December 2017 Around Town

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Jason Isbell will be the artist-in-residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for 2017. He will present three intimate and unique performances at 7 p.m. on December 5, 12 and 19 in the museum’s CMA Theater. Established in 2003, the museum’s artist-in-residence program honors a musical master who can be credited with contributing a…

November 2017 Around Town

Franklin-based Nissan North America deepened its investment in, and commitment to, early childhood literacy in Tennessee by granting $100,000 to Governor's Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF), benefiting Imagination Library programs in Middle Tennessee. Nissan has contributed over $1.2 million to GBBF since 2005.

October 2017 Around Town

The Franklin Police Department began issuing newly designed badges to officers in September. The updated design incorporates Franklin’s City Seal set over a rendering of Franklin Police Headquarters.

September 2017 Around Town

Ramsey Solutions recently broke ground on its new corporate headquarters in a private ceremony that featured remarks from CEO Dave Ramsey and Governor Bill Haslam. Also in attendance were representatives from the City of Franklin, the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, Gresham Smith & Partners, and Solomon Builders.

August 2017 Around Town

YourCareEverywhere, a health and wellness content site and consumer engagement platform by Franklin-based MEDHOST, recently teamed up with Olympic Gold Medalist and Franklin resident Scott Hamilton on an exclusive video series discussion of his life and journey through cancer and brain tumors.

July 2017 Around Town

Nissan celebrated the Nashville Predators’ run to the Stanley Cup Finals by donating a specially created 2017 Nissan GT-R supercar to the Nashville Predators Foundation, which supports a variety of local Nashville charities. The $109,990 GT-R Premium model is custom-painted in Preds’ official colors and graphics. The Supercar will be auctioned off as the featured attraction at an upcoming Predators…

June 2017 Around Town

The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County has named Bari Watson Beasley as its first-ever CEO. A Williamson County resident, Beasley succeeds Executive Director Mary Pearce as head of the non-profit organization.

May 2017 Around Town

Franklin attorney Whitney H. Harrington has opened Harrington Law, PLLC, a family and mediation practice in downtown Franklin … Kevin Townsel has been named as the City of Franklin’s new Director of Human Resources … Former Water Management Director Mark Hilty has been tabbed as the city’s new Assistant City Administrator for Public Works. In his new role, Hilty will…

April 2017 Around Town

Franklin-based Mars Petcare, one of the world’s leading pet care providers, will develop its new headquarters at Ovation in Cool Springs. The 224,000 square foot space will feature a pair of connected LEED-Gold certified office buildings. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year with a second quarter 2019 targeted completion date.

March 2017 Around Town

Nashville-based nonprofit agency Play Like a Girl hosted an Empowerment Forum emphasizing confidence, leadership and Playing Like a Girl on National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 1 at First Tennessee Park. The Empowerment Forum was one of more than 1,000 events that took place across the country for National Girls and Women in Sports Day.