Citizen Police, Fire academies both are full, classes begin next week

Citizen Police, Fire academies both are full, classes begin next week

FROM: Brentwood Homepage – By RACHAEL LONG – Beginning next week, Brentwood residents will get an inside look at what the city’s first responders go through on a day-to-day basis in the Citizen Police Academy and Citizen Fire Academy.  Both the Citizen Police Academy and Citizen Fire and Rescue Academy begin next Thursday, March 7. Registration periods for both academies are now closed, as classes are full.  It seems there

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City board to award three recipients for Environmental Stewardship Award

City board to award three recipients for Environmental Stewardship Award

FROM: Brentwood Homepage – By RACHAEL LONG – Three individuals have been chosen for the City of Brentwood’s Environmental Stewardship Awards. Recipients’ identities are still under wraps, but the awards will be given out at the city’s Annual Arbor Day Celebration on April 6.  Through the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB), the Environmental Stewardship Award is given each year to those in the community who go “above and beyond in their

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Enrollment Now Open for New Private Elementary School in Thompson’s Station

Enrollment Now Open for New Private Elementary School in Thompson’s Station

FROM: Williamson Source – Grace Christian Academy is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year at their new campus in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. Located on the campus of ThompsonStation Church, the new school is currently enrolling kindergarten throughfourth grade. Prospective parents are invited to an Open House on Sunday, March 3rd at 6:00PM in the C Building of Thompson Station Church, where they can tour the classrooms, review the curriculum,

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Heritage Foundation closes on $6 million purchase of O’More campus

Heritage Foundation closes on $6 million purchase of O’More campus

FROM: Williamson Herald – After raising $6 million in six months, representatives of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County officially signed the documents Monday to close on the purchase of the 7-acre former O’More College of Design campus.  The property is the largest preservation project in the organization’s 52-year history, according to Bari Beasley, executive director of the Heritage Foundation.  On Monday, the foundation’s board of directors, advisory boards, staff

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Rep. Ogles discusses $40M SRO bill proposal at Town Hall

Rep. Ogles discusses $40M SRO bill proposal at Town Hall

FROM: Williamson Herald – Rep. Brandon Ogles, R-Franklin, on Friday discussed a $40 million proposal that would equip every school in Tennessee with a student resource officer. Ogles has discussed his intention to introduce such as bill since his campaign to run as House representative in the 61st District. He did so again Friday at the Williamson, Inc. Town Hall, held at the Columbia State Community College Williamson County campus in

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Tennessee State Tax Revenues Exceed Estimates

Tennessee State Tax Revenues Exceed Estimates

FROM: The Tennessee Star – Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter announced this month that overall January state tax revenues exceeded budgeted estimates. Revenues for January totaled $1.4 billion, which is $28.8 million more than budgeted and 2.81 percent greater than revenues received in January 2018, according to a press release on the state government’s website. “January sales tax revenues, reflecting consumer spending that occurred during December, remain strong

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New Bill in Tennessee General Assembly Could Raise Age Needed to Buy Tobacco Products

New Bill in Tennessee General Assembly Could Raise Age Needed to Buy Tobacco Products

FROM: The Tennessee Star – NASHVILLE, Tennessee — No one in Tennessee between the ages of 18 to 20 could buy tobacco or vaping products if a bill currently in the Tennessee General Assembly is enacted into law. Members of the state Senate Commerce Committee are scheduled to hear the bill Tuesday at 1 p.m. State Sen. Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) and State Rep. Bob Ramsey, R-Maryville, are sponsoring the bill. Flanked by

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Emergency Response Fund created to aid flood relief

Emergency Response Fund created to aid flood relief

FROM: Williamson Herald – In the wake of record-setting rains, power outages, road closures and water rescues throughout the region, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has created the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to support the affected communities and nonprofits helping victims address their ongoing needs. Grants from the fund will be made to nonprofits providing vital services both immediate and long term. It will help free nonprofits up to concentrate on

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Franklin police chief named to Tennessee POST Commission

Franklin police chief named to Tennessee POST Commission

FROM: Williamson Herald – Governor Bill Lee announced Monday he has appointed Franklin Chief of Police Deborah Faulkner to the Tennessee POST Commission. The Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission is responsible for developing and enforcing standards and training for all Tennessee police officers. The commission also promotes continuing law enforcement training and is comprised of 18 members, including local law enforcement personnel, legislators and Tennessee citizens who

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