12:41 PM Oct 25, 2019 CDT

Coffee With Impact: JT McCormick went from a horrific upbringing to being a CEO

Severe neglect, sexual abuse, violence, poverty: JT McCormick readily and publicly discusses these defining aspects of his upbringing. Told in shocking detail, it quickly becomes evident for those who attend his speeches that the stories of his childhood are necessary to elucidate how he emerged from it all to become what he describes as a success story.


Pumpkinfest, movie in the park: 4 things to do in Franklin and Brentwood this weekend, Oct. 25-27

It is the last weekend of October, and fall is in full swing. Take a look at some of the events happening …


How it works: How does the IMPROVE Act fund road projects in Tennessee?

Signed into law by former Gov. Bill Haslam in 2017, the IMPROVE Act authorized the state of Tennessee to update several state taxes, including lowering the Hall tax and the sales tax on food.



MOOYAH sets 2020 opening in Brentwood, eyes more locations in Franklin and Nashville

One of several new retailers and restaurants opening in Hill Center Brentwood , MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is making its debut in Middle Tennessee next year.


Ask the editor: How are property values calculated?

Homeowners in Williamson County have likely received their property tax bills recently.


City of Franklin installs Fuller Story markers at downtown courthouse to add historic context

The city of Franklin’s downtown square now has new historic markers to help give context to events from the Civil War and the Reconstruction era.


Pumpkins and parades: 7 Halloween events to check out in the Greater Nashville area

It's the last weekend before Halloween, and if you're looking to get the most use possible out of your …



5 upcoming weekend ramp closures on I-440 in Nashville

As part of the  ongoing project to widen I-440 in Nashville, several weekend ramp closures are scheduled throughout the corridor, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.


TDOT to move construction work on Franklin Road to Moore's Lane

Construction work on Franklin Road will move further south at the Tennessee Department of Transportation continues work to widen the road.


Property owners approve annexation into Franklin city limits

Property owners on the south side of Franklin have approved a referendum to annex several tracts of land into the city limits.




Williamson County Schools to host two rezoning meetings for new middle school

To help accommodate the district's growing student population, Williamson County Schools is planning to open new campuses next year, and students at surrounding schools will be rezoned as a result.


Williamson County Schools approves 2020-21 academic calendar

While the next summer vacation is still many months away, Williamson County Schools' board has already begun thinking ahead to the next school year.


Early voting totals show just 3.4% turnout in Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen election

Early voting for the city of Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen election has ended, and totals show the number of voters in this year’s election was down from 2017.


Mayor John Cooper says cold weather shelters will open this winter in Nashville

Metro Nashville's emergency cold weather shelters will open this winter, Mayor John Cooper announced Oct. 17.




Columbia State Community College to open new parking garage, eyes fourth building

A new parking garage on Columbia State Community College's Williamson campus is only a few more weeks away from opening, according to college officials.


City of Brentwood takes steps toward modifying home elevation standards for flood prevention

The Brentwood City Commission approved on first reading Oct. 14 an ordinance to modify city regulations on how high residents can elevate their homes to prevent future flooding.


IMPACT ROUND-UP: 7 new businesses opening at Hill Center Brentwood

Several new businesses have opened or will open in the coming months at Hill Center Brentwood, located near the intersection of Franklin Road and Maryland Way in Brentwood. Take a look at what is slated for Phase II of the development.



Eat the Frog Fitness to become latest addition to Hill Center Brentwood

Eat the Frog Fitness, an exercise studio, will open in 2020 in Hill Center Brentwood at 205 Franklin Road, Brentwood. The studio, founded by 2008 Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay and longtime fitness executive Joe Culver, delivers highly personalized workouts in a studio setting, according to a release from H.G. Hill Realty, the leasing company for Hill Center Brentwood.


MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes to open in Hill Center Brentwood

Texas-based eatery MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes will open a location in Hill Center Brentwood at 213 Franklin Road, Brentwood, in spring 2020, according to a news release from H.G. Hill Realty, the leasing company for the development.


Emerald Ash Borer topples Tennessee’s trees

Tennessee is home to more than 250 million ash trees, and an invasive species called the Emerald Ash Borer is threatening them.


Belmont University in Nashville to host presidential debate in 2020

Belmont University is hosting a presidential debate in 2020, the university announced Oct. 11.