Unless you’ve been living under a pile of cashews you’ve likely heard the news that Mr. Peanut is no longer with us. Sacrificing himself to save his companions, Mr. Peanut fell to his death in this commercial that was going to be aired prior to kick-off during the Super Bowl pregame show.
After going missing for 517 days, Hamster, a Franklin family's treasured cat has been reunited with his family thanks to a Franklin police officer and the Nashville-based Skippy Lou's Lost and Found Pets Facebook group.
Friends of Franklin Parks, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the city’s public park system with private community resources, has added new members to its board of directors.
South 40 in Franklin will be offering Valentine’s Day photo sets for novice or professional photographers looking for a special photography venue to create personalized photos.
A number of senators, including our own Marsha Blackburn, have been spied reading books (Blackburn), sleeping or passing notes during the proceedings. Why?
After the November 1864 Battle of Franklin had ended, several federal commanders including Gens. John Schofield, David Stanley, Jacob Cox and Emerson Opdycke claimed credit for their “victory.”
The Church of the Good Shepherd in Brentwood announced that they are parting ways with the YMCA preschool program that has operated out of the church’s facility after 20 years, permanently closing the preschool and displacing the planned child-care for the families of 72 children who are enr…
Southall, a Franklin operation considered one of Tennessee’s most innovative and sustainable farms, will unveil its extensive grounds along with a luxury inn, spa and cottages in 2021. But its apiary and its 2.5 million bees are already being recognized as a key player in the larger agricult…
Reboot First Responders, a branch of Reboot Recovery, is offering a series of courses aimed at helping a variety of first responders dealing with traumas.
Coming off two World Series appearances in the past three seasons, including the championship in 2017, the Houston Astros are being severely disciplined for stealing their opponents’ pitching signals. The purpose and benefit of intercepting and rightly interpreting the signals between an opp…
Anyone stopping by here over the past eight years knows I have a fun obsession with the English language, a big part of which centers around so-called buzz words.
The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation will launch its 2020 Witness History lecture series with local attorney, author and historian Tony Turnbow as guest speaker Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at Franklin Masonic Hall.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation invites the public to attend an Artist Reception for Shari Lacy on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave, in Franklin.
As he looks ahead to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day service that will be held Monday at First Missionary Baptist Church, Franklin City Administrator Eric Stuckey said he can’t help but think of a similar day back in October on Franklin’s town square.
Now in its 11th year, the Proc’s Amateur & More Show will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Johnson Elementary School.
The headline about a NASA intern discovering a new planet on his third day at work, caught my attention. Did I mention the intern hasn’t graduated from high school yet?
In the third concert of the 2019-20 Masterworks Series, the Gateway Chamber Orchestra will perform “Gran Partita” Monday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Theatre.
Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, has opened nominations for its 55th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.
The Goodwill Career Solutions Center in Nashville will host a job fair on Tuesday with employers hoping to fill 400 jobs in Middle Tennessee.
The Franklin Civil War Round Table will kick off 2020 with a presentation on Confederate Gen. Patrick Cleburne Sunday at 3 p.m. at Carnton’s Fleming Center.
What if you were told that there was a way to look and feel younger, make friends and live longer? That there was an amazing method that has been proven to make you smarter, less stressed and all around happier? That, just by doing this simple thing one day a week, you can change your life i…
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department will host a variety of family friendly entertainment in the coming weeks at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park, 112 Everbright Avenue; located off of Columbia Avenue just south of historic downtown Franklin.
Are you looking for an opportunity to sing in an inviting and friendly atmosphere? Then consider participating in Williamson County Park and Recreation’s acclaimed Williamson County Community Chorus.
GraceWorks is celebrating its quarter-century of service and thanking its thousands of supporters with four special events in 2020.
Many people vow that THIS is the year that they will finally get their book written. They have been repeating the vow since the late ’80s, but this year is different. And what will make this year different? Well, because our aspiring author…
Who knew, as Donald Trump begins the last year of his first term as president, he would be facing impeachment proceedings?
Turn right now to the obituary section of Williamson Home Page or your local newspaper and if you don’t see your photo and obituary there then I have a message for you. Here is the message: The coming year is one of profound opportunity and thus great responsibility.
The holidays are winding down and it is time to start packing up the decorations, getting back into a more normal daily routine and looking forward to a new year filled with new possibilities. Many have been in a holiday frame of mind since early November and have "decked the halls" both ins…
There are plenty of options for ringing in the new year and the new decade on Dec. 31, especially if you choose to head to Nashville.
I get an annoying family brag letter every Christmas from a friend. I want to just toss it in the trash without opening the envelope. But I’m afraid I need to be able to comment on at least something from it when I see her.
Many local families make picking out a fresh cut Christmas tree from Santa’s Trees an annual tradition. It’s also a tradition for Santa’s Trees to give back to the Williamson County community that continues to support the seasonal business.
One hundred fifty-five years ago, Dec. 17, 1864, an overlooked yet tragic day in Williamson County passed into history, mostly obscured by other events of the time. When the remnants of Confederate General John Hood’s Army of Tennessee headed south after their defeat at Nashville on Dec. 15t…
After 25 years with the Franklin Fire Department, Battalion Chief Jimmy Jennings retired Friday with a list of honors and accomplishments throughout his career.
The host of a local morning radio show last week asked listeners to call and give their opinions as to what this decade, that is coming to an end, will be remembered for.
Studio Tenn is presenting “Christmas with Patrick Thomas,” featuring performances from the acclaimed singer, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 17-18, at 7 p.m. each day.
High Hopes Development Center recently dedicated an occupational therapy room on its campus to Elliott Grace (Ellie G) Castro with funds raised after her unexpected death in September.
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 35th annual Dickens of a Christmas presented by First Citizens National Bank will have an abundance of entertainment and activities for the entire family.
Hearts 2 Honduras, a Franklin-based nonprofit organization, recently held a fundraising breakfast to benefit its efforts to fund a program that focuses on educating children with Down syndrome as well as raise money for the for a 15-passenger van to transport students to and from school, and…
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department will host a variety of family friendly entertainment in the coming weeks at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park, 112 Everbright Ave., located off of Columbia Avenue just south of historic downtown Franklin.
The Center for Living and Learning (“The Center”) will hold its 2019 Christmas Craft Show Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 11-12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its facility at 1979 Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin.
The children of High Hopes Development Center participated in the annual High Ho HoHopes Christmas Market Friday from 8:30-12:30 in the High Hopes multipurpose room. During the event, children had the opportunity to “shop” for gifts to give their family, and Santa was on hand for photos. Vol…
At my stage of life, with plenty of Christmases behind me, Christmas evokes memories, whether they are of my childhood or the childhoods of my children.
The luxury inn, spa and cottages may only now be under construction at Southall just outside of Franklin, but the agricultural and culinary operation behind it have been maturing for years.