June 2018 Around Town

Williamson County Fair Seeks Volunteers Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, families, small and large groups, as well as businesses and civic organizations, to help with activities throughout the fair. “Volunteers are the heart of the Williamson County Fair and those of us on the Board are the first to say that we couldn’t do … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

“American Idol” Alums Burning Up Studio Tenn’s “Grease” When Studio Tenn’s production of the beloved musical “Grease” hits the stage this spring, real-life husband and wife Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo will be portraying Rydell High’s most popular couple, Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson. The two are perhaps best known for their appearances on “American Idol,” where DeGarmo was … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

Saint Thomas Medical Partners has opened a new care center in Franklin, located at 3301 Aspen Grove Drive. The new location provides access to primary care for the residents of Williamson County with a focus on integrative medicine. In addition, specialty care will soon be added to this location. The center also offers on-site lab testing and adjacent imaging.

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.