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The following article was submitted by Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.  If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Tennessee, this message is primarily for you. When you attend …

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Editor: It is no surprise that Franklin is growing. People move here, as my wife and I did fifteen years ago, because Franklin is such a great place to live, work, and play. And, as Franklin has grown, it has become an even better place to live. We have never lived in a community that …

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By LANDON WOODROOF What’s up, Brentwood? Brentwood Home Page has a segment where local reporter, Landon Woodroof, discusses the last week’s headlines and upcoming news via Facebook Live. This Monday, we hope to hear from you while we are live. We encourage you to ask questions about the issues we are discussing and let us …

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As the next part of our What’s Up With That? series of reader-generated questions, the Brentwood Home Page turns to an inquiry concerning a fairly new feature at a certain intersection in the city. A reader asked us to gather some information about the “dangerous” roundabout on Crockett Road. The roundabout was constructed at the intersection …

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By MARK COOK Just 24 hours before I wrote this, the Home Pages launched a new crowd sourcing system that allows readers to ask questions about the areas we live in and cover. “What’s up with that?” you asked. Almost 60 responses came in from all over the county. People asked about new development, municipal …

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AN EXPERIMENT IN COMMUNITY JOURNALISM Great community journalism begins with great questions.Sometimes they’re big questions – Which of our state legislators support the gas tax?  Who is building on that large land tract? Sometimes they’re small –  What’s the deal with those road signs? How did Brentwood get its name? But reporters don’t have a monopoly on …

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A few readers have reached out to Brentwood Home Page in the past, asking if we could look into a house on Concord Road known for its massive size, collection of luxury cars and extravagant lighting displays at night. The property is on the corner of Concord and Beech Grove roads, across from the Governor’s …

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Wilson Pike is a winding road in Brentwood known for its idyllic houses lined with historic stone walls.However, there’s one house that stands out among the rest — mostly because a tree has fallen on its roof. Wilson Pike is a winding road in Brentwood known for its idyllic houses lined with historic stonewalls. However, …

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Several Brentwood residents have contacted BHP for an explanation on the seemingly increased presence of military-style helicopters above the city. “Oh my GOODNESS!, did [the] Brentwood Police Dept. get a new ‘chopper for a gift?’ reader Valerie Eagan Mangrum posted on BHP’s Facebook page. “Why has a helicopter been circling over Brentwood every night??” Mangrum …

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Brentwood Jewelry and Gifts is not closing, despite signs on the front of the Church Street East store that have some customers thinking otherwise. The signs advertising a “must go sale” had some passers-by concerned the longtime Brentwood jewelry store was closing its doors. However, Brian Emamalie, whose father owns the business, said the sign …

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By: JONATHAN ROMEO Over the weekend, Brentwood Police responded to a rather unconventional call: a donkey escape from the Primm farm. Over the weekend, Brentwood Police responded to a rather unconventional call: a donkey escape from the Primm farm. On Sunday, Sept. 7, resident Erika Neumann, whose Alamo Road home abuts the Primm farm, said …

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Brentwood drivers might have noticed some heavy construction happening at the Exxon station located at 116 Franklin Road. Brentwood drivers might have noticed some heavy construction happening at the Exxon station located at 116 Franklin Road. Crews from Steelhead Building Group have gutted the inside of the building and are changing the parking lot in …

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While driving along Franklin Road, BHP noticed what looked to be a couple white swans hanging out underneath the Turner Farm pavilion. While driving along Franklin Road, BHP noticed what looked to be a couple white swans hanging out underneath the Turner Farm pavilion. Upon further inspection, BHP confirmed its suspicion: the swans are not …

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A BHP reader recently asked: How does a neighborhood like Indian Point get a traffic light so we can exit Arrowhead Drive?” A BHP reader responded to a recent story concerning the construction across from the Governors Club on Concord Road with the following question:  “With the increase of traffic between Wilson Pike and Nolensville Road …

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Driving along Concord Road outside the entrance of Governors Club, BHP noticed some construction on the easement, so we decided to find out what’s up with that? Driving along Concord Road outside the entrance of Governors Club, BHP noticed some construction on the easement. We were curious if it had anything to do with the …

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By EMILY KUBIS We noticed some sewer work at the Turner Farm on Franklin Road and thought drivers might be curious about what workers were doing. We noticed some sewer work at the Turner Farm on Franklin Road and thought drivers might be curious about what workers were doing. We called Todd Spangler, assistant director …

