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Congressman Mark Green touts Vulcan Materials Company as shining example of economic growth

PHOTO: Congressman Mark Green stands alongside Vulcan employees at the company's Franklin site on Thursday. / Photo by Alexander Willis By ALEXANDER WILLIS Generating over $4 billion in revenue last year and employing more than 8,000 workers across the United States and Mexico, Vulcan Materials Company is the single largest producer of construction materials in

Williamson Inc. business expo offers job seekers a chance to connect with employers (and free beer)

Hundreds of people attended Williamson Inc.'s business expo despite the heat and a major crash on Interstate 65. / Photo MATT BLOIS By MATT BLOIS The Williamson Inc. business expo offered job seekers a chance to connect with employers looking for talent. If they failed to find a job, the expo also offered ice cream,

By | 2019-10-03T22:09:44-05:00 October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Spring Hill GM workers hold steady as national strike enters third week

PHOTO: Spring Hill General Motors workers strike on a bridge above U.S. 31 near the entrance to the General Motors plant. / Photo by Alexander Willis By ALEXANDER WILLIS In what has become the single longest United Auto Workers (UAW) strike in over 20 years, workers from the Spring Hill General Motors (GM) plant continue

Williamson County residents don’t like transit studies, but want cheap, impactful traffic improvements

By MATT BLOIS At a series of open houses about a study investigating transportation improvements along the Interstate 65 corridor, Williamson County residents told a regional planning group they don’t like transportation studies. “That’s unfortunate because we’re required to do the studies, and then once the studies are done, that’s how we move forward,” Deputy

By | 2019-09-27T14:06:59-05:00 September 27th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured|Tags: |0 Comments

Spring Hill GM workers compromise with law enforcement on blocking truck access to plant

PHOTO: Protesters block a truck trying to access the Spring Hill General Motors plant on Thursday. / Photo by Alexander Willis By ALEXANDER WILLIS As the nationwide strike of tens of thousands of auto workers entered its fourth day on Thursday, protesters at the Spring Hill General Motors (GM) plant came to a compromise with

Maury County mayor stands with plant workers on strike after GM cuts healthcare

PHOTO: Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles (left) stands next to General Motors employee Dennis Urbania (center) and Spring Hill UAW Chair Mike Herron (right) in support on Wednesday. / Photo by Alexander Willis By ALEXANDER WILLIS The General Motors (GM) strike officially entered its third day on Wednesday, with thousands of workers employed at the

Spring Hill GM workers prepared to strike for “as long as it takes”

PHOTO: Drivers honk as General Motors workers protest alongside U.S. 31 Monday morning. / Photo by Alexander Willis BY ALEXANDER WILLIS Spring Hill’s General Motors plant, which sits just off of U.S. 31 and employs roughly 3,800 people, was mostly empty Monday morning — its assembly lines frozen still. The reason? The workers who would

By | 2019-09-16T13:01:59-05:00 September 16th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Featured - SHHP, Featured-WS, More News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Spring Hill General Motors workers to strike Sunday night in first national auto strike in more than 10 years

PHOTO: The roughly 3,800 workers at the Spring Hill General Motors plant plan to strike Sunday night at midnight. / Photo by Alexander Willis BY ALEXANDER WILLIS Following a failed negotiation Sunday morning between the United Automobile Workers (UAW) labor union and General Motors representatives in Detroit, Mich., UAW workers nationwide — including those at

Brentwood High School AD warns local businesses of resurfaced athletics scam

Brentwood High School's athletic department has warned its fans of a resurfaced athletics scam that affected the Williamson County Schools community over the summer. "If you are contacted by Sports Media Marketing based in Fort Worth, TX about ad revenue to benefit Brentwood High School, DO NOT ACCEPT!!," the message from BHS AD's Twitter account

Dave Ramsey unveils new headquarters in Franklin alongside Gov. Bill Lee

PHOTO: Dave Ramsey celebrates alongside Gov. Bill Lee on Friday after having just cut the ceremonial ribbon, officially opening Ramsey Solutions' new headquarters in Franklin. / Photo by Alexander Willis BY ALEXANDER WILLIS In 2015, Ramsey Solutions, the personal finance company, purchased 47 acres of land just off I-65 in south Franklin with the goal