Franklin - Brentwood

Stay informed about the latest local news in Franklin and Brentwood, including transportation and development headlines, information on new businesses, and updates from Williamson County Schools and local government entities.

4:05 PM May 12, 2022 CDT

Great Wall of China: Family finds roots as Franklin fixture

Andy and Jenny Ke have run Great Wall of China for 13 years in the Grassland neighborhood, they said.


3 ongoing construction, renovation projects in Franklin, Brentwood

These three projects are underway in Franklin and Brentwood.


Franklin Mayor Ken Moore delivers 2022 State of the City address

The city has seen an average of more than $500 million in private development in each of the last three years, said Michael Walters Young, the city of Franklin's budget and analytics manager.




Nonprofit Blood Assurance and Williamson Medical Center partner for May 24 blood drive

The drive is part of a joint initiative between Blood Assurance, WMC and the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee to hold 13 drives this year, according to the announcement.


Williamson County Schools to partner with Belong Gaming for new esports program

The company announced May 9 it will use its network of local gaming systems to help districts develop programs and teams. Belong Gaming Arena has an existing location on the first level of the CoolSprings Galleria, located at 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 


Franklin administrators release proposed $207M FY 2022-23 budget

Private investment in Franklin totaled $556 million in 2021, according to city officials.



Sir Massage now open in Brentwood

The interior of the spa is intended to be male-oriented, according to the company's website.


Caliente Contouring Cool Springs to celebrate its first anniversary in Franklin in June

The business opened June 7, 2021, according to owner Claire Dean.


Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen to consider vesting right extensions for Aureum project on May 10

State law requires obtaining an extension of project development plan approvals if three years elapse without gaining site plan approvals or site preparation.




Woodhouse Spa Franklin now open in Cool Springs

The spa is part of a franchise with more than 70 locations, according to the company's website.


Williamson County School board incumbents advance to the Aug. 4 general election

One candidate in each primary advanced to the Aug. 4 school board race.


Two Williamson County commissioners lose seats in May 3 primaries

GOP candidates in uncontested County Commission races in Districts 3, 4, 6 and 9 automatically advanced to the Aug. 4 ballot.


Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedics and M-Power Physical Therapy open in Cool Springs

The Nashville-based Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedics opened in the 21,600-square-foot building April 25, according to the website of the business.



GOP incumbents win most of their primaries, plus tallies from many Williamson races

GOP incumbents established leads in primary races in Williamson County for the Aug. 4 general election.


Guthrie Facial Plastic Surgery opening soon in Brentwood

Guthrie Facial Plastic Surgery, a facial plastic surgery practice, will open a new office in Brentwood.


Williamson County high schools ranked among the best in Tennessee, US

Brentwood, Ravenwood and Franklin high schools ranked in the state's top 10 nonmagnet secondary schools, according to the ranking.


Heritage Foundation of Williamson County plans to turn McConnell House into museum, venue

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County finalized a deal to buy the building in February, according to the nonprofit.




Franklin aldermen to consider 4.5% cost-of-living adjustment for retirees amid inflation

The increase would benefit about 261 retirees in the city's closed pension plan, which includes employees hired before Dec. 31, 2016.


Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen reject Brownland Farm rezoning request

The potential development had sparked concerns about worsening flooding of surrounding neighborhoods.


Recent development updates: Three building projects underway in Franklin and Brentwood

These are ongoing development or renovation projects underway in Franklin and Brentwood this spring.