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Franklin’s Charge will host a powerful and uplifting ceremony on Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. to unveil a monument to the enslaved at the McGavock Cemetery at Historic Carnton. The entire community is welcome to attend the unveiling.

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Franklin’s Charge is hosting an evening of celebration and appreciation for donors who have generously given to save and preserve Franklin’s battlefields over the last fifteen years. The event will be held Friday, Nov. 8 at the Eastern Flank Event Facility near Historic Carnton.

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HARPETH CONSERVANCY The Tennessee House of Representatives has issued a proclamation honoring Harpeth Conservancy for its 20 years of work “to monitor, restore, and protect the State Scenic Harpeth River and its tributaries.” Rep. Brandon Ogles. R-61st district, and Sen. Jack Johnson, R-23rd district, presented the proclamation during River Swing, Harpeth’s Conservancy’s annual fundraising event …

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PHOTO: Vulcan’s Franklin Quarry plant manager, Josiah Standridge, visits BrightStone to meet the adults with special needs who will benefit from this year’s Quarry Crusher Run on Nov. 9. / Photo submitted STAFF REPORTS  Want to get an inside look at an underground mining operation while also benefiting a Franklin nonprofit that helps adults with …

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STAFF REPORTS The Westhaven community, in conjunction with Southern Land Company and The Westhaven Foundation, will host the eighth annual Porchfest event on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2-6 p.m. Porchfest consists of live music performances on Westhaven residents’ front porches. Attendees can walk and bike between the various home venues and enjoy multiple genres of …

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By MATT MASTERS Beth Lothers and Vicky Travis, authors of “Images of America: Nolensville,” spoke about their new book at the LeHew Magid Big House in Franklin on Thursday evening.  Lothers, a current Williamson County Commissioner and former mayor of Nolensville, and Travis, a long-time journalist and writer, began the photo-centered history book in 2017, …

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STAFF REPORTS  High Hopes Development Center will have an on-site display in the Lil’ Pilgrims Family Stage area at the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival scheduled for Sept. 21-22 at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The display will feature an interactive mural, a photobooth and giveaways. “We’re excited to offer a family-friendly experience for children …

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STAFF REPORTS Lifelong resident and city Alderman-at-Large Brandy Blanton has been selected as this year’s recipient of Leadership Franklin’s Caroline J. Cross Award, honoring the founding executive director of the organization. The announcement was made as Leadership Franklin began its 24th program year Aug. 27. Blanton is an alumnus of the nonprofit that was founded in …

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By MATT MASTERS The Nolensville Lions Club hosted a fishing trip on Saturday for boys with My Friend’s House, a non-profit in Franklin that assists at-risk youth. About seven boys joined the club to cast their poles in a Nolensville pond on the sunny, warm morning. Lions Club member Scott Hall said that many of …

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SPONSORED BY ELEMENTS MASSAGE Stress often comes in waves, ebbing and flowing throughout our lives. Whether it’s a tough day at work, a bad interaction with a friend or an everyday hassle, stress can creep into your daily routine. Nobody really lives a stress-free life, but there are ways to help combat stress. Here are …

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Two ancient ash trees on the small campus of the Franklin First United Methodist church in downtown Franklin will be getting treatments Wednesday against the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). / Photo by John McBryde  By JOHN McBRYDE A Massachusetts-based company that focuses on plant health care and is leading the charge against an invasive …