🌱 Dragged Store Clerk + Eat The Street Returns

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First, today’s weather forecast:

A few morning showers. High: 56 Low: 37.


Here are Franklin’s top three stories today:

  1. During a robbery at Westside Wine and Spirits on Front Street, police say a suspected shoplifter dragged a store employee with his car and tried to run him over. The suspect stuffed two bottles of alcohol in his pants and fled the store when confronted by the store clerk. The employee was physically assaulted by the suspect, who then dragged him with his car and threatened to run him over. The employee was not seriously injured, but the suspect fled. (WKRN News 2)
  2. Franklin’s Food Truck Festival, Eat the Street, Returns to Franklin’s Bicentennial Park in May. A tradition since 2011, the festival is put on Recovery Court, a non-profit organization that provides substance abuse recovery solutions to non-violent offenders in the criminal justice system. The festival will take place on May 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Williamson Source)
  3. The Heritage Foundation has entered into contract negotiations to purchase the historic McConnell House. The building will continue to operate as a private event venue in Franklin. The foundation will have 30 days to perform due diligence on the property before entering into the agreement. (The Tennessian)

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Today in Franklin:

  • Application time At the Williamson County Public Library (3:00 p.m.)
  • Investment committee meeting At the town hall (3:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Scenes from Tennessee’s best kept secret! Leiper’s fork is a come-as-you-are treasure located just outside of downtown Franklin, offering a local mix of scenic environments and unique finds. If you’re looking for a truly unique Tennesse experience, add Leiper’s Fork to your bucket list! (Facebook)
  • Find out how you can get involved help reduce waste in franklin: https://bit.ly/3p7zHum (Facebook)
  • Road closures: MLK Jr Ave. at the Bicentenaire park and at the two entrances to the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park are closed due to flooding. (Facebook)

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That’s all for today. See you tomorrow for another update!

— Sean Peek

About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with an English Literature degree from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a writer, editor, SEO specialist and marketing manager for various digital media companies. He is currently the co-owner and operator of content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.