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Keith Schlieker stands with Mattie Brown after crossing the finish line at the annual Scott Burgess Memorial Festival.

And the race winner is…

Saturday morning the start of the annual Scott Burgess Memorial 5k got underway at 8:00 a.m. with more registrants than in previous years. With 120+ register for the race, pending

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Franklin Volunteer Fire Chief Travis Aaron who has been at the front of the tornado disaster from the very first moments, uses 30 gallons of diesel fuel to get the blaze started. The fuel, in a 5 gal. Bucket was hand thrown on the blaze.

VFD burns debris from April 13 Tornado

It will take several days to see the very large brush pile that was collected from the devastation of the April 13 Franklin tornado cleared. On Monday Franklin Fire Chief

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SouthStar Bank’s Justin Salcadio along with employees from the Franklin Branch, Mayor Molly Hedrick and Chamber President Justin Kleiber with a very large check.

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Robertson County Judge Charles Ellison and Franklin City Council member Richard Furman join their fellow residents at the SouthStar Bank breakfast and check presentation.

Community support on display

It was an overwhelming sight when Franklin Mayor Molly Hedrick turned over the check to reveal the amount of money raised for the Franklin Tornado Relief Fund. More than $90,000.00


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