Waldo's Chicken & Beer coming to Franklin; county pools, splash pads to open May 1 and more top area news

Waldo's Chicken & Beer will open in the former location of Captain D's on New Hwy. 96 West. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Waldo's Chicken & Beer will open in the former location of Captain D's on New Hwy. 96 West. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Waldo's Chicken & Beer will open in the former location of Captain D's on New Hwy. 96 West. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

Franklin

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer to open second Franklin location

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer will open a second location later this year at 108 New Hwy. 96 W., Franklin, in the former locations of Captain D’s.

Hattie Jane's Creamery now open in Franklin



Hattie Jane's Creamery opened April 9 at 3078 Maddux Way, Ste. 100, Franklin, next door to Herban Market at Camden Commons.

Williamson County

Williamson County outdoor pools and splash parks to open May 1

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department announced April 12 that all outdoor pools and splash parks will open May 1 for the summer season.

New Black Business Coalition aims to support Black business owners in Williamson County

Last summer’s wave of collective action and protests sparked an idea for local business leaders to create a network for Black business owners in the area to find support and resources while lifting up their individual businesses in the community.

African American Heritage Society working to save historic home in downtown Franklin, launching fundraising campaign

To help save one of Williamson County's historic properties from future development, the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County has announced it is working to purchase a 140-year-old home near downtown Franklin.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.