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I-65 traffic could double in 20 years, study says

I-65 traffic could double in 20 years, study says
By CLIFF HIGHTOWER A Tennessee Department of Transportation study of traffic along Interstate 65 paints a sobering picture of traffic congestion in the next 20 years, especially in Williamson County. “Travel times are expected to double much of the corridor between Nashville and Spring Hill,” the study says. The Tennessee Department of Transportation spent time ...
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Spring Hill road closed Tuesday, expect delays

Spring Hill road closed Tuesday, expect delays
By CLIFF HIGHTOWER On Tuesday, part of Kedron Road will be closed for more than six hours around the area of Saturn Parkway as workers pave the road and work on a new traffic light, city officials said. The City of Spring Hill put out a news release stating that the area around the entrance ...
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County Education Committee approves additional $6 million for school construction

County Education Committee approves additional $6 million for school construction
By A.J. DUGGER III On Monday evening, the Williamson County Education Committee approved a fund of $6,090,000 to finish construction on an upcoming elementary school on Split Log Road. A combination of high construction prices and lack of bidders caused the need for additional funding. “We had already approved money for the land and construction,” ...
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Habitat visiting Kiwanis as guest speakers

Habitat visiting Kiwanis as guest speakers
FROM STAFF REPORTS The Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury will be visiting the Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill/Thompson’s Station on Tuesday with two guest speakers, according to a news release. Special guest speakers are Kim Randall and Rain Fisher for the event, which will be held noon at the Spring Hill Fresh Office, located at 2524 ...
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Mayor Graham talks Spring Hill future

Mayor Graham talks Spring Hill future
By CLIFF HIGHTOWER Last week, Mayor Rick Graham said that the city needs to start looking toward the future immediately. He also said there needs to be a fund designated solely to the capital improvement projects on tap. “We need to start funding this today and start this untouchable fund, so not to heavily impact ...
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U.S. population is aging, but Tennessee skews older still

U.S. population is aging, but Tennessee skews older still
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE Since the 2010 Census, Tennessee’s population has continued to age and 2016 was no exception, according to the data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and disseminated by the Tennessee State Data Center. Tennessee’s 2016 median age was 38.7 years, slightly older than the national median age of 37.9. Middle Tennessee ...
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Two Farms subdivision up for zoning next week

Two Farms subdivision up for zoning next week
By CLIFF HIGHTOWER The Two Farms developers are back and looking to rezone and make changes to Thompson’s Station’s current zoning ordinance for the subdivision. The developer is bringing a plan in front of the town’s Planning Commission on Tuesday. The plan requests permission for construction of a golf course on the 1216 acre property. ...
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Haslam signs law requiring more suicide intervention training

Haslam signs law requiring more suicide intervention training
Shannon Hall, Shannon Hall, AFSP Middle TN chapter chair, poses with Rep. Sam Whitson, who was the House sponsor of the suicide intervention bill. // SUBMITTED   Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday signed a new law requiring more training for counseling and mental health professionals in suicide prevention and intervention. According to the Middle Tennessee ...
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New local officers graduate from police academy on Friday

New local officers graduate from police academy on Friday
Over 90 newly certified law enforcement officers, including officers from Franklin, Spring Hill, and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, will graduate from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) at 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 during a ceremony to be held at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church, 3475 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, TN. Gallatin Police Chief ....
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