The Franklin Firefighters' 12th annual Christmas Toy & Clothing Drive is underway, and the department has made it simple to decide what gift to buy.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) will host several holiday community events and programs during the month of December. All events are open to the public.
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The Lotz House is hosting a Christmas Candlelight Tour at the historic home every Friday and Saturday in December from 6-9 p.m. The tour will showcase the decorations of the period of the 1864 Battle of Franklin including fresh décor of pulled cotton, harvested nuts, fresh apples, magnolia b…
The Williamson County Association of Relators mobile food pantry in partnership with One Generation Away in an effort to “wipe hunger off the face of America” starting in Williamson County.
The Patricia Hart Society of United Way of Williamson County will host their annual Full Tummies, Warm Hearts Thanksgiving food drive on Nov. 21.
Franktown Open Hearts, a nonprofit that serves inner-city at-risk youth and their families in Franklin, will once again host Franktown Festival of Lights, presented by Franklin Synergy Bank, with over a mile-long Christmas-spirited experience that features thousands of sparkling holiday lights.
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) offers area seniors the opportunity to participate in a variety of day trips to visit area attractions throughout Middle Tennessee.
The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation will commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin with multiple events planned throughout the day, including a special battle tour of downtown Franklin and candlelight tours of the historic Hall, Saturday, Nov. 30.
A collaborative effort by GraceWorks, One Generation Away and The Well will provide Thanksgiving fixings to low-income families at three sites Nov. 23.
As I wrote a few weeks ago when I reviewed the book Digital Minimalism, I have dialed back my web browsing considerably, especially news sites.
We want to know what readers think makes them so Brentwood or Franklin or Nolensville or Spring Hill… and we know their answers will amuse us as they educate us more on what makes us… so Williamson County!
The Franklin Fire Department will celebrate the arrival of several new fire trucks with a dedication ceremony and open house Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Franklin Fire Station 2.
The Kiwanis Club of Historic Downtown Franklin will hold its annual Franklin Kiwanis Christmas Parade in downtown Franklin Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “Holiday Heroes.”
Partners and supporters of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County had a chance to join staff and board members to get what one might call a bird’s eye view of the nonprofit’s accomplishments over the past year.
The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza cases increase across the state.
With deer season in full swing and the holidays quickly approaching, Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is accepting donations in Williamson County to help feed local families in need. Statewide, more than 75 processors are collecting donations to feed fellow Tenn…
Patrick Cassidy, a longtime fixture in the performing arts community, has been named the new artistic director for Franklin’s Studio Tenn.
The Huff Project, an initiative to support lung cancer awareness and research, has finalized the lineup of top-tier talent for its second annual Songwriter Night at the Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall Nov. 22.
Scores of people of all ages and backgrounds lined Franklin's Main Street from Five Points to Second Avenue for Monday's Veterans Day Parade.
“Today we tend for them. We are called to our shared humanity with them, the enslaved African men and women and children, slaves no more. They were here. We are here. Lost in the shadows, previously buried in the weeds, they were forgotten. And yet we are called to remember, to witness, to cry out into this wilderness that they were here.”
BrightStone, the Franklin nonprofit that serves adults with special needs, will be holding its 20th annual Christmas program Thursday, Dec. 5, in Liberty Hall at the Factory at Franklin.
The Brentwood City Commission will vote on a proposed name change for the Tower Park Dog Park to honor a late community volunteer.
After kicking off its second On the Table campaign earlier this week during Breakfast with the Mayors, Franklin Tomorrow will close out the community initiative with an event Saturday that will help attendees learn ways to become more involved.
The Battle of Franklin Trust is slated to hold its annual illumination ceremony at dusk on Nov. 30 to honor the casualties inflicted during the Battle of Franklin 155 years ago.
The city of Franklin will be hosting its annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Friday, Dec. 6, on the town square with festivities beginning at 6 p.m.
The Factory at Franklin will be the site of the fifth annual Made South Holiday Market Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, offering shoppers a chance to select from a variety of gift ideas for the upcoming holidays.
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.
The time changes this weekend, and it looks like the colors of the trees are finally changing as well as Franklin and the rest of Middle Tennessee brace for what looks to be the first crisp weekend of fall. That should make the happenings all the more festive — both those in the bright of da…
When Geri Bridston rediscovered her love of painting a few years ago, she not only increased her frequency of painting. She also increased the size of her canvases.
Two Men and a Truck Brentwood-Franklin will partner with Kroger to hold their Fill-A-Truck community food drives across three Middle Tennessee locations from Thanksgiving Nov. 20-22.
More than 20 years ago several people in Franklin realized the need for a children’s health care clinic in the Hard Bargain and Natchez neighborhoods. In response to that need, Mercy Children’s Clinic opened its doors in November 1999.
Residents in downtown Franklin’s Hincheyville neighborhood are expecting another big turnout this Halloween, according to a release from the Franklin Police Department.
Longtime Franklin attorney and community leader Julian Bibb was among the recipients of honors that were presented Monday at the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee’s 28th annual Sage Awards luncheon at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.
The 21st District Drug Recovery Court held its ninth annual community breakfast Monday morning at Puckett’s Restaurant, where two of the Court’s graduates spoke and a lifelong Franklin resident was honored with an award named for the person who founded the program.
One by one, the writers from Harpeth River Writers took to the stage at the Legendary Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor in Franklin to read from their contributions to the group’s new anthology.
Lotz House Historian Thomas Y. Cartwright has been named executive director of the historic Civil War home located at ground zero of the Battle of Franklin held Nov. 30, 1864, according to a release.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (Survivor Day or ISOSLD) is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.
Talented local seniors from across Middle Tennessee took center stage for the Morning Pointe Foundation’s second annual “Seniors Got Talent” showcase last night at the historic Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin.
Gateway Chamber Orchestra will host their second concert of the 2019-20 season Masterworks Series, Transfigured Night, on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
The unveiling of a bronze sculpture of the 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry mascot known as Harvey will take place Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Carter House Visitor Center.
Noted as the largest fall festival in Middle Tennessee, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s annual Pumpkinfest will be held Saturday in downtown Franklin.
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.
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 …
BY JOHN McBRYDE The Franklin Art Scene keeps expanding, and the monthly downtown Franklin event has added a number of sites to its list of places where artists from the Greater Nashville area and beyond can show their creations. Now in its ninth year, the Art Scene welcomes Fourth Avenue Church of Christ, Mason Chiropractic, …
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 …