Franklin - Brentwood

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10:38 AM Apr 26, 2022 CDT

Williamson County to manage 2022 Tennessee Renaissance Festival

As part of negotiations with the Freeman family, the county has agreed to preserve the land as park property and has taken over the rights to the festival.


Franklin flower shop owner's family business is in sixth decade

Shea Freeman has run the store since 2004, taking it over from her grandmother, she said.


Lineage Bank opens second Franklin location in Cool Springs

The bank's purpose is to serve customers in Williamson and Carroll counties in Tennessee, according to the announcement.



Huckleberry Brewing Company now open in Cool Springs

The craft brewery includes a full bar and kitchen serving dishes, such as the Smashville Hot Burger and Steak Frites.



Persimmon Pub: Golf club eatery in Franklin aims for above par menu

In May 2022 the restaurant plans on expanding its menu, according to owner Brooks West.


Dee-O-Gee pet supply store coming to Franklin in summer 2022

The chain originated in Bozeman, Montana, in 2008 and has nine locally owned locations across the country.



Franklin leaders to give annual State of the City Address on May 11

The event's theme is "Better Together," in reference to efforts by the city government to rebound after the COVID-19 pandemic, an announcement said.


Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival announces lineup for Sept 24-25 in Franklin

After a hiatus in 2020, the autumn festival is returning for the eighth time since 2015.


Entertainment schedule announced for this weekend's 38th annual Main Street Festival

The annual spring event features artisans, vendors, street food and live music and will be April 23-24.


Brownland Farm flood plain issues draw scrutiny in Franklin

The Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen is expected to decide on a development plan for the land May 10.



See who's on the Williamson County Republican and Democratic ballots in May

Here is a brief guide to the Republican and Democrat slates for the May 3 primary.


Scissors & Scotch to have soft opening in McEwen Northside this week

Scissors & Scotch, a barber shop with a full bar, was first announced as a tenant for McEwen Northside in November.


Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams closes Franklin Road location

The store's closure at The Factory at Franklin was described as "permanent" by the company's local public relations coordinator.


April 2022 Transportation Updates: Three road projects in Franklin, Brentwood to watch

These are some short updates of current and future projects of note in the Franklin, Brentwood area and their progress.



Area officials working out COVID American Rescue Plan Act spending goals

Franklin, Brentwood and Williamson County will allocate a collective total of nearly $70 million by 2026.


Williamson Medical Center breaks ground to mark start of $200 million expansion; Sparks Law Firm PLC opens in Brentwood and more top news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Nashville area.


Williamson County August primary federal and state races set even as redistricting legal challenge advances

On April 6, a three-judge panel ruled the General Assembly must rework State Senate race redistricting maps.


Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announces 2022 Franklin Theatre concert series performers

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will perform on April 8 and 9.



Bar and restaurant Neighbors Franklin opening in McEwen Northside in April

The restaurant has two other Nashville-area locations in Sylvan Park and Germantown.


Sparks Law Firm PLC opens in Brentwood

The firm focuses on the day-to-day needs of small and mid-sized businesses, according to the firm.


Nominations being accepted for The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County's Sites to Save List

The two top chosen properties will receive in-kind contributions of between $25,000 and $50,000 from the foundation.


Williamson County's health care to be topic of Breakfast With the Mayors on April 26

The quarterly forum is hosted by nonprofit Franklin Tomorrow.