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Lee Roy Parnell will debut new custom Gibson guitar as Blackberry Jam headliner

Gibson Brands, the Nashville-based professional musical instrument maker, will debut its "Custom Shop Lee Roy Parnell Signature 1959 Les Paul Standard in Abilene Sunset Burst" in Williamson County next week when Lee Roy Parnell performs at the Blackberry Jam festival, at Boyd Mill Farm between Franklin and Leiper's Fork. The Grammy-winning singer songwriter Parnell is

By | 2019-06-13T18:57:29-05:00 June 15th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, WillCo Arts|Comments Off on Lee Roy Parnell will debut new custom Gibson guitar as Blackberry Jam headliner

Full-time soccer academy will open in Nashville this August

FC Barcelona (FCB), one of the largest professional sports franchises in the world, is opening a full-time youth soccer academy in Nashville, in partnership with Father Ryan High School and Harding Academy. The Nashville Barça Academy will open officially in mid-August, with open tryouts beginning May 20. The Barça Academy is an official extension of

By | 2019-05-13T14:31:05-05:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Sports, WillCo Arts|Comments Off on Full-time soccer academy will open in Nashville this August

County line runs through Hoss’ Loaded Burgers dining room in Nolensville

By RACHAEL LONG // Photos courtesy of Ben Matthews Nolensville residents will have another dining option Monday when Hoss’ Loaded Burgers opens in the new Burkitt Commons development in Nolensville. Dallas Shaw opened Hoss’ Loaded Burgers as a food truck serving Nashville in 2011. The Nolensville restaurant will be the owner and chef’s first brick and

By | 2019-02-01T17:10:23-05:00 February 1st, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Nolensville, WillCo Arts|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on County line runs through Hoss’ Loaded Burgers dining room in Nolensville

State Library among leading libraries in the world for digital checkouts

TENNESSEE STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES The Tennessee Regional eBook and Audiobook Download System (TN R.E.A.D.S.) database has been recognized as one of the most used library services in the world. In 2018, TN R.E.A.D.S. circulated 3.7 million digital e-books, audiobooks, and videos to public library patrons throughout Tennessee. The Tennessee State Library and Archives is

By | 2019-01-25T23:03:39-05:00 January 27th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, WillCo Arts|Comments Off on State Library among leading libraries in the world for digital checkouts

VisitFranklin CEO speaks to travel business, the charm of Franklin and a couple of things Williamson County still needs

By JOHN McBRYDE Ellie Westman Chin has spent her entire career in the travel industry, and in July she will mark five years as the person overseeing the efforts to ensure tourist and convention travelers are still coming to Williamson County. Indeed they are, as visitor spending in the county now exceeds $427 million annually,

By | 2019-01-24T20:56:23-05:00 January 25th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, WillCo Arts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on VisitFranklin CEO speaks to travel business, the charm of Franklin and a couple of things Williamson County still needs

Nashville Restaurant Week, promoting independent eateries, is Jan. 21-27

ABOVE: Blue Crab Fried Green Tomatoes from Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant in Franklin. // SUBMITTED NASHVILLE ORIGINALS Nashville Restaurant Week is Jan. 21-27, offering incentives for diners to support the independent restaurant community and celebrate its wide array of culinary talents. Nashville Originals, established in 2006, is an independent restaurant association of about 60 member restaurants

By | 2019-01-10T23:11:00-05:00 January 13th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, STYLE - NEED TO KNOW, WillCo Arts|Comments Off on Nashville Restaurant Week, promoting independent eateries, is Jan. 21-27

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 | 2019-01-04T23:25:30-05:00 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

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 | 2019-01-02T20:11:37-05:00 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

Tennessee State Parks building new inn on Tennessee River

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION Birmingham-based Doster Construction Company has broken ground on the new Paris Landing State Park Inn. Construction is expected to be complete in 2020. The first phase of the project will include the demolition of the existing Paris Landing State Park Inn. The second phase will include the construction of the new hotel

By | 2018-12-26T19:43:59-05:00 December 30th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, WillCo Arts|Comments Off on Tennessee State Parks building new inn on Tennessee River

Tennessee State Parks benefit from gift card sales, parks varieties of coffee, beer

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION Tennessee State Parks is encouraging shoppers this holiday to support conservation efforts through making a seasonal toast with their coffee roast or by spreading some cheer with their beer. A portion of the sales of the “State Parks Coffee” and the “State Park Blonde Ale” support the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy, a nonprofit partner of the

By | 2018-12-15T03:04:18-05:00 December 16th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, WillCo Arts|Comments Off on Tennessee State Parks benefit from gift card sales, parks varieties of coffee, beer