11:58 PM Aug 28, 2019 CDT

Duluth Trading Co. to open retail location in Franklin

Duluth Trading Co. will open a new location this fall at 1725 Galleria Blvd., Franklin in the former location of Lifeway Christian Store. The retailer offers clothing for men and women with an emphasis on work apparel and outdoor wear. Duluth Trading Co. also offers tools, flashlights, car accessories, knives and outdoor gear.


Tennessee Highway Patrol to begin strict enforcement of Hands Free Law starting Labor Day Weekend

The Hands Free Tennessee Law—which prohibits drivers from using their phone while driving—became effective July 1, and many law-enforcement officers have given warnings to drivers caught in violation of the laws during the past two months. However, that grace period is about to end.


Neighborhood meeting scheduled for proposed Twice Daily convenience store on Columbia Avenue in Franklin

The city of Franklin's department of Planning and Sustainability will hold a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4, regarding a proposed Twice Daily gas station and convenience store at 1536 Columbia Ave., Franklin. Proposed plans for the site include fueling stations, formal open space, and onsite stormwater management facility.



Sanctuary Functional Medicine expands to larger space in Franklin

Sanctuary Functional Medicine moved from Suite 4 to Suite 2 at 120 Holiday Court, Franklin, allowing the alternative medicine clinic to see more patients and offer more services, according to manager Georgia McCray.


TDOT: No lane closures over Labor Day weekend

No lane closures will be in effect this Labor Day weekend on state highways, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.


Franklin alderpersons tinker with parking times, schedule referendum on annexation

The Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen scheduled an Election Day referendum for the annexation of 26 properties in the Long Lane and Pratt Lane area. Only those property owners who have requested annexation can vote in the referendum.


City of Brentwood donates nearly $350,000 to local schools, agencies

Continuing with its tradition of making local donations at the start of the school year, the city of Brentwood announced several donations to local entities during its Aug. 26 city commission meeting.



Women's clothing store Avenue to close retail stores, including location in Cool Springs

Women's clothing retailer Avenue announced it will close all physical stores across the U.S., including its Cool Springs area location at 1709 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. The store, which offers plus-size clothing as well as shoes and accessories, will continue to operate its online store.


The Poki brings fresh Pacific flavors to Brentwood

Kelvin Tran opened Brentwood’s only poke shop, The Poki, last October, giving diners a health-conscious option in the heart of the city.


Annexation requests around Franklin set up Long Lane area for growth

In south Franklin, a rash of annexation requests have set the ball rolling for future development in the area.


Friends of Franklin Parks announces plans to restore historic Harlinsdale home

Following the success of its eighth annual Raise the Roofs Event, local nonprofit organization Friends of Franklin Parks has announced plans to restore the historic Hayes House at Harlindale Farm in Franklin.




Music, nonsense, barbecue: 4 things to do this weekend in the Franklin, Brentwood area this weekend, Aug. 23-25

School is back, but there is still plenty to do around Brentwood and Franklin this …


To-do list: local events to check out in late August and September

Your ultimate local guide for the months of August and …


Everything you need to know for The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Sept. 21-22

The annual festival returns to Franklin’s The Park at Harlinsdale in September. Ticket prices range from $130-$975; however, prices are expected to increase as tickets get closer to selling out. Tickets can be bought at www.pilgrimagefestival.com .




Mantra Artisan Ales moving out of Franklin, Mill Creek Brewing Co. to open taproom in its place

Nolensville-based brewery Mill Creek Brewing Co. will move into its newest taproom and brewery in Franklin in the coming weeks, taking over Mantra Artisan Ales' location at 216 Noah Drive, Franklin, according to an Aug. 20 release from the company.


Music schedule announced for Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

The music starts at 10 a.m. each day of Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival and goes on all day, according to the newly-released schedule.


Mitsubishi to hold job fair for more than 150 open positions in new Franklin headquarters

Mitsubishi Motors North America is having a job fair Aug. 27-28 for 150 positions, according to a release from the company.



Boosters, budget cuts, commendations: 3 highlights from Williamson County Schools' first board meeting of the school year

At the first school board meeting of the new academic year, Superintendent Jason Golden announced that boosters and parent-teacher organizations raised over $10 million for Williamson County Schools last year.


Consignment shopping, skate night: 4 things to do in Franklin and Brentwood this weekend

There are multiple opportunities to support a charity at an event in Williamson County this weekend, or you …


28 Williamson County Schools receive Reward status, district gets Exemplary designation

TNReady results were released Aug. 15 from the Tennessee Department of Education, and 28 schools in Williamson County were named Reward Schools, the highest honor that schools in the state can receive.


The Innovations Group to host health care real estate seminar Aug. 15

Franklin-based design firm The Innovations Group LLC will host a panel discussion and seminar on health care real estate Aug. 15 featuring speakers from local development groups, project-management firms, construction companies and financial groups.