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THE PROFILE: Brad Paisley

THE PROFILE Brad Paisley, Living the Dream By Harry Chapman He freely admits to being Williamson County’s biggest kid. Yet, on stage, in front of thousands of screaming fans, Brad Paisley is a super star living the dream he dreamed, as a kid, years ago back in Glen Dale, West Virginia. He is making a [...]

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THE BUSINESS: Franklin Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

THE BUSINESS Cook brothers help keep Franklin active Franklin Orthopaedics has deep community roots, maintains top-notch care  By Charles Pulliam   “The Friendly Drug Store” was the inviting tagline for the late Bill Cook’s Sandlin Drug in Franklin. His sons, Drs. Greg and Jeff Cook thrive using similar traits their father exhibited in his 51 years as [...]

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Leiper’s Fork Distillery

SPECIAL FEATURE Leiper’s Fork Distillery  By John McBryde    There is a gleam in Lee Kennedy’s eyes. As he sits inside his 5,000-square-foot still house off Southall Road on a warm March morning, he is just a few weeks away from what is both the opening of a new business and the culmination of a [...]

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SOUTHERN STYLED GENTLEMAN

SOUTHERN STYLED GENTLEMAN The State of Men’s Fashion in 2016 By J.T. Thompson   Flip thru any television channel, watch any video or download, hit any page on the internet and one thing is certain when it comes to men’s fashion: uniformity is dead. No matter the age, the ethnicity, or the education, men are [...]

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SOUTHERN ENTERTAINING: Bellini Brunch

SOUTHERN ENTERTAINING Bellini Brunch By Kelly Spalding Spring entertaining is a favorite of mine.  The weather is nice, bugs haven’t taken over my backyard, and I’m ready to open the windows and have friends over.  Brunch is a perfect meal to serve for friends on the weekend.  I love a lazy Sunday gathering and the [...]

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RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT: The Bunganut Pig

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT Bunganut Pig Celebrates 30th By Vicki Stout Three decades and three ownership groups ago, Bunganut Pig opened its English pub doors on this side of the pond on Columbia Pike in downtown Franklin.  This year marks its 30th anniversary of serving up pub grub, some of which was on the original menu, and [...]

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NEIGHBORHOOD: Sweet Ladi Jane

PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Sweet Ladi Jane By Shari Lacy When Rebecca Sweet decided she’d like to create a lifestyle blog, anyone familiar with her story might have thought it a difficult task. A native of Brentwood, she was a young lady growing up with dyslexia and her struggles were real. She wondered how to [...]

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Mothers & Daughters

Mothers & Daughters compiled by Brandy Blanton Every spring it is a tradition to set aside one day in May that honors mommies-to-be, moms, grannies, and great grandmothers. The bond between a mother and daughter is indescribable. We encourage you to take a moment and enjoy these sweet interviews with local women and their mommas. [...]