March 2018 Around Town

The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) gave out five first-place awards among 282 entries to the Williamson County Fair in the Competitive Exhibits contest. Several of the winning exhibits were featured in the new 4-H & Youth Village area at the 2017 fair, including the Robotics Challenge that won for Participatory Contest, the 3-D Rocket Challenge for New or Unique Contest to Attract New…

February 2018 Around Town

"Music City Roots" has called Liberty Hall in the Factory home for the last three years. The live radio show has broadcast from there since 2014, and Franklin residents are sorry to see it go.

January 2018 Around Town

The Leiper's Fork Distillery is partnering with the community to bring back the history and heritage of small-batch whiskey production to Williamson County. The distillery crafts premium spirits using local ingredients and limestone-filtered water to create that signature taste.

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.