What can I expect to find in ‘Community Impact Newspaper’ each month?

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Between the constant stream of internet and TV news, sometimes it feels like we’re oversaturated with information, but how much do we really know about what is going on in our backyard?

Our motto here at Community Impact Newspaper is “Print Ain’t Dead,” and while we have often heard that print is no longer a priority for many news outlets, we believe bringing unbiased, nonpartisan news on transportation, local businesses and community news—the issues that affect you every day­—is more important than ever.

Each month we’ll work to bring you the latest on new business openings, news on local schools, and updates on government decisions and transportation projects in the cities of Franklin and Brentwood.

I hope you find this first edition of Community Impact Newspaper useful throughout the month. Do you think there is something we should be covering or have a story idea? Let us know how we’re doing at [email protected].
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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Par Golf TN will open Oct. 22 in Brentwood. (Courtesy Par Golf TN)
Par Golf TN to open in Brentwood

Par Golf TN features Golfzon, a state-of-the-art golf simulator machine to help golfers improve their game in an indoor space. 

The staff works with abused children and families in Middle Tennessee. (Photos courtesy Davis House Child Advocacy Center)
Davis House Advocacy Center provides counseling, resources for abused children

Executive Director Brett Hutchinson said most people do not realize how prevalent child abuse is and that it exists in every community, regardless of socioeconomic status.

President and CEO George Hampton and Brentwood Mayor Rhea Little (center) facilitated a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Currax's new headquarters Sept. 29. (Courtesy Currax Pharmaceuticals)
Currax Pharmaceuticals opens HQ in Brentwood

The company, located at 155 Franklin Road, Ste. 450, Brentwood, announced its move from Morristown, New Jersey, to Brentwood in August.

Local officials will unveil a statue honoring members of the U.S. Colored Troops on Oct. 23. (Courtesy city of Franklin, Battle of Franklin Trust)
City of Franklin to debut U.S. Colored Troops statue Oct. 23

The statue, to be placed in the Public Square, is entitled "March to Freedom."

New Williamson County Schools Board Member Josh Brown was appointed during the Oct. 11 Williamson County Commission meeting. (Screenshot via Williamson County)
Williamson County Schools adds new board member

New board member Josh Brown attended his first meeting with the school board Oct. 18.

Serrato's Steakhouse is slated to open Oct. 20. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Serrato's Steakhouse to open Oct. 20 in Franklin

The eatery is located off of Columbia Avenue in Franklin.

The Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch returns Oct. 16. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
16 fall events to check out in Franklin, Brentwood; Westhaven Golf Club reopens following renovations and more top area news

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

A project to renovate and expand the Williamson Medical Center will begin in 2022. (Rendering courtesy Williamson Medical Center)
Williamson Medical Center announces $189M project to expand, renovate hospital

Construction on the project is slated to begin in 2022.

The Franklin International Indie Film Festival will be held Nov. 9-14 at The Factory at Franklin. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Franklin International Indie Film Festival returns Nov. 9-14

The festival includes a selection of feature films, short films and student submissions.

The Franklin Hill Center is set to be demolished in the coming weeks. (Lacy Klasel/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin Hill Center set for demolition

The buildings along Columbia Avenue are slated to be knocked down in the coming weeks.

The Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch returns Oct. 16. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pumpkin patches, spooky tours: 16 fall events to check out in Franklin, Brentwood

Which fall favorite are you adding to your calendar this season?