Herald Reports Organizers are pleased to announce that the fourth running of the Franklin Half Marathon will have a new look this year and a new name. Scheduled for Saturday, June 4, in Leiper’s Fork, the race has officially changed its name to the Hillbilly Half Marathon, due to the popularity of the heckling “hillbilly” pickers that surprised runners in […]
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Herald Reports Franklin Theatre invites sports fans to come watch the biggest game on the biggest screen in Downtown Franklin. Join them for a fun filled evening of football, games, snacks, and more. Admission is free and seating is reserved. Free parking is available on the street as well as in the parking garages located […]
Herald Reports Over the weekend millions of people will be driving to a Super Bowl party to watch the biggest football game of the year. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security urge all Tennesseans to be safe on the roadways Sunday and every other day of the […]
By Carole Robinson • Senior Staff Writer A 20-year retrospective of historian Thelma Battle’s Williamson County African American History in Photographs will be on display to the public until Friday, Feb. 26. The 130 images dating from the late 1800s to the present are from African American historian Thelma Battle’s collection of more than 3,000 […]
By Carole Robinson • Senior Staff Writer Students in Transition 1 special needs classes at Fairview High and Fairview Transition 2 special needs students age 18 to 22 will soon be participating in a hands on program designed to provide real-world work experience and skills to live an independent adult life. The HOPE Program “Herbs […]
By Carole Robinson • Senior Staff Writer The United Way of Williamson County’s Patricia Hart Society is hosting its annual Women of Inspiration luncheon on Friday, Feb. 5, at the Embassy Suites. Doors open at 11 a.m. to provide guests with ample time to bid on items in the silent auction. Tickets for the luncheon […]
By Carole Robinson • Senior Staff Writer Faces of HNC (Head and Neck Cancer) will be holding its Winter Awareness and Music event on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Grays on Main. South Street Players and several guest musicians, including Dawn Beyer, Jay Brown, Val Johnson, Gary Talley, Pam Tillis and more, will […]
By Adam Webb for the Williamson Herald Franklin Special School District board candidates Alicia Barker, Kevin Townsel and Robert Blair invited members of the Franklin community to Culver’s in Cool Springs to sign their petitions to enter the race. All three are be incumbents running for re-election. Townsel said he was running again to continue […]
By Justin Stokes for the Williamson Herald Music City Roots will shake up its weekly showcase with the generous outlaws known as Blackberry Smoke. They will take the 1970s rowdy-rock style tinged with country and a bit of the blues, and put together a performance that should have the seats smeared with admiration for a […]
By Adam Webb for the Williamson Herald With the new year comes an influx of people desiring to get healthier, and the Franklin YMCA encouraged members of the community to visit its ninth annual free health fair Monday to do just that. More than 40 vendors from the Franklin area participated in the day’s fair, […]
Herald Reports At least 10 employers with more than 250 openings will participate in a job fair hosted by Goodwill Career Solutions at the Williamson County Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 21. Employers will include Big M Transportation, BrightStar Care, Caregivers by Wholecare, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Home Instead Senior Care, Plant Partners […]
Herald Reports Williamson County Public Library 1314 Columbia Avenue Franklin, TN 37064 Phone (615) 794-3105 Web site: http://WCPLtn.org Multi-Employer Job Fair: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the meeting room. Goodwill Career Solutions will host this job fair at the Library with more than 20 employers. For more information contact Shannon Duke at 615-794-4984 […]
Herald Reports Williamson College has created a public service scholarship for full-time employees serving in Williamson County municipal and public service jobs. This scholarship is targeted for both undergraduate and graduate students. “Williamson County is among the most admired and desirable communities in America,” said Ed Smith, President of Williamson College. “While there are many […]
Carole Robinson • Senior Staff Writer The public is invited to a celebration of the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the First Missionary Baptist Church, 113 Natchez St. on Monday, Jan. 18. The program at the church begins at 11 a.m. Read more at the Williamson Herald.
By Carole Robinson • Senior Staff Writer It was like a family reunion for the community of Leiper’s Fork when the doors opened Sunday afternoon to The Country Boy restaurant’s invitation-only, soft opening and sign unveiling hosted by new owners Tom Fanning and Diana Torres. “I’m so happy this has reopened,” said Connie Westfall, a […]