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Dear Editor, As a Williamson County Foster Parent for the past seven years for DCS, and adoptive parent, I see and feel the struggles that foster parents face. Daycare is a major issue for foster parents. We need more local daycare providers in our area that accept DHS vouchers, and that have openings for foster …

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To the editor: About 25 years ago I walked the Franklin battlefield as best I could. I had to maneuver around a Pizza Hut, a Domino’s Pizza, a strip mall, a golf course, a flower shop and other modern intrusions. I also took notice that six streets were named after six Confederate generals. I also …

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To the Editor: I have been a fan of the Heritage Foundation for a long time. I have worked with former director, Mary Pearce on many issues over the years. I was involved in helping to produce the opening night of the Franklin Theatre, and I had Art Garfunkel there for three nights several years …

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To the Editor: I have been a fan of the Heritage Foundation for a long time. I have worked with former director, Mary Pearce on many issues over the years. I was involved in helping to produce the opening night of the Franklin Theatre, and I had Art Garfunkel there for three nights several years …

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Brentwood City Commissioners. I am asking you to support Rhea Little as Mayor in the upcoming election. Rhea is a long time resident of Brentwood with a love of this area. His family has been in the area for over 200 years.  Rhea owns a local business where he has to make payroll every week.  …

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Dear Reader, As I contemplated penning my final message as the school superintendent for Williamson County Schools, I found inspiration in Walt Whitman’s words, “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” I had the great honor of interviewing for the Williamson County Schools superintendent position in the Fall of …

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To the Editor: “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  — Baron Acton, 1887 Tennessee leaders have been centrist public servants for decades,  Democrats like McWherter or Bredesen or Republicans like Baker or Corker.  Those days are past. Voters in Tennessee have not changed; GOP leadership is now seized by ideologues bent on forcing extremism on …

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To the Editor: We love the Franklin Home Page… however if you’re going to have editorials regarding national politics, then we will stop the Franklin Home Page. Even though we didn’t like “Bob McKinney’s …What I Know” slanted personal opinion of our U.S. President … we don’t care to start reading anyone’s thoughts on national …

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TO THE EDITOR: It’s hard to put into words what has happened to the Williamson County School system these last few years. Like most of you, when we bought our house in Will Co, one of the reasons was because of the “stellar” schools. But if you look around today, there seems to be a …

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To the Editor: Republicans in the Tennessee legislature have introduced a bill that would make it a crime to perform or obtain an abortion in Tennessee after a fetal heartbeat is detected. This bill is so restrictive that Tennessee Right to Life, a group that advocates against abortions, opposes the measure because they believe it …

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To the Editor: PETA’s suggestion that anti-animal idioms such as “bring home the bacon” can easily be replaced with kinder expressions (“bring home the bagels”) seems to have gotten some folks’ knickers in a twist as Ramon Presson’s piece (“PETA People Picked a Prickly Pepper,” Dec. 11) attests. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ …

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To the Editor: On February 16, 2013, I became well aware of our country’s new black plague. My 22-year-old son, Trent, died of a heroin overdose, a problem that first began with opioid abuse. Over 37,000 people die annually, 1700 in Tennessee alone, from misuse of opioid drugs. This is a national epidemic that requires …

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To the Editor: Tennesseans and our nation are witnessing a Trojan Horse political campaign for the United States Senate at the hands of a radical Democratic Party leadership that fully embraces the corrupt and godless theories and tactics of Karl Marx, as it constantly agitates for supporters of “socialism” and engages in militant and violent confrontations and attacks …

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To the Editor: I read recently that Governor Phil Bredesen has created a group, “Women United for Bredesen,” to focus on issues that matter to women in Tennessee. I find this incredibly refreshing for a candidate to put so much emphasis on an often ignored group of people. Because our issues are just as important. …

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To the Editor: Starting on October 30, everyone who lives, works, and plays in Franklin is invited to participate in an initiative called On the Table. This Franklin Tomorrow initiative is an opportunity to gather around a table with friends, neighbors, colleagues and maybe even someone you are meeting for the first time, to share …

