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School vouchers bill tabled, needs two-thirds majority vote to bring back School vouchers bill tabled, needs two-thirds majority vote to bring back

After being delayed earlier this week so that more legislators could be present, the voucher bill was tabled at the Tennessee House of Representatives meeting on Thursday morning.

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Jack and Jameson's drawing crowds after soft opening
Jack and Jameson's drawing crowds after soft opening

Snow melted off of tips of the new roof on the Jack and Jameson's building, one of Franklin's most highly anticipated restaurant openings of the year.

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Preservationists, city exchange dollars for battlefield land
Preservationists, city exchange dollars for battlefield land
Marianne Schroer of the Battle of Franklin Trust, Brenda Lovell, Reed Lovell and attorney Dudley West sign the documents for the purchase. Photo by Kelly Gilfillan

Preservationists and city officials exchanged signatures on Wednesday to transfer millions of dollars worth of land that will become Carter Hill Battlefield Park.

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Citizens for Brentwood Green Space give $21,000 to City for Smith Park
Citizens for Brentwood Green Space give $21,000 to City for Smith Park

Citizens for Brentwood Green Space made a payment of $21,000 to the City of Brentwood on Monday night for amenities at Marcella Vivrette Smith Park.

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Independence principal's court date now set for April
Independence principal's court date now set for April

Todd Campbell, principal of Independence High School is set to appear in court on April 5 on a DUI charge.

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Yoshi making gas fill-ups a delivery service
Yoshi making gas fill-ups a delivery service

Gas stations are facing some competition in Maryland Farms as the Silicon Valley company Yoshi has started to deliver gas to drivers at competitive rates and time-saving intervals.

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Williamson County Parks and Recreation holding registration for many classes
Williamson County Parks and Recreation holding registration for many classes
Image from wcparksandrec.com

Registration and application periods are now open for many Williamson County Parks and Recreation programs.

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Centennial girls take down Brentwood

The middle group in the District 11-AAA race got a little closer Wednesday night as the Brentwood Lady Bruins traveled to take on the Centennial Lady Cougars.

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Brentwood beats Centennial in battle for second in 11-AAA
Brentwood beats Centennial in battle for second in 11-AAA

The battle for second place in District 11-AAA made a stop at Centennial High School Wednesday with Brentwood visiting to take on the Cougars.

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January home sales up strongly, single family prices steady
January home sales up strongly, single family prices steady

The total number of closed home sales rose 18 percent in January 2016 in Williamson County compared to the same time last year.

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Winter is coming: Are your pipes protected?
Winter is coming: Are your pipes protected?

Frozen pipes in the home are not pleasant. When winter comes, they can freeze and then burst, leaving a costly problem for homeowners who aren't prepared.

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Hoverboard blamed in total loss of home near Christ Presbyterian Academy
Hoverboard blamed in total loss of home near Christ Presbyterian Academy

A January fire that consumed a million dollar home off Old Hickory Boulevard has been traced to a hoverboard, according to the State Fire Marshal.

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Nolensville Police Report shows criminal activity decreasing, increase in service calls
Nolensville Police Report shows criminal activity decreasing, increase in service calls

Nolensville crime rates show criminal activity slightly decreased last year overall, but noncriminal calls are increasing.

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SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Clovercroft Elementary creates school newspaper; Centennial recognizes student-athletes
SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Clovercroft Elementary creates school newspaper; Centennial recognizes student-athletes

Catch up on the happenings at schools around Williamson County.

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Franklin businessman may seek Gregory's seat on school board
Franklin businessman may seek Gregory's seat on school board

Stuart Cooper of Franklin has picked up a petition to run for the District 11 school board seat.

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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

I don't want to alarm any of you, but I heard something on the radio that has me very concerned.

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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

I promise after this week I'll leave the political arena for a while and return to the Everyman feel-good pieces.

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"Nashville" character Deacon will lead songwriters night for woman's cancer treatment
"Nashville" character Deacon will lead songwriters night for woman's cancer treatment

A Williamson County woman will travel to Germany for peritoneal mesothelioma treatment if she and her family can secure the $15,000 cost to get there and pay for medical services.

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SLIDESHOW: Black Tie Affair is a family affair
SLIDESHOW: Black Tie Affair is a family affair

Patrons young and old celebrated Williamson County African American history during the Black Tie Affair on Friday at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

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MTSU to hold public forum about name of Forrest Hall on campus
MTSU to hold public forum about name of Forrest Hall on campus

The second public forum about what to do, if anything, about a university hall named for a controversial Confederate general is Feb. 24.

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Civil War Round Table February session highlights Natchez Historical District
Civil War Round Table February session highlights Natchez Historical District

The Franklin Civil War Round Table has announced its Feb. 14 presentation highlights an often overlooked area of the Battle of Franklin.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Devaluing Social Studies, History puts our republic in peril
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Refugee comments called irresponsible and bigoted

Comments made regarding accepting Syrian refugees into Tennessee made from Glen Casada ... have now lit a fear-based fire on a national level along with other fearful attitudes that have resulted in racist scapegoating and a host of irresponsible statements heard in reaction to the recent Paris attacks.

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