Music, Moments & Memories: The Concert Event

CCM United, Trinity Broadcasting Network and Yake Films are thrilled to team up to present two nights of the very best classic CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) artists at the historic Franklin Theater. This two-day event called “Music, Moments, and Memories: the Concert Event” will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Approximately 20 classic and beloved CCM artists will be featured, with up to 10 artists performing each night. Some of the artists performing include DeGarmo and Key, The Katinas, Big Tent Revival, Guardian, Phil Keaggy, Geoff Moore, Bruce Carroll, Wes King, Al Denson, Tammy Trent, Jaci Velasquez, Clay Crosse, Rick Cua, Mark Schultz, John Schlitt and many more artists along with several special guests.

A portion of the proceeds from this two-day event will benefit the Gospel Music Trust Fund. Tickets are available at the Franklin Theater Box Office website, FranklinTheatre.com, or by calling 615.538.2075.

For more information, visit the Facebook page for CCM United – Music, Moments & Memories – the Concert Event: Facebook.com.

Entrepreneur Center to Open at Former O’More Site

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, Tennessee, will partner with Williamson, Inc. via a multiyear lease agreement for one of the two mansions on the property of the former O’More College of Design. Williamson, Inc. will create the Idea Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center in the Fleming-Farrah mansion. 

Williamson, Inc. will create both office and shared spaces for businesses seeking creative resources, collaboration and support as a blooming business in Williamson County. At this time, partners for this project include Columbia State Community College, Nashville Capital Network, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and the Nashville Technology Council. More local and regional partners will be added in the future.

About the Property 

Located in the heart of downtown Franklin, the 7-acre campus includes the Abbey Leix Mansion, also known as the Winstead House, which was built c.1870 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979; and the Fleming-Farrah building, also knowns as the Haynes-Tyler Berry House, which was built c. 1901. The property also sits within the 16-square-block Franklin Historic District.

Puckett’s of Leiper’s Fork Launches Campaign to Get More Bathrooms

Puckett’s of Leiper’s Fork is on a preservation mission to expand its bathrooms in a monumental investment that could serve to be the most expensive bathrooms in in the state costing more than $580,000. 

“Puckett’s of Leiper’s Fork has been serving Tennessee since 1953 with one bathroom,” says owner Rob Robinson. “We have spent $580,000 to add bathrooms to the historic store, and they are not done yet. If you have ever waited in line to potty in Leiper’s Fork, you know what we are up against.”

In regards to the expansion, the biggest investment was allotted to cover the purchase of the land behind the restaurant to support the water filtration system needed to accommodate the number of visitors to the attraction. Beyond the land purchase and new filtration system, owners Rob and Shanel Robinson are planning to add a second restroom to the restaurant and market.

To contribute to the Puckett’s Preservation Potty Fund, you can make donations on-site at the location at 4142 Old Hillsboro Road, Leiper’s Fork or at GoFundMe.com/pucketts-leipers-fork-preservation-potty/.

Heritage Foundation Names New Executive Director

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has hired outgoing Mayor of Brentwood Jill Burgin as executive director of the Main Street program. Franklin’s Main Street program, also known as the Downtown Franklin Association, is accredited through the National Main Street Center, a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Prior to her role as the mayor of Brentwood, Jill was elected to serve as city commissioner for nearly eight years and previously worked for both Williamson A.M. and the Brentwood Home Page.