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To the Editor: During the U.S. Senate debate I was glad to see Congressman Marsha Blackburn speak out against single payer healthcare. Being in the healthcare industry professionally since 1980 and now as a health consultant  focused on health care legislation and helping companies and individuals navigate health care costs, pricing and affordability and keeping …

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To the Editor: The Home Page recently published an article about John Knubel, a Franklin Rotarian and former HUD official who is on a “crusade” to get candidates like myself to commit to playing a major part in helping to return the country to a “fiscally responsible” course when elected. I was quoted in it, …

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To the Editor: My heart is broken for families who have adult children (or adolescents) with mental illness. The timely focus on the opioid crisis gives me hope that if our citizens and leadership understood the scope of our mental health situation, we would rally and begin to untie the knots in our system. Currently, 43.2% of adults with …

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To the Editor: With vacations about to end and school starting soon, let’s not forget one of the most important events taking place this summer – our local elections! Early Voting is taking place now through Saturday, July 28th. Election Day is August 2 – only ONE WEEK away. As a father of two school-age children and longtime …

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To the Editor: Re: “Predators pitch ice rink to Williamson County Sports Authority, nix idea of working with A-Game” (Featured: July 23, 2018) Since prior to the closure of the two sheets of ice at A-Game Sportsplex in February 2016, the demand for ice time in the Middle Tennessee region has been drastically greater than available …

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To the Editor: I’m supporting Marsha Blackburn because I know she’s the best person to represent Tennesseans in the Senate. Both President Trump and Vice President Pence support her, as she has worked with our President and Congress closely to improve the lives of hard-working Americans through historic tax cuts, securing the border, fighting for …

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To the Editor: A few years ago a mutual friend of Bobby Hullett and mine suggested I contact him about a particular issue when Mr. Hullett was on the school board. At the time I didn’t know anything about Mr. Hullett, so in my email I offered to meet with him to hear his perspective. …

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To the Editor: Since President Trump was elected, Democrats have only been focused on resisting the President’s agenda and ousting conservatives from office. It is currently in the best interests of Republicans in Tennessee to vote for Marsha Blackburn in the upcoming November election. In doing so not only will this be a defeating blow …

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To the Editor: I’m a student at Ravenwood High School, and I decided to get involved and volunteer with the Marsha for Senate campaign because this election is going to impact the future of our state and of our nation. Everyone needs to get involved with this historic election, and help however they can so …

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To the Editor, There is a misconception or “foggy” understanding of voter information in Tennessee. You can’t register as a Democrat, Republican, or Independent. For primary elections, you have to choose whether you are going to vote in the Democratic Primary or the Republican Primary. If you’re like me — a life-long Democrat and live …

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TO THE EDITOR: Civic leaders chosen by voters this year will be faced with understanding weighty issues and making far-reaching decisions that will impact the direction of Williamson County for years to come. Today, Williamson County residents benefit from wise decisions and investments made in the past by community leaders who took a long view. Now it’s …

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To the Editor: I have read several articles in the recent past, in the Brentwood Homepage, that have been feel-good articles about Judge Sharon Guffee. But that is not the truth. Micheal Phillips, Julie Sutton and others she has lined up, never had their children in the hands of Judge Guffee. This recent PR stint that Guffee …

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To the Editor: Our Williamson County Juvenile Court Judge, Sharon Guffee, and our Juvenile Justice Team is compassionate about making positive changes and advancements in our Williamson County Juvenile Court system! Judge Guffee has worked to add two additional Youth Service Officers (YSO) to the six that we already have, along with a Diversion Specialist to work with …

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McGavock Farms resident Michael Senna was impressed when he saw a Brentwood Police officer come to the aid of a construction worker after a lumber mishap on Feb. 2. Senna stopped to get a photo of the officer and the construction worker quickly working together in freezing weather to get the spilled cargo back on …

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To the Editor: Our mission, as a non-partisan voice and trusted resource for the community, compels us to weigh in on certain elections and to engage on policy issues that drive the long term prosperity of Williamson County. After careful consideration, the Williamson Business PAC completely supports a “YES” vote in the referendum on a …

