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Treats abound at Saturday's third-annual "Raise the Roofs"
Treats abound at Saturday's third-annual "Raise the Roofs"

As the non-profit Friends of Franklin Parks makes final preparations for Saturday's Third-Annual "Raise the Roofs" benefit at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm.

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Faulkner named permanent Franklin police chief
Faulkner named permanent Franklin police chief

Interim Franklin Police Chief Deb Faulkner has been appointed to that job permanently, the first female to hold it in the department's 215-year-old history.

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UPDATE: BHS graffiti threatener believed identified

Authorities think they have identified the student who wrote a threatening message discovered last Friday on the wall of a Brentwood High School boys' restroom, Superintendent of Schools Mike Looney said Thursday night.

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School board plans special Common Core meet

For the first time since the August election, the new Williamson County Board of Education convened for a work session Thursday and set a special meeting for next month to talk exclusively about Common Core state standards.

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Battle of Franklin Trust hires community relations coordinator
Battle of Franklin Trust hires community relations coordinator

The Battle of Franklin Trust has hired Hope Pace as community relations coordinator, according to a news release.

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Leiper's Fork: where the streams of whiskey will be flowing
Leiper's Fork: where the streams of whiskey will be flowing
Lee Kennedy, owner of Leiper's Fork Distillery, speaking at the groundbreaking
Leiper's Fork: where the streams of whiskey will be flowing

Whiskey fans in Williamson County will be able to sip on locally made bourbon for the first time since prohibition in the summer of 2015.

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United Way's Days of Caring helping local nonprofits

Approximately 560 volunteers from 20 local companies and groups will be out in force all weekend for the United Way of Williamson County's Days of Caring.

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TDOT to close portion of Old Hickory Blvd. this weekend

Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close a short section of SR 254 (Old Hickory Boulevard) in west Nashville this weekend to install a new bridge over Otter Creek.

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Accused PTO thief no stranger to courts
Accused PTO thief no stranger to courts

A Thompson's Station woman recently accused of pilfering funds from the Hillsboro Elementary-Middle School PTO has criminal history.

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Bridge to memorialize Franklin Vietnam vet
Bridge to memorialize Franklin Vietnam vet

A memorial bridge dedication for a Franklin Vietnam veteran will come to pass next month in honor of James "Jim" Edmund Peay.

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Arsonist pleads, gets 15 years
Arsonist pleads, gets 15 years

A Franklin man who set fire to a house with himself and three others inside will serve the next 15 years in prison for the crime.

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BOMA OKs controversial apartment complex

Franklin aldermen on Tuesday night rezoned land in the Green subdivision for a 228-apartment complex near the heavily traveled Columbia Avenue, but not before a number of local residents aired their complaints about the project.

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