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Five candidates spoke uncontested at Monday’s forum

Five out of 10 candidates running in the Williamson County school board election showed for BrentWord Communications’ candidate forum Monday night.

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CoolSprings Galleria hosting tax-free weekend | CoolSprings Galleria, Tax-Free Weekend
CoolSprings Galleria hosting tax-free weekend

CoolSprings Galleria and other businesses across Tennessee will host another tax-free weekend starting Friday, Aug. through Sunday, Aug. 3. with exemptions from sales and use tax on most clothing, footwear and school supplies priced under $100.

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Franklin Synergy deposits top $1 billion

Franklin Synergy Bank has now amassed $1 billion in deposits, and that was somewhat shocking to Richard Herrington, the bank’s chairman and CEO.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Writer urges voters to do their election day duty

To the Editor:

As you may know, Aug. 7 is election day in Williamson County. It is often said that voting is not only a privilege, but a duty.

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Franklin planners reject Columbia Ave. apartment rezoning

The Franklin Municipal Planning Commission has rejected an applicant’s controversial proposal to rezone a tract on Columbia Avenue so 228 apartments could be built on it.

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Cigna-HealthSpring to leave county offices, expand in Nashville

Health insurer Cigna-HealthSpring has plans to expand its presence in Nashville as well as vacate its Cool Springs offices, company spokesperson Graham Harrison confirmed.

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Six school board candidates to participate in televised forum | Election 2014,Williamson County Schools Board of Education,WCS Board of Education
Six school board candidates to participate in televised forum

With a week of early voting left in the midst of a heated electoral race, Williamson County school board candidates will answer questions at BrentWord Communications’ public forum on Monday at 6 p.m.

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Red Cross facing emergency shortage

Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately eight percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks.

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Firms criticize median closure idea for Nichol Mill apartments

Local businesses expressed severe criticism of a planned four-story apartment complex on 427 Nichol Mill Lane near CoolSprings Galleria at Thursday night’s Franklin Municipal Planning Commission.

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ANALYSIS: Thick political mud flying in county school board races

On Wednesday, BrentWord Communications published an open letter from Rick Wimberly, who represents District 9 on the Williamson County Board of Education. “In 29 years of involvement with Williamson County Schools, I’ve never seen a school board election as politically charged as this one,” Wimberly wrote in no uncertain terms. Indeed, many longtime observers of local politics agree.

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TDOT Traffic Update: July 24-30

Click to read the weekly Tennessee Department of Transportation update for Williamson County for Thursday, July 24, through Wednesday, July 30.

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Williamson County CVB names new president, CEO

The Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Monday the appointment of new president and CEO Ellie Westman Chin.

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