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To the Editor: This year, our nation has been challenged by hurricanes and severe storms, wildfires and flooding, and far too many tragedies. Through it all, the American Red Cross has been there with hot meals, safe shelter, a shoulder to lean on, and blood products whenever and wherever needed. Your readers have supported the …

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By JC BOWMAN In 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt designated December 15 as Bill of Rights Day. This is the day we recognize and commemorate the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, which spell out our rights as citizens here in the United States of America.  That date was chosen because the Bill of Rights was originally ratified on …

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Last November, Americans all across the country went to the polls to cast their ballots for the most unconventional of choices — someone who’s never held office before — to be President of the United States. Rejecting the political elites of both parties, Americans spoke loudly for change —change from a Washington that has become a swamp, filled …

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To the Editor: I urge my neighbors in Franklin’s Ward 3 to vote for challenger Scott Speedy. During this period of Franklin’s growth, it’s vital to have a representative who cares for our residents and local businesses. We must have an alderman who is willing to protect our interest and guide us in a new …

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To the Editor: Franklin’s Ward 1 residents, represented by Alderman Beverly Burger, have greatly benefited from her experience and common-sense approach to issues both large and small. After east side residents asked for easy access to locally grown “in season” organic food, Alderman Burger stepped up to solve that problem by helping to make the …

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To the Editor: I have had the privilege of knowing J. Edward Campbell for over 20 years, and in my personal opinion, he is the best choice for Ward 1 Alderman. J. Edward has been a Franklin resident since 1976. When he moved to Franklin, he rolled up his sleeves and got involved because he …

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To the Editor: It appears less than three percent of eligible Franklin voters have turned out for early voting in the Alderman’s races. The Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen have a lot to say about the present and future of Franklin. They are involved in street and road development, parks management, historic overlays, city budgeting …

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TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of The Citizens for Brentwood Green Space, I would like to thank the community and sponsors for contributing so much to another successful year for our third annual “A Walk in the Park” event this past Sunday. Access to Historic Ravenswood.  Great food.  Miniature train rides.  Face painting.  Balloon art.  Live …

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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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To the Editor: Thank you for your column on the NFL and the flag. Everything you point out to my knowledge, is true. The Supreme Court years ago upheld folks right to even destroy the flag in protest. It has been a tough area of interpreting where to draw the line. However, it seems you …

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To the Editor: When Houston was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, Tennessee stepped up in a big way. Here in Williamson County officials organized a school supplies drive for the storm’s victims at the Williamson County Agricultural Expo, and similar efforts took place all throughout the district. Our family gave, and many others did also. …

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To the Editor: I am a resident of Franklin’s Ward I and have had the honor and privilege to know Alderman Bev Burger for a number of years. As a former elected official myself and a current emergency management professional and teacher of disaster preparedness, I know what it takes to help lead a city and tackle challenging …

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To the Editor: I encourage my neighbors in Franklin’s Ward One to vote to re-elect Alderman Bev Burger. Bev does an excellent job for our Ward and is the definition of a servant-leader. Whatever the issue – she responds immediately. We had problems with the speed limit and safety concerns on McEwen and Bev took action to remedy …

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To the Editor: Back in April, some friends and I, Civil War buffs all, visited Franklin to see the battlefield where thousands of Americans were killed or wounded back in 1864. Despite being from New York, we were not offended in the least by the downtown monument honoring the local men who fought for the …

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To the Editor: During my more than a half-century as a resident of Williamson County and Franklin, I have always admired the Franklin Square. The monument with “Chip,” along with the four Federal cannons, has always seemed to be a fitting symbol for the City of Franklin, the site of the horrific 1864 Battle of …

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It is an absolute outrage to hear the news of the dismissal of Coach Ronnie Seigenthaler. A man who was a coach, a friend, a mentor, and an outstanding athletic director for Brentwood High School for 27 years. Speaking as a Brentwood High school former athlete, it sickens me to hear of such an extreme …