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Free oak trees may be planted on Veterans Day in honor of a U.S. military veteran

Free oak trees may be planted on Veterans Day in honor of a U.S. military veteran
TENNESSEE ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL Tennessee Environmental Council is offering up to 5 free oak seedlings (donations encouraged) for you to plant on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. This is the Environmental Council’s annual Tennessee Arbor Day/Veterans Day Event, honoring those who serve our nation. You must pick up your seedlings between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday,...
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Nashville woman killed as car runs off Hwy. 96 east of Franklin

Nashville woman killed as car runs off Hwy. 96 east of Franklin
A 20-year-old Nashville woman was killed early Wednesday morning when the car she was driving ran off Hwy. 96 East, about a mile east of Arno Road. Following notification of next of kin, she was identified as Carolyn B. Craighead. According to preliminary information from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Craighead was westbound on Hwy. 96 ...
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After Nashville Mayor announces $5 billion transportation plan, Williamson County hosts transportation summit, asks leaders to brainstorm best solutions

After Nashville Mayor announces $5 billion transportation plan, Williamson County hosts transportation summit, asks leaders to brainstorm best solutions
Urban Design & Transportation Practice Builder Troy Russ with Kimley Horn, speaks at the Williamson County Transportation Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017/ /Photo by Brooke Wanser. By BROOKE WANSER It seemed like good timing that Nashville Mayor Megan Barry announced her $5.2 billion transportation plan on Tuesday, the day before Williamson County’s third annual tran...
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Analysis ranks Tennessee low in home energy efficiency

Analysis ranks Tennessee low in home energy efficiency
As local residents are switching from air conditioning to heating, a new data analysis names Tennessee as near the bottom among states in energy efficiency. The consumer web site WalletHub used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, National Climatic Data Center, Energy Information Administration and Federal Highway Administration to calculate home energy efficiency, comparing...
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Spring Hill Middle School temporarily evacuated for gas leak Tuesday morning

Spring Hill Middle School temporarily evacuated for gas leak Tuesday morning
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR Spring Hill Middle School was temporarily evacuated late Tuesday morning after employees smelled natural gas. The school immediately evacuated its students after the smell was detected. “Your children [ought] to be praised for [their] composure and cooperation during the situation,” school administrators wrote in a Facebook post to parents. “Everyone...
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VIDEO: Downtown Franklin’s Celebration of Nations

VIDEO: Downtown Franklin’s Celebration of Nations
PHOTO: Brenda Perez, right, tells Alderman Pearl Bransford about her body paint and the instrument she is playing // Photo by Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER On Saturday, folks wandered in and around 4th Street and an adjacent alleyway as they listened to live music, gazed at art and crafts, tasted food from Colombia, Mexico ...
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Pro-Israel textbook activist Cardoza-Moore considers run for Congress

Pro-Israel textbook activist Cardoza-Moore considers run for Congress
Laurie Cardoza-Moore, a documentary film producer, pro-Israel activist, and Franklin mother of five best known locally for challenging the content of textbooks used in social studies classes, is considering running for the House of Representatives seat now held by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, according to The Tennessee Star, a conservative Web site based in Nashville. Cardoza-Mo...
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State extends deadline to apply for courthouse security grants

State extends deadline to apply for courthouse security grants
SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts has extended its deadline for court security grant applications to Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Grant applications received on or before the original due date of October 16, 2017 will move forward in the review and decision process. The Administrative Office of the Courts launched a one-time court ...
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State requires burn permits between Oct. 15 and May 15

State requires burn permits between Oct. 15 and May 15
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is Oct. 15, and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. “It’s important, and required by law from October 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018, .....
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