8 hours ago

8 ways to ring in the new year in Franklin

If you go: The event is $75 per person. Reservations are limited; call 615-599-4995 to book a table. Saffire is in The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road. For more information, visit www.saffirerestaurant.com. 

    8 ways to ring in the new year in Franklin
    On Dec. 31, people across Williamson County will come together to celebrate the countdown to a new year. Many toasts will be made in praise of the endless possibilities of fresh starts and new beginnings. The celebrants at one well-loved Franklin eatery may adopt a more commemorative tone for their New Year's toasts.
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25 hours ago

Barry proposes $2.9M incentive package for Philips' Nashville expansion

Philips North America, which first said in August it was exploring Middle Tennessee for a new administrative and technology center, agreed weeks later on a short-term lease to temporarily locate in the downtown Nashville City Center at 511 Union Street.

    Barry proposes $2.9M incentive package for Philips' Nashville expansion
    CLOSE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AROUND NASHVILLE Nashville is still booming, and the pace hasn't slowed | 0:42 New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the Nashville metro statistical area added 36,337 people during the one-year stretch that ended July 1, 2016, meaning the region grew by an average of 100 people a day over those 12 months.
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30 hours ago

City Tap beer tavern opens Monday in downtown Nashville

The 8,500-square-foot craft beer tavern is set to open to the public at 4 p.m. Monday in the 32-story SoBro apartment tower at Third Avenue South and Demonbreun.

    City Tap beer tavern opens Monday in downtown Nashville
    CLOSE Beer aficionados will have another watering hole to visit when City Tap opens in downtown Nashville next week. The 8,500-square-foot craft beer tavern is set to open to the public at 4 p.m. Monday in the 32-story SoBro apartment tower at Third Avenue South and Demonbreun.
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31 hours ago

President Donald Trump tanks in Tennessee, new poll shows

The Fall 2017 Vanderbilt-Poll Tennessee shows that Trumps approval rating fell from 60 percent in November 2016 to 48 percent a year later. Corker’s approval rating dropped from 60 percent in November 2016 to 47 percent this year.

    President Donald Trump tanks in Tennessee, new poll shows
    CLOSE The new Vanderbilt University poll shows the approval ratings of Donald Trump and Bob Corker dropping significantly in the last year. The approval ratings of both President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker have dropped more than 10 percentage points since November 2016, a new Vanderbilt University poll shows.
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35 hours ago

14 free things to do this week

Brentwood United Methodist Church presents "Festival of Carols" Christmas concert, featuring 5th and 6th grade Allelulia Choir, Adult Chancel Choir, handbells, and orchestra at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood. Details: 615-373-3663 or bumc.net. 

Brentwood United Methodist Church presents "Festival of Carols" Christmas concert, featuring 5th and 6th grade Allelulia Choir, Adult Chancel Choir, handbells, and orchestra at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood. Details: 615-373-3663 or bumc.net. 

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...Snow Lay on the Ground,” “A Stable Prayer,” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain.” 108 7th Ave. S. Details: nashvillefirst.org or 615-664-6000...

Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal), 900 Broadway, will hold its annual Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. Details: christcathedral.org or 615-255-7729.

...Greg Biggs, Dr. Thomas Flagel, Dr. Bobby Lovett and John Scales.  The fort is at 1100 Fort Negley Blvd. Details: fortnegley@nashville.gov or 615-862-8470...

    14 free things to do this week
    CLOSE If you are looking for free fun for this weekend and in the week ahead, you are in luck, with lots of holiday (and other) offerings. It is a big weekend at Nashville Farmers Market, with the expanded Friday Night Batch Holiday Marketplace in the market house, with shopping, beverages, food, Santa, carolers, and family friendly activities.
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35 hours ago

The story behind Franklin's favorite Christmas relic

The sign comes from the Noel Hotel, which opened in 1930 at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Church Street. It hosted guests until it closed in 1972.

    The story behind Franklin's favorite Christmas relic
    CLOSE Karen Cochran looks forward to the weekend after Thanksgiving every year, awaiting the moment her bright noel sign arises as an addition to Franklin's downtown skyline. Cochran has had the bright beacon above Starbucks in Franklin for the last few decades, starting in the 1980s.
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47 hours ago

5 highlights of Nashville Then: 1967 Christmas

...and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, took place Dec. 3. Approximately 150,000 lined West End Avenue and Broadway from 25th Avenue to Second Avenue for the 16th annual parade. Despite temperatures in the...

