WHAT’S UP WITH THAT: Facebook Live series for Dec. 11-17

WHAT’S UP WITH THAT: Facebook Live series for Dec. 11-17

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 at Columbia State Community College, bringing you news prior to the monthly Franklin Tomorrow FrankTalks series.

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.


  • The Franklin housing commission continues to search for ways to educate the community and developers on the benefits of affordable housing. The city-owned hill property has entered the debate; some want to use the land for affordable housing, while one nonprofit says they can use the dilapidated building as is.
  • Those involved with the $1 billion Stephens Valley residential development celebrated the opening of a welcome center on Wednesday morning. Developer John Rochford spoke about the vision Bill Stephens, now deceased, had for the property that had been in his family since the 1930s.
  • Bill Minneci, who runs the famed Sunnyside lights display at his home in Brentwood, spoke about his holiday tradition and the final year of his full-scale display.
  • Holiday events this past weekend included the Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade and Dickens of a Christmas in downtown Franklin, in which Franklin-based band Jars of Clay performed.


  • At the final Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting of the year, the board is set to decide the fate of the Colletta Park project. Developers have asked for a modification of standards of Envision Franklin for the area, which has upset nearby residents.
  • Franklin Mayor Ken Moore will be among those speaking at the final FrankTalks of the year on Monday morning. Moore and others will look to the future and discuss some trends for the upcoming year. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Home Page’s Year in Review stories with both Mayor Moore and Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson next week.
  • Leiper’s Fork is holding a Sip and Shop event from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local merchants along Hillsboro Road promise holiday cheer and a unique shopping experience.

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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