12 new Williamson schools needed in next 5 years

November 10, 2016 The Tennessean by Melanie Balakit Williamson County Schools will need nearly $340 million  for new school construction, according to its proposed five-year capital plan. As school enrollment rises — about 10,000 more students are expected over the next five years — so does the district’s need for new schools. Eight new elementary schools,…

Chamber proposes 7 ways your taxes can pay for $6B transit plan

November 9, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Meg Garner Nashville business leaders today rolled out the first picture of just how much Middle Tennesseans could pay to build the region’s $6 billion transit overhaul, with a new report detailing seven potential local taxes and fees. At the Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s Power of Ten Summit, which…

First of two county public meetings raises awareness of traffic strategy study

November 2, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Corey Little Wednesday night at Hillsboro Elementary/Middle School in Leiper’s Fork, AECOM hosted the first of two community meetings to raise awareness and educate the public about the comprehensive traffic strategy study the engineering firm is conducting for Williamson County. The second meeting is at 6:30 p.m at Trinity…

How inaugural ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ led to successful Williamson County partnerships

    By Suzie Lind, Director of Membership Development, Williamson, Inc. While sitting on blankets, camping chairs, bleachers and the Royal seats, nearly 1,400 people were entertained over four evenings by Williamson County’s first-ever performance by the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. Opening night for The Comedy of Errors at Academy Park was Thursday, September 29 and,…

Franklin Named One of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

October 26, 2016 The Franklin Patch by J. R. Lind FRANKLIN, TN — Rapid job growth, high incomes, historic sites and bucolic vistas make Franklin one of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live in, says a national business website. The 24/7WallSt.com site ranks Franklin at No. 36 on its list of best places to call…

Franklin entrepreneur encourages businesses to ‘think differently’

October 25, 2016 The Tennessean by Ray Howze Louis Upkins Jr., a Franklin native and entrepreneur, wants companies to treat their families like their customers. He wants people to “think differently” about how they interact with friends and family. If they do that, he said, it will help grow Franklin and maintain its healthy business…

Brentwood Makes Top 20 List in Air Quality Ranking

October 21, 2016 The Brentwood Patch by Chris Gaudet BRENTWOOD, TN — The city of Brentwood and its neighbor, Franklin, received special praise this week for their air quality in a study sponsored by a maker of air purification systems. On Tuesday, Alen Corp. released its first annual list of “the 20 Best Cities to…

Franklin Makes Top 20 List in Air Quality Ranking

October 21, 2016 The Franklin Patch by Chris Gaudet FRANKLIN, TN — The city of Franklin and its neighbor, Brentwood, received special praise this week for their air quality in a study sponsored by a maker of air purification systems. On Tuesday, Alen Corp. released its first annual list of “the 20 Best Cities to…

Made in Williamson, Made in Fairview

Fairview High’s Mechatronics program aims to fill the skills gap in local manufacturing industry   By Charlane Oliver, Williamson, Inc. Director of Communication Every year on the first Friday in October, manufacturers across North America come together for Manufacturing Day to shed light on a rapidly growing talent shortage in the industry. This year, Manufacturing…