Emily R. West, The Tennessean

Emily R. West

The Tennessean

Franklin, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Emily:

Franklin taking proposals for new city hall

This would mean redeveloping the city hall site into a multistory complex with streetscape, additional parking and public meeting spaces. → Read More

Brentwood decides to purchase land for new park on Old Smyrna Road

Commissioners voted unanimously to purchase the land, which is one of the biggest purchases since city bought land for Smith Park. → Read More

Franklin looking to ban scooters throughout the city

Franklin leaders will look at changing its ordinance to ban on-demand electric scooters outright throughout the city. → Read More

Franklin police, Williamson deputies searching for man in Jim Warren Park

The Franklin Police Department issued an alert to residents that a man is at large in the downtown area. → Read More

Restored slave cabins at Smith Park tell a fuller story about Ravenswood Mansion

Prior to the war, around 12,000 slaves lived in Williamson County. The former living quarters for some are now open to the public for the first time. → Read More

Dozens of cats and dogs placed in Lebanon after being rescued in Henderson County

More than 35 animals are now in Lebanon after a nonprofit group rescued the cats and dogs from a home in Henderson County. → Read More

Nashville police padlock Hermitage home, declare it 'public nuisance'

A Hermitage home is now padlocked after Metro Nashville police officers raided the residence and found 20 people inside. → Read More

Nolensville alderman now petitioning to change government format

As of Wednesday, a petition is now circulating among Nolensville registered voters to determine if they want a change in government. → Read More

Franklin researchers offer free genealogy workshop at Carnton

This experience builds upon the new exhibit in the Fleming Center at Carnton titled "Roots and Wings: From Slavery to Freedom on the Family Tree." → Read More

In 10 years, 10,224 Tennesseans have died by suicide. Advocates want the legislature to help.

The rising deaths in deaths by suicide is edging out deaths by motor vehicles, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. → Read More

Allegations dismissed against Pilgrimage Festival not paying bills

From the onset, the Franklin festival said the allegations were false. → Read More

'It's life-changing': 3,700 Tennesseans to receive rural broadband

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and its state partners announced that $9 million would go into rural broadband infrastructure in Tennessee. → Read More

Spirit Airlines to bring operations center, 345 jobs to Williamson County

The company will make the move from Florida. → Read More

Franklin mental health panel plans for May announcement

While fewer residents died by suicide in 2019, more threatened to take their lives. → Read More

Crumbl Cookies opens in Franklin with free weekend treats

Crumbl Cookies will open Thursday in Franklin, with free giveaways scheduled for the weekend. → Read More

Want bike lanes? Brentwood looking at options on Granny White Pike

The proposed bike lanes would run between Foxland Drive and Brentwood Academy. → Read More

'They have seen me through it all': Williamson County's biggest counseling center needs support

The Refuge Center is fundraising for a $6 million capital campaign to build a new facility off Long Lane to serve its thousands of clients. → Read More

Franklin petitions for condemnation of 8 properties for future sidewalk

The City of Franklin is having to take eight properties' owners to court to gain access for the future Franklin Road sidewalk. → Read More

'Ready for reset:' Nolensville looking at changing how its government functions

Nolensville aldermen and its mayor will meet Wednesday to discuss potentially changing its form of government. → Read More

508 Tennessee youth have died from suicide in 10 years. The legislature has called it a 'crisis.'

Months after a Tennessee teen's death by suicide went viral, the Tennessee General Assembly has declared youth suicide at a crisis level in the state. → Read More