FROM: Franklin Homepage – By JOHN McBRYDE – Beneath a bright blue sky and nestled against the brown of an ongoing excavation project, city of Franklin and Williamson County officials came together for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Franklin Fire Department’s Station 7 on the county’s Ag Expo Park campus. “It’s been a journey to get us here,” Franklin City Administrator Eric Stuckey said. “We can count here in the
FROM: Williamson Herald – After nearly 30 years with the Franklin Fire Department, Deputy Chief Todd Horton has announced his retirement with the city before entering the new position of Director of the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency. He will be honored at a retirement reception Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m. in the boardroom of Franklin City Hall located at 109 3rd Ave. S. “Very few people dedicate themselves to
FROM: Franklin Homepage – By JOHN McBRYDE – Eddie Wynne has been a math and reading teacher in the Franklin Special School District for 5½ years, but it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say his approach to teaching goes beyond the walls of Freedom Intermediate School. In fact, he takes his passion for teaching beyond the boundaries of the United States. Last summer, for instance, he joined a
FROM: Franklin Homepage – By JOHN McBRYDE – A team from this year’s Leadership Franklin program has developed a project that addresses the issue of hunger throughout Williamson County, a concern that’s especially prevalent in the summer months. The group, which consists of Jenny Clarke, Chris Whitney, Tony McAlister, Tina Lily and Steve Bacon, has named the project Mind the Gap, focusing on the fact that the period when schools are closed
FROM: Williamson Herald – Hard Bargain Association on Tuesday evening celebrated a milestone during the annual Hard Bargain Dinner and Fundraiser at the Williamson County Enrichment Center. The milestone is the completion of the fifth and final house on Bungalow Court, a new pocket-type neighborhood in the Hard Bargain area of Franklin. “We started work on the Bungalow Court homes in 2014, but, really, the planning goes back to
FROM: Franklin Homepage – By ALEXANDER WILLIS – Hickman County High School sophomore Arrianne Arcega was awarded first place in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition during a ceremony Thursday evening. Due to her win, Arcega’s art will soon be hung in the U.S. Capital and she will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Columbia State. She will also be flown out to Washington D.C. with her family for a special ceremony.
FROM: Franklin Homepage – By JOHN McBRYDE – With storms holding off until later in the day, the fifth annual Kids Arts Festival of Tennessee had a solid turnout Saturday at Pinkerton Park in Franklin. In fact, it was so solid that options for parking became a bit limited. Volunteers were doing their best to keep traffic flowing while helping attendees find available spots. Many parked over on South Margin
FROM: Franklin Homepage – By JOHN McBRYDE – Franklin aldermen had the opportunity to revisit The Hill property as they were presented with a couple of design options from city of Franklin staff Tuesday night during the Board of Mayor and Aldermen work session. City Administrator Eric Stuckey said the designs are pretty close to what was envisioned when aldermen voted last year to allow what is now known as The
FROM: Williamson Herald – Since its commencement in December 2013, the Hard Bargain Association has completed its pocket-neighborhood project, which has helped five families to achieve homeownership and could impact generations to come. At its annual fundraising dinner, set for April 2, the association will celebrate the development’s completion and its newest homeowners, identical twin sisters Janell and Shawnell Goodlow, who closed on the purchase of their home in February.