What’s up, Franklin?
Franklin Home Page has a segment where local reporter, Brooke Wanser, discusses the last week’s headlines and upcoming news via Facebook Live.
This week, Brooke will bringing you updates from town square, underneath the Christmas Tree!
We hope to hear from you while we are online. We encourage you to ask questions about the issues we are discussing and let us know what you want us to investigate.
If you can’t tune in while we are live, be sure to check it out later in the day. With the weekly Facebook Live, Home Page Media Group is aiming to give you the news in an interesting and accessible new format.
As a preview, this is a roundup of headlines you will hear about.
LAST WEEK’S HEADLINES
- After the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on Tuesday, discussion of a parking study is sure to feature prominently in the future. Paid parking and creating more parking lots and garages near downtown were a few of the recommendations from the study.
- Thursday, November 30 marked the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. The Battle of Franklin Trust commemorated the battle with an illumination ceremony at the Carter House. Thousands of lights shone through the cloudy twilight into the evening in memoriam of those who died and were wounded during the battle.
- Thousands turned out to Franklin’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday evening, as Mayor Ken Moore flipped the switch to illuminate the tree in town square. Freedom Intermediate’s honors choir performed later, backing up award-winning artist Matthew West as he sang Christmas carols.
- The Kiwanis 38th annual Christmas parade took place in Franklin on Saturday. Floats themed to “Rockin’ Christmas” wound their way down Main Street from Jim Warren Park in the beautiful, yet oddly warm, weather.
- The TMA Group, which runs Franklin’s transit, is once again hosting their Holly Trolley rides. Enjoy hot chocolate before being whisked away to view the best holiday light displays around town!
- Officials will continue to discuss the Henpeck Lane sewer extension project on Tuesday evening beginning at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Earlier this year, the city board approved $165,000 towards the project, which will allow for the eventual building of a new school.
- Greg Gamble, who many in the southeast part of town know from their experience with the Colletta Park development, will be speaking in a neighborhood meeting Thursday about a bed and breakfast planned for 3206 Boyd Mill Avenue.
- Dickens of a Christmas will return to Franklin this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to Charles Dickens’ characters, the event will feature a new ice rink.