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Population in Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station area fastest growing in the state

BY ALEXANDER WILLIS The Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station area is now the fastest growing area in terms of population in the entire state, according to new census data analyzed by the University of Tennessee, growing by 6,190 residents from 2012 to 2017. The next fastest growing area is Murfreesboro, with a population growth of

By | 2018-12-10T21:09:06+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Comments Off on Population in Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station area fastest growing in the state

Bids for 3.1-mile Mack Hatcher extension range from $45.1 million to $49.4 million

The next leg of Mack Hatcher Memorial Parkway may be getting closer. Bids were opened this past Thursday for a 3.1-mile extension of the ring road around Franklin from Hillsboro Road to Hwy. 96 West at Westhaven. Five contractors submitted bids for the job ranging from $45.1 million to $49.4 million. The Tennessee Tennessee Department of

By | 2018-12-10T20:45:35+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, More News|Comments Off on Bids for 3.1-mile Mack Hatcher extension range from $45.1 million to $49.4 million

Finnleys makes the leap from Main Street Franklin to Nashville

Fine clothing and accessories shop Finnleys, has expanded from downtown Franklin into the Gulch. Dawn Craig opened the Franklin location of Finnleys in 2014. // SUBMITTED A VIP party guest checks out Finnleys merchandise at the Gulch store. //SUBMITTED The second storefront opened this November and is surrounded by businesses such

By | 2018-12-10T20:12:41+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured|Comments Off on Finnleys makes the leap from Main Street Franklin to Nashville

Gift card scammers have stolen 44% more from Tennesseans in 2018, compared to 2017

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND INSURANCE Tennesseans lost nearly $1 million – over $943,000 – through prepaid gift card scams in 2018, which is a 44 % increase compared to 2017, according to the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Sentinel Network. Scammers in 2017 stole $653,709 from consumers, the agency reported. While family, friends, and co-workers may

By | 2018-12-10T19:50:04+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, More News, STYLE - NEED TO KNOW|Comments Off on Gift card scammers have stolen 44% more from Tennesseans in 2018, compared to 2017

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

United Ways of Williamson and Metro Nashville in talks toward merging

ABOVE: Volunteers for the United Way of Williamson County pack Thanksgiving dinner supplies in cars and trucks for delivery during their Full Tummies, Warm Hearts drive this past Thanksgiving week. // FILE   Staff Reports United Ways of Metropolitan Nashville and Williamson County are exploring opportunities -- including a potential merger -- to come together and

By | 2018-12-07T20:15:28+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Comments Off on United Ways of Williamson and Metro Nashville in talks toward merging

Focus on computer science, coding, builds student interest from Kindergarten to career

By MELISSA HAMBRICK Williamson County students and students from all over the world this week have been celebrating the 112th birthday of a woman they may not have ever heard of, but who influences their daily lives and might even shape their futures. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of Admiral

By | 2018-12-05T18:08:32+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, BW-Tech, Featured, Featured - SHHP, Schools|Comments Off on Focus on computer science, coding, builds student interest from Kindergarten to career

Pork Belly Farmhouse aims to bring upscale dining experience to old Nolensville

ABOVE: Roasted Pork Belly- Cast iron mac and cheese, spicy green beans, garlic herb jus.    Restaurateurs Chris Chwirut and Kristian Morgan announced the debut of Pork Belly Farmhouse, their new, upscale restaurant in historic downtown Nolensville. Kristian Morgan The 150-seat restaurant at 7263 Nolensville Road specializes in contemporary southern cuisine, with Morgan serving as Executive Chef.

By | 2018-11-28T20:20:53+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured|Comments Off on Pork Belly Farmhouse aims to bring upscale dining experience to old Nolensville

Spring Hill UAW Chair says local GM plant is "blessed," but plant closures, layoffs elsewhere are "devastating"

BY ALEXANDER WILLIS Mike Herron, chairman of the Spring Hill chapter of the United Automobile Workers (UAW)  said GM workers in Spring Hill, spared by Monday's announcement by the company of layoffs and plant closures, are "very blessed" to have what they do, and that their mission will be to continue to stay on task and

By | 2018-11-27T19:04:13+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, Featured-WS|Comments Off on Spring Hill UAW Chair says local GM plant is "blessed," but plant closures, layoffs elsewhere are "devastating"

O’Charley’s in Brentwood is second area location to close

By MATT BLOIS The O’Charley’s restaurant in the Maryland Farms area of Brentwood has closed. This is the second O’Charley’s restaurant in the area to close in the past several weeks. A restaurant in Spring Hill closed earlier this month. Charley  Watkins opened the first O'Charley’s in 1971, across the street from Vanderbilt University in

By | 2018-11-26T20:24:32+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured|Tags: |Comments Off on O’Charley’s in Brentwood is second area location to close