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Steel beam tops WMC's new pediatric hospital tower Steel beam tops WMC's new pediatric hospital tower

A crane lifted the last steel beam into place early Tuesday to top the new $65 million pediatric tower of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital Vanderbilt on the campus of Williamson Medical Center.

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A clarification

A quote was incorrectly attributed to city Historic Design Review Committee member Mel Thompson in a Tuesday, Aug. 19, Franklin Home Page story about that group's meeting the afternoon before.

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Two engineers join Civil Site Design Group, one engineer promoted

Civil Site Design Group has hired two new engineers to its company and has promoted another to a new position, according to a news release.

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Vanderbilt joins group testing weight loss medication for children with autism

Vanderbilt University will be starting a free study for children with autism to see if a certain medicine can help curb the trend of weight gain from taking anti-psychotic medication, according to a news release.

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NCGUD shuts down line reps believe responsible for contaminated water
NCGUD shuts down line reps believe responsible for contaminated water

Nolensville/College Grove Water Utility District announced it has shut off service from the 12' inch water line representatives believe is responsible for two incidents of contaminated water served to east Brentwood homes.

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FIRE & RESCUE REPORT: Crews respond to fire at commercial business

Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department responded to 41 emergency calls for service between Aug. 11 and Aug. 16, according to a Chief Brian Goss's briefing on Aug. 18.

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FIRE & RESCUE REPORT: Crews respond to car fire on Franklin Road

The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department responded to 49 emergency calls for service between Aug. 5 and Aug. 10, 29 of which were medical or rescue calls, according to Chief Brian Goss's briefing on Aug. 12.

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Lend Lease (US) Community Fund hosting annual golf tourney for military families

Lend Lease (US) Community Fund plans to hold its second annual 18 Fore Military Families golf tournament on Sept. 9 at The Governor's Club.

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Lipscomb offers first MOOC, more on the way

Lipscomb University offered its first MOOC (massive open online course) Tuesday in an effort to further educate the state's teachers.

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Breakfast for Literacy to feature school superintendent

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, the Literacy Council of Williamson County will host an informational breakfast about the organization, the services it provides and its impact on the community.

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New schedule format, new iPads introduced under new BGA headmaster
New schedule format, new iPads introduced under new BGA headmaster

Besides a new schedule arrangement and 500 new iPads, Head of School Will Kesler is also a new addition to Battle Ground Academy this school year.

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VOLLEYBALL OUTLOOK: BHS, RHS look to continue state dominance

The Brentwood Lady Bruins and the Ravenwood Lady Raptors enter this season as the top contenders for the Class AAA title.

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Roundup: BHS soccer routs Oakland; RHS volleyball, golf victorious

The Brentwood High soccer team hosted Oakland Tuesday, while the Ravenwood volleyball team faced Siegel and the golf teams took on Dickson County.

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Lots of blood expected from upcoming 'Battle'
Lots of blood expected from upcoming 'Battle'

Updated at 9 a.m. Wednesday

If only more battles could be waged and won before they begin, life would be a lot better. Such is the case with an upcoming battle right here in Brentwood that has nothing to do with the high school football season that kicks off this Friday or the Oct. 24th Battle of the Woods.

The American Red Cross earlier this week sent me an email publicizing three upcoming blood drives. The first is scheduled at Brentwood Baptist on the afternoon of Aug. 27. But it was the following two that got my attention.

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DR. JEFF WILSON: Ankle High in Deep Water

More and more I am convinced that one of the really big issues that face both the church and the world is that, simply put, we act like we don't trust God.

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Fall house prep more than slick paint job

As the days begin to grow shorter and the weather dips into cooler temperatures, it won't be long before fall is upon us. With that comes many opportunities to redecorate the home's exterior and give your house a fresh look for the season while keeping damaging weather at bay.

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Williamson County remodels blend classic style with modern materials
Williamson County remodels blend classic style with modern materials

When it comes to renovating and remodeling a house, bathrooms and kitchens typically get all the credit - and deservedly so. However, there are always new trends cropping up that stretch beyond kitchens and bathrooms. Homeowners are finding their houses not only look and feel better, but are also cutting costs over time.

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SHOWCASE HOME: Hooker Hills home has everything you need
SHOWCASE HOME: Hooker Hills home has everything you need

You can have it all. Privacy, features galore, beautiful vistas - including a water view - and within close proximity to schools, I-65 and shopping. It can all be found at 2017 John J. Court, in the exclusive Hooker Hills community in Franklin.

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SHOWCASE HOME: Concord Chase Estates home new on market; move-in ready
SHOWCASE HOME: Concord Chase Estates home new on market; move-in ready

Just in time for the start of school, this fabulous family home in desirable Concord Chase Estates is now on the market. With five bedrooms, four full baths and 3,882 square feet of living space, it likely won’t be available for long.

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