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Kelsea Ballerini will entertain at 12th Annual Symphony Fashion Show

Kelsea Ballerini will entertain at 12th Annual Symphony Fashion Show
NASHVILLE SYMPHONY Tennessee-born Black River recording artist Kelsea Ballerini will be the featured entertainer for the 2017 Symphony Fashion Show, taking place on Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. Ballerini was named Billboard Women in Music Best New Artist award and was a nominee for Best New Artist in the recent 2017 ...
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Allenbrooke Farms debuts new fully booked wedding and events venue

Allenbrooke Farms debuts new fully booked wedding and events venue
Six years ago Daniel and Stephanie Allen sold their car for seed money and quit their full time jobs to pursue their dream of farming. Since then Allenbrooke Farms has developed as a Community Supported Agriculture entity feeding hundreds of local families, partnering with The Well to feed those in need, and becoming Spring Hill’s first ...
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UT player paralyzed in tackle will speak at Steak & Burger Dinner

UT player paralyzed in tackle will speak at Steak & Burger Dinner
Inquoris “Inky” Johnson, former University of Tennessee football defensive back, will speak at the 28th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. This year’s dinner will be held on Thursday, May 11, at Liberty Hall in the Factory at Franklin. Johnson will share his inspiring journey following a career-ending injury on Sept. 9,...
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RAMON PRESSON: Your Horror Scope for this month

RAMON PRESSON: Your Horror Scope for this month
I get a number of words confused with each other, like affect and effect, astronomy and astrology, zoology and Zoolander. Astronomy is “the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole.” Astrology is “the completely irrational belief that you should totally order your life around the date you were born as it ...
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Longtime Vanderbilt professor will talk on avoiding Alzheimer’s

Longtime Vanderbilt professor will talk on avoiding Alzheimer’s
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY A presentation on Alzheimer’s disease, a complex brain disorder which is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, will feature retired Vanderbilt Neuroscience Professor Dr. Jeanette Norden on Feb. 23 at the Williamson County Library. The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a discussion of what is ...
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The Bucket neighborhood: A forgotten settlement

The Bucket neighborhood: A forgotten settlement
A part of downtown Franklin now home to a block of high-end condominiums, a community theater and several recognized historic properties once was known as the Bucket of Blood neighborhood. The area was part of a larger black and ex-slave community that grew up along Church Street between First and Second Avenues after the Civil ...
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Thompson’s Station Farmers Market will add two night markets

Thompson’s Station Farmers Market will add two night markets
Applications are being accepted through March 31 for participating local vendors as the Thompson’s Station Farmers Market returns to the Event Barn at Homestead Manor. The mid-week market makes its seasonal debut on Wednesday, May 3, and takes place each Wednesday until Aug. 30. “The Thompson’s Station Farmers Market is such a fun way for community members to ...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
Let’s get mushy, it’s Valentine’s Day. There are a lot of things that I love and I’d like to use this public platform to declare my undying affection for them. My dearest Secret Candy Stash, I love you with a passion that can only be found in dollar bin romance novels. You sustain me through ...
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“The Cash Legacy” will replace Loretta Lynn tribute at Ryman

“The Cash Legacy” will replace Loretta Lynn tribute at Ryman
Studio Tenn will replace the originally scheduled “The Loretta Legacy” with “The Cash Legacy: A Tribute to the Man in Black” on March 31 and April 1 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Previous ticket purchases for “The Loretta Legacy” will remain honored for the same date, time and seats. According to Studio Tenn, Artistic Director Matt ...
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February Civil War Roundtable will discuss local black soldiers

February Civil War Roundtable will discuss local black soldiers
In recent years, Franklin resident Tina Calahan Jones has researched at least 284 slaves who entered the federal military during the war, all from Williamson County. It has long been known a that several dozen Civil War soldiers had Williamson County ties, most of them serving in the U.S. Navy.  Information about the service of ...
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Shaquille O’ Neal to headline Boys & Girls Club’s Great Futures Gala

Shaquille O’ Neal to headline Boys & Girls Club’s Great Futures Gala
Shaquille O’ Neal, retired NBA Hall of Fame basketball player, will be the featured celebrity at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (BGCMT) annual fundraiser on Sat., Apr. 1 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. O’Neal is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.  The event, which takes place from 5 – 9 PM, supports ...
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African American Soldiers from Williamson Co. at the Civil War Round Table

African American Soldiers from Williamson Co. at the Civil War Round Table
On Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m.., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will present Tina Calahan Jones, who will speak on “African American Soldiers from Williamson County.” It has long been known locally that a few dozen African American Civil War soldiers had Williamson County ties, most of them serving in the U.S. Navy. Information about the ...
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Franktown Open Hearts program will introduce kids to riding

Franktown Open Hearts program will introduce kids to riding
Franktown Open Hearts on Tuesday announced a new partnership with local nonprofit Take the Reins to provide inner city youth with Equine Assisted Learning in a safe, faith-based environment. Take the Reins Riding Center is a faith-based nonprofit whose mission is to provide “Therapeutic riding that connects horses and children through the love of Christ.” ...
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Sunshine, good times at Father & Son Bowl

Sunshine, good times at Father & Son Bowl
Story and Photos By ANDREW COLLIGNON The Super Bowl wasn’t the only football action this weekend in Franklin. The 11th Annual Father & Son Bowl was held at Lasko Fields on Saturday. It had fun and action for men and boys aged 5 and over. Started by Darin and Caree Clark in 2006, the Father & Son ...
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