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By EMILY KUBIS The corner of Maryland Way and Franklin Road has had a controversial history in recent years. H.G. Hill Realty Company announced Tuesday that it has placed the Tennessee Baptist Convention property at 5001 Maryland Way under contract, creating a 17.27 acre parcel, pending the sale’s closure. No plans have been released yet …

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By EMILY KUBIS A reader emailed BHP this week curious about some preliminary construction work happening at the bend of Concord Road and Bluff Road, where black fencing had gone up around small piles of dirt and gravel. A reader emailed BHP this week curious about some preliminary construction work happening at the bend of …

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Brentwood Home Page staff reports When the ‘Hatcher Farm milk” lettering was replaced with “Business for Sale” over the weekend, people asked, “What’s Up with That?” When the words that advertised organic Hatcher Farm milk and other specials at the Brentwood Market and Deli on Franklin Road switched “Business for Sale” over the weekend, people …

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BY RICHEL ALBRIGHT Brentwood City Manager Kirk Bednar mentioned during last week’s budget work session that citizens have been inquiring about a project on Holly Tree Gap Road near the Menefee property. Come to find out, Brentwood isn’t in charge of the construction citizens are asking about.   City Manager Kirk Bednar mentioned during Thursday’s …

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By SUSAN LEATHERS Brentwood has two of the finest looking multi-story parking garages you’ll find anywhere. But Brentwood Home Page readers want to know when the actual buildings that will become the city’s first high-rise, high-density rental “condos” will be built. We wanted to know “What’s Up with That?” too. We wanted to know “What’s …

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Brentwood Home Page staff reportsA reader sent an email to Brentwood Home Page Wednesday afternoon asking if Brentwood High School was on lockdown. The reader said he received a text from his son saying all students had been confined to the cafeteria. Brentwood Home Page staff reportsA reader sent an email to Brentwood Home Page …

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By SUSAN LEATHERS Brentwood Home Page If you’ve noticed heavier than normal traffic in and around Maryland Farms the last few weeks, it’s not your imagination. But last week reader Jackie Cavner couldn’t help herself. She contacted Brentwood Home Page and asked, “What’s Up with That?” We, of course, wanted to find out too. By …

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Brentwood Home Page staff reportsA reader asked Thursday if we knew what was up with the work on Concord Road near Sunset that was reportedly tying up traffic. Brentwood Home Page staff reportsA reader asked Thursday if we knew what’s up with the work on Concord Road near Sunset that was reportedly tying up traffic. …

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By GRACE MISEROCCHI Brentwood Home Page Intern Several weeks ago, Brentwood Home Page answered a What’s Up with That question about the orange fencing and honeybees in Crockett Park. We decided it was time to check back with the city to see how the trapping process was going. Turns out everything’s buzzing along quite well. …

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By SUSAN LEATHERS Brentwood Home Page Something’s buzzing in Crockett Park and BHP reader Mary Lee Hudson wants to know what it is. She contacted us last week to ask, “Can you find out what’s going on with this new bee cage close to the small restrooms in Crockett Park? Thousands of bees are swarming as …

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Brentwood Home Page news reports You may recall that late last month a reader contacted us to find out if Brentwood had experienced an earthquake. The city has now posted a story on its website (www.brentwood-tn.org), explaining what’s happening. Brentwood Home Page news reports You may recall that late last month a reader contacted us …

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By SUSAN LEATHERS Brentwood Home Page BHP reader Jim DeMarco wrote in asking if we knew what was up with the new traffic light being installed on Moores Lane at Gordon Petty Drive. “I’m really curious to see how this works in the morning and evening rush hours,” he said, “and also the logic behind the …

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Susan is taking the morning off. She promises a new BrentWord before the day is out, however. In the meantime, please check out all of the other great new columns in BHP: Mila Grigg’s back with new spring fashion trends; Bob McKinney’s weighs in on our recent middle of the night tornado warnings, and Arnelle …

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Brentwood Home Page staff reports We had calls about a fire Friday at Green Pastures Farm, a k a the Turner Farm, so we went to the two best sources we know to find out what’s up with that: Brentwood Fire Chief Brian Goss and farm manager George Crosthwaite. Brentwood Home Page staff reports We …

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Those trying to beat stop light may be citedBy SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageA Brentwood Country Club resident contacted us recently to complain about the number of Brentwood high and middle school students and parents who continue north on Franklin Road past the Murray Lane intersection, then turn left into Brentwood Country Club where they make …

