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Most people who visit or live in Franklin recognize the beauty of the ever-growing Tennessee town. The architecture of the old buildings, the streetscape of the downtown and the iconic Main Street paint an almost Norman Rockwell-esque image of small-town Americana. Read more

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Farmer, veteran, physician, businessman, philanthropist, conservationist, preservationist, husband, father and grandfather are just some of the titles Dr. Joseph Leeper Willoughby holds.  Read more

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Ernie Greer has been curing country hams since he was knee high to a grasshopper. Read more

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Katie Jacobs will be the first one to tell you she is not a trained chef. But she sure knows how to love people well with food. When her beloved grandmother, Kathleen “Honey Mama”, passed away, Katie held closely to the things that were the most important to her grandmother. Read more

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I’m a self-described foodie.  I grew up with good food around my mother and grandmother’s kitchen tables.  Sunday dinner at my grandmother’s usually offered fried chicken, sometimes ham in addition, mashed potatoes and a slew of veggies straight from the garden.  She served homemade biscuits and cornbread with churned butter.  Pies were among the favorite desserts. Read more

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Whether your idea of a perfect meal is one cooked at home surrounded by family and friends or involves dining at your favorite restaurant, food is known for its ability to provide pleasure, but also to bring people together. Read more

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Ace Wilson remembers getting on the Greyhound bus in Memphis to come spend a couple weeks in the summer at the family farm in Williamson County. When it was time to go home, 10-year-old Ace would hide in the woods. Like the roots on the centuries-old trees on the farm, his connection to the land has only gotten deeper. Read more

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They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In the case of Robert Blair, it’s a big tree with deep roots and long branches that just keeps on giving.  Read more

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Emily Magid’s last name should be Magic instead of Magid.  With her bubbling enthusiasm, she creates it wherever she goes.  Fortunately for Williamson County, the Nashville native chose Franklin for her home more than two decades ago. Read more