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 out at the Westhaven resident’s center with Franklin Tomorrow Executive Director Mindy Tate, in advance of the monthly FrankTalks lecture series. Beginning at 8:45 a.m., they will give you the rundown on what happened last week and what to expect this week in local affairs.
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
- LifeTime Athletic opened their doors this morning at 4 a.m. for the first time. The athletic facility seeks to step away from the “gym” label, instead, branding itself as a luxury health experience.
- Three Union cannons were dedicated at Carter Hill Battlefield Park on Friday afternoon. The Battle of Franklin Trust Chief Executive Officer Eric Jacobson spoke about the transformation of land once lost to development, now made into a historic park.
- Franklin alderman candidate Mike Vaughn, who lost the October 24 election to incumbent Dana McLendon by 28 points, is suing McLendon and the election commission for a fraudulent election. Vaughn alleges that McLendon “intimidated” voters, and is asking for a new election to be held.
- The city of Franklin hosted their 17th annual Veterans Day parade on Friday morning. The event featured local military troops, schools, and veteran’s organizations. Check out the photos and video of the event here.
- The Williamson County Commission will vote Monday night on a referendum which would allow voters to choose whether to approve a .5 percent sales tax increase to fund schools or not. County Mayor Rogers Anderson spoke in favor of the referendum at a recent Breakfast with the Mayors.
- At Tuesday night’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, all elected aldermen will be sworn in to their positions, including newcomer Scott Speedy, who recently defeated Ward 3 incumbent Mike Skinner.
- The second annual Boots for Troops ruck walk 5k will begin at Hardlinsdale Farm on Saturday at 9 a.m. The event is to show support for veterans and active military service members.