August-September 2014


The Profile: John Hiatt

Williamson County’s own John Hiatt shares insight on the making of his 22nd studio album, Terms of My Surrender, with SEM’s Will Jordan. The Americana singer more than 40 years into his career explains why he describes this  project as his “Appomattox”.  CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING.


The Business: Alexander Automotive

Have you ever passed a little character looking like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, waving to those cruising by Alexander Automotive on Fifth Avenue North? Wiggling around inside the Ghostbusters costume is Trace Alexander, a rising fifth grader at Battle Ground Academy who’s been helping around the downtown Franklin dealership since he was in the third grade.  Trace sweeps the floors and helps wash some cars, too—all at a negotiated hourly rate says Dane Alexander, his father and owner of Alexander Automotive.  Pick up the latest issue of SEM to continue reading.


In the Kitchen With

Nothing says summer like grilling and dining al fresco.  Downtown Franklin residents Susan and Rick Hargis speak “summer” very well.  They’re fluent.  He’s a grill guy, she’s a Southern comfort food gal.

Together they are dynamite.

“We have a cooking and entertaining credo,” says Rick.  “Keep it simple.  We do mostly straight forward food, and we entertain in a no muss, no fuss manner.  We’re not the china and silver type.  We love making our guests feel at home.”  Pick up the latest issue of SEM to continue reading.


The Restaurant Spotlight: Zolo’s in Franklin

Italian Cuisine; A Family Affair at Zolo’s By Vicki Stout The Holmes family, owner of Zolo’s Italian eatery in downtown Franklin, is all about your family.  Dan and Judy are Cleveland, Ohio natives where their friends and neighbors were mostly Italian.  They think and cook like a big Italian family. Their son, Brian, who shares [...]


Tennessee Titans Preview

Coach Whisenhunt Engineers the “Titans Way” by Mike Keith I wish that I had a dollar for every time that someone has said, “I really like your new coach” over the past few months. New Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt has drawn positive responses like that in all circles. I believe that it is [...]