Thousands of books ready for Friends of the Library book sale this weekend

Thousands of books ready for Friends of the Library book sale this weekend

FROM: Brentwood Homepage – By RACHAEL LONG – If you’re in the market for a new read, the John P. Holt Brentwood Library is the place to be this weekend. The Friends of the Library has a large selection of donated books available for purchase at the quarterly book sale Friday morning through Sunday afternoon.  Friends members will get early access to the book sale during the “Sneak a Peek” hour on

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Public meeting is Monday on Williamson 2040 Comprehensive Plan guiding land use

Public meeting is Monday on Williamson 2040 Comprehensive Plan guiding land use

FROM: Franklin Homepage – A public meeting on work to update the Williamson County Comprehensive Plan has been set for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, at the Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin. The plan, known as Williamson 2040, is meant to articulate a shared vision for the future of Williamson County and set specific goals and strategies to achieve that vision. A key vision for the 2007

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Commentary: A Family Illness Highlighted the Importance of Educational Freedom

Commentary: A Family Illness Highlighted the Importance of Educational Freedom

FROM: The Tennessee Star – Sam Nienow – Why is educational freedom a personal issue to me? Because 17 years ago, my big brother had cancer. In 2002, when my brother was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, he received excellent care at Vanderbilt Medical Center. But the treatment and recovery still took months, and I spent much of that time with him. Our dad worked at the GM plant in

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Students Bring Home State DECA Awards

Students Bring Home State DECA Awards

FROM: Williamson Source – Dozens of WCS students stood out among their peers at the annual Tennessee DECA Career Development Conference March 7-9 in Chattanooga. The students placed in various competitions meant to test their career knowledge. Students who placed high enough in their categories earned a spot at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) at the end of April. This year, the ICDC will be held in Orlando. Additionally,

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Cadillac President visits GM Spring Hill plant ahead of Cadillac XT6 launch

Cadillac President visits GM Spring Hill plant ahead of Cadillac XT6 launch

FROM: Franklin Homepage – By ALEXANDER WILLIS – Flying in from General Motors’ (GM) headquarters in Detroit, president of Cadillac Steve Carlisle came to visit the GM plant in Spring Hill Tuesday ahead of the launch of the Cadillac XT6: a seven-seat luxury crossover vehicle that will be produced exclusively at the plant. First announced to be manufactured exclusively in Spring Hill back in January, which also saw the transfers of hundreds

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Leadership Franklin group forms Mind the Gap to address hunger issues

Leadership Franklin group forms Mind the Gap to address hunger issues

FROM: Franklin Homepage – By JOHN McBRYDE – A team from this year’s Leadership Franklin program has developed a project that addresses the issue of hunger throughout Williamson County, a concern that’s especially prevalent in the summer months. The group, which consists of Jenny Clarke, Chris Whitney, Tony McAlister, Tina Lily and Steve Bacon, has named the project Mind the Gap, focusing on the fact that the period when schools are closed

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Columbia State hosts Congressional Art Competition, names winners

Columbia State hosts Congressional Art Competition, names winners

FROM: Williamson Herald – Columbia State Community College recently hosted the 2019 Congressional Art Competition artist reception for the state of Tennessee and the office of U.S. Congressman, Mark Green. The competition awarded first, second, third and two honorable mention winners from a variety of submissions that included paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated artworks and photographs. Submissions will hang on the second-floor walls of the Administration Building on the Williamson

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Spring Hill officials narrow down funding for local nonprofits to $25,000 during budget meeting

Spring Hill officials narrow down funding for local nonprofits to $25,000 during budget meeting

FROM: Spring Hill Homepage – By ALEXANDER WILLIS – During the first of this year’s annual series of budget meetings, the Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen narrowed down and specified the funds it would allocated to local nonprofits, which totaled in the amount of $25,000. During the 2018-19 fiscal year, Spring Hill donated a total of $17,500 across seven different nonprofit organizations, with the highest recipients being the

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Boy Scouts of America to Honor Judy Hayes

Boy Scouts of America to Honor Judy Hayes

FROM: Williamson Source – On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Natchez Trace District of the Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor the service and dedication of Judy Hayes to our community at their 2019 Williamson County Good Scout Event. Hayes served as a Williamson County Commissioner for 28 years, giving guidance to environmental stewardship, heritage tourism, and historic preservation efforts. She was instrumental in the revival of

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Principal, Sheriff’s Office leadership, praise Thompson’s Station Middle School’s SRO

Principal, Sheriff’s Office leadership, praise Thompson’s Station Middle School’s SRO

FROM: Franklin Homepage – WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – Thompson’s Station Middle School Resource Officer Deputy Danny Booker was named Deputy of the Month for March. Superiors and Paula Waits, the principal, cited his excellent work as a School Resource Officer.   Deputy Booker has worked for the Sheriff’s Office for almost 19 years. He has been the SRO at Franklin High School, Nolensville Elementary and is now at Thompson’s Station

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