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Police investigating bomb threats in multiple cities across Middle TN; appear to be hoax
FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) - Officials say multiple bomb threats have been received across multiple cities in Middle Tennessee. According to NBC News, dozens of bomb threats were reported at news outlets, government buildings, banks, libraries, schools and other businesses across the country.
Franklin police: Cool Springs Macy's robbery suspects at large, made 'brazen' getaway
A thief stole thousands in merchandise from the Cool Springs Macy's and then rammed a police car while fleeing the scene last week, Franklin Police say. On Dec. 7, four suspects took part in a large shoplifting spree at the Macy's in Franklin, making out with approximately $4,500 worth of products.
2 bomb threats in Cullman reported; others in Tennessee
Two bomb threats have been received by email at Cullman Regional and Advanced Heat & Treatment. Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper said the threats were delivered shortly after two similar threats were made in Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee.
Brentwood 'targeted' deadly drive-by shooting suspects arrested in Arizona
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The suspects in a Brentwood"targeted" deadly drive-by shooting were captured in Arizona on Thursday. Lyndsey Bronston, 18, and Dustin Russell, 24, were wanted on outstanding warrants charging them with criminal homicide in connection to a deadly shooting at a Dozier Court h
New elementary school coming to Franklin, principal selected
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WZTV) — A new elementary school is going up in Franklin and the principal has been selected. The new school will be located along Gosey Hill Road in Franklin. It's slated to open for the 2019-20 school year.
Single mom starts group to help those in need, gives Franklin family Christmas wish
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WZTV) — A family in Franklin is getting a Christmas wish they never dreamt of. They were living in a house that was falling apart, without heat, what they called a total mess.
5 New Open Houses In The Franklin Area
FRANKLIN, TN — If you're searching for a new house, you've likely already combed through all the internet listings for your area. And while you may have learned roughly what these homes are like from the photographs, there's just no comparison to witnessing the real thing.
Middle Tennessee doctor charged with running 'massive opioid distribution' & fraud scheme
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Clarksville doctor has been indicted for allegedly running a "massive opioid distribution and healthcare fraud scheme" according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Two Williamson County communities are fastest growing in Tennessee
Tennessee's fastest growing communities are nestled in Williamson County. Spring Hill and Thompson's Station have exploded with incoming residents, and now the communities show the fastest population growth in the state.
Franklin Police place high priority on preventing criminal activity in Cool Springs
With the holiday season in full swing, the Franklin Police Department has made it clear it’s going to find out who’s being naughty and who’s being nice. Specifically, through a security program the department launched in 2011 known as “Not in our mall,” teams of Franklin Police officers are watching
Woman arrested for murder in Middle Tennessee after fentanyl overdose claims man's life
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A woman wanted for second degree murder was arrested in Middle Tennessee on Thursday for her alleged role in a fentanyl overdose. The Knox County Sheriff's Office reports 27-year-old Grace Ellen Milner was arrested in Crossville on second degree murder indictments from a grand jury
Franklin residents have mixed feelings on proposed annexation for counseling center
Franklin residents echoed concerns to the city's Board of Mayor and Aldermen in connection to a proposed annexation into city limits of a property that could house a counseling center in the future.
Rep. Mark Green, after vaccination-autism comments, says he vaccinated his own kids
Congressman-elect Mark Green says his comments about a potential link between vaccines and autism were "misconstrued." Green on Thursday seemed to back away from statements he made at a town hall in Franklin suggesting alleging that vaccines could be linked to autism, and that he suspects thinks the
‘Amazing Grace’ Documentary On Aretha Franklin Gospel Performance Makes Late Bid For Oscar Attention
Amazing Grace, which documents the live recording of Aretha Franklin’s gospel album in 1972, had been mired in technical and legal limbo for 46 years before its dramatic and unexpected debut at the DOC NYC festival last month. (Source: Deadline.com https://deadline.com/2018/12/amazing-grace-aretha-f
Franklin votes to restrict sales of dogs, cats
Retail sales of cats and dogs will now be heavily restricted in Franklin. A divided Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 5-3 to pass an ordinance regulating pet stores at its meeting Tuesday. The ordinance only restricts sales in brick-and-mortar businesses, not personal sales of animals.
Janet Alexandrow to be Pearre Creek Elementary's next principal
FRANKLIN – A familiar face at Pearre Creek Elementary will take over as principal at the start of the new year. Williamson County Schools announced Assistant Principal Janet Alexandrow will be the new principal at the Franklin school beginning Jan. 1.
Video: Joseph Shackelford Performs “O Holy Night” in Downtown Franklin
Franklin violinist Joseph Shackleford recently released a video of him performing the Christmas classic “O Holy Night” on the square in downtown Franklin. Filmed at night in front of the twinkling Christmas tree, Shackleford’s video is magical.
No special election to fill vacancy left by Williamson County Sheriff Jeff Long
A special election won't be held to decide the next Williamson County sheriff after Jeff Long was selected for Gov.-elect Bill Lee's cabinet this week. Instead, the Williamson County Commission will appoint someone to fill the vacancy until the next countywide general election in August 2020, accord
More than 100 people cited in 2018 for using phones in Williamson County school zones
It became illegal in Tennessee to drive in an active school zone while talking on a hand-held cell phone at the start of 2018. And while law enforcement around Williamson County have handed out dozens of citations to drivers in school zones, the habit has been hard to break.
Outgoing Brentwood Mayor Jill Burgin hired to lead Franklin Main Street Program
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has hired outgoing Mayor of Brentwood Jill Burgin as executive director of the Main Street program. Franklin’s Main Street program, also known as the Downtown Franklin Association, is accredited through the National Main Street Center, a division of the N