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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.


Franklin Special School District receives designation of Advancing in TNReady scores

The Tennessee Department of Education released 2019 TNReady district accountability scores Aug. 15, and Franklin Special School District has received an Advancing designation from the state, the second-highest ranking a district can receive.



A'GACI to close all stores, including CoolSprings Galleria location

Women's clothing retailer A'GACI announced Aug. 8 that all of its locations, including one in the CoolSprings …


Vanderbilt to sell alcohol at football games beginning with 2019 season

Alcohol will be available for purchase at Vanderbilt football games beginning with the 2019 season, the university's athletics department announced Wednesday, Aug. 14.


New Franklin location of Chick-fil-A now open

A new location of Chick-fil-A opened Aug. 14 at 1122 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin. The eatery offers its …


Southbrooke housing development undergoes further scrutiny at Franklin BOMA meeting

Discussions continued at Franklin City Hall on the planned Southbrooke development during the Aug. 12 Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, and some residents shared their thoughts on the large housing development planned for Lewisburg Pike.



More parking, new city hall: Franklin approves updated Capital Investment Program

Franklin officials have approved the city’s updated capital investment program, prioritizing projects such as the Long Lane and Peytonsville Road connector, a new parking lot on 5th Avenue North and a new city hall.


Traffic light at Cool Springs Boulevard and I-65 to change beginning Aug. 14

The Cool Springs Boulevard traffic light at the on-ramp for I-65 northbound will now feature a flashing yellow arrow light to help improve traffic flow beginning Aug. 14, according to a city press release.


Franklin SSD uses substitute staffing service to fill absences during 2019-20 school year

The Franklin Special School District is trying a new way to help fill teacher absences during the 2019-20 school year.


Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival announces food lineup

With the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival just a few weeks away, festivalgoers have long known about the festival's music lineup , however Pilgrimage officials announced Aug. 13 which Nashville-area eateries will also be at the festival, slated for Sept. 21-22.



South Corridor Study to wrap up this fall; community input still needed

An ongoing study to examine three north-south corridors in Williamson, Davidson and Maury counties is underway, and officials are in need of public input concerning what traffic solutions might work along the I-65 corridor.


Franklin Wine and Spirits to host tasting with Dads Drinking Bourbon podcast Aug. 12

Podcast hosts John Edwards and Zeke Baker of the Nashville-based podcast Dads Drinking Bourbon will be at a bourbon tasting event Aug. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Franklin Wine and Spirits, located at 1400 Liberty Pike, Franklin.


Nashville Fire Department offers safety tips for expected high temperatures Aug. 12-13

With the heat index expected to surpass 100 degrees Monday and Tuesday, the Nashville Fire Department is offering safety tips to help residents stay cool.


I-440 bridge over I-65 in Nashville to close Sept. 20-23 for widening project

As part of ongoing construction on I-440 in Nashville , the I-440 bridge over I-65 will close the weekend of Sept. 20-23 for a widening project, the Tennessee Department of Transportation announced Friday, Aug. 9.