Planning for long-term transportation solutions underway in Greater Nashville area

Traffic and congestion are at the top of the list of concerns surrounding growth in the Greater Nashville area, and with more residents projected to move to the area in the future, Nashville’s leaders are planning now to accommodate them.

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1. Original owners’ grandson restores roll-throwing restaurant, Potatoe Patch, to former glory

The Country Boy provides Southern food, community to area for over 50 years

The eatery has been operating in Leiper's Fork since 1968.

Carpe Diem offers thousands of vinyl records and antiques

Within the long, narrow walls of the two-room house next to Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor are shelves and display cases filled to the brim with a hodgepodge of collectibles, artifacts, antiques and, most of all, vintage vinyl records.

Community group works against racial imbalances in Franklin area history

New markers were added to the square earlier this year.

KA/ATA Martial Arts now open in Westhaven

The studio will hold an official grand opening in January.

Urban Thrifter now open inside The Factory at Franklin

The shop held a soft opening in early December.

Luxenhaus Day Spa debuts in Cool Springs

The spa underwent a rebranding earlier this year.

Mimi's Room in Williamson County reopens after undergoing renovations

The safe space for children in the court system has been updated.

DATA: Franklin's population increased 13% from 2014-18; home values up 23%

New five-year estimates were released by the U.S. Census Bureau Dec. 19.

Centennial High School in Franklin receives $3,500 donation from Santa's Trees and Brookside Properties

The tree lot has made donations to several area schools over the years.

Brentwood first responders host holiday blood drive Dec. 20

Blood donations are especially needed during the holiday season.

Winter break for students in Williamson County begins Dec. 23

Students will have half and partial days Dec. 19-20.

Fitness studio Row House to open in Cool Springs

The fitness studio will open in late March.

Franklin Tomorrow to add three new board members in 2020

The new board members will start Jan. 1.