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Williamson County’s legislative delegation has lots of power, but can’t promise the moon

Moderator Dave Crouch interviews (from left to right) Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson, Speaker of the House Glen Casada and Representative Sam Whitson. Representative Brandon Ogles, not pictured, also was on the panel. / Photo Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS Williamson County's delegation in the state legislature will have a lot of power this year,

By | 2019-01-18T17:34:28+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Tags: |Comments Off on Williamson County’s legislative delegation has lots of power, but can’t promise the moon

Unemployment claims by federal workers approaching 900 in Tennessee

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT The number of federal employees applying for Tennessee unemployment insurance benefits has more than doubled during the last 10 days as the partial shutdown of the United States government moves into its fourth week. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s (TDLWD) Unemployment Security Division processed 400

By | 2019-01-18T17:52:08+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, More News|Comments Off on Unemployment claims by federal workers approaching 900 in Tennessee

County Commission approves $18 million for administration complex improvements, construction beginning in February

By ALEXANDER WILLIS Major improvements to the Williamson County Administration Complex, along with ten other county facilities such as the Longview Rec Center in Spring Hill and the Brentwood Indoor Sports Complex, will begin in February. At their Tuesday night meeting, the Williamson County Commission voted unanimously to approve the spending of nearly $18 million

By | 2019-01-18T04:14:19+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on County Commission approves $18 million for administration complex improvements, construction beginning in February

Legislators will discuss how the current legislative session could affect Williamson County at town hall on Friday

Williamson County Representative Glen Casada was sworn in as Speaker of the House earlier this year. / File photo By MATT BLOIS Legislators from Williamson County will talk about how the 2019 legislative session could affect the county, at a town hall event on Friday hosted by Williamson Inc.  The panel will feature Speaker of

By | 2019-01-14T20:44:11+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, More News|Comments Off on Legislators will discuss how the current legislative session could affect Williamson County at town hall on Friday

Harpeth Hotel names a longtime hospitality professional as general manager

Justin Foster brings 16 years of related experience to his new job as general manager for The Harpeth Hotel. // Photo submitted By JOHN McBRYDE The company that manages the hotel portion of the Harpeth Square project in downtown Franklin has hired a general manager to oversee the boutique hotel's progress toward its expected completion

By | 2019-01-14T04:54:17+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, More News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Harpeth Hotel names a longtime hospitality professional as general manager

Furloughed federal workers may be eligible for Tennessee unemployment benefits

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT The partial shutdown of the United States government currently impacts more than 25,000 Tennesseans. Many of these furloughed federal workers are not on the job, while others continue to work without pay. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) manages the federally funded unemployment insurance program.

By | 2019-01-11T19:52:22+00:00 January 11th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, More News|Comments Off on Furloughed federal workers may be eligible for Tennessee unemployment benefits

Governor-elect steps away from the company built by his family

ABOVE: Gov.-elect Bill Lee, second from left, works with employees at The Lee Company in this photo from his campaign Web site.   By Stephen Elliott NashvillePost.com Governor-elect Bill Lee’s stock in his family company entered a blind trust, effective Wednesday, according to an announcement from his transition team. Lee resigned as chairman of the Lee

By | 2019-01-10T19:58:53+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, More News|Comments Off on Governor-elect steps away from the company built by his family

As legislature convenes, Electric Coop Association offers General Assembly app

Tennessee lawmakers will return to Nashville on Jan. 8 for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. During the four to five-month session, they will consider legislation that can have an impact on Tennessee families and businesses. Tennesseans interested in government and politics now have a powerful tool for connecting with lawmakers. The 111th Tennessee General Assembly app features a

By | 2019-01-04T23:25:30+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, More News, WillCo Arts|Comments Off on As legislature convenes, Electric Coop Association offers General Assembly app

Developer Encompass Land Group proposes roundabout on Critz Lane in Thompson’s Station, pledges $400,000 towards project

By ALEXANDER WILLIS Ryan Manners of Encompass Land Group proposed a plan Thursday night to Thompson’s Station town staff that would see a roundabout constructed on Critz Lane and Paddock Park Drive. All development along Critz Lane has been halted since June of 2018 after serious safety and traffic concerns were raised by town officials.

By | 2019-01-04T19:57:46+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, BW-Real-Estate, Featured - SHHP, More News|Comments Off on Developer Encompass Land Group proposes roundabout on Critz Lane in Thompson’s Station, pledges $400,000 towards project

Pilgrimage Festival organizers hope to expand community engagement

As it enters its fifth year, Pilgrimage Festival has hired Williamson County-based Alday Communications to serve as its local communications liaison, with the intention to increase the festival organization's year-round engagement with the community. “Pilgrimage Festival has become an iconic event for Franklin, drawing visitors – and attention – from across the country,” said Mike Alday,

By | 2019-01-02T20:11:37+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Entertainment, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, More News, WillCo Arts|Comments Off on Pilgrimage Festival organizers hope to expand community engagement