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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Local organizations accept Downtown Franklin Rotary Club donations

Local organizations accept Downtown Franklin Rotary Club donations

FROM: Williamson Herald – The Downtown Franklin Rotary Club – established in 2017 – presented checks of $7,500 each to My Friend’s House and Friends of Franklin Parks at its April 15 meeting.  The funds were dispersed from the Downtown Franklin Rotary Foundation and were raised through the club’s annual chili cookoff and its Kentucky Derby party.  Since its founding, the DFRC has been one of the fastest growing clubs

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Governor Lee signs tax repeal eliminating a 10% tax on smaller gyms

Governor Lee signs tax repeal eliminating a 10% tax on smaller gyms

FROM: News Channel 5 – By: Kyle Horan – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 10-percent tax on boutique gyms and fitness studios was eliminated Monday afternoon by Governor Bill Lee and the state legislature. The Amusement Tax was a decades old tax on small gyms in Tennessee. Not affecting large gyms, the tax applies to individual memberships and can costs gyms and fitness enthusiasts hundreds of dollars. Governor Lee signed

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Williamson County GOP elects Omar Hamada as new chairman

Williamson County GOP elects Omar Hamada as new chairman

FROM: Williamson Herald – More than 500 Republicans piled into the FiftyFoward Martin Center in Brentwood Saturday to be a part of the biennial Williamson County Republican Party’s reorganization and convention process, which includes electing the party’s leaders. Ultimately, Omar Hamada M.D. was elected to take the helm as the new chairman of the county GOP. U.S. Rep. Mark Green, 7th District, opened the convention and spoke about his first

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Habitat High project finishes on time, despite issues with weather

Habitat High project finishes on time, despite issues with weather

FROM: Franklin Homepage – HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WILLIAMSON-MAURY – On Saturday, April 13, Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) dedicated its 19th Habitat High home to Jamesia Dowell and her five children, Skylar (10), Kezavier (8), Sanaia (7), Kaiden (5), and Kai (1). This is first residence completed in the new, 26-home Willow Crest subdivision in Fairview. During the past eight weekends, Jamesia Dowell has worked alongside more than 300 students from Brentwood,

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Bruce Hull honored for service during final meeting as vice mayor

Bruce Hull honored for service during final meeting as vice mayor

FROM: Spring Hill Homepage – By ALEXANDER WILLIS – Gathered together at the Spring Hill Public Library, Vice Mayor Bruce Hull was honored Monday by his colleagues, friends and family in what would be his final city meeting as vice mayor. With everyone gathered in a circle around a room at the library, Mayor Rick Graham pulled out a plaque for Hull, and proceeded to say a few words. “Bruce

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Mobile app brings new communication tool for FSSD parents, community

Mobile app brings new communication tool for FSSD parents, community

FROM: Franklin Homepage – By JOHN McBRYDE – It’s no secret that parents lead busy lives, and for those who have children in a school in the Franklin Special School District, there is now an app for that. The district launched a mobile app about a month ago that’s tailor-made for parents and other FSSD stakeholders, and its features were presented at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting at Poplar Grove

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Mayor Moore to give Franklin State of the City May 15

Mayor Moore to give Franklin State of the City May 15

FROM: Williamson Herald – Franklin Mayor Ken Moore will give his ninth State of the City presentation at the Rolling Hills Community Church on Wednesday, May 15, at 7:45 a.m.  Doors will open at 7 a.m. with a light breakfast sponsored by the Franklin Breakfast Rotary and Community Coffee. City departments will have tables and booths set up to show off the city’s services and accomplishments in the past year, and the

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Tennessee Education Lottery has record quarters for sales, growth

Tennessee Education Lottery has record quarters for sales, growth

FROM: Brentwood Homepage – TENNESSEE EDUCATION LOTTERY CORPORATION – The Tennessee Lottery announced Monday its third-quarter transfer to education of $108.2 million, the third highest of all quarters. Total sales for the period of Jan. 1, 2019, through March 31, 2019, were also the third-highest for any quarter since the Lottery began on Jan. 20, 2004. The transfer brings the total raised for education to more than $4.96 billion. “These

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Freedom Intermediate math teacher travels world teaching sustainable education

Freedom Intermediate math teacher travels world teaching sustainable education

FROM: Franklin Homepage – By JOHN McBRYDE – Eddie Wynne has been a math and reading teacher in the Franklin Special School District for 5½ years, but it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say his approach to teaching goes beyond the walls of Freedom Intermediate School. In fact, he takes his passion for teaching beyond the boundaries of the United States. Last summer, for instance, he joined a

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