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Project PURSES seeks emergency basics for women in domestic violence shelter

Project PURSES seeks emergency basics for women in domestic violence shelter
Linda Crockett Jackson, Executive Director of Bridges Domestic Violence Center will speak to the Williamson County Democratic Women (WCDW) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2018 at the Community Center, located at 233 Natchez Street (corner of Acton/Natchez) in Franklin. Holiday brunch will be served followed by Ms. Jackson’s presentation.  Bridges Domestic Violence Center w...
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Boots for Troops memorializes fallen soldiers in ruck march, 5K run

Boots for Troops memorializes fallen soldiers in ruck march, 5K run
Boots for Troops, a conventional 5K run and a less conventional Battle of the Boots Ruck Competition, returned to The Park at Harlinsdale Farm on Saturday morning, bringing dozens of competitors in running shoes and combat boots to the trails of the former horse farm on the north end of downtown Franklin. The events were ...
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It’s A Homegrown Tradition: Topped trees are indecent

It’s A Homegrown Tradition: Topped trees are indecent
By AMY DISMUKES Ever think folks get a little ‘chainsaw happy’ when you see a tree that’s been hacked down to stubs? One that looks as though it’s been beheaded? Well, basically, it has. On a crape myrtle, we in the industry call it ‘crape murder.’ November is a busy time for tree service professionals and chipper ...
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Police map street closings, detours for Christmas Parade

Police map street closings, detours for Christmas Parade
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR With the annual 10th annual Kiwanis Spring Hill Christmas Parade just a couple of weeks away, Spring Hill Police have shared a map and schedule of street closings, parking and detours. But there’s sure to be traffic in the area long before the parade starts. Beginning at 2 p.m. in front ...
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New York Times’ David Brooks will speak at MBA on "Character and Leadership in a Divisive Age"

New York Times’ David Brooks will speak at MBA on "Character and Leadership in a Divisive Age"
Best-selling author and New York Times columnist David Brooks will present “Character and Leadership in a Divisive Age ” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Montgomery Bell Academy, 4001 Harding Road, Nashville. The Evening Conversation event is hosted by The Trinity Forum, which describes itself as “a nonprofit organization that engages leaders with the great ideas of civil...
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Spring Hill Christmas Parade set for December 2

Spring Hill Christmas Parade set for December 2
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR The 10th annual Kiwanis Spring Hill Christmas Parade has been set for Dec. 2. The event, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station, will include the annual Hometown Christmas Celebration followed by the nighttime Christmas Parade. Beginning at 2 p.m. in front of the Children’s Home, the city ...
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Walk off the Thanksgiving excess with guided park hikes

Walk off the Thanksgiving excess with guided park hikes
Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes at all 56 of its parks on Friday, Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving. And Timberland Park, a Williamson County Parks and Recreation facility along the Natchez Trace Parkway, also will have a guided hike. This is the fourth year for the State Parks event, and one in ...
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Holiday food drive is under way now at Parks and Rec facilities

Holiday food drive is under way now at Parks and Rec facilities
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION Williamson County Parks and Recreation has launched a holiday food drive benefiting One Generation Away, a hunger relief agency providing food to Williamson County residents. The agency is asking the public to help those in need with a donation of non-perishable food. Desired items are: spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, canned chicken, boxe...
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Check out the houses on this year’s Ravenwood Holiday Home Tour

Check out the houses on this year’s Ravenwood Holiday Home Tour
Ravenwood High School’s class of 2021 continues a school tradition by hosting the annual Ravenwood Holiday Home Tour, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 3. Visitors to five private Brentwood residences will be entertained with music by Ravenwood students, and there will be hot chocolate and refreshments. This year’s tour includes beautiful Holiday Homes ...
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Golf tournament raises enough money to fulfill more than 80 wishes

Golf tournament raises enough money to fulfill more than 80 wishes
Above, Sam Paris, Wish Kid Lily Paris, Famous Five’s Tamara Lister & Make-A-Wish’s Beth Torres pose at the check presentation ceremony. // SUBMITTED MAKE-A-WISH MIDDLE TENNESSEE Proceeds of the 15th Annual Birdies, Bogeys & Bones golf tournament on Nov. 1 recently were presented to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee and Make-A-Wish East Tennessee. Hosted by F...
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Young nonprofit leaders say poverty hard to see among wealth

Young nonprofit leaders say poverty hard to see among wealth
Casey Enright and Zach Wolfson spoke Monday morning at the Westhaven residents’ center about youth entrepreneurship/ Photo by Brooke Wanser. By BROOKE WANSER Continuing a monthly lecture series, young leaders spoke during a panel on entrepreneurship and nonprofit leadership. Zach Wolfson, 18, is a senior at Franklin High School. After starting a coat drive in ...
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PHOTOS: Heritage Foundation celebrates the heroes of historic preservation

PHOTOS: Heritage Foundation celebrates the heroes of historic preservation
Photos by ANDREW COLLIGNON Sunday’s 50th anniversary of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, Tennessee, was a celebration both of preservation, and of change. The milestone was marked in front of one of the organization’s many preservation victories — the 1937 Franklin Theatre — which now is owned by the organization. The group enters year...
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The Grove invites public to Art Walk & Holiday Market on Nov. 18

The Grove invites public to Art Walk & Holiday Market on Nov. 18
The Grove, a gated, luxury home community off Arno Road in the College Grove area, is presenting the second annual Art Walk & Holiday Market. The one-day event from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday offers creations by local artists and artisans plus live music, craft beer and food, and plenty of holiday shopping opportunities. ...
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State Library and Archives will host genealogy workshop Thanksgiving weekend

State Library and Archives will host genealogy workshop Thanksgiving weekend
On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the staff at the Library and Archives is encouraging Tennesseans to visit the library and celebrate “Family History Day” by learning more about genealogical research. “I invite Tennesseans looking to discover more about their heritage. This event is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together to reflect and be thankful fo...
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