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Hurricane Barry Update

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Another hot day with temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s. Although most of the midstate will stay dry today, we could see some rain showers and isolated thunderstorms today, mainly west of I-65.

After heavy rainfall and flood warnings last night, there will be many areas seeing some ponding and flooding concerns today. More rain is the forecast for the next several days, thanks to Tropical Storm Barry.

 

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5 Things to do this weekend in Middle Tennessee: July 12-14

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville Roller Derby – Doubleheader
Saturday, July 13
Nashville Roller Derby has a doubleheader this weekend at The Fairgrounds Nashville Sports Arena.
First up is the Music City All Stars vs. Fayetteville Roller Derby at 5:30 p.m.
Then, the Music City Brawl Stars take on Windy City Third Coast at 7:15 p.m.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and parking is only $5 (cash only)

Con of Thrones
Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14
Con of Thrones returns for its third year to bring the biggest fans, actors, and creators to Nashville.
The three-day event is happening at the Music City Center.
You can go behind the scenes of the hit TV show with cast and creator interviews and panels.

 

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Chris Stapleton’s Wife, Morgane, Opens Store in Leiper’s Fork

in Entertainment/Local Business Spotlight/Local Round Up
Credit: Chris Stapleton Facebook page

The talented singer, mother of five and wife of Chris Stapleton is now sharing her love of jewelry with a new store in Leiper’s Fork called Tennessee Turquoise. Located in the former White’s Mercantile log cabin at 4150 Old Hillsboro Road, you will find a curated selection of her latest finds.

Like most celebrities, Morgane Stapleton has a signature style, one where she is frequently wearing turquoise jewelry and in particular the squash blossom.

 

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Tax-free weekend is at the end of July this year

in Local Round Up/Local Schools

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) — Parents, you may be counting down the days for your kids to head back to school, but your kids probably aren’t.

Here are some helpful tips to get your children ready to return to their classrooms.

Tax-free weekend is coming up at the end of July, from 12:01AM on the 26th though the 28th at 11:59PM. Make sure to get your list prepared and have your kids pitch in when you go shopping.

 

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Ramsey Solutions moves into a brand new building in July

in Local Round Up/Real Estate
Photo by: Army Spc Gregory A. Punty

The financial education company Ramsey Solutions will be moving into a new building in south Franklin at the end of the month.

Megan McConnell, a public relations coordinator for Ramsey Solutions, said the company has definitely outgrown its current space.

“We’re spread across five buildings in Cool Springs. Logistically, it’s a lot to get back and forth between them all,” she said. “We’re really looking forward to all being in once space, and everyone being more easily accessible.”

 

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Invasive tick new to East Tennessee found on animals

in Animals/Health/Local Round Up

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There’s a new kind of creepy-crawly to look out for in East Tennessee this summer. The invasive Asian longhorned tick, which can reproduce without mating, has been found on animals in Union, Roane and Knox counties.

The parasite was first discovered about two years ago on sheep in New Jersey.

“We kind of found the tick accidentally, and that’s led a lot of people to question what ticks are here and if there are others missing from what we know of ticks in the country,” said Dr. Rebecca Trout-Fryxell, a medical and veterinary entomologist at the University of Tennessee Institute of Entomology and Plant Pathology.

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Franklin Noon Rotary Club gives back through rodeo

in Animals/Events/Local Round Up

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — From cowboys to clowns, the Franklin Noon Rotary Club’s Franklin Rodeo is celebrating a milestone 70th year.

The Franklin Rodeo is Williamson County’s longest-running event, and Executive Director Bill Fitzgerald has been going to the Franklin Rodeo since he was six.

“It’s about God, country, family, and community. That’s the four things we build the rodeo around,” said Fitzgerald.

While the three nights of the rodeo are a lot of fun, it’s also a sanctioned event on the professional rodeo circuit. It’s also a massive fundraiser.

 

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Vanderbilt poll: More locals think Nashville is growing too fast and ‘no longer on the right track’

in Local Round Up/Traffic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A newly released poll from Vanderbilt University says a growing number of Nashvillians thinks the city is “no longer on the right track.”

According to data released Tuesday morning, the percentage of residents who think the city is moving in the wrong direction has grown from 22% to 45% since the poll’s inception in 2015. Additionally, this latest poll says those who think Nashville is moving in the right direction has dropped from 72% in 2015 to 53%.

 

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Williamson County businesses are a big part of the forces driving the Nashville Airport expansion

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Williamson County businesses and residents are a big part of the reason the Nashville Airport plans to expand over the next decade.

Nashville Airport Authority CEO Doug Kreulen gave an update on the airport’s future at Outlook Williamson on April 24. He explained why passengers from Williamson County are a part of that expansion.

“We’ll give you an idea of the challenges the growth in Williamson County and the surrounding area causes the airport, and how we’re trying to do our part to keep up with that,” Kreulen said.

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