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Allenbrooke Farms expects to sell out of CSA produce shares

Allenbrooke Farms expects to sell out of CSA produce shares
Allenbrooke Farms this year will feed more than 400 local families during their 22 week Community Supported Agriculture program, which runs from Mid-May through Mid-November. “Farmily” members come each week and fill their baskets with their favorite produce from the weekly harvest, choosing from either Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. or Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon for their picku...
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Columbia State Williamson campus offers LinkedIn workshop

Columbia State Williamson campus offers LinkedIn workshop
Columbia State Community College’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development is offering the “Are you LinkedIn? Or LinkedOut? Embracing the Power of LinkedIn workshop at the Williamson Campus April 12. Ron Sukenick, president and founder of The Relationship Strategies Institute, will teach participants  how to optimize their LinkedIn profile, have a targeted connection...
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New Columbia Dunkin’ Donuts will give away autographed guitar

New Columbia Dunkin’ Donuts will give away autographed guitar
  Dunkin’ Donuts, which opened its second restaurant in Columbia, Tenn., on March 1 will celebrate with a grand opening celebration on Friday, March 31. The morning event will feature samples, a grand prize giveaway of a Dunkin’ Donuts guitar, and other activities for the family, including company mascot Cuppy. The branded guitar includes signatures by country music ....
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Preliminary numbers say state added 66,100 jobs in a year

Preliminary numbers say state added 66,100 jobs in a year
Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips on Thursday announced a preliminary unemployment rate of 5.3 percent for February, a tenth of a point better than the revised January rate of 5.4 percent. February’s U.S. preliminary rate is 4.7 percent, also a tenth of a percentage point decline from the previous month. ...
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Equine Hospital hosts Tennessee Donkey ASSociation

Equine Hospital hosts Tennessee Donkey ASSociation
This year’s annual awards banquet for The Tennessee Donkey ASSociation was held in Thompson’s Station, Tenn., at the Tennessee Equine Hospital facility on March 11, 2017. According to a press release from the group, desserts were served during the ceremony and everyone had a great time. The Tennessee Donkey ASSociation is a statewide organization whose purpose ...
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New O’More College logo recognized in International Design Awards

New O’More College logo recognized in International Design Awards
A new logo featuring the basic colors used in printing and the O’More College of Design initials has been selected as a merit winner in the HOW International Design Awards. Jess Smith, O’More Chair of Graphic Design and owner of Yellow Specs Design, led O’More graphic design faculty and students in developing the re-brand, which ...
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Galleria welcomes Easter Bunny with party, new app

Galleria welcomes Easter Bunny with party, new app
The Easter Bunny is headed to CoolSprings Galleria beginning Saturday. The mall will be hosting a free Easter Bunny Arrival Party from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Center Court. Kids can enjoy face painting, balloon animals, DJ, and the first 100 kids will enjoy cookie decorating with Great American Cookies. The Easter Bunny will be ...
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Second avian flu infected poultry flock detected in Lincoln County

Second avian flu infected poultry flock detected in Lincoln County
The state veterinarian for Tennessee is urging all poultry owners to take extra precautions to protect their flocks from illness, mainly by keeping them away from other birds. The warning comes after strains of avian flu were found in flocks in Lincoln County and later in Giles County. A second infected flock was confirmed in ...
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Tennesseans’ optimism on economy continues to grow

Tennesseans’ optimism on economy continues to grow
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY The Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index rose to 134 this month, up from 113 in December, according to the latest statewide snapshot of consumers by Middle Tennessee State University’s Office of Consumer Research, results that suggest consumers across the state continue to feel better about the economy, future job market as well ...
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Longtime local Realtor Chip Kerr to start his own firm

Longtime local Realtor Chip Kerr to start his own firm
Longtime Williamson County Realtor and former president of the Williamson County Association of Realtors® Chip Kerr announced on Thursday that he is leaving his position as managing broker at the Brentwood office of Crye-Leike Realtors to form Kerr & Co Realty. The new Cool Springs-based real estate firm will serve residential and commercial customers, and Kerr ...
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What’s new and what’s next? Find out at Outlook Williamson

What’s new and what’s next? Find out at Outlook Williamson
Outlook Williamson, a half-day economic forum featuring a deep dive into the Williamson County economy and forecast of trends for the region, is coming to The Factory at Franklin on April 11. This morning of data and insight is attended by more than 300 business and community leaders from around the region. Individual tickets are $85; company tables are ...
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Two named to posts at Williamson County Association of Realtors

Two named to posts at Williamson County Association of Realtors
Tracie Dycus has been named Director of Education and Nadreen Bagoun has been named office management assistant for the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®. Lisa Wurth, 2017 president of the association, cited growth in the organization as having driven the promotions.     “Along with many organizations in Williamson County, WCAR is experiencing an excitin...
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Petra Commons could pay up to $300K for traffic light if needed 

Petra Commons could pay up to $300K for traffic light if needed 
By DESSISLAVA YANKOVA   One of Spring Hill’s newest mixed-use developments will need to set aside $300,000 for a traffic light and improved safety, city officials recently agreed.   The city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved 8-0 on Feb. 21 to allow Mayor Rick Graham to enter into an escrow agreement with Petra Commons ...
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Consumer agency gets most complaints over home improvement

Consumer agency gets most complaints over home improvement
The home improvements category ranked No. 1 in consumer complaints in 2016 to The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs. In the agency’s top 10 listing, released this week, home improvement was the leading complaint category with more than 400 consumer complaints statewide. The Division of Consumer Affairs received a ....
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Artisan and vintage goods market will come to The Factory

Artisan and vintage goods market will come to The Factory
The market shed behind The Factory at Franklin is about to be busy on more Sundays. On Saturdays the Franklin Farmers Market sets up there. A new type of seasonal market makes its debut from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 9, featuring handmade goods designed by local artisans as well as high-quality vintage ...
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Boat House chef takes top post at Homestead Manor

Boat House chef takes top post at Homestead Manor
A. MARSHALL FAMILY FOODS A. Marshall Family Foods recently named Donnie Counts as head chef at Harvest at Homestead, the farm-to- table restaurant located inside the historic antebellum home in Thompson’s Station. Previously, Counts served as kitchen manager at Harvest and, most recently, as executive chef at Puckett’s Boat House in Franklin. A native of the Mississippi De...
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