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Looks like a pretty good week ahead for Middle Tennessee with partly sunny days and only a few afternoon and evening thunderstorms.

This year the Tennessee tax-free offerings have tripled — not only including the usual back-to-school weekend exemption on clothing, school supplies and computers, but expanding to offer a full week of taxless shopping on food and a whole year of tax-free shopping for gun safes and other gun safety features.

Looks like another week of high temperatures well into the 90s and heat index over 100 at times with the driest weather coming for the middle portion of the week and then chances going back up to 40% by the weekend.

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After deferring a vote earlier this year to rename Drakes Creek Park in honor of former Parks Director Dave LeMarbre, city leaders voted last week to establish an ad hoc committee to propose a plan for the naming of city structures and facilities.

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For the second time in less than three weeks, a department head has announced he’ll leave the city of Hendersonville’s employ after holding the permanent position for less than a year.

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Rumors that Hollywood actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are the secret buyers of Kelly Clarkson’s recently sold Hendersonville mansion aren’t true, according to realtor Jack Miller, who handled the $6.3 million sale last month.

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Hendersonville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday voted to defer a request by the city’s only new car dealership to allow land along West Main Street to be used for a display lot after leaders from the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) spoke against the proposal.

July has been a little below normal on temperatures thus far and we do not have any excessive heat coming for the next two weeks, as I am expecting temperatures to stay below normal through the 25th of July.

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Hendersonville Public Works Director Marshall Boyd will be leaving the city’s employ this month after accepting the position of county engineer with Sumner County’s Department of Development Services.

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On Dec. 30, 2019, Hendersonville Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol was hit by a car while he was running across Interstate 65 to chase a fleeing suspect. He died from his injuries that night, leaving behind his wife, Lauren, and daughter Eloise, who was 3 at the time.

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Members of the Hendersonville Regional Planning Commission were unanimous Tuesday in their vote to recommend denial of a New Jersey developer’s request to rezone 6.4 acres at 216 Sanders Ferry Road in order to build a 299-unit, 55 and up age-restricted community.

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The Hendersonville Police Department celebrated its 50th anniversary July 1 with some help from state and local officials, the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.