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Peytonsville-I-65 bridge status update set Tuesday

Tennessee Department of Transportation commissioner John Schroer, a Franklin resident, on Tuesday afternoon will update the status of reconstruction of the Peytonsville Road bridge over Interstate 65, his office said.

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Health officials advise frequent HIV testing as state numbers grow

With World AIDS Day approaching on Dec. 1, the Tennessee Department of Health announced that the number of Tennesseans living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus - more than 16,000 - is growing.

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Franklin Charge's Facebook fund-raising video aims beyond Mid-State area
Franklin Charge's Facebook fund-raising video aims beyond Mid-State area

A crowd funding video has been launched on Facebook by Franklin's Charge to help publicize a campaign to raise money to buy 1.6 acres of land adjacent to the historic Carter House on Columbia Avenue by May.

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Work up an appetite with the Turkey Trot 5k race
Work up an appetite with the Turkey Trot 5k race

Families participating in the annual Turkey Trot 5k race, benefiting Graceworks Ministries, can work up an appetite before they dig in to the festive meal.

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Brentwood man drops effort to post Ferguson, Mo., billboard
Brentwood man drops effort to post Ferguson, Mo., billboard

A Brentwood man says he has abandoned his attempt to post a controversial billboard in Ferguson, MO., in response to a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last summer.

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TDOT to halt all lane closures during Thanksgiving weekend
TDOT to halt all lane closures during Thanksgiving weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closures on interstates and state highways during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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MPO officials hear area's projected transportation needs

The Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is set to adopt a long-range transportation plan in 2015 to help manage projected rampant growth in Middle Tennessee, estimated to increase the population by three million over the next 25 years.

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Animal Control skunk removal program changes to self-service
Animal Control skunk removal program changes to self-service

Williamson County Animal Control's skunk pickup program has undergone a few changes this fall.

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Cool Springs-style architecture unfit for Gateway Village

Franklin's planning commission approved construction of an office tower in the Gateway Village subdivision on Mother Boulevard Thursday night, but the building's proposed architecture was rejected.

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Heritage Foundation fundraiser exceeds expectations
Heritage Foundation fundraiser exceeds expectations

The Heritage Foundation raised far more than expected during their "Take a Seat for the Old, Old Jail," fundraising campaign, which auctioned off several of local historian Rick Warwick's collection of antique chairs to benefit the rehabilitation of the Old, Old Jail on Bridge Street.

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Developers want to build gas stations on corner sites

Developers of gas stations and conveniences stores hope the City of Franklin will reverse an ordinance which prohibits the construction of gas stations on corner lots.

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Franklin Transit Authority eyes expansion in Cool Springs area

As the Cool Spring area continues to burgeon, the Franklin Transit Authority aspires to grow with it.

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