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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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 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