Franklin Police Department display recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

Franklin Police Department display recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

FROM: Williamson Herald – In recognition of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month, a display created by a local Eagle Scout is being featured outside the Franklin Police Department all month long.  The 33 “kids on the lawn” represent 330 abused Williamson County children served by the Davis House Child Advocacy Center last year. Of those, 172 were from Franklin.  The display provides a visual representation of what so many of

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WCS Social Studies Teachers Earn State Awards

WCS Social Studies Teachers Earn State Awards

FROM: Williamson Source – Two Williamson County Schools social studies teachers are being recognized for their excellence in the classroom. Scales Elementary’s Melody Scott was named the Tennessee Council for the Social Studies (TCSS) Elementary School Teacher of the Year, and Franklin High teacher Ray Scheetz was named the TCSS High School Teacher of the Year. “I’m humbled to have been chosen,” Scott said. “This is an honor that represents what we

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Hard Bargain dinner celebrates milestone amid ongoing mission

Hard Bargain dinner celebrates milestone amid ongoing mission

FROM: Williamson Herald – Hard Bargain Association on Tuesday evening celebrated a milestone during the annual Hard Bargain Dinner and Fundraiser at the Williamson County Enrichment Center.   The milestone is the completion of the fifth and final house on Bungalow Court, a new pocket-type neighborhood in the Hard Bargain area of Franklin. “We started work on the Bungalow Court homes in 2014, but, really, the planning goes back to

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County recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

County recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

FROM: Williamson Herald – Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson was joined by representatives from Williamson County CASA and the Davis House Child Advocacy Center this week to sign a proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Davis House Executive Director Marcus Stamps said the center served 510 cases of child abuse last year with 363 cases in Williamson County.   Meanwhile, Marianne Schroer, executive director of Williamson County Court Appointed Special Advocates,

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Youth Leadership Franklin lends hand in helping city determine name for massive park

Youth Leadership Franklin lends hand in helping city determine name for massive park

FROM: Franklin Homepage – By JOHN McBRYDE – What’s in a name? When it comes to the new Southeast Municipal Complex Park, the options remain wide open. That’s what a group of teenagers found when they were selected to conduct a survey of their peers and others in the community to ultimately determine a name for what will become Franklin’s largest park. At 230 acres, it will be located on

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Tennessee counties continue to see low unemployment rates

Tennessee counties continue to see low unemployment rates

FROM: WSMV – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee official say 80 of the state’s 95 counties have an unemployment rate less than 5 percent. According to preliminary numbers released Thursday, Tennessee’s unemployment rate reached an all-time low of 3.2 percent for February. Previously, the record low had been 3.3 percent between October and January. Lake County has the state’s highest unemployment rate of 5.9 percent. Williamson County leads the state

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Heritage Foundation announces new name of former O’More campus

Heritage Foundation announces new name of former O’More campus

FROM: Williamson Herald – “Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens will be a community asset steeped in arts, education and preservation,” Bari Beasley, Heritage Foundation CEO.   The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has announced the new name of the former O’More College of Design campus will be Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens, paying homage to the property’s deep history.  “It is officially one month and a day since we formally closed

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With more than 1,000 marriages each year, weddings are big business in Williamson County

With more than 1,000 marriages each year, weddings are big business in Williamson County

FROM: Brentwood Homepage – By MATT BLOIS – Rick and Nancy McEachern built their wedding venue, including a chapel and an event space, on top of an old dump in Thompson’s Station.  The property, called Graystone Quarry, was used as a limestone quarry during the construction of Interstate 65, but then it was abandoned for about 50 years. Nancy McEachern said it took years to renovate the property. “People have been

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Hard Bargain to celebrate completion of vital project

Hard Bargain to celebrate completion of vital project

FROM: Williamson Herald – Since its commencement in December 2013, the Hard Bargain Association has completed its pocket-neighborhood project, which has helped five families to achieve homeownership and could impact generations to come. At its annual fundraising dinner, set for April 2, the association will celebrate the development’s completion and its newest homeowners, identical twin sisters Janell and Shawnell Goodlow, who closed on the purchase of their home in February.

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State Senate will be next to act on Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge health crisis resolution

State Senate will be next to act on Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge health crisis resolution

FROM: Franklin Homepage – By RACHAEL LONG – A resolution passed last Thursday in the Tennessee House to add barriers to the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge is continuing to move through the state Senate and could be on the Senate floor consent calendar as soon as late next week.  Since 2000, more than 32 people have jumped to their deaths from the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge. Introduced by House Representative Sam Whitson (R-Franklin) and

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