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 be in downtown Franklin with Ellie Westman-Chin, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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
- At the Williamson County Commission meeting last Monday night, commissioners voted unanimously to create a sports authority to help improve sports facilities and further recreation in the county.
- The meeting also yielded a unanimous vote to create a referendum to allow constituents to vote on a sales tax increase which will help fund schools in the county. The referendum will likely go before voters in early February.
- Williamson Inc. hosted their fifth annual celebration last Tuesday night. President and CEO Matt Largen spoke about the sales tax referendum, and urged citizens to vote for the tax increase.
- Made South hosted their third annual holiday market at The Factory last weekend. Shoppers perused clothing, decor and furniture, and had the opportunity to listen to live music and sample food and drink from local vendors.
- A 5k Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving, November 23, beginning at 9 a.m. at D1 Sports Training. Funds from the race will benefit GraceWorks Ministries.
- Made in TN, a new shop, will open for business on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, inside The Factory. The shop sells locally sourced food, home decor and gifts.
- The Lotz House is commemorating the Battle of Franklin with a blood drive on Saturday, November 25. The Red Cross sponsored drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.