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The first 20 Africans arrived in the colonies in 1619, according to Henry H. Mitchell in his book, “Black Church Beginnings: The Long-Hidden Realities of the First Years.” In less than 100 years there were about 12,000. In Africa, cultural and religious beliefs were passed on orally. For Afr…

Last February, I was asked by the Williamson Herald to write about Black History Month, and I’m glad to say that editorial piece was well received. It sparked further discussion about future projects. 

Michael Damico is an artist, consultant, and the owner of Damico Frame & Art Gallery in Franklin. More importantly, he is my younger brother. When it comes to self-assessments, he is modest but reasonable. So as Michael celebrates his 10th year in business during December, I asked him if…

James Bennett Conway graduated from Franklin High School in 1946 and went right into the Marine Corps. By then, World War II was over, and the war effort was concentrated on bringing 16 million troops home and sending German, Italian and Japanese POWs held in the United States back home.

As a former police officer and now a retired Franklin police chief, Jackie Moore knows firsthand what happens to youth in a community who are left to run the streets without adult guidance. Moore was first exposed to the Boys & Girls Club and its programs to help youth in the mid-1960s a…

This year, local restauranteur Andy Marshall of A. Marshall Family Foods will have three of his restaurants — Puckett’s Grocery (with locations in Franklin and Nashville), Puckett’s Boathouse and The Harvest at Homestead Manor — represented at the 16th Annual Wine Down Main Street, benefitti…

1. Start Slooooooooow- It’s amazing what adrenaline can do, and if you’re not careful you might get caught up in the excitement and find that you ran your first mile at a 6 minute pace. Although it might feel good and even easy at first, I assure you that this will come back to haunt you in …

Serious runners and leisurely walkers are all welcome to the 38th annual Franklin Classic on Monday, Sept. 5 beginning at 7 a.m. The race through Historic Downtown Franklin benefits Mercy Community Healthcare and presents an opportunity for families to do something fun together while helping…

Identifying the biggest game of every week in an eleven-round season can be really easy early, but with so many variables, late season games can be hard to get to right.  Over the past five years, we’ve hit about 60%.  

If last year was a “perfect storm” for Independence, veteran coach Scott Blade hopes his Eagles can catch lightning in a bottle for a second straight year.

With a slew of upperclassmen and a ton of experience, Franklin has the potential to be one of the top 6A teams in Middle Tennessee, but head coach Donnie Webb is fully aware reaching that point is a long way away.

Each year my sports staff challenges me to write something clever about the upcoming football season. Last year I used this page to brag on the best sports staff in the county. This year, I was planning on doing the same thing so let’s just call this Part II and see if they can keep up the p…

With the Aug. 4 election just around the corner, the Williamson Herald is pleased to profile the candidates for the Williamson County Board of Education who are running for a four-year term of office from seven of the 12 districts (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 11 – District 4 represents an unexpired term.)

The entire campus is heated and cooled by 163 water source heat pumps connected to three geothermal fields – one for each building. Each field has 48 individual 500-foot deep interconnected strings of wells located under the east and west parking lots and the central mall.