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 broadcasting from the Williamson County Enrichment Center, prior to the monthly FrankTalks lecture 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.
LAST WEEK’S HEADLINES
- When Sunday turned to Monday, A-Game Sportsplex hit the auction block. Though the county has expressed interest in creating more youth sports facilities, a county sports authority still lacks the funding to make a bid for the property.
- After a long educational campaign, thousands of voters took to the polls last week to vote overwhelmingly for a county sales tax hike to fund the construction of schools.
- As tourism grows and the region expands, parking in downtown Franklin is becoming more difficult, with private owners beginning to charge for lot parking. The city will discuss the parking study and possible changes during the Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting Tuesday night.
- With Valentine’s Day coming up Wednesday, there are plenty of local florists and chocolatiers to choose from. We focused on journey of The Cocoa Tree, the truffle specialty shop of songwriter turned chocolatier Bethany Torino.
- For Black History Month, the monthly FrankTalks event will discuss the topic of “The Role of African-Americans in Franklin’s Past/Future,” on Monday morning.
- On Monday evening, the historic zoning commission will consider a proposal by Chartwell Hospitality Group. The group is proposing the demolition of current structures in order to build a multi-level center with a rooftop bar across from Puckett’s Boat House.
- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday night, and will discuss adopting an ordinance to restrict the sale of dogs and cats to legitimate vendors, with hopes of eliminating animal abuse.
- On Thursday, the Home Page will host a suicide prevention and awareness panel at the Williamson County Administrative Complex, to begin at 6 p.m.