Code Ninjas Opens in Franklin

Code Ninjas takes kids’ love of technology, games and having fun with friends and turns it into an engaging, game-based curriculum to teach essential programming and coding skills to children ages 7 to 14. Owned and operated by Williamson County residents August and Jeff James of Arrington, Code Ninjas is located at 1113 Murfreesboro Road. They’re open from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Those interested in learning more can schedule a tour of the center. For more information, visit

Tractor Supply Takes over Former Grassland Foodland Location

Tractor Supply Company has found a new home in Grassland. The giant farm and ranch retailer opens its fifth Williamson County location in the 26,993-square-foot space vacated by Grassland Foodland earlier this year. Located at 2176 Hillsboro Road, TSC will abide by Grassland Village-area rules and not have an outdoor display area.

TSC has more than 1,700 stores in 49 states. The new store is seeking part-time team members with flexible schedules. Applicants can find out more online at



Southall Farms is Franklin’s Latest Development Project

Developers of Southall Farms off Carter’s Creek Pike in Franklin have big ideas for 237 acres of rural farmland. Documents show the engineering firm wants to build a main inn, guest cottages, an event center, agricultural greenhouses, an agricultural barn and other structures. The main inn would include bedrooms, a restaurant, a bar, a library above the bar, a fitness center, a spa, a salon and meeting spaces. The buildout of Southall is planned over the next two years.

For the past few weeks, chef Tyler Brown and Southall staff have hosted “The Rambling” on the property. Guests were invited to sample the farm-to-table experience, as Southall Farms aims to grow and cultivate the majority of food it will serve.

“This is just the start of the incubation of our culture. We’re not here in any way to announce anything, but more here to communicate what will be our way of life,” says project manager Craige Hoover.

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Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley Co-Chair WMC’s Expansion Campaign

Country singer Brad Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, are the honorary co-chairs of the Close to Home Campaign, a fundraising initiative for the new Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center. The expansion and renovation price tag is a $67 million project. Additionally, the Close to Home Campaign includes support for the renovation of operating rooms, which will benefit both adults and children. For more information or to donate, visit