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Halloween has arrived, with many Spring Hillians likely to brave the cold Thursday afternoon in one of the noblest pursuits there is: the pursuit of candy. However, with the National Weather Service issuing a Freeze Watch for Thursday evening, some residents may not be too keen on staying ou…

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By BAILEY BASHAM No matter where a person has been or where a person is headed, everyone has a story. Simply put, storytelling is universal. And for many people, whether through music, film, writing or even just sharing over a cup of coffee with a friend, experiencing those stories is transformative. That is the belief …

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Franklin Mayor Ken Moore made a proclamation at the Tennessee Kids Belong fundraiser that Franklin has the most foster-friendly main street in the United States. / Photos by John McBryde Part Three Raising money for the cause By JOHN McBRYDE The nonprofit organization Tennessee Kids Belong held a two-hour fundraiser Tuesday night to not only …

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STAFF REPORTS A Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputy was honored with Deputy of the Month for September after saving a teen who was attempting suicide. Deputy Daniel Solo was recognized after he saved a teenager from jumping from the Natchez Trace Bridge. According to the news release, Soto was on routine patrol before dawn this …

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Courtesy photo By ALEXANDER WILLIS The Church at Station Hill will be holding a free Dementia workshop on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 2: 30 p.m., where experts from the in-home care organization Senior Helpers will break down information on the disease, and how it affects those afflicted as well as their caregivers. The workshop …

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PHOTO: Kevin Bacon (left) and Michael Bacon (right) together make up the band the Bacon Brothers, who have been actively making music for nearly 25 years. / Courtesy photo BY ALEXANDER WILLIS The Bacon Brothers, a band made up of brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon, are set to perform at the Franklin Theatre next week …

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STAFF REPORTS The Harpeth River Writers will be releasing a new anthology featuring works from Williamson County authors and others from the Greater Nashville area Tuesday, Oct. 1. Words on Water is a collection of 28 works of short fiction, prose and poetry from nine award-winning Middle Tennessee writers whose talents include fiction, memoir and …

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PHOTO: Representing Tennessee State Parks are, sitting, from left, Josh Gibson, Mike Robertson, and Josh Waggener, and standing, from left, Morgan Gilman, Anne Marshall, Ben Dunn, and Laura Franklin. / Courtesy photo STAFF REPORTS Tennessee State Parks was recognized Tuesday as one of four finalists for the award of top state park system in the …

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Part Two: Profile of the Hoover family By JOHN McBRYDE Dr. Brad and Michelle Hoover have been through the adoption process on three different occasions. The Brentwood couple knows the joy of bringing an adopted infant into their home as well as traveling abroad to adopt internationally; and through the untimely death of their son a …

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PHOTO: Jay Smith (right) with the Tennessee Children’s Home runs down some car maintenance basics with youth from the home. / Photo by Alexander Willis By ALEXANDER WILLIS Adulthood requires a variety of different skills sets; money management, knowing how to change a tire, and even maintaining a presentable physical appearance on a routine basis. To …

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PHOTOS BY MATT MASTERS This year’s Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival was attended by thousands of fans at the Park at Harlinsdale — many of whom came to see headliners The Killers and the Foo Fighters. But several others came to see the rest of the stellar lineup. Check out some of their photos below:

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PHOTO: Lynne and Tony McAlister (lower left) join other attendees at Sunday morning’s worship service at the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. / Photos by John McBryde By JOHN McBRYDE Before they fanned out to catch favorite acts such as Wynonna & The Big Noise, Better Than Ezra and the finale, Foo Fighters, a good …

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By MATT MASTERS The Montgomery Gospel Trio were met with an audience of about 100 people at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival who heard the three women songs and stories about the groups origin and impact on the American Civil Rights Movement. The trio includes members Jamila Jones, Minnie Harris and Najuma Mulefu — …

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Photographer Andrew Collignon flew above the fifth annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on Saturday to capture the event from above. Check out a few of his photos below, and stay tuned for more coverage from Home Page Media Group:

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PHOTO: Rolling into Pilgrimage are (from left) Jason Skinner, Emily Skinner, Michelle Sheaffer and Brett Sheaffer. / Photos by John McBryde By JOHN McBRYDE On a sun-splashed Saturday to open the fifth annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, there was plenty of music, an abundance of food options and a plethora of vendors. And stretched along the …

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By MATT MASTERS A group of about 100 high school students from Franklin High and Battle Ground Academy visited the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival grounds at the Park at Harlinsdale for the festival’s first community day on Friday. Students were shown all over the festival grounds from the Gold Record Road stage to the …

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MATT MASTERS After: A Play of Memories of Otto Frank will be performed on Sunday at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library. The historical drama was written by Spring Hill playwright and educator Dr. Deanne Collins who also penned The Window, a one-act play based on the writings of Anne Frank in her book The …

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STAFF REPORTS  Concert lovers can help feed the hungry and get their own treat at this year’s Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Saturday and Sunday at The Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin. Pilgrimage goers bringing at least two items of nonperishable food each for the GraceWorks Food Pantry will receive a voucher for one free …

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STAFF REPORTS Grammy award-winning country music star Trisha Yearwood held a luncheon in her Brentwood home on Monday where she honored 24 women who have been affected by breast cancer. Yearwood, who lost her mother to breast cancer, is devoted to supporting the American Cancer Society and has partnered with JCPenney to raise money for …

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STAFF REPORTS Senior citizens in the Middle Tennessee area can “get their shot at stardom” by auditioning for Morning Pointe Senior Living’s and the Morning Pointe Foundation’s second annual Seniors Got Talent competition, according to a release from Morning Pointe. Morning Pointe assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in Brentwood, Franklin and Spring Hill …

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STAFF REPORTS The Franklin Theatre will host the first concert of the 2019-20 season of Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s Masterworks Series on Sept. 30th, at 7:30 p.m. Season tickets are on sale now, as well as tickets for the opening concert titled ‘Artistry of Lorna McGhee.’ Gateway Chamber Orchestra kicks off their emotion-packed new season — …

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By MATT MASTERS The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, Tennessee, hosted its annual Heritage Ball Sponsor Party on Thursday where Pam Chandler was honored with the 2019 Patron Award. The cocktail party was presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners and saw hundreds of guests gather at the Franklin home of hosts Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harrington.  …

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Authors Beth Lothers and Vicky Travis will give a talk and sign books Thursday, Sept. 26 at the LeHew Magid Big House for Historic Preservation. At 5:30 p.m., attendees can enjoy refreshments and conversation and the presentation and book signing will begin at 6 p.m. Nolensville will be available for purchase at the event for …

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By CHRIS CHAMBERLAIN This story first ran in our sister publication the Nashville Scene. As far as music, food and culture festivals go, Pilgrimage at the Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin is already pretty plush, but there’s an extra level of luxury that we can all aspire to. For the two-day festival Sept. 21-22, organizers …

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PHOTO: Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham (right) after having just recited Columbia Central High School’s alma mater Thursday alongside Columbia Mayor Chaz Molder (left). / Photo by Alexander Willis By ALEXANDER WILLIS Right before football season began this year, Columbia Mayor Chaz Molder publicly challenged Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham to a friendly bet; if …