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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it is one of the few times a busy family can still sit together and enjoy a meal. However, trying to plan decorations, centerpieces or hostess gifts can often take away from time with loved ones.

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Local craft brewer Mill Creek Brewing Co. is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after four years in business — the first Nashville-area such business to cease operations since the post 2013 explosion of the local craft beer scene.

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Thomas lost another piece of the Ovation property at a foreclosure auction earlier this summer. / Photo Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS One of the developers of the Ovation project in Cool Springs has paid back a major loan and avoided foreclosure. According to a public notice published in September, a company controlled by the …

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PHOTO: Spring Hill General Motors workers strike on a bridge above U.S. 31 near the entrance to the General Motors plant. / Photo by Alexander Willis By ALEXANDER WILLIS In what has become the single longest United Auto Workers (UAW) strike in over 20 years, workers from the Spring Hill General Motors (GM) plant continue …

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By MATT BLOIS At a series of open houses about a study investigating transportation improvements along the Interstate 65 corridor, Williamson County residents told a regional planning group they don’t like transportation studies. “That’s unfortunate because we’re required to do the studies, and then once the studies are done, that’s how we move forward,” Deputy …

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STAFF REPORTS Williamson Inc. plans to host a career fair and business expo at the Factory in Franklin next month. The same event last year attracted 700 people and 60 business exhibitors. The chamber expects even more people this year. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Factory in …

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The clubhouse for the Novel Lockwood Glen apartments was finished in February 2018. / File photo By MATT BLOIS A Boston real estate firm purchased a Franklin office building on Archdale Drive for $68.5 last month. Crescent Communities sold the Novel Lockwood Glen apartments to an LLC connected to the Boston real estate firm AEW …

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A man rides his bike in front of the Brentwood YMCA. / File photo By MATT BLOIS YMCAs in Tennessee are dropping out of a Franklin health care company’s gym membership program for seniors. Starting next year, seniors participating in Franklin-based Tivity Health’s SilverSneakers program won’t be able to use YMCAs in Tennessee. SilverSneakers members …

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PHOTO: Williamson Inc.’s Matt Largen (left) moderated a panel discussion that featured Hallie Heiter, Kari Miller, Cherie Hammond and Phil Oldham. / Photos by John McBryde  By JOHN McBRYDE With discussions on entrepreneurship, autonomous vehicles, robotics and STEM, the theme of Tuesday morning’s 2019 Education Summit hosted by Williamson Inc. could have been titled something …

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By GEERT DE LOMBAERDE This story first appeared on our sister publication the Nashville Post. The leaders of Reliant Bancorp have struck a deal to buy the parent of Community Bank & Trust in Ashland City for about $37 million in stock and cash. The proposed deal, which is expected to be completed in the …

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By MATT BLOIS A U.K. bank has invested in the Franklin-based artificial intelligence company Digital Reasoning. SC Ventures, the financial technology investments unit of Standard Chartered Bank, invested in Digital Reasoning in order to expand its financial services products in international markets. The company didn’t reveal the size of the investment in a press release, …

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By MATTT BLOIS Williamson Medical center in Franklin has received a five star rating from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. Williamson Medical Center is the only hospital in Tennessee with a five star rating. As of January 2019 there were less than 300 hospitals in the country that received a five star rating, …

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PHOTO: Dave Ramsey celebrates alongside Gov. Bill Lee on Friday after having just cut the ceremonial ribbon, officially opening Ramsey Solutions’ new headquarters in Franklin. / Photo by Alexander Willis BY ALEXANDER WILLIS In 2015, Ramsey Solutions, the personal finance company, purchased 47 acres of land just off I-65 in south Franklin with the goal …

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PHOTO: (From left to right) Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles, Maury County Commissioner Jordon Shaw, Columbia Academy President James Thomas, and Spring Hill Columbia Academy Principle Nathan Hixson. / Photo by Alexander Willis By ALEXANDER WILLIS “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the founder and protector …

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STAFF REPORTS Franklin-based National Seating & Mobility, the leading provider of complex rehabilitation, mobility and accessibility solutions in the U.S. and Canada, is partnering with the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival to enhance the festival experience for attendees with mobility challenges and special needs. NSM is the first official ADA sponsor of the event and is …

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By MATT MASTERS For the past few days protestors have been picketing outside of the AT&T corporate building on Franklin Road in Brentwood as part of a nine-state strike over claims of unfair labor practices. The striking workers are members of Communications Workers of America, a union whose members in the Southeastern district, also known …

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PHOTO: Documents submitted to Spring Hill show the design of the proposed Chili’s restaurant. / Photo courtesy of the city of Spring Hill BY ALEXANDER WILLIS Plans to construct a Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurant in the Crossings shopping district have been submitted to the city of Spring Hill, and will be discussed Monday by …

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NASHVILLE POST By Geert De Lombaerde Tractor Supply’s CEO succession plan has been thrown off track after the sudden departure of President and COO Steve Barbarick, effective today. Brentwood-based Tractor Supply announced Barbarick’s resignation in a short statement that provided no reasons for the move. Barbarick had been with the farm and ranch products retailer …