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Independence High School in Williamson County dismissing early

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN (WSMV) - A water main break at Independence High School is prompting class to be dismissed early. The school will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. According to Williamson County Schools, the water main break is affecting water pressure at the building.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Franklin

FRANKLIN, TN — New and exciting events are coming to the Franklin area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming


Franklin replacing blue bag recycling program with blue bins

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — The City of Franklin approved this week the use of blue roll-out containers, which will replace the current blue bag recycling program. The new program is voluntary, and is expected to begin in early 2020. The Sanitation and Environmental Services Department is in the proces


Franklin Fire Department hiring firefighters

The Franklin Fire Department is hiring for firefighters. Applicants must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and a valid driver’s license. The entry level firefighter salary is $40,040 annually; paramedics and experienced firefighters qualify for additional pay.


Dry Goods to Open in Franklin

Dry Goods, a clothing an accessories shop, will open at the CoolSprings Galleria in July, according to a company representative. Earlier this year, the company announced they will expand Dry Goods’ footprint to 58 locations – once opened – across the country, including introducing the brand in seven


Andrews leads in contributions, campaign finance reports show

Nine candidates have been campaigning for four open seats on the Brentwood City Commission and some have been raising and spending a good bit more than others. The nine candidates are Wyatt Rex Allen, Nelson Andrews, Anne Dunn, Susannah Macmillan, John Magyar, Dale Pacetti, Stevan Pippin, Ken Travis


Police: Nashville man admits causing crash so he can go to court

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A man admitted to Metro police he caused a traffic crash because he wanted a reason to go to court, according to an arrest affidavit. Joel Amaya is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


Sales tax issue, appeal by Vanderbilt, leave hole in Franklin Special School District budget

PHOTO: The Franklin Special School District Board discusses the upcoming 2019 – 20 school year budget at Moore Elementary School Monday. / Photo by Alexander Willis. The School Board for Franklin Special School District (FSSD) convened at Moore Elementary School Monday evening to begin drafting a ne


Tennessee woman arrested for alleged rape of child, posting videos

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Memphis Police have arrested a 24-year-old woman for rape of a child after she reportedly raped a 4-year-old boy. Police have arrested Marion for rape of a child and especially aggravated exploitation of a minor. Police say she admitted to being in the videos.


Local man killed on Highway 70 in Bellevue

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A 69-year-old man has died as the result of a deadly crash involving a motorcycle near the intersection of Highway 70 and Newsom Station Road in Bellevue.


Main Street Festival Entertainment Lineup

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 36th Annual Main Street Festival, Presented by First Tennessee Bank will return to downtown Franklin on Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019 with a full schedule of live music and entertainment.


Grand jury indicts 14 in East Tennessee heroin and fentanyl distribution case

A federal grand jury in Greeneville indicted 14 people on charges of distributing heroin and fentanyl in East Tennessee following an investigation involving 18 law enforcement agencies.


What's The NFL Draft Really Worth To Nashville?

Ever since Nashville landed the NFL Draft a year ago, the hype has promised a huge economic impact for the city, along with massive media exposure. Yet capturing the costs and the inconvenience is much more difficult.


BREAKING: Tennessee Senate passes school voucher bill 20-13

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL)- Thursday morning there was extensive discussion ahead of a vote on the ESA bill in Nashville on the Senate floor. The final vote on the Senate floor was 20-13.


Tennessee bill toughening female genital mutilation protections goes to governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Tennessee bill protecting against female genital mutilation is going to Governor Bill Lee's desk for signing. HB1346/SB1166 extends the statute of limitations for prosecutions and civil actions when it comes to FGM.


Taylor Swift surprised fans at a Nashville mural ahead of new music release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Storyful) — Singer Taylor Swift surprised fans in Nashville Thursday ahead of the midnight release of her new song. Footage of the singer greeting fans at a butterfly mural, painted by artist Kelsey Montague, appeared on Instagram. Swift tells the crowd that the mural is the “first


Police say Tennessee man beat baby to death after learning he wasn't the dad

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man beat an infant to death after discovering that he wasn't the child's father, police said. Jose Avila-Agurcia, 33, is charged with murder in the death of 4-month-old Alexander Lizondro-Chacon, Memphis police said.


45 guns, 131 cars stolen in three week period in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--16 guns were stolen from vehicles in Nashville over a seven day period along with 39 vehicle thefts. Metro Nashville Police report the thefts took place from Sunday, April 14 through Saturday, April 20th. Police say the vehicles were easy targets because keys were left inside or ma


Visual, performing art to be featured at 13th An Artist's Window

Waves, Inc. will host the 13th Annual An Artist’s Window on Monday, April 29 at the Enrichment and Performing Arts Centers at Academy Park in Franklin. With visual and performing artists, it serves as annual cultivation event to bring members of the community together with adults with intellectual a


Nashville’s BNA expansion to benefit Williamson County

Outlook Williamson speaker Doug Kreulen, CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, shared how the airport’s expansion could affect Williamson County. Kreulen’s presentation pointed out that 16 percent of airline tickets purchased in 2018 were from Williamson County.