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Wet spring, hot start to summer jump start produce season

Wet spring, hot start to summer jump start produce season
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Tennessee’s wet and muddy spring quickly gave way to a hot and sunny summer. For the state’s farmers and for the customers who wait anxiously for seasonal you-pick farms and farmers markets to open, the race is on to fill buckets, market booths, pantries and home freezers with local produce. Fruits ...
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Students get a taste of industrial process at GM camp

Students get a taste of industrial process at GM camp
By CLIFF HIGHTOWER One-by-one the wooden cars went around the square, set up to look and act like a assembly plant conveyor line. Seventeen teenagers spent Thursday morning putting them together and taking them apart. “If it could be a week, I’d stay here a week,” said Seroberto Moreno, a student with Tennessee College of ...
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MADE SOUTH returns to The Factory June 30 and July 1

MADE SOUTH returns to The Factory June 30 and July 1
Nashville native and fourth-generation Tennessean Chris Thomas is passionate about reshaping the way people think about Southerners. To that end, Thomas hosts MADE SOUTH events across the Southeast where producers and consumers can meet, and where the creativity of Southern goods is celebrated and supported. MADE SOUTH is returning to The Factory at Franklin, 230 ...
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Local bank employees support Men of Valor prison ministry

Local bank employees support Men of Valor prison ministry
Wilson Bank & Trust employees in Nashville and Williamson County kicked off a charitable partnership with Men of Valor recently by presenting a $1,000 donation check to several Men of Valor representatives. Men of Valor is a prison ministry that focuses on fighting recidivism through a biblical and gospel-based program. WB&T staff members also plan to contribute .....
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Unemployment in state at lowest rate since March 2001

Unemployment in state at lowest rate since March 2001
Unemployment in Tennessee dropped from April’s revised rate of 4.7 percent to a May rate of 4.0 percent, a drop called remarkable by Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips. “May’s unemployment rate is notable for a couple of reasons,” Phillips said in announcing the figures. “It’s the lowest rate Te...
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Crescent calls mixed-use development the capstone its of Cool Springs work

Crescent calls mixed-use development the capstone its of Cool Springs work
Crescent Communities, which began putting its imprint on Cool Springs in the 1990s years of booming office development, this week announced details of a mixed-use project called Bigby. The development will feature 350,000 square feet of commercial office and retail space, 330 luxury apartments, 15 townhomes and a 200-room hotel on the northeast corner of East ...
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Business Expo will showcase “Masters & Makers Trail”

Business Expo will showcase “Masters & Makers Trail”
Williamson, Inc. will feature Visit Franklin’s Masters & Makers Trail next week as one of the biggest highlights of the 2017 Business & Education Expo, presented by Franklin Synergy Bank. The largest showcase of Williamson County businesses and schools, hosted by Williamson, Inc., takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at The ...
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GymGuyz to open first Tennessee mobile gym in Franklin

GymGuyz to open first Tennessee mobile gym in Franklin
By A.J. DUGGER III Franklin residents will have the option of having their gym come to them when GymGuyz comes to Tennessee later this summer. This will be the company’s first location in Tennessee. The company is a mobile gym that drives to the client and allows workouts at home, businesses and other places. The ...
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Morning Pointe of Franklin to expand care facility off Hwy. 96 West

Morning Pointe of Franklin to expand care facility off Hwy. 96 West
Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP) and Morning Pointe Senior Living on June 30 will celebrate the groundbreaking of the second phase of development on the 10-acre Morning Pointe of Franklin campus – the new Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence. Morning Pointe of Franklin is at 1015 Generations Way in Franklin, off Hwy. 96 West near Franklin Christian Academy ...
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11 Tennessee companies make annual Fortune 500 list

11 Tennessee companies make annual Fortune 500 list
By ASHLEY COKER Eleven companies headquartered in Tennessee — more than half of which are located in Middle Tennessee — made the 2017 Fortune 500 list of top-earning companies. The list of top earning companies across the country has been released by Fortune Magazine annually for the past 63 years. These companies account for two-thirds of the ...
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Studio Tenn managing director Speck to join theatre company in Houston

Studio Tenn managing director Speck to join theatre company in Houston
Garris Wimmer as Patsy, Matt Logan as King Arthur and Jake Speck as Sir Robin, in Studio Tenn’s recent production of Spamalot. // PHOTO BY MA2LA Studio Tenn, an award winning regional theatre company with its headquarters in The Factory at Franklin, announced Thursday that Jake Speck will leave his position as managing director effective ...
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The Jones Company advances to top 100 list for 2017

The Jones Company advances to top 100 list for 2017
The Jones Company, a leading local home builder with corporate offices in Franklin, has broken through into the ranks of the country’s biggest builders in 2017. Jones ranked 94th in Builder Magazine’s annual “Builder 100” list. The ranking is 13 spots higher than the company’s 107th place ranking in 2016. “We are thrilled to be ...
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Business Expo brings together local commerce and education

Business Expo brings together local commerce and education
By WILLIAMSON INC. More than 75 companies are expected to exhibit at the 2017 Business & Education Expo, presented by Franklin Synergy Bank from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 20. The largest showcase of Williamson County businesses and schools, hosted by Williamson, Inc., takes place Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 4 p.m. to ...
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Wild Root aims to be more than a florist

Wild Root aims to be more than a florist
By CLIFF HIGHTOWER Wild Root Florists sells itself as an experience beyond an ordinary flower shop. “I want them to come in here for more than flowers,” said Kathy Miller, owner of Wild Root Florists. The florist has been open on Main Street in Spring Hill on the Maury County side of the line since ...
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