Regional ‘Collaboration’ in Planning, Funding Emerges as Key to Success at Transportation Summit

A theme of regional collaboration and “money speaks” emerged at the annual Williamson Inc. transportation summit as the top ways to find regional traffic solutions and fund those solutions, eventually. According to Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham, summit keynote speaker Jackie Millet, mayor of Lone Tree, Colorado, delivered a presentation, that mirrors what is occurring…

Williamson County Residents, Leaders Weigh in on Public Transportation Issue

As Middle Tennessee roads experience more and more congestion, the proposed solutions are seemingly endless, but implementing an appropriate fix is no easy task. In acknowledgement of this problem, Williamson, Inc. hosted its Transportation Summit to discuss the South Corridor Study’s quest to engage the community and find a solution to this complex issue. The…

Leadership Franklin Awards College Scholarship to Local Student

  Leadership Franklin presented a $1,500 college scholarship to Williamson County student Amanda Haylett on June 5th. This scholarship is awarded annually to high school seniors or current college students who display their commitment to Williamson County through service and demonstrated community leadership. Applicants are selected based on grade point average, quality of essay, and…

Williamson County Transportation Summit: Cash and Collaboration are Keys to Developing Transit

When it comes to solving regional transportation problems, money does most of the talking. That, in essence, was the primary message put forth by Lone Tree, Colorado Mayor Jackie Millet during the fifth annual Transportation Summit hosted by Williamson Inc. Thursday at the Franklin Marriot Cool Springs. Speaking before a luncheon audience of business leaders,…

Nashville Sounds to host “Williamson County Night” at First Tennessee Park

Throughout the 2019 season, the Nashville Sounds will be hosting various Neighborhood and County nights at First Tennessee Park as we recognize everyone who plays a role in Nashville’s growth & label as a destination location. On Tuesday, July 23rd, it will be time to recognize and acknowledge the role Williamson County plays in all…

Meet the New WCS Superintendent, Jason Golden

The Williamson County Board of Education voted unanimously to begin superintendent contract negotiations with current WCS Interim Superintendent Jason Golden at its May 20 board meeting. Former WCS superintendent of nearly 10 years Mike Looney terminated his contract with the Williamson County School District to head the Atlanta-based Fulton County School District. Looney completed his…

Williamson Legislators Discuss Wins, Losses of Session

With the absence of House Speaker Glen Casada and Rep. Brandon Ogles, the remaining contingent of the Williamson delegation explained what they considered successes for the county this legislative session. Williamson, Inc. held its annual roundtable wrap-up Friday morning, where no questions surrounded Casada’s departure as speaker of the House. Casada said he would begin talks of his resignation…

World Wide Technology Cuts Ribbon on Cool Springs Location

World Wide Technology (WWT), located on West McEwen Drive in Franklin, hosted a ribbon cutting on Thursday, highlighting its new 5,500-square-foot location. Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and Williamson, Inc. President and CEO Matt Largen both welcomed WWT to Franklin. The global technology solution company based in St. Louis, Missouri has an annual revenue of over…