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Genealogy Society celebrates 30 years with award to Rick Warwick

Genealogy Society celebrates 30 years with award to Rick Warwick
Historian Rick Warwick will receive the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Writers Award on May 20 as the group celebrates its 30th anniversary. “Come and help us celebrate our 30th MTGS Anniversary,” the group said in announcing Warwick’s award. “This is our special day and we would like you to be a part of it.” Warwick, ...
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Food truck fundraiser returns to Franklin May 5

Food truck fundraiser returns to Franklin May 5
Eat the Street, Franklin’s food truck-themed fundraiser, returns for its sixth run on May 5. Since 2012, area food trucks have gathered to serve hundreds of enthusiastic diners, and to support the 21st District Recovery Court, formerly known as the Drug Court. The annual event takes place from 5 – 10 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at Franklin Bicentennial Park, located ...
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Davidson-Williamson Boys & Girls Clubs to welcome Shaquille O’ Neal

Davidson-Williamson Boys & Girls Clubs to welcome Shaquille O’ Neal
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (BGCMT) will welcome Shaquille O’ Neal, a retired NBA Hall of Fame basketball player, to The Great Futures Gala on April 1 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. O’Neal, who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA, will be the featured celebrity at the gala. The event, which takes ...
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Watch for the wagon train: Here comes Mule Day

Watch for the wagon train: Here comes Mule Day
Maury County is expecting more than 200,000 people to visit this coming week. Columbia’s biggest festival week starts Monday, with events leading to Mule Day shows and competitions. Mule Day began in 1840 as “Breeder’s Day,” a meeting for mule breeders in Columbia. These days Mule Day has grown to a large festival with music ...
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Kings Bowl will once again host celebrity tournament for High Hopes

Kings Bowl will once again host celebrity tournament for High Hopes
Kings Bowl America in Cool Springs will once again host the Stars & Strikes celebrity bowling tournament beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. The tournament benefits High Hopes Development Center, a 32 year old non-profit serving over 600 children and families annually in the Middle Tennessee area. High Hopes offers an inclusive preschool ...
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Studio Tenn issues casting call for 2017-18 shows

Studio Tenn issues casting call for 2017-18 shows
Roles as a centaur and a unicorn, a Catholic priest, greaser high school students and a 1950s radio disc jockey are among the roles Studio Tenn is seeking to fill for the 2017-18 season at open call auditions Apr. 5 and 6. According to Studio Tenn, the casting call is for high school seniors and older ...
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Newly named Japan ambassador to keynote Scout event in Franklin

Newly named Japan ambassador to keynote Scout event in Franklin
The Natchez Trace District of the Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America next month will honor the service and dedication of Bill Hagerty, the newly named Ambassador to Japan, at the 2017 Williamson County Good Scout Event. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. on April 20 at the Embassy Suites Cool Springs, 820 Crescent Centre Dr, Franklin, ...
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Who knew there was a World Jump Rope Federation?

Who knew there was a World Jump Rope Federation?
HOT SHOTS OF TENNESSEE The Hot Shots of Tennessee jump rope team, based in Franklin but including members from Brentwood, Spring Hill, and even Mt. Juliet, earned high scores and brought home 44 ribbons for top finishes in speed and freestyle events at the World Jump Rope Federation Indy Open held at Franklin Township Middle ...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
Netflix is the best investment our family has made in years because my kids have now officially jumped on the binge-watching bandwagon. The girls have found a Disney Channel show that they watch over and over and over, and Dude is a big fan of anything featuring minjas or “dwagons.” If I want them to ...
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Archivists will digitize World War I artifacts on 100th anniversary

Archivists will digitize World War I artifacts on 100th anniversary
Archivists from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be at the Williamson County Archives in Franklin on April 6 as part of a statewide effort to collect digital records of how World War I affected Tennesseans.  Archivists will be traveling throughout the state to digitally scan and photograph documents, maps, photographs, uniforms and other ...
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Classic Cars, finalist from The Voice highlight CASA Voices for Children May 11

Classic Cars, finalist from The Voice highlight CASA Voices for Children May 11
Williamson County CASA’s 6th annual Voices for Children event will be held on Thursday, May 11 at Barry Alexander Classic Car Collection Gallery in south Franklin. The signature event raises funds that directly support the work of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and those advocating for abused and neglected children in Williamson County. “Voices for Children is ou...
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Photographer Jeremy Cowart to kick of “Live Intentionally” series

Photographer Jeremy Cowart to kick of “Live Intentionally” series
The Refuge Center for Counseling, a local nonprofit organization that offers affordable counseling services to those in need, will hold its first “Live Intentionally” speaker series featuring artist, photographer and visionary Jeremy Cowart on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Beacon Capital Management, located in Franklin, Tenn., is the presenting sponsor. ...
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Castro’s daughter will offer insights into Cuba on Tuesday

Castro’s daughter will offer insights into Cuba on Tuesday
Columbia State Community College will host Alina Fernandez, Fidel Castro’s daughter, to talk about her childhood and Cuba’s political environment from the 1960s through today at 7 p.m. on March 21 in the Cherry Theater. “We are excited to host Alina Fernandez at Columbia State,” said Weston Dulaney, Columbia State director of international education and assistant ...
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Blood drive March 30 is tribute to Allendale student Rebecca Gardner

Blood drive March 30 is tribute to Allendale student Rebecca Gardner
The American Red Cross is joining Allendale Elementary in hosting a special blood drive in memory of 10-year-old Rebecca Gardner, an Allendale Elementary student who died in Oct. 2016 after courageously battling alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), a rare form of childhood cancer. The drive is from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Allendale Elementary, 2100 ...
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Lifeguards, counselors, more: Parks and Rec staffs up for summer

Lifeguards, counselors, more: Parks and Rec staffs up for summer
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for temporary/seasonal jobs for summer 2017. Camp counselors are needed for general summer day camps in Franklin and Nolensville, specialty camps and field trips (age 17 or older), as well as Camp Will therapeutic day camp (age 18 or older) and Academy Park Summer Camp. The Aquatics ...
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