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In four months, Heritage Foundation gets commitments for $5 million to buy O’More campus

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has officially exercised its option to purchase the former campus of O’More College of Design in Franklin, TN from Belmont University, raising $5 million to purchase the Abbey Leix Mansion and other buildings on seven acres at 423 S. Margin Street. Belmont acquired the college and the property in

By | 2018-12-18T22:15:46+00:00 December 18th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, BW-Real-Estate, Community, Featured, History|Comments Off on In four months, Heritage Foundation gets commitments for $5 million to buy O’More campus

TN Promise students have contributed 2 million hours of service since 2014 launch of scholarship

ABOVE: TN Promise scholarship students pose for a photo during a volunteer service opportunity in 2015. // FILE PHOTO   tnAchieves TN Promise scholarship students have volunteered at community events and for numerous organizations over the past decade including animal shelters, food pantries and community outreach agencies, surpassing 2 million hours of community service in 83 counties as

By | 2018-12-11T22:06:57+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Community, Featured - BVHP|Comments Off on TN Promise students have contributed 2 million hours of service since 2014 launch of scholarship

Franklin artist creates in many ways, but has main focus on community

ABOVE: Franklin artist Ed James stands alongside his booth at Dickens of a Christmas. // JOHN MCBRYDE By JOHN MCBRYDE Situated as he was at the far eastern end of Dickens of a Christmas over the weekend, Franklin artist Ed James wasn’t seeing a tremendous amount of traffic for his booth promoting his Think Big

By | 2018-12-10T03:36:29+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Community, Featured|Comments Off on Franklin artist creates in many ways, but has main focus on community

Second Harvest Food Bank CEO to step down after meeting growing need in her 30 years

ABOVE: Grants through Second Harvest Food Bank supported a mobile food pantry distribution by The Well Outreach aimed at Maury County and south Williamson County. Second Harvest also partners with GraceWorks. // FILE PHOTO   By GEERT DE LOMBAERDE Nashville Post Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee President and CEO Jaynee Day will step down from

By | 2018-10-30T16:30:59+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Community, Featured, Featured - SHHP|Comments Off on Second Harvest Food Bank CEO to step down after meeting growing need in her 30 years

Puppy Mill Bill: Franklin aldermen disagree on role of government in push to ban cat, dog sales from commercial breeders

PHOTO: Eric Swafford, the Humane Society's state director for Tennessee, was one of many animal advocates who filled City Hall during a Tuesday night work session to support a bill that would ban commercial breeders from selling dogs and cats in Franklin. / Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER On Tuesday night, Franklin’s Board of Mayor

By | 2018-10-24T01:56:31+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Categories: Community, Featured, Franklin, More News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Puppy Mill Bill: Franklin aldermen disagree on role of government in push to ban cat, dog sales from commercial breeders

African-American Heritage Society to host first "Black Coffee" networking event on Oct. 24

By BROOKE WANSER Williamson County's African American Heritage Society will host the first in a series of networking events called "Black Coffee" on Wednesday, October 24. A group will gather from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Ty's House in the Hard Bargain neighborhood for coffee, pastries, and discussion from entrepreneurs and professionals about their successes

By | 2018-10-17T18:57:02+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Community, Events, Featured, Franklin|Tags: , , |Comments Off on African-American Heritage Society to host first "Black Coffee" networking event on Oct. 24

Farm dedicated to aiding those with disabilities a dream for one Spring Hill couple

PHOTO: Craig Midgett and his daughter Clara walking "Donny" the goat. BY ALEXANDER WILLIS Spring Hill residents Anara and Craig Midgett have opened their homestead up to the community for a free fall photo op, with much bigger aspirations for helping the community planned for the future: Anara and Craig hope to eventually own their own

By | 2018-10-15T19:06:40+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Community, Featured, Featured - SHHP|Comments Off on Farm dedicated to aiding those with disabilities a dream for one Spring Hill couple

Downtown Franklin neighborhood organization is getting a rebrand, will focus on parking

PHOTO: Franklin's Downtown Neighborhood Association President Lynne McAlister shows the organization's new logo inside the Frothy Monkey on Friday, September28, 2018./Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER When Lynne McAlister moved back to Franklin after 15 years of living in London, she came “kicking and screaming,” with memories of her walkable British neighborhood in mind. “The walking

By | 2018-10-08T05:37:29+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Categories: Community, Featured, Franklin|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Downtown Franklin neighborhood organization is getting a rebrand, will focus on parking

First District Coffee in Fairview announces closure

PHOTO: First District Coffee Co. in 2016./ David Braud for Visit Franklin TN By BROOKE WANSER First District Coffee Co. in Fairview yesterday announced their last day of business on social media. "It is with a heavy heart we have to informa our commuity that First District will be closing our doors are of September

By | 2018-09-27T11:34:06+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: Community, Fairview, Featured, Food + Drink, Franklin|Tags: , , |Comments Off on First District Coffee in Fairview announces closure

Patrons take to social media, question Pilgrimage infrastructure in wake of festival cancellation

PHOTO: Rain poured heavily on Sunday morning after the cancellation of the day's performers was announced./Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER The cancellation of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on its second day provoked a swift backlash from some social media users, who complained communications were lacking. Festival organizers announced the cancellation of the final

By | 2018-09-24T03:57:33+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Pilgrimage, BW-News, Community, Featured, Featured - SHHP, Franklin, More News, Weather|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Patrons take to social media, question Pilgrimage infrastructure in wake of festival cancellation