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Franklin woman’s art now adorning postage stamps

Franklin woman’s art now adorning postage stamps
By CLIFF HIGHTOWER A Franklin artist now has her artwork commemorated on postage stamps. Elizabeth Brandon traveled to South Dakota this week for the ceremony by the U.S. Postal Service and representations of flowers she painted will now be adorning stamps. “It was an amazing event,” Brandon said. “It was a moving event.” Brandon said ...
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TDOT will suspend lane closures due to expected eclipse traffic

TDOT will suspend lane closures due to expected eclipse traffic
The Tennessee Department of Transportation anticipates heavier-than-normal traffic on Tennessee’s interstates and state routes during the eclipse event. To assist motorists, TDOT will prohibit construction-related lane closures and traffic restrictions from noon on Friday, Aug. 18 through noon on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Because parts of Tennessee are in the path of totality duri...
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Franklin police on extra security after social media posts

Franklin police on extra security after social media posts
By CLIFF HIGHTOWER Franklin Police have increased patrols around historical landmarks due to recent social media posts. Lt. Charles Warner, spokesman for the Franklin Police Department, said social media remarks have not been just about “Chip,” the Confederate Civil War memorial statue in the square. “The posts we’ve seen are generally regarding several historical landmark...
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Spring Hill Library to host Total Eclipse of the Sun party Friday

Spring Hill Library to host Total Eclipse of the Sun party Friday
The Spring Hill Library will host a Total Eclipse of the Sun party Friday to gear up for Monday’s solar eclipse. The event will include several astronomy-themed activities for teens and preteens including nebula and constellation jar crafts. The party will also have space-themed snacks like moon pies, galaxy popcorn and fluorescent drinks. The festivities ...
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Faulty eclipse glasses from Williamson County Fair recalled

Faulty eclipse glasses from Williamson County Fair recalled
By CLIFF HIGHTOWER About 8,000 eclipse glasses that were handed out last week at the Williamson County Fair have been recalled. David Calkins, a vision researcher at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, says that it is unclear whether or not the glasses are safe. Vanderbilt handed out the glasses last week at the fair. “We’re acting ...
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Columbia Avenue meeting at the end of the month

Columbia Avenue meeting at the end of the month
By CLIFF HIGHTOWER The city of Franklin is making a hard push to inform people about its upcoming road widening project on Columbia Avenue. The city plans to hold an open forum and also a special work session for the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Aug. 30. The city has held six public ...
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Franklin woman claims $1 million lottery prize

Franklin woman claims $1 million lottery prize
TENNESSEE EDUCATION LOTTERY A Franklin woman on Monday claimed $1 million that she won playing the Tennessee Lottery game, “$1,000 Mayhem.” Tia Terrell arrived at the Lottery’s Nashville headquarters with her brother and sister, none of whom could contain their excitement—literally dancing, smiling, laughing … and smiling some more. Since she won over the weekend, ...
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Consultants will present rural traffic study to public Sept. 6

Consultants will present rural traffic study to public Sept. 6
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT Traffic consultants for Williamson County will present their findings and recommendations to the public on Sept. 6 on a plan to create a comprehensive traffic strategy for unincorporated areas. The companies, McBride Dale Clarion, RPM Transportation Consultants, and TischlerBise collaborated on the studies leading to the plan, and now...
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Pilgrimage will release more two-day tickets on Wednesday

Pilgrimage will release more two-day tickets on Wednesday
Due to the overwhelming demand for passes to this year’s Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Pilgrimage has announced that the City of Franklin has approved an increase of 2,500 additional two-day passes to be sold for the third annual festival taking place on Sept. 23 and 24, 2017, in Franklin. Tier Three 2-Day Passes ($275) will be available at 10 ...
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Interstate 65 backed up for hours after tractor trailer jackknifes

Interstate 65 backed up for hours after tractor trailer jackknifes
Firefighters work on putting down sand at a tractor-trailer accident Monday. By CLIFF HIGHTOWER A jacknifed tractor-trailer shut Interstate 65 southbound down to one lane Monday for almost three hours. The truck spilled fuel along the interstate and Hazmat teams were called on the scene, authorities said. Franklin Police and Fire Departments responded. Firefighters spent ....
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