By CLIFF HIGHTOWER
What’s up, Franklin?
Franklin Home Page starts a new segment today, beginning around noon where the local reporter, Cliff Hightower, will bring you last weeks headlines and upcoming news for the week. Most importantly, we hope to hear from you while we are live. We encourage you to ask questions about the issues we are discussing but also let us know what you want us to investigate.
Home Page Media Group will be broadcasting on Facebook Live, so be sure to tune in or check it out later in the day. With the weekly Facebook Live question and answers, Home Page Media Group is aiming to give you the news in an interesting and accessible new format.
As a preview, this is a roundup of headlines you will hear about.
LAST WEEKS HEADLINES
- Cyclist injured in hit-and-run on Natchez Trace: The biggest news story of the week that ended up on national headlines. Tyler Noe and his friend, Greg Goodman, were riding on Natchez Trace last Saturday when Noe was hit by a black Volvo. Goodman recorded the incident on video, then it hit You Tube. Within hours authorities had arrested Marshall Grant Neely III, 58, of Franklin, a University School of Nashville administrator. Neely is now free on bond and awaits court.
- County passes budget: Williamson County passed a $557 million budget after some wrangling with the school board over the amount for months. In the end, the Williamson County school board cut $6 million and the county approved a budget with no property tax increase.
- School board facing lawsuit: The Williamson County school board faces a lawsuit after a student claimed sexual assault on campus. The parents said the school system did not do its due diligence in following up.
- Franklin Special School District to vote on budget: The Franklin school board is set to approve a $48.2 million budget Monday night. The tax rate is also the same as last year’s set at 82.9 cents per $100 of assessed property value.
- Neely in court: Marshall Grant Neely III, 58, of Franklin, and the motorist accused of hitting bicyclist Tyler Noe on the Natchez Trace will be in court Thursday for the first time to hear the charges against him. These charges include felony reckless endangerment.
Here is our first installment:
Remember, we hope to hear from you today. Tune in at noon on the Franklin Home Page Facebook page.
Cliff Hightower can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @CliffHightower.