Emily R. West, The Tennessean

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The Tennessean

Franklin, TN, United States

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Past articles by Emily:

Studio Tenn partners with Franklin Theatre for virtual broadcasts

Studio Tenn and the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announced a new partnership that will include live virtual broadcasts. → Read More

John Schroer to land seat on Franklin's aldermanic board

For a short time, John Schroer will return to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to fill a vacancy. → Read More

Brentwood looking for stolen 'Cat and Hat' fixture from library

For more than 20 years, the "Cat in the Hat" has been a holiday fixture at the Christmas tree located at John P. Holt Brentwood Library. → Read More

Tennessee police say 60 females, mostly minors, recorded on hidden camera in gym bathroom

Detectives believe someone had been intermittently staging the GoPro camera to capture video in the restroom since September. → Read More

Franklin police: 60 victims recorded in hidden camera investigation

A Franklin police investigation into a camera hidden in a girls' changing facility at Premier Athletics has led to as many as 60 victims, police said. → Read More

Franklin police investigating camera found in girls' bathroom at Cool Springs sports facility

The general manager of Premier Athletics turned the GoPro camera in last week after finding it hidden in a girls' changing and restroom, police said. → Read More

Brentwood looking for 'unicorn' to save Primm House from demolition

The property at 8318 Moores Lane in Brentwood is home to the historic Owen-Primm House, first constructed as a log cabin in 1806. → Read More

Franklin Main Street Festival reschedules for summer

The festival will now happen this summer. → Read More

Franklin aldermen nominate former mayor to fill board vacancy

Franklin aldermen voted to nominate former Mayor John Schroer to fill a vacant at-large alderman seat, not taking any nominees. → Read More

Visit Franklin names interim CEO of tourism

The Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau board of directors personnel committee has named an interim CEO of the organization. → Read More

FBI raids Tennessee lawmakers' offices and homes: What to know about the investigation

The FBI raided the Cordell Hull Building and Nashville homes of several Tennessee Republican lawmakers on Friday. Here's what to know. → Read More

Brentwood police dubs overnight shooting an 'isolated incident'

Police said it was still looking what happened in regard to the incident. → Read More

Williamson County creates command center to field calls about COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Around 17 members of the county government staff the phone lines each day to answer questions about the vaccine rollout. → Read More

Williamson considers $2 million aid for cafeteria funds

At its January meeting, Williamson County commissioners will consider whether to spend $2 million to help out the school district's cafeteria fund. → Read More

Visit Franklin CEO to leave tourism bureau in Williamson

After time spent in Williamson County, Visit Franklin CEO Ellie Westman Chin will leave the organization. → Read More

Nolensville Food Pantry serving families in need into 2021

The pantry anticipated helping more than 200 families to get them through the holiday season. → Read More

2021 in Williamson County: Fighting COVID-19, construction projects are mayor's priorities

As the new year kicks off, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said he foresaw a year with construction projects and handling COVID-19. → Read More

Nashville explosion: Cleaning up devastation on Second Avenue will take months

Downtown Nashville in the year 2020 suffered through a tornado and violence that followed a protest. Now, residents deal with yet another crisis. → Read More

Nashville explosion: Here's how you can help residents, first responders

After an explosion destroyed parts of Second Avenue, nonprofits and the Red Cross are helping residents and first responders. → Read More

Fluffy alpacas have become Franklin's 'biggest local stars,' pandemic tourist attraction

During the pandemic, one of Franklin farms has become a tourist destination with its herd of its white, furry creatures → Read More