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Nearly four years after the first section of the Royal Inn was condemned, sheets of plywood are now covering the burgundy doors of the motel, located at 1508 Memorial Boulevard in Springfield, while the city awaits the demolition of the entire structure.

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On South Main Street in Springfield, a young up-and-coming chef is rebranding her family restaurant into a dining establishment all her own, marinating foods from her southern roots into a modern dining experience for her customers.

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City leaders approved the first of three scheduled readings of the proposed amended municipal code that allows the on-premise sale of beer to be within 100 feet of a church, school or park in the core commercial zone instead of 300 feet, which is currently required.

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The City of Springfield’s water distribution to incoming developments is on a hold, according to City Manager Gina Holt, who addressed a special-called meeting of the Springfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday, Feb. 27 regarding the accelerated growth planned for the city and county.

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In a six-one vote by the Springfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen, city leaders agreed Tuesday that the former school property, located at 2121 Woodland Street, should remain with the county.

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The Springfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved Gresham, Smith & Partners as the engineering firm for the extension of William A. Batson Parkway on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at its regular board meeting.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Springfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen took no action regarding the ownership of the Woodland Street building that most recently served as the school district’s central office.

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With the urging of some Springfield residents, the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen has given the green light to helping the city go green by entering into a recycling program.

The employees of Springfield receive an award following every five years of service they give to the city. The following employees were honored by the Springfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen at the Tuesday, Dec. 19 meeting. 

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After the first of the year, Green Village Recycling will be making a pitch to the Robertson County Commission and the City of Springfield to provide a service to about 2,000 residents of Springfield.

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The discussion between Robertson County and the City of Springfield over ownership issues of the former central office building of the school district will continue into next month.

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) continues widening Tom Austin Highway, from Memorial Boulevard to William A. Batson Parkway, with more than 60-percent of the project completed.

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The City of Springfield’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved upon final reading a move that is designed to restrict off-premise transient vendor sales of new merchandise, on Memorial Boulevard and Tom Austin Highway, except for vendors that have a temporary 14-day, $25 permit.