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"The founding of the United States of America, the words of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution stand in stark contrast to the secession movement, which created the Confederacy. It is long overdue that we separate the two and shine a bright light between them," writes Eric Jacobson, CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust.

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As someone who was born in rural Lawrence County, Tennessee, I extremely understand that farmers are critical to our state, and they are the backbone of our economy. They are hardworking, dedicated, and essential to our nation’s prosperity. Mike Bloomberg’s comments about how easy it is to b…

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As November draws to a close, many of us will gather with family and friends around a table laden with turkey and all its trimmings to celebrate Thanksgiving. Most of these will be people we know well, family who share not just our DNA, but also the stories of our past and often our dreams f…

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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: Our community has trusted Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn to do one job for the past 15 years: show up and vote for what’s best for people in District 7. This year alone, she missed 105 out of 393 votes in Congress, making her Tennessee’s second-most absent member of Congress. It is ridiculous for …

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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: Human trafficking is a disgusting and horrific crime that scars its victims irreparably. Many are aware of human trafficking that occurs in places like Venezuela and Afghanistan, but few would suspect that it was happening in your own community. In October, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced an undercover human trafficking sting …

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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 …