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There’s no question the documents Franklin, Tennessee, resident Emily Jenkins sought in an open records request exist because they were quoted multiple times at a hearing.

On July 27, the Franklin Ethics Commission substantiated evidence that Alderman Gabrielle Hanson violated ethics codes and unanimously recommended to the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen that she be censured over messages she sent to Doug Kreulen, president and CEO of the Metro Nashville Airport Authority, about the airport’s support of a Juneteenth event hosted by the Franklin Justice and Equity Coalition.

“To put it mildly, our citizens are outraged and angry,” Hanson wrote in an email sent from her personal account. “Is it the mission of BNA to support Juneteenth? Is it the mission of BNA to support radical (agendas) that are dividing our country? That is the question our citizens would like answered.”

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