WHAT’S UP WITH THAT: Facebook Live series for February 19-25

WHAT’S UP WITH THAT: Facebook Live series for February 19-25

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.

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. Click on the sentence to see the corresponding story link.


  • The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a five-year permit for the co-producers of Pilgrimage Festival at Harlinsdale Park. The permit included stipulations for reevaluation each year.
  • Though the historic zoning commission has yet to approve developer’s designs for a multi-level restaurant and office space, they gave the go-ahead for the demolition of the buildings that once housed Dotson’s Restaurant.
  • In the wake of the mass school shooting that left 17 dead in Parkland, Florida, Williamson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney announced staff would spend Monday reviewing and practicing their emergency safety plan. Additionally, Lt. Charles Warner of the Franklin Police Department announced an upcoming active shooter training.
  • After a series of four investigative stories on suicides from the Natchez Trace Bridge, Home Page Media held a suicide awareness forum last Thursday evening. You can watch the video here.


  • The Home Page will begin profiling candidates this week for the County Commission race in May. Stay tuned!
  • Williamson Inc will host their Business of Entertainment luncheon on Thursday, discussing the positive economic impact of the entertainment industry on the business community in Williamson County.
  • The Franklin Municipal Planning Commission will meet Thursday to discuss several rezoning requests, and will specifically discuss altering the Envision Franklin design concepts as they pertain to the Mayes Creek Basin area.

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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