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Button Ball fundraiser supports Davis House programs for families affected by child abuse

Button Ball fundraiser supports Davis House programs for families affected by child abuse
Davis House Child Advocacy Center, a Franklin-based nonprofit that provides services to children who have faced sexual or severe physical abuse, will host its major fundraising event of the year, Button Ball 2018 (formerly Legacy Ball), on Saturday, March 3, at The Factory at Franklin. NewsChannel 5 anchor Rhori Johnston will return as Master of Ceremonies, and ...
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Updated Tennessee maps available for ordering or at Welcome Centers

Updated Tennessee maps available for ordering or at Welcome Centers
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The official 2018 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. There have been some improvements and additions to the 2018 state map in order to increase its accuracy and usability. These include improvements in divided and undivided roadways, as well as segments which have been added or modified for clarity, such as ....
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Police officer: hiding and hoping not good strategy for surviving an active shooter

Police officer: hiding and hoping not good strategy for surviving an active shooter
By LANDON WOODROOF Most people will never encounter an active shooter scenario in their lives. The fact that some will, though, is a distressing fact. The sad recurrence of these types of attacks in American life has led many law enforcement agencies to increase educational efforts about active shooter situations. Brentwood Police Officer Mark Wood led ...
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RAMON PRESSON: How NOT to impress a literary magazine

RAMON PRESSON: How NOT to impress a literary magazine
Dear Editor, I know that your website says that your publication only accepts electronic submissions but according to your website you receive 5,000 submissions per month and publish less than 1% of them so I said to myself, “Velma, you gotta stand out from the crowd” which is why I hunted down your name and personal address ...
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Above, Hattie Baines, former Executive Director of Franklin’s Community Child Care Center was honored as the 2017 Woman of Inspiration at last year’s HeART to Heart Luncheon. UNITED WAY OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY More than 18 community nonprofit leaders will take center stage as Women of Inspiration to model some of the season’s latest fashions at this year’s ...
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Winter weather conditions aggravate already-low blood supply

Winter weather conditions aggravate already-low blood supply
Nonprofit regional blood center Blood Assurance is calling on community members to make a blood donation at a local donor center or bloodmobile. Blood Assurance is in critical need of O negative, O positive, and A negative blood. Weather has caused drives to be canceled and caused people in affected areas to cancel appointments. “We have been in ...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
As I write, the unexpected five-day weekend is nearing a close and all five members of the Holt family are present and accounted for. Before the forecast of ALL THE ICE AND SNOW, our plan was to leave Friday afternoon to drive home to West Tennessee to celebrate my stepdad’s birthday. Then Carol called on ...
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If successful, tree-planting will be largest in the United States

If successful, tree-planting will be largest in the United States
On February 24 2018, communities from Hendersonville to Bean Station will among those striving to plant 250,000 native tree seedlings across Tennessee.* This will be the largest community-tree-planting event in Tennessee history, and is the largest tree-planting event in the United States (click here to learn about other tree-planting efforts across the country). The Tenne...
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Michael W. Smith will headline Brightstone’s "Music That Touches the Heart"

Michael W. Smith will headline Brightstone’s "Music That Touches the Heart"
Michael W. Smith will headline BrightStone’s 16th Annual “Music That Touches the Heart” benefit, set for Wednesday evening, Feb. 21, 2018, in Liberty Hall at the Factory at Franklin. The annual BrightStone benefit traditionally features award-winning songwriters, who also will be performing at the benefit this year on behalf of the nonprofit’s developmentally disable...
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DAR chapter celebrates new year with maple tree planting in new park

DAR chapter celebrates new year with maple tree planting in new park
From left are Sarah Ford, Cheryl Petty, Betsy Seckman, Regent Anna Shaffer, Mary Bush, Kathy Von Arb, Todd Snackenberg, Ginger Hoogesteger, Nena Manci, Pattie Martin, Beth Hill. // SUBMITTED PHOTO DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION On Thursday, Jan. 11, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Old Glory Chapter kicked off the new year in partnership with the City ...
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Martin Luther King day program, march set for Monday in Franklin

Martin Luther King day program, march set for Monday in Franklin
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a leading Civil Rights leader in the 1960s who was assassinated in Memphis 50 years ago this coming April, will be honored on Monday with a program and a march in downtown Franklin. The MLK Multi-Church Worship Service and Commemorative March will feature music and discussions beginning at ...
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Nashville Ballet presents "Frank" on Jan. 27 at Academy Park

Nashville Ballet presents "Frank" on Jan. 27 at Academy Park
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION Williamson County Parks and Recreation is pleased to present “Frank” an empowering new production by Nashville Ballet on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park in Franklin. “Frank” is a modern-day story that explores dealing with differences and insecurities in teens. A disfigured youn...
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State looking for nominations of environmental achievers

State looking for nominations of environmental achievers
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards. “The high quality of life Tennessee offers is due in part to the health and vibrancy of our natural environment,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said. “Tennes...
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Highway Patrol trains full force in suicide prevention techniques

Highway Patrol trains full force in suicide prevention techniques
The nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, has taken a groundbreaking step in training  every Tennessee Highway Patrol officer and cadet in safeTALK, a comprehensive three-hour suicide prevention training. Tennessee is the first state in the nation to have their complete highway patrol force trained in suicide prev...
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