20th Annual Buttercup Festival shines through gloomy forecast

20th Annual Buttercup Festival shines through gloomy forecast

FROM: Nolensville Homepage – By RACHAEL LONG – A little rain couldn’t stop the Nolensville Buttercup Festival from celebrating its twentieth year this Saturday. Parents brought their children out in weather resistant clothing to see several tents filled with artisans and vendors lining the Historic District, performances with live music and a chance to meet some of the town’s first responders.  Nolensville Road remained open, and Nolensville Police officers directed

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Golden Gallop Parade Honoring Brentwood’s 50th Anniversary

Golden Gallop Parade Honoring Brentwood’s 50th Anniversary

FROM: Williamson Source – The City of Brentwood’s first official 50th Anniversary event, “A Golden Gallop” parade, took place Saturday, April 13. The parade title is a nod to the historic roots of the Maryland Farms area, which was previously a horse farm owned by J. Truman Ward until the 1970s, when the commercial business park was developed. The parade theme, Show Us What’s Golden about Brentwood, is a way for

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Brentwood Middle School SRO gets monthly award for saving choking child

Brentwood Middle School SRO gets monthly award for saving choking child

FROM: Brentwood Homepage – WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – A Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and her favorite charity were honored with an award from Toyota of Cool Springs.  Deputy Kortney Crigger, the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Brentwood Middle School, was named Deputy of the Month for April. Deputy Crigger was given this award after she saved the life of a child who was choking during lunch at her

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Hillsboro School educator one of three honored by state for pioneering financial education

Hillsboro School educator one of three honored by state for pioneering financial education

FROM: Brentwood Homepage – TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY- This week the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission honored three Tennessee educators for taking the lead in bringing financial education tools to their students. Kara Campbell, Cody Hawks, and Candiace Dandridge were each presented with the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Leadership Award by Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. at an event on Tuesday evening. Chris Holmes, a longtime TNFLC board member, was also

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Nolensville High Students Place at Culinary Invitational

Nolensville High Students Place at Culinary Invitational

FROM: Williamson Source – Nolensville High culinary students are proving their skills in the kitchen. NHS students Katie Gregory, Hannah McDonal, Rachel Gant and Contessa Gainsley placed third in the Culinary Team competition at the Tennessee ProStart Invitational. Ethan Savoldi and Jade Reasoner placed second in the Management Team competition. Ethan also earned the Best in Class Award. The competition, hosted by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, lets high

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Williamson County Sheriff gets grant money to target distracted and impaired drivers

Williamson County Sheriff gets grant money to target distracted and impaired drivers

FROM: Franklin Homepage – WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has received $40,000 in federal grant funds from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to support highway safety efforts. The WCSO Traffic Unit will use the funds to get distracted and impaired drivers off our roads.  It will be used for overtime pay for deputies and equipment for sobriety checkpoints and for high traffic times of

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Senator Dolores Gresham Champions Governor Lee’s Education Savings Accounts Bill Through Education Committee

Senator Dolores Gresham Champions Governor Lee’s Education Savings Accounts Bill Through Education Committee

FROM: The Tennessee Star – NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Governor Bill Lee’s most significant education initiative, Education Savings Accounts, made it through another major hurdle as it passed the Senate Education Committee Wednesday by a vote of 6 to 3. Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville), who is also the Chair of the Education Committee, carried the bill as SB 0795. As such, Sen. Gresham turned the gavel over to 1st Vice-Chair, Senator Brian

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Have questions for Rep. Mark Green? Here’s when his town halls are

Have questions for Rep. Mark Green? Here’s when his town halls are

FROM: The Leaf Chronicle – At the end of the week, Rep. Mark Green will hold a Tennessee Seventh Congressional District town hall in Brentwood.  Green announced the dates on Wednesday, and will kick off his tour on Friday at 3 p.m. in Brentwood. His last town hall in Williamson County was in December.  “Town halls are invaluable to me as a member of Congress,” Green said. “Please bring your ideas

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County GOP to elect new chairman Saturday

County GOP to elect new chairman Saturday

FROM: Williamson Herald – A few new faces are running for chairman of the Williamson County Republican Party, including Mary-Kate Brown, Toni Eaton and Omar L. Hamada. The new chairman and other positions will be decided at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, during the party’s reorganization and election at the Fifty Forward Martin Center in Brentwood. Omar and Eaton announced their candidacy for chairman earlier this year, while Brown joined the two

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Bill to aid children with severe medical needs awaits approval

Bill to aid children with severe medical needs awaits approval

FROM: Williamson Herald – A bill, known as the Katie Beckett waiver, could bring financial relief to families who have a child suffering from a severe illness. The House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee voted to place the waiver, or House Bill 0498, “behind the budget,” postponing a vote on the bill until after the full state budget is heard. However, the bill, sponsored by Rep. Sam Whitson, R-Franklin, gained

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