    5 highlights of Nashville Then: 1967 Christmas
    Workers had been preparing for the 15th season of the Harveys Nativity scene since October in Centennial Park near the Parthenon. At dusk of Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 22, Fred Harvey Jr., head of the Harveys department stores, flipped the switch to light up the scene for its official display.
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2 days ago

Nu Fades barber shop, salon opens in Ashland City

That’s why she keeps the phrase on the fliers and business cards for Nu Fades, her recently opened barber shop and salon, located at 605 N. Main St.

    Nu Fades barber shop, salon opens in Ashland City
    Carla Howse believes that "when we look good, we feel good." That's why she keeps the phrase on the fliers and business cards for Nu Fades, her recently opened barber shop and salon, located at 605 N. Main St.
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2 days ago

Bridgestone to keep naming rights at Predators arena through 2025

The 30-story, $200 million building, located at the corner of 4th Avenue South and Demonbreun Street, was forecast to hold 1,700 of the Tokyo-based tiremaker's employees. 

    Bridgestone to keep naming rights at Predators arena through 2025
    Bridgestone Americas has renewed its naming rights for the Bridgestone Arena through 2025, two years before the contract expires. Bridgestone officials made the announcement as it opened its new headquarters, Bridgestone Tower, on Wednesday.
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2 days ago

Hot holiday happenings: lights at Cheekwood, 'A Christmas Carol,' 'Black Nativity' and more

Cheekwood is at 1200 Forrest Park Dr.  Its hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.  It will also be open 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through Dec. 31 for its Holiday LIGHTS event.  

It runs Dec. 15-23 at The Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 at the door. Call 615-476-6430 for reservations or visit www.sistastyleproductions.com.

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The discussion begins at 11 a.m.  Cumberland Gallery is at 4107 Hillsboro Circle.  It’s hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.  Admission is free.   

The exhibition is open through Dec. 30. COOP is at 507 Hagan St.  Its hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.  

    Hot holiday happenings: lights at Cheekwood, 'A Christmas Carol,' 'Black Nativity' and more
    The holiday season wouldn't be complete without at least one viewing of Charles Dickens' beloved "A Christmas Carol." And Actors Point Theatre Company invites you to experience this seasonal classic in a whole new way - set in a migrant farming community where emotions are running high and hope is at an all-time low.
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2 days ago

At least 1 student injured in school bus crash in south Nashville

The wreck was reported just before 7:50 a.m. near the intersection of Vultee Boulevard and Murfreesboro Pike, according to information from Metro police information.

    At least 1 student injured in school bus crash in south Nashville
    CLOSE At least one student has been injured in a school bus crash in south Nashville, authorities said. The wreck was reported just before 7:50 a.m. near the intersection of Vultee Boulevard and Murfreesboro Pike, according to information from Metro police information. The bus belongs to the Metro Action Commission, said Metro School spokeswoman Michell Michaud.
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2 days ago

Starbucks is giving out 1,000 gift cards Wednesday in Nashville

The downtown Public Square is located at 3rd Avenue North and Union Street.

    Starbucks is giving out 1,000 gift cards Wednesday in Nashville
    CLOSE Nashville Starbucks fans, rejoice. The Seattle-based coffee chain will be spreading holiday cheer Wednesday in Nashville as part of a month-long "Project Give Good" initiative to give away 50,000 $20 gift cards. At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Give Good crew members in red and green aprons will assemble near Metro's Christmas tree in Nashville's Public Square to hand out 1,000 of those gift cards.
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3 days ago

Famed New York deli coming to downtown Nashville

Mile End Deli inked a deal to open in the lobby of the Fairlane Hotel at 401 Union St. The eatery will join tenants Union Teller Coffee Counter and American restaurant Ellington’s at the 81-room boutique hotel.

    Famed New York deli coming to downtown Nashville
    A popular New York City-based Jewish delicatessen is bringing its smoked meats, homemade hot dogs and poutine to downtown Nashville next year. Mile End Deli inked a deal to open in the lobby of the Fairlane Hotel at 401 Union St. The eatery will join tenants Union Teller Coffee Counter and American restaurant Ellington's at the 81-room boutique hotel.
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3 days ago

One dead in motorcycle crash in Hermitage

The wreck, which involved another vehicle, was reported at 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Central Pike.

    One dead in motorcycle crash in Hermitage
    The wreck, which involved another vehicle, was reported at 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Central Pike.
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