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Southern Styled Gentleman

Date Night By J.T. Thompson Date Night – be it any day of the week with the new love of your life, your mother or mother-in-law or your bride of 25 years, make it special.  Take some time and dress up.  I guarantee whomever you taking out is going to spend some time planning, thinking [...]

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Beyond Our Domain

Cashiers, N.C. serves up cool summer temps By Vicki Stout Perched in Southwest North Carolina at 3,487 feet above sea level, the village of Cashiers has a population of around 1,700.  That number can swell upwards of 35,000 in summer and fall. And for good reason. In summer months, residents, travelers and seasonal residents alike [...]

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Mariota: The Ultimate Team Player By Mike Keith   NFL quarterbacks face a difficult balance handling wins and losses.  If you claim credit, you are a selfish, glory hog. If you deflect blame or make excuses, you are a whiner, who is out for yourself.  Mostly, the NFL quarterback must shake his head and say [...]

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Tackle Entertaining for Football Season By Kelly Spalding You will be the MVP with this easy game-day menu. Y’all know Saturdays in the South are all about Football, and I can’t think of football without thinking of food.  Food is the one thing we can all agree on because things can get heated around here [...]

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Homes Away From Home Part Two

Homes Away From Home Part Two By Vicki Stout Whether a second home is on a beach or atop a mountain, the commonality is the getaway it provides.  Be it near – or far – there’s no place like home. For Franklin’s Rod Pewitt, his respite is water centric.   As a seasoned Florida home owner, [...]

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It’s not too often that my job takes me out of Franklin.  However, I had the pleasure of leaving town to travel to Center Hill Lake and take pictures for the second installment of our “Homes Away from Home” feature. I left early on a Sunday morning with coffee in hand, moon roof open, windows [...]

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William Hubbard’s Window on the World: Community Becomes the Saving Grace By Jay Sheridan   Pop in to Starbucks at Five Points in downtown Franklin on any given morning, and amid the flow of tourists, freelancers, high school students and celebrities, one larger-than-life personality is almost certain to be among them. William Hubbard has become [...]

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Smile Spotters

By Carole Robinson   A parent’s primary job is to help their child or children grow to be the best version of the person they are meant to become. The responsibilities are numerous and the to-do list lengthy. For most parents, any help along the way is greatly appreciated.   One item on the to-do [...]