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By SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageA recent automobile accident involving a deer prompted BHP reader Kelly Wallace to ask if we would “please send out a reminder or alert for deer crossings, especially in east Brentwood. I have sent public works a request for signs. There was a horrible accident last night on Split Log with …

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By SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageWith Monday night’s approval of the Marcella Vivrette Smith Park master plan designed by Gresham Smith and Partners, city residents are asking: What’s next? We asked assistant city manager Kirk Bednar that very question, along with a few more. Here’s what we learned: By SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageWith Monday night’s approval …

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By CAROL STUARTFor Brentwood Home PageImprovements planned for the Williamson County recycling drop-off site on Wilson Pike, which collects the most recycling of any county sites, have been put on the backburner until at least next year. Nancy Zion, the county’s new solid waste director, said another similar project and others are taking priority. By …

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Brentwood Home Page news reportsIf you are experiencing poor taste and odor of your drinking water, you’re not alone. As has been reported on the news and in the newspapers, most of Middle Tennessee is experiencing an earthy or musty odor in the drinking water — and that includes Brentwood. Brentwood Home Page news reports …

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Corrected at 7:32 a.m. to fix name. BHP regrets the errorBy SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageBefore we had the searing heat of summer, we had a pretty rough winter. And that winter left many Brentwood-area roadways damaged, most notably with potholes. Brentwood Home Page has received several emails recently reporting problem areas and asking who is …

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By SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageMore than one BHP reader has emailed or called us in recent days asking if we knew “What’s Up” with the former Dolphin Club property on Wilson Pike and Old Smyrna Road. The former swim and racquet club was purchased several years ago by Calvary Chapel Brentwood.The church has had the …

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By SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageIf you’ve stepped inside the main entrance to the Brentwood Municipal Center of late, you’ve noticed a few things amiss. For instance, the walls are bare and there’s a big ol’ piece of heavy equipment sitting in the lobby. By SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageIf you’ve stepped inside the main entrance to …

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By SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageEast Brentwood reader Pam Stafford contacted our “What’s Up with That” desk recently to get an updated on Concord Road traffic. “After a year of road construction, when can Brentwood residents expect to see some sort of relief during the morning rush hour on Concord Road?” asks Pam. By SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood …

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By SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageBHP reader Jan DePhillips emailed Friday about a report of an attempted kidnapping in the Willowmet subdivision she had received via email. We contacted the Brentwood Police Department to see what was up. By SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageBHP reader Jan DePhillips emailed Friday about a report of an attempted kidnapping in …

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Oo-oo that smell By KELLY GILFILLAN Brentwood Home Page The trails reopened last week between River Park and Crockett Park for running, walking, and biking.  Many users of the trail, however, have wondered out  to each other what substance is being laid down on either side of the concrete path.  The wondering is prompted by …

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By SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageA disgruntled Sunset Middle parent recently wrote BHP asking about new cafeteria charges for condiments and plastic flatware at the school. By SUSAN LEATHERSBrentwood Home PageA disgruntled Sunset Middle parent recently wrote BHP asking about new cafeteria charges for condiments and plastic flatware at the school. He forwarded a copy of …

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Brentwood Home Page staff reportsReader Bobby Harlow contacted BHP’s What’s Up with That department to ask: Can someone look at the synchronization of the lights at Edmondson Pike and Green Hill Boulevard? Traffic on Concord is very slow because when the light at Edmondson turns green, the light at Green Hill turns red.We went to …

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By KELLY GILFILLAN Brentwood Home Page The city’s trails between River Park and Crockett Park reopened last week for running, walking, and biking.  Many users of the trail, however, have wondered outloud  to each other what substance is being laid down on either side of the concrete path.  The wondering is prompted by the malodorous …

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By SUSAN LEATHERS Brentwood Home Page Reader Charles Chase is very observant. He writes: “I understand that Concord Road is supposed to be lowered where the current hill is located slightly east of Edmondson Pike. There is a ‘Big Dig’ currently in progress next to the current road. Is that going to be the path of the …

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Brentwood Home Page news reports A new construction project isn’t under way at the Brentwood Library and there’s no unannounced widening of Concord Road near Knox Valley Drive. But there is a lot of action in the area this week. Reader Debbie Heibert emailed to ask what all the commotion is about. According to the …