Williamson in 3 minutes
Brentwood mourns loss of retired police chief : Howard Buttrey, the city of Brentwood’s first police chief and longtime civic leader, died Tuesday, Dec. 3. Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Heritage Chapel of the Nashville First Church of the Nazarene located at 510 Woodland Street. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. Parking will be available in front of the church, but may be limited.
Reliant Bank sees growth in mortgage division: Reliant Bank’s Mortgage Services division has experienced 106 percent year-over-year growth in mortgage originations and is currently hiring loan originators to manage increased demand, according to reports.
Final Cool Springs Connect of the year Dec. 11: Cool Springs Connect’s final 1-on-1 networking event of 2013 is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Buca di Beppo, 1722 Galleria Blvd. Franklin. How does it work?
Thanksgiving means community in Fairview: For a couple of years, Williamson County Schools Food Service Director James Remete thought about organizing a community Thanksgiving celebration in the city of Fairview.
Franklin Housing Authority to conduct excel classes: A three session basic Excel 2010 computer class will begin on Monday, Dec. 9 in the Franklin Housing Authority Community Center at 100 Spring Street and continue on Wednesday, Dec. 11 and Monday, Dec. 16. Each class will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.
Carter’s Hill plan advances: The original landowner of Berry Farms, now a residential development on Lewisburg Pike, has donated funds to Franklin’s Charge and the Civil War Trust so that the two organizations can finalize the purchase of seven acres of property on Columbia Ave., called Carter’s Hill. Support from Avalyn Berry is allowing the project to move forward
Don’t let stress creep into your bed and rob you of vital sleep time: The month of December can be extra stressful with holiday preparations, added family commitments and general end-of-the-year mayhem, but the good news is you can still get a good night’s sleep. Everything from insomnia to snoring and stress can invade our precious time of rest that our bodies desperately need. Some problems are easier to fix than others, but it’s important to realize how necessary a good night’s sleep really is and to be aware of all the ways inadequate sleep can affect us during the day.
Obituary: Doris “Gene” Haynes Behne : Doris “Gene” Haynes Behne, age 86 of Franklin, Tenn., Nov. 25, 2013. She was preceded in death by parents, Edward L. and Fern A. Breckel Haynes; husband, Leo Theodore Behne, Jr. She is survived by daughters, Pamela Jan (Joel) Kelly and Carol (Denis) Riordan; brother, Howard Homer (Jayne) Haynes; sister, Faye Ann Schults; grandchildren, Colleen and John Riordan. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 908 Murfreesboro Rd., Franklin, TN 37064. Williamson Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3009 Columbia Ave. 615-794-2289, www.williamsonmemorial.com.
Obituary: Marilyn Weaver Paulk: Marilyn Weaver Paulk, age 76 of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of West Frankfort, Ill., passed away Dec. 5, 2013. She is retired Professor Emeritus of Southern Illinois University and has spent 37 years in the teaching profession. She taught and mentored over a thousand dental hygienists located all over the country and overseas.
Commentary: There are memories...and then there are Memories: The grass crunches beneath my feet because its fourteen degrees out and its four in the morning, but Bear-Dog’s urges wait for no-one. He stands beside me—supported by his sling—sniffing the wind and peering into the darkness. I peer, too, my breath pluming out before me, and look for things I cannot see and listen for things I cannot hear. My hands are numb from the cold and I want to go in but can’t because at that moment, Whomever’s in charge of such things takes me away to 43 years before to a much colder morning.
State grant funding available for Civil War sites: The Tennessee Wars Commission and the Tennessee Historical Commission announced that applications for a new grant program, totaling about $483,000 that will provide funding to protect Civil War and Underground Railroad sites in Tennessee, it will be available Dec. 1.
Indy wrestler critically injured in Huntsville match : Independence freshman wrestler Hunter Garstin suffered a critical spinal cord injury in Huntsville on Saturday.
Franklin’s Christmas Parade kicks off at 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 7: Amy Latham is thinking positive, holiday thoughts today—on Santa’s sleigh there is no room for negativity—the happiness of children is at stake.