Franklin Historian Rick Warwick Shares His Latest Book

Author and historian Rick Warwick's newest book, At Home: Working Folks and Their Homes, is a walk down memory lane. Rick presented 100 of his favorite homes of working-class families from across Williamson County at a recent library event. Rick has served as the editor of 15 books on local history.  Photography by Shifay Cheung

First Patient Graduates from Proton Therapy Center

James Williams celebrated the completion of his treatment with a bell-ringing ceremony last November at Provision CARES Proton Therapy Nashville. Provision CARES began treating patients in October with an unprecedented schedule starting with five patients on the first day and growing to 15 on the 11th day; they now treat 20 patients per day.

Franktown Festival of Lights Holiday Kickoff

Franktown Festival of Lights, Williamson County’s only drive-thru light display, featured a full mile of holiday illumination. The dazzling light display ran through Dec. 29. Proceeds supported Franktown Open Hearts, a local organization serving inner-city youth and their families.  Photography by Steve Lowry

VetFest Recognizes Our Veterans

VetFest at Harlinsdale Park was the host to many volunteer organizations that serve our beloved veterans. VetLinx.org educates and empowers veterans and their families by linking them to services, support and programs in order to enrich their quality of life. For more information, visit VetLinx.org. Photography by Bob McReynolds

California Pizza Kitchen Opens at Cool Springs Galleria Mall

The upscale pizza chain added another location to its repertoire of more than 250 locations in 30 states and 11 countries.

Governor Bill Haslam Lends His Support to Tennessee Kids Belong

Tennessee Kids Belong served as the spearheading partner in the launch of the TNFosters Campaign alongside Gov. Bill Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and other community partners. The TNFosters Campaign’s goal is to recruit more foster and foster-to-adopt families, as well as support for these families. Photos by John Sherlock

Fox News Co-Host Brian Kilmeade Talks History

Fox & Friends morning news anchor and best-selling author Brian Kilmeade visited Nashville's City Winery to discuss a little history and the paperback release of his most recent bestseller, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans. Photos by Lisa Linn Manley 

First Tennessee Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Fund Juvenile Court’s Restorative Justice Program

Nashville Mayor David Briley, the juvenile court and the district attorney’s office jointly announced at a recent luncheon the formation of Restorative Justice, a pilot program to reduce recidivism and nonviolent crime among at-risk youth in Nashville. First Tennessee Foundation is providing $100,000 in seed funding for the program.

Pilgrimage Festival

This year's Pilgrimage Festival at Harlinsdale Farm turned out to be a very rainy weekend with lots of performances canceled. But Franklin Lifestyle was there before the rain set in. 

Runways, Coffles & Fancy Girls

Author Bill Carey presented a lecture on his book Runways, Coffles & Fancy Girls: A History of Slavery in Tennessee at the Williamson Country Public Library.