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Franklin Noon Rotary Club gives back through rodeo

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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’

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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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Band alumni invited to return for rodeo parade

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FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) – If you were once a member of a school band and you miss performing, there’s still a chance for you.

Two former Franklin High band members want you to come out and perform in the upcoming Franklin Rodeo Parade on May 11.

Daniel McGinley and Stacey Carroll both went to Franklin High and started a Facebook group to recruit former band members.

 

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Tennessee House advances hand-held phone ban while driving

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee House has advanced legislation banning motorists from holding cellphones while driving.

House lawmakers voted 53-38 on Wednesday after debating the measure at length. Supporters argued the bill is needed to enhance safety while critics warned the bill was a potential government overreach. The bill still must clear the Senate before it can go to the governor’s desk.

 

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Nashville Soccer Club Players Visit Special Olympics Soccer Training

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Nashville Soccer Club, Tennessee Soccer Club and Special Olympics Tennessee are
working together to bring the first soccer program for Special Olympics athlete to Middle Tennessee. This inaugural soccer program is led by local Tennessee Soccer Club coaches and players.

Nashville’s newest professional team, the Nashville Soccer Club, will have players guest coach at two Special Olympics Soccer training sessions on April 16th and April 30th. Players Taylor Washington and Darnell King will visit April 16th’s training session to share tips with over 30 local players, ages 8 to 35.

 

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Helps with Spring Cleaning

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Williamson County on Saturday, May 4 in at the Williamson County Administrative Complex, 1320 West Main Street, Franklin from 8:30a – 2 p. Local contact for the collection site is Jennifer Stanley (615) 786-0166.

Tennesseans are encouraged to bring household hazardous waste – including cleaning fluids, pesticides, batteries and more – to a designated drop-off location. A person does not need to live in the county to participate.

 

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