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First, today’s weather:
Breezy; a shower in the pm High: 67 Low: 56.
Here are the top stories in Franklin today:
- The American Red Cross is continuing its partnership with the Nashville Predators Foundation to host a multi-city blood drive from Feb. 21 through Feb. 25. The American Red Cross continues to experience a nationwide blood donation crisis and donors of all blood types are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible. One opportunity to donatewith a location quite close to Franklin, will be happening on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the City of Brentwood. (Clarksville Online)
- High school seniors and current college students who live in Williamson County are encouraged to apply for a scholarship to be awarded by Leadership Franklin. The non-profit organization will award one $1,500 scholarship to a student who meets the scholarship criteria. Applications are due on March 4 at 12 pm Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average to be considered. A 500-word essay and a Letter of recommendation are also required to complete the application package. (Williamson Source)
- Iconic performer Willie Nelson will perform at the as a part of his tour on Friday, May 6. Tickets are on sale now. This comes after canceling performances at indoor venues; While there was no specific reason given for the cancellation of indoor events, his team did state he would not be doing indoor concerts for the near future. (Williamson Source)
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Today in Franklin:
- Historic Zoning Design Review Committee – Franklin City Hall (4:00 PM)
From my notebook:
- Don’t forget to check out Aubree P. Boutique as it prepares to move out of its current location at City Farmhouse at the end of the month! Check out that incredible discount, too! (Facebook)
- Through the rest of Feb., The Wilson Family: Through Bondage and Beyond Freedom, a pictorial family history exhibit will be on display at the Special Collections Department of the Williamson County Public Library. This year’s exhibit is based on the lineage and descendants of Nelson Wilson, Sr., who is the 2022 Pioneer Family for the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County. (Facebook)
- Feb. 15 was the public campaign launch to help raise support for Ellie G’s Dream World. Many were on hand to learn about Franklin’s first inclusive playground designed for all ages and abilities, slated to be built at the Southeast Municipal Complex. Every private dollar raised will be matched by the City for this $3 million project. (Facebook)
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— Sean Peek
About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist, and marketing director for various digital media companies. He currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.