDER WILLIS – New details on the Franklin Special School District (FSSD) Performing Arts Center were revealed Monday evening during the district’s first of three budget meetings, such as its size, cost and buildout timeline. Held at Moore Elementary School in Franklin, the FSSD school board saw representatives from HFR Design, the design firm behind the project, join the meeting to share the details on

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Short films from BGA students will be showcased Thursday at Harpeth Conservancy’s festival

Short films from BGA students will be showcased Thursday at Harpeth Conservancy’s festival

FROM: Brentwood Homepage – STAFF REPORTS – As part of the upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival that’s being hosted by the Harpeth Conservancy at the Franklin Theatre, several students from Battle Ground Academy will be showcasing their talents with a series of short films. The event, scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, is part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour, one of the largest environmental

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4/20/2019: In Brief…

Farmers / Tennessee Wine and Grape Board – The Senate State and Local Government Committee approved legislation to create the Tennessee Wine and Grape Board to strengthen Tennessee’s efforts to restore preeminence in the wine and grape industry. Senate Bill 302 also creates the Wine and Grape Fund which is dedicated to promoting grape and wine production in Tennessee. Governor Bill Lee has allocated $300,000 to this fund in his

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Governor Lee presents supplemental appropriation amendment to his 2019-2020 budget proposal

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter presented Governor Bill Lee’s revised revenue and spending plan for the 2019-2020 fiscal year to the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee on Tuesday.  The supplemental appropriations amendment is customarily introduced by the governor in the final weeks of the legislative session to make adjustments to the budget submitted earlier in the year.  It also signals the beginning of final state

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Senate Education Committee advances legislation promoting civics education

Three key bills promoting civics education in Tennessee schools were approved by the Senate Education Committee this week before members concluded their business for the 2019 session.  This includes Senate Bill 800 establishing the “Governor’s Civics Seal” to recognize public schools and local education agencies (LEAs) for implementing high quality civic education programs that prepare students for career and civic life.  The bill is part of Governor Bill Lee’s legislative

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Legislation calls for Medicaid block grant waiver to construct an innovative plan that better serves the needs of TennCare recipients

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), April 18, 2019 – Major legislation calling for Tennessee’s Commissioner of Finance and Administration to request a block grant waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to better serve recipients of the state’s TennCare program was approved by the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee this week.  Senate Bill 1428 is designed to maximize flexibility in constructing an innovative plan that serves the needs of Tennesseans,

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Tennessee Ranks High in Economic Outlook, New Study Says

Tennessee Ranks High in Economic Outlook, New Study Says

FROM: The Tennessee Star – Tennessee ranks seventh out of 50 states in economic outlook, according to the 2019 edition of Rich States, Poor States, released this week. That’s an improvement over how Tennessee ranked in 2018 (No. 12) and especially five years ago, in 2014 (No. 19), according to the book. A No. 1 ranking is the best and a ranking of 50 is the worst. In 2017, however, Tennessee

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Early voting starts today for Brentwood election

Early voting starts today for Brentwood election

FROM: Williamson Herald – Early voting started Wednesday, April 17 for the May 7 Brentwood municipal election.   Nine candidates are seeking election to four seats on the Brentwood City Commission. Candidates include Wyatt Rex Allen, Nelson Andrews, Anne Dunn, Susannah Macmillan, John Magyar, Dale Pacetti, Stevan Pippin, Terrence Smith and Ken Travis. Registered voters may vote for four candidates on the ballot. To view a sample ballot, see VOTE. Early

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Business community to gather for Outlook Williamson economic summit

Business community to gather for Outlook Williamson economic summit

FROM: Williamson Herald – A few hundred business and community leaders from around the region are expected to gather on April 24 for Outlook Williamson, a half-day economic summit featuring a deep dive into the Williamson County economy and trends for the region.  Williamson, Inc.’s 2019 event will be held from 7:30-11 a.m. at The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall, located at 230 Franklin Rd. in Franklin. Admission price is

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