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Growth projections place spotlight on senior needs in Williamson County

The 65-and-up population is one of the fastest-growing segments in Williamson County, which is leading to a need for more skilled caregivers, more senior services and more long-term care options, including affordable senior housing.


Ask the editor: Why are lawmakers heading back for a special session?

You may have heard in late June that Gov. Bill Lee has called for a special session Aug. 23, but if you are not familiar with legislative procedures, it may be unclear what this means.


Population growth, tourism boom lead to parking woes

Every visitor, resident and employee who drives to downtown Franklin on any given day has at least one thing in common: They must find one of the city’s more than 1,800 parking spots in order to enjoy Franklin’s shops, office space, restaurants and other amenities.



BrightStone seeks to expand campus, community for special needs adults

After years of working with Williamson County Schools to help special needs students transition to post-education life, BrightStone founder and Executive Director Brenda Hauk said she saw firsthand what happens when a special needs adult ages out of the public school system and into a world with not enough resources to help them live a full life.


Upcoming: Williamson Inc.'s State of the County will address economic updates

County Mayor Rogers Anderson will give his 17th State of the County address at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 24.


Franklin city elections: candidates finalized for at-large BOMA seats

Seven candidates will compete for Franklin’s four at-large seats on the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen, according to the official list of candidates, which was released by the Williamson County Election Commission when the filing deadline passed July 18.


Gallery: Mack C Hatcher northwest extension on track to open in late 2021

Construction of the Mack Hatcher Parkway extension remains on pace to be completed by November 2021, according to officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.



Serve It Up Nashville to take over Brentwood Market & Deli

Serve It Up Nashville will open a new location inside the former Brentwood Market & Deli, located at 925 Franklin Road, Brentwood, which closed in June after decades of business.


Brentwood begins work on Crockett Road water line, residents can expect occasional traffic delays

The city of Brentwood began work earlier this week on a monthslong project to replace water lines on Crockett Road on the southeast side of the city.


Southern Roots Fashion to close Franklin store

Clothing boutique Southern Roots Fashion will close its Franklin location at 324 Liberty Pike, Ste. 140, …


Franklin Special School District approves 2019-20 budget

With only a few weeks left of summer vacation, the Franklin Special School District has wrapped up work on its budget for the 2019-20 school year.



Chick-Fil-A updates: check out opening dates for locations at Murfreesboro Road, Columbia Avenue, Berry Farms

Fast food eatery Chick-Fil-A has three locations in the Franklin area currently under construction. Take a look below at when each are expected to open.


Schlotzky's deli, including Cool Springs location, changing name this year

The Austin-based fast-casual deli chain Schlotzsky’s announced it will rebrand its more than 370 …


Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen gets ball rolling on plans for Southbrooke development

Franklin alderpersons heard a presentation July 9 on the initial plans for a 318-acre development on Lewisburg Pike.


Gray Fox Realty relocates to downtown Franklin

Gray Fox Realty owners Mike Grumbles and Joey McCloskey have relocated their business from a space above Handy Hardware at 731 Columbia Ave., Franklin, to 232 Third Ave. N., Franklin.



Child's Play daycare moving to Cool Springs Boulevard in Franklin

Daycare center Child’s Play will relocate Aug. 1 from 209 S. Royal Oaks Blvd., Ste. 184, Franklin to 206 …


Brentwood approves new paved trail in Maryland Farms

Following several comments from residents and community members in favor of more outdoor walking areas on the west side of the city, Brentwood City Commission has approved a new paved trail in Maryland Farms.


Summer concert, dog wash, pop-up shop: 4 things to do in Brentwood and Franklin this weekend, July 12-14

Summer is in full swing, and there are activities all over town this …


Vinnie Louise opens Franklin location on Main Street

Nashville-based Vinnie Lousie opened its newest location June 29 at 400 Main St., Ste. 120, Franklin. The …



Plans for Long Lane counseling center get final approval from city of Franklin

Franklin officials have given the green light for a counseling center to be built on Long Lane.


First Tennessee Bank to rebrand as First Horizon Bank

First Tennessee Bank announced June 11 the bank will change its name to First Horizon Bank this fall to align with its parent company, First Horizon National Corp. First Tennessee Bank has 13 Nashville-area locations, including five in Southwest Nashville, as well as eight locations in Brentwood and Franklin.


Granite City Food & Brewery celebrates 20 years with new menu, beers

Granite City Food & Brewery, which operates a location at 1864 West McEwen Drive, Franklin, celebrates 20 years in business this year, according to a release from Williamson, Inc.


Williamson County records biggest tourism year to date in 2018

Visit Franklin, also known as the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, announced this week that a record 1.72 million people visited Williamson County in 2018, a 13.6% increase from 2017, according to a press release.