JUNE / JULY 2014

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The Profile: Josh Turner

Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums, received numerous award nominations, entertained fans with sold out shows across the country and was one of the youngest to ever become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Now, the multi-talented Turner has added author to his list of accomplishments.  For the complete story, click here!

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The Business:

Williamson County Animal Hospital is a seven-time Sizzle Award winner and has been a Franklin staple since 1975. Today, the large practice boasts seven veterinarians and cutting edge medicine, but still retains the foundations that make it great, like their walk-in system and the passion to treat creatures both great and small.

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Restaurant Spotlight:

Granite City

What do St. Cloud, Minn. and Franklin, Tenn. have in common? Certainly not weather. Try Granite City – a new restaurant on the scene that hails from that northern city and until now has been mainly seen in the Midwest. Granite City has been busy crafting good food and great brews and planting some Southern roots of its own.

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A Day in the Life

Diane Giddens With 34 years of public service under her belt, Diane Giddens is a mastermind behind the county scenes. Part sweetness, part sass, all gold and complete with a backbone of steel, Diane was made to manage elected officials and is part of the group credited with bringing back the beloved Williamson County Fair.

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Sesquicentennial Feature:

Sam Whitson Colonel (Retired) Sam Whitson knew early on that his passion lay in two things: art and military history. He’s turned those two passions into a 26-year career as an Army officer, and now, as one of the area’s leading preservationists.