January 2018 Around Town

Five city employees who collectively represent more than 152 years of service to the city all plan to retire soon. 

December 2017 Around Town

Brett Huelsman, general manager of Life Time Athletic Franklin, and his leadership team have assembled the area's top talent to lead, train and motivate members of the new premier fitness destination. Life Time Athletic Franklin, 5020 Carothers Parkway, is the company's 129th location and first of its design as an all-in-one sports, fitness, family recreation, spa and country club-style athletic resort…

November 2017 Around Town

The downtown Franklin Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square, a fun way for the entire family to kick off the holiday season, will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 1. The city is partnering with sponsors Williams Medical Center, Middle Tennessee Electric, Mars Petcare, Downtown Franklin Association and Spring Tree Media group to bring a…

October 2017 Around Town

The Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department Swift Water Team traveled to Houston for a six-day deployment to help with rescue efforts following Hurricane Harvey. The Brentwood Fire team was one of 91 Tennessee teams that created the Tennessee Task Force led by the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Tennessee Association of Fire Chiefs’ Mutual Aid Network.

September 2017 Around Town

Leadership Brentwood, a leadership development program of the Williamson County Chamber Foundation, recently announced its Class of 2018. Twenty community members were selected based on their demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to the city and the surrounding area.

August 2017 Around Town

Williamson, Inc., the chamber of commerce and office of economic development for Williamson County, has been named a winner of an industry award that recognizes communications and marketing work. Presented annually by Alexandria, Va.-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), the Communications Excellence awards program is designed to recognize exceptional work in the areas of advertising and marketing campaigns…

July 2017 Around Town

Youth Leadership Brentwood (YLB) awarded college scholarships to three graduates during a recent Williamson, Inc. business luncheon at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. The scholarship recipients are Rhea Jaisinghani and Hannah Williams, both seniors at Ravenwood High School, and Sam Christie, a Brentwood High School senior. 
Jaisinghani will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall.…

June 2017 Around Town

Christy Pruitt-Haynes, SPHR, has launched her own Brentwood-based consulting firm, Christy Pruitt-Haynes Consulting. Pruitt-Haynes will offer executive, employee training and development, coaching, strategic incorporation of diversity strategies as she's done previosuly for organizations such as Infiniti Americas/Nissan, CMT and the Memphis Grizzlies ... Corizon Health, the nation’s leading correctional healthcare company, recently appointed Jeffrey D. Goldberg, Kenneth H. Paulus and…

May 2017 Around Town

Linda Lynch was the recipient of this year’s tree dedication at the City of Brentwood’s annual Arbor Day Celebration. Lynch served as the City’s community relations director for 29 years before retiring last year. At Lynch’s request, a southern magnolia tree was planted in her honor in front of the Ravenswood Mansion in Marcella Vivrette Smith Park. Over the years…

April 2017 Around Town

Head coach Stephanie White and the Vanderbilt Women's Basketball team, along with Papa John's, are helping send a child to Walt Disney World® Resort through Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee. The gift was revealed at halftime of Vanderbilt's game against Arkansas when two checks — one from Papa John's and another from White — were unveiled. During the ceremony, Wish Kid Karly,…