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New owners take over Brentwood shoe repair store New owners take over Brentwood shoe repair store

Brentwood’s only shoe repair store has been passed on to the next generation who say they will step back in time to rebrand the shop for a growing and changing clientele.

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Anderson, Looney to talk county budget at Public Affairs Roundtable

Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney will guest host a special session on the county budget at the next Public Affairs Roundtable on Monday, July 28.

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BWC seeks questions for school board forum
BWC seeks questions for school board forum

Before the school board candidates’ forum on Monday, July 28, BrentWord Communications wants to know what you want to ask the candidates.

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BACK ON THE PORCH: Writer sends letter to homefolk
BACK ON THE PORCH: Writer sends letter to homefolk

Dear Ot,

Hope this finds you and everybody at home well and happy … far as I can tell I’m okay (unless you know something I don’t) … thought I ought to catch you up on things goin’ on ‘round here …

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New database provides online Bible records

Visitors to the website of the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) can now access family Bible records previously available only in TSLA's building.

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Sheriff's deputies named officers of the month

Two Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputies have been named officers of the month for June and July and charities of their choice will be rewarded because of it.

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Police looking for Williamson County woman following burglary
Police looking for Williamson County woman following burglary

Updated at 1:18 p.m. on Tuesday

Franklin police have asked for help locating a Thompson's Station woman who police say is on the run following a burglary that occurred early Saturday morning.

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'Book of Mormon' comes to TPAC Nov. 18-23

Tony Award-winning musical “The Book of Mormon” is coming to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m.

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Columbia State announces performance series lineup

Columbia State Community College has announced the lineup of performers as part of its 2014-2015 First Farmers Performance Series season.

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CAMPUS NOTES: Area students awarded at Miami University graduation

Miami University of Ohio awarded degrees to students during spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Yager Stadium, and several students from Williamson County were included on the President’s and Dean’s lists.

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SCORE leader dispels ‘myths’ on Common Core
SCORE leader dispels ‘myths’ on Common Core

A state education official on Monday morning tried to dispel some myths surrounding the controversial Common Core standards when he met with about 10 parents and educators at Spring Hill Middle School.

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Local soccer team begins national tournament with tie

The Tennessee Soccer Club girls' under-16 team tied the Maryland Coyotes in its first game of the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Germantown, MD Tuesday.

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Numerous Parks and Recreation activities upcoming

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department is offering three new activities for the fall and winter: a Half Pint Triathlon for children, children’s dance and cheer classes and a tennis contract lottery.

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The sky's not falling on Williamson County and its schools
The sky's not falling on Williamson County and its schools

Call me a Pollyanna, if you will, but I just don’t see the sky falling in Williamson County and in particular, on Williamson County Schools.

Two children’s stories, actually, come to mind as we enter early voting and the August election season that will seat county commissioners, Williamson County Board of Education members and determine who will run in November to represent us at the state level.

In addition to the centuries-old "Chicken Little,” consider J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series.

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DR. JEFF WILSON: Ankle High in Deep Water
DR. JEFF WILSON: Ankle High in Deep Water

It was a Saturday and the date was Sept. 16. The year was 1972, I was a sophomore at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. I had spent a good portion of the afternoon in my dorm room with my buddies watching football on my little black and white television we had stuffed on to a shelf in the closet. There were wires and foil hanging out the window of my fifth story dorm room which connected to the “rabbit ears”. That allowed us to get a pretty good picture … at least by 1972 standards.

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King's Chapel Parade of Homes
King's Chapel Parade of Homes

The Kings’ Chapel Parade of Homes returns this holiday season, offering guests a view inside five brand new homes currently being built inside the Arrington community.

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County median home price continues to increase 5.6% over last year
County median home price continues to increase 5.6% over last year

It’s easy to go online, find local real estate market statistics and get an idea of what the average price for a home in your area will run. It can be intimidating trying to find a home in neighborhoods where some are listed at upwards of $1 million or more, but that doesn’t mean that’s what the average person is buying or what’s available.

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Brentwood County Club home offers amenities and more
Brentwood County Club home offers amenities and more

This shady spot in the Brentwood Country Club at 506 Midway Circle is a quaint and quiet location for the whole family. Approximately 3,084 square feet and zoned for Scales Elementary, Brentwood Middle and Brentwood High School, this house is a steal at $649,900.

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Exquisite Governors Club home fit for royalty
Exquisite Governors Club home fit for royalty

This week’s Showcase Home is so beautiful and well appointed; it’s truly fit for royalty. The home at 2 Carmel Lane, located in the popular and gated Governors Club community in Brentwood, is absolutely extraordinary, featuring a flowing, open floor plan with unique detailing, top-of-the-line upgrades and custom touches you’ll find only in the absolute finest of properties.

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