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Public meeting is Monday on Williamson 2040 Comprehensive Plan guiding land use

A public meeting on work to update the Williamson County Comprehensive Plan has been set for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, at the Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin. The plan, known as Williamson 2040, is meant to articulate a shared vision for the future of Williamson County and set specific goals

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Cadillac President visits Saturn GM Plant ahead of Cadillac XT6 launch

PHOTO: Cadillac President Steve Carlisle sits in one of the pre-production Cadillac XT6's at the General Motors Spring Hill Plant on Tuesday. / Photo by Alexander Willis By ALEXANDER WILLIS Flying in from General Motors’ (GM) headquarters in Detroit, president of Cadillac Steve Carlisle came to visit the Saturn GM plant in Spring Hill Tuesday

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The start of the south corridor study follows months of data collection and previous studies

By MATT BLOIS A group of regional planning organizations officially kicked off a study last week seeking to improve transit between Maury County and downtown Nashville, but they have been preparing for the public rollout of the study for months. During the past year, the Greater Nashville Regional Council, WeGo Public Transit and The Tennessee

By | 2019-04-05T21:28:23+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Tags: |Comments Off on The start of the south corridor study follows months of data collection and previous studies

Legislative update event looks a lot like a town hall, but with more state troopers

Several State Troopers, as well as officers from the Franklin Police Department and the Columbia State Community College Department of Public Safety showed up to the Williamson Inc. legislative update on Friday morning. / Photo Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS The first Williamson Inc. legislative update on Friday morning event ran much like the chamber’s

By | 2019-03-29T19:17:38+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Legislative update event looks a lot like a town hall, but with more state troopers

Reforms simplify taxes for some, but also create new rules that tax preparers have to learn

By MATT BLOIS The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017 lowered tax rates, increased the standard deduction and implemented other major reforms to the tax code. In some ways, those changes made filing taxes this year simpler for many residents of Williamson County, especially those taking the larger standard deduction. However, the

By | 2019-03-26T22:00:26+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-Money, BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP|Tags: |Comments Off on Reforms simplify taxes for some, but also create new rules that tax preparers have to learn

State figures show slight unemployment increase in January; Middle Tennessee remains strong

Unemployment rose slightly in Williamson County from December to January, but the county continued to have the state's lowest unemployment rate. In fact, the top five lowest unemployment counties in the state are all in Middle Tennessee: Williamson, 2.4%, Davidson, 2.6%, Rutherford, 2.7%, Cheatham, 2.8%, and Sumner, 2.8%. Each of those counties had an unemployment

By | 2019-03-15T17:38:50+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP|Comments Off on State figures show slight unemployment increase in January; Middle Tennessee remains strong

Spring Hill leaders discuss raising development fees by roughly 500 percent

BY ALEXANDER WILLIS The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed Monday night implementing an update to the cities development fees which could increase by more than 500 percent in some cases, surpassing all of Brentwood’s current development fee amounts. The proposal comes amidst continued discussions among city leaders as to how the city

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Heritage Foundation finalizes O’More purchase; announces advisory committee for the property

By MATT BLOIS The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County at a press conference on Monday afternoon announced the finalization of the purchase of the former campus of the O’More College of Design. The group also announced the creation of a new committee that will oversee the project to convert the campus to other community uses. 

By | 2019-02-25T21:09:08+00:00 February 25th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Community, Featured, Featured - SHHP|Tags: |Comments Off on Heritage Foundation finalizes O’More purchase; announces advisory committee for the property

Tennessee led most of the country in foreign investment last year, MTSU researchers report

ABOVE: A rendering of the Faurecia Interior Systems plant in Spring Hill. // SUBMITTED   MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY Foreign firms invested more than $1.5 billion in Tennessee last year, the fourth time in five years foreign investment reached or exceeded that mark, according to the latest “Global Commerce” report from MTSU’s Business and Economic Research

By | 2019-02-22T18:24:49+00:00 February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured - SHHP|Comments Off on Tennessee led most of the country in foreign investment last year, MTSU researchers report

Soon to be third-largest performance venue in Middle Tennessee, Graystone Quarry Amphitheater, partners with Live Nation for future shows

PHOTO: A rendition of the completed Amphitheater / Photo courtesy of Nancy McEachern BY ALEXANDER WILLIS Graystone Quarry in Thompson’s Station has partnered with the events promoter and venue operator Live Nation for future musical performances and events, as revealed in a press release made public on Thursday. PHOTO: Rendition of the Graystone Quarry, along

By | 2019-02-08T17:54:01+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP|Comments Off on Soon to be third-largest performance venue in Middle Tennessee, Graystone Quarry Amphitheater, partners with Live Nation for future shows