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SouthGate Studio in Franklin provides instruction for aspiring artists

For 18 years, Franklin artists Pat and Jody Thompson have offered weekly classes at SouthGate Studio in The Factory at Franklin for students with a passion for painting.


City of Franklin reopens tennis courts at Jim Warren Park

Tennis lovers and student athletes can resume play at Jim Warren Park following the reopening of eight tennis courts Oct. 29.


The Local Taco in Brentwood adds a Southern twist to tacos

Middle Tennessee’s only location of The Local Taco has become a Brentwood institution known for its family-friendly versatility and for putting a Southern twist on tacos.



First Tennessee Bank rebrands as First Horizon Bank

First Tennessee Bank changed its name to First Horizon Bank on Oct. 25 to align with its parent company, First Horizon National Corp., according to a news release.


How it works: What is REAL ID?

Beginning in October 2020, new identification standards intended to increase U.S. security will go into effect.


Transportation updates: 4 road projects to watch in Franklin and Brentwood

Keep these projects in mind during your …


Brentwood's Movie in the Park rescheduled to Sunday, Oct. 27

Brentwood city officials have announced that this weekend's Movie in the Park has been moved to Sunday, Oct. 27 due to rain in the area on Oct. 26. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. and food trucks will begin serving at 6 p.m.



Work begins on $29M police HQ in Brentwood

Williamson County leaders, first responders and community members gathered Sept. 11 to watch as officials with the city of Brentwood broke ground on the biggest capital project in city history.


Hemp growth, CBD on the rise in Williamson County

Retailers offering products with cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, are proliferating across Williamson County, including an influx of stores in the Franklin and Brentwood areas that sell health and wellness products made with the hemp-derived compound.



3 construction projects to watch in Franklin and Brentwood

Take a look at updates on some of the construction work happening now in Franklin and …



Coffee With Impact: JT McCormick went from a horrific upbringing to being a CEO

Severe neglect, sexual abuse, violence, poverty: JT McCormick readily and publicly discusses these defining aspects of his upbringing. Told in shocking detail, it quickly becomes evident for those who attend his speeches that the stories of his childhood are necessary to elucidate how he emerged from it all to become what he describes as a success story.


Pumpkinfest, movie in the park: 4 things to do in Franklin and Brentwood this weekend, Oct. 25-27

It is the last weekend of October, and fall is in full swing. Take a look at some of the events happening …


How it works: How does the IMPROVE Act fund road projects in Tennessee?

Signed into law by former Gov. Bill Haslam in 2017, the IMPROVE Act authorized the state of Tennessee to update several state taxes, including lowering the Hall tax and the sales tax on food.


MOOYAH sets 2020 opening in Brentwood, eyes more locations in Franklin and Nashville

One of several new retailers and restaurants opening in Hill Center Brentwood , MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is making its debut in Middle Tennessee next year.



Ask the editor: How are property values calculated?

Homeowners in Williamson County have likely received their property tax bills recently.


City of Franklin installs Fuller Story markers at downtown courthouse to add historic context

The city of Franklin’s downtown square now has new historic markers to help give context to events from the Civil War and the Reconstruction era.


Pumpkins and parades: 7 Halloween events to check out in the Greater Nashville area

It's the last weekend before Halloween, and if you're looking to get the most use possible out of your …


5 upcoming weekend ramp closures on I-440 in Nashville

As part of the  ongoing project to widen I-440 in Nashville, several weekend ramp closures are scheduled throughout the corridor, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.



TDOT to move construction work on Franklin Road to Moore's Lane

Construction work on Franklin Road will move further south at the Tennessee Department of Transportation continues work to widen the road.


Property owners approve annexation into Franklin city limits

Property owners on the south side of Franklin have approved a referendum to annex several tracts of land into the city limits.