Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee set to outline priorities in first State of the State address

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee set to outline priorities in first State of the State address

FROM: The Tennessean – Gov. Bill Lee on Monday will deliver his first State of the State address, the Tennessee governor’s highest-profile speech of the year and a first for the political newcomer who took office in January. In Lee’s speech, which he’ll deliver before a joint session of the Tennessee General Assembly at the state Capitol, the governor will highlight his priorities for his first year in office and elaborate on his legislative

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Summit High School named back-to-back champions of Brentwood’s Annual History Bowl

Summit High School named back-to-back champions of Brentwood’s Annual History Bowl

FROM: Franklin Homepage – By RACHAEL LONG / Photos submitted by Ben Matthews – After a competition laced with anticipation and fast buzzers, Summit High School brought home another win in the City of Brentwood’s Eighth Annual Sarah Bayrd History Bowl. Competitive spirits were high among the seven teams. Tensions were, too, since any wrong answer granted teams negative points. Summit led the scoreboard after the first round, doubling the point total of Brentwood

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Williamson County Republicans to host candidate forum for Brentwood Commission candidates

Williamson County Republicans to host candidate forum for Brentwood Commission candidates

FROM: Brentwood Homepage – By RACHAEL LONG – Brentwood residents will have an opportunity to get to know the candidates — and their ideas — for the Brentwood Board of Commissioners during a candidate forum on March 9.  The forum is hosted by the Williamson County Republican Party. The candidates running in the nonpartisan election will first meet and greet Brentwood residents and subsequently answer a series of questions in round

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Tennessee led most of the country in foreign investment last year, MTSU researchers report

Tennessee led most of the country in foreign investment last year, MTSU researchers report

FROM: Spring Hill Homepage – MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY Foreign firms invested more than $1.5 billion in Tennessee last year, the fourth time in five years foreign investment reached or exceeded that mark, according to the latest “Global Commerce” report from MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center. In this area, Faurecia Interior Systems, a subsidiary of Faurecia S.A. in France, is completing a plant on Cleburne Road in Spring Hill, a

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Commercial development swells following population growth in Nolensville

Commercial development swells following population growth in Nolensville

FROM: Nolensville Homepage – By MATT BLOIS – After years of population growth, Nolensville is finally seeing an influx of commercial development. Nolensville Mayor Jimmy Alexander outlined some of the major projects that are in the pipeline at an event for the business community in Nolensville hosted by Williamson Inc. on Thursday. “We see new subdivisions and people coming to our town on a regular basis. We’re happy with that,

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Two Spring Hill scouts earn Eagle rank, bringing Franklin troop’s total past 195

Two Spring Hill scouts earn Eagle rank, bringing Franklin troop’s total past 195

FROM: Franklin Homepage – Austin Cushey and Austin Newell have been awarded the rank of Eagle, the highest rank in Boy Scouting. They bring Troop 137’s current Eagle count to more than 195 since its 1975 inception under Scoutmaster John Green (who, at 90+ years of age, is still Scoutmaster). Cushey and Newell received their award in a joint Court of Honor ceremony on February 9, 2019, at Rolling Hills

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Gov. Lee proposes new funding to expand access to mental health care, reduce suicide

Gov. Lee proposes new funding to expand access to mental health care, reduce suicide

FROM: Franklin Homepage – Suicide is now the ninth leading cause of death in Tennessee, and, according to Gov. Bill Lee, the rate of suicide in the state is 20 percent higher than the national average. Lee this week announced three priorities to increase access to mental health treatment and expand suicide prevention efforts across the state. “The mental health of our citizens is foundational to all other goals we

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Tennessee among 8 states in broadband mapping project

Tennessee among 8 states in broadband mapping project

FROM: Williamson Herald – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will be among eight states in a new project to expand and update a national broadband map. A news release from U.S. Sen Marsha Blackburn’s office says the project by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will help Tennessee get a clear and complete picture of broadband availability. The other states involved include California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Utah and West

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee proposes $15M more for mental health

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee proposes $15M more for mental health

FROM: The Tennessean – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is proposing an additional $15 million-plus for three initiatives that focus on mental health treatment and suicide prevention. A news release Tuesday from the Republican governor says $11.2 million in new funding would help cover mental health services for an additional 7,000 uninsured adults in Tennessee through the state’s Behavioral Health Safety Net program. That money also would cover increased costs at the state’s

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Congressman Mark Green begins ‘Phase 1’ of finding solutions to Natchez Trace Bridge suicide problem

Congressman Mark Green begins ‘Phase 1’ of finding solutions to Natchez Trace Bridge suicide problem

FROM: Franklin Homepage – By RACHAEL LONG – The Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge has been the site of 32 reported suicides since 2000. As a result, the 32-inch guardrails have been called into question for their low height as the bridge is frequented by pedestrians, cyclists and sightseers.  It’s a problem that has launched many into action, even at the Congressional level.  U.S. Congressman Mark Green has begun looking for a solution

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