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Early voting in May 1 County Primary ends at 6 p.m.

Early voting in May 1 County Primary ends at 6 p.m.
Early voting locations are open until 6 p.m. today, and any registered Williamson County voter may vote in any of the locations. The primary election will select candidates for all 24 seats on the Williamson County Commission, the County Mayor, County Clerk and other countywide offices. The general election for these offices is Aug. 2. ...
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Election Commission refers case of Democratic candidates voting in Republican primary to district attorney

Election Commission refers case of Democratic candidates voting in Republican primary to district attorney
PHOTO: Rebecca Burke, Tennessee Republican state party committeewoman, sits to the right of Bill Peach, a Democratic candidate seeking the District 65 state house seat, at a hastily called election commission meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.//Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER The five members of the county election commission gathered at the county administrative buildin...
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Assault charges dropped against Looney after witnesses describe complex encounter

Assault charges dropped against Looney after witnesses describe complex encounter
By MATT BLOIS A Williamson County court dismissed two charges of assault against the Williamson County Schools superintendent. At a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning, Mike Looney’s lawyer argued that his actions didn’t meet the legal definition of assault when he tried to assist a student having a psychological emergency in February. The first charge accused Looney of...
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Pew Charitable Trust ranks Tennessee pension system among solvent few

Pew Charitable Trust ranks Tennessee pension system among solvent few
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY The Pew Charitable Trusts published research last week that ranked the Tennessee as one of the best-funded state pension programs in the country. A non-profit focused on non-partisan government research, Pew Charitable Trusts listed Tennessee, along with Wisconsin, South Dakota, and New York as best prepared to fulfill pension promises made...
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Power outage at Breakfast with the Mayors curtails panel but doesn’t stop Secretary of State’s award to Rep. Charles Sargent

Power outage at Breakfast with the Mayors curtails panel but doesn’t stop Secretary of State’s award to Rep. Charles Sargent
PHOTO: From left: Rep. Charles Sargent, county Mayor Rogers Anderson, Franklin Mayor Ken Moore, Rep. Glen Casada and Rep. Sam Whitson.//Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER After a power outage inside Rolling Hills Community Church occurred minutes before the Breakfast with the Mayors program was set to begin, event attendees were ushered outside due to concerns ...
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Flasher strikes at Williamson Square for the second time

Flasher strikes at Williamson Square for the second time
FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Police are looking for a man who twice has exposed himself to women in the Williamson Square Shopping Center. A woman returned to her vehicle at 4:20 Friday afternoon, April 20, after shopping at Hobby Lobby, when she saw the light-skinned black male with facial acne scars parked next to her. The suspect had ...
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Insurance premiums may drop in areas around Peytonsville fire station

Insurance premiums may drop in areas around Peytonsville fire station
Residents within five road miles of Williamson Fire & Rescue’s Volunteer Fire Station 28 in Peytonsville could be getting a lower homeowners insurance premium after the Insurance Services Organization awarded a higher rating to the station effective July 1, 2018. The current rating is referred to as a split rating of 6/9. The new rating ...
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State will accept hazardous household waste in Franklin on May 5

State will accept hazardous household waste in Franklin on May 5
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Williamson County on Saturday, May 5. Collection time is from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.Williamson County Administrative Complex, 1320 West Main St., in Franklin. The local contact for this collection event is Jennifer Gosciniak at (615) 786-0166. Any Tenn...
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Williamson County students organize town hall to talk gun reform with Democratic candidates

Williamson County students organize town hall to talk gun reform with Democratic candidates
Democratic candidates talk about guns at a town hall in Crockett Park organized by Williamson County students. / Photo by Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS Students from several Williamson County High Schools organized a town hall meeting on Friday to talk about gun violence with several Democratic candidates running for local, state and national offices. ...
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Quarterly Breakfast with the Mayors on April 24 will discuss cutting-edge local companies

Quarterly Breakfast with the Mayors on April 24 will discuss cutting-edge local companies
PHOTO: The last Breakfast with the Mayors in February of 2018 featured discussion on the sales tax referendum. //Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Join county Mayor Rogers Anderson and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore on Tuesday morning for a panel discussion on cutting-edge companies successfully adapting to changing times. At Rolling Hills Community Church in Franklin, ...
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Library Association praises Gallardo for innovation as children’s librarian

Library Association praises Gallardo for innovation as children’s librarian
Marsha Gallardo, the Spring Hill Public Library’s Children’s Librarian since 2006, has been awarded the 2018 Daniel Taylor Memorial Award by the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) for her innovative programs and focus on the young patrons. The Association’s narrative for Mrs. Gallardo’s award presentation reads: “Always interested in the arts, Marsha consistently thinks ‘...
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