More Williamson students are going to college now than ever before

August 31, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Emily West According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Williamson County’s college-bound student rate has reached a new high of nearly 83 percent. The data set looked at high school students who were enrolled at any higher education institution – community college, university, in-state, out-of-state, public or private.…

Chamber’s Mobility Week to address congestion with creative events

August 30, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Samantha Hearn In just a few weeks the Williamson County Chamber will host a Mobility Week, where it will ask businesses in the area to participate in getting as many cars as possible off the roads during peak hours. From Sept. 12 to 16, the Chamber is partnering…

Williamson looking at new pilot program for hard to fill positions

August 29, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Emily West It hasn’t been easy for Williamson County Schools to find the employees they need most – Spanish and special education teachers, bus drivers and food service workers – so officials are discussing new recruiting ideas. The district fights the lowest unemployment rate in the state, with few…

Columbia State opens doors for first fall semester on new campus

August 22, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Emily West Monday marked the first day of classes on the Columbia State Community College Williamson campus for students enrolled in the first fall semester at the new campus. The campus had students attend over the summer for coursework, though more take regular classwork in the fall. Columbia State…

Dirt moving on new Thompson’s Station school site

August 24, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Emily West As of this week, construction crews started moving mounds of dirt on the future site for two new schools in Thompson’s Station. Contractors are currently clearing the site in preparation for building pad construction and utilities. During the next three and a half months, workers will…

How companies choose a site for new headquarters

August 23, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Corey Little Over the years, numerous national- and international- corporations have decided to make Williamson County home, opening regional or even national headquarters here. Schneider Electric USA and CKE Restaurant Holdings are two of the latest on this list, which includes Nissan North America, Mars Petcare, Tractor Supply…

30th anniversary edition of ‘Livability: Williamson County, TN’ magazine is now available!

  Williamson, Inc. Releases 30th Anniversary Edition of Livability: Williamson County, TN Magazine promotes county to newcomers, visitors and businesses   Williamson, Inc., the chamber of commerce and office of economic development for Williamson County, recently unveiled Livability: Williamson County, TN 2016­17, the 30th anniversary edition of its print and digital magazine that promotes the…

New regional transit plan pitches bus-rapid transit for Williamson

August 17, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Emily West   Williamson County and Franklin have scarce references in a newly released transit study for the Nashville region, but Franklin’s mayor has a positive outlook on the plan. The Nashville Metro Transit Authority and Regional Transit Authority worked closely with local municipalities and the Tennessee Department of…

Local towns at top of safest in Tennessee list

August 15, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Corey Little Brentwood, Spring Hill, Nolensville, Fairview and Franklin all were at the top of a new list of Tennesee’s safest cities. A financial services web site called CreditDonkey used the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report data for 2014 to help formulate the rankings. The study is based violent and…

Almost 50 from Williamson complete summer robotics camps

August 14, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Corey Little Nearly 50 Williamson County students were among a group of budding engineers working with today’s robot technology at Lipscomb University’s BisonBot Robotic Camps, sponsored by Nissan North America. This summer, Lipscomb and Nissan offered six weeks of the popular summer BisonBot Robotics Camps including its WeeBots Robotics camp…