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.
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?
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
Obituary: Helen Margaret Meisner: Helen Margaret Meisner, age 93, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
Patricia Compton Hesson, beloved pioneer in Williamson County banking passes away at 88: Patricia Compton Hesson, age 88, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Dec. 7, 2013. She began her career as an airline hostess with TWA Airlines for ten years. Hesson was also one of the original banking pioneers in customer service, starting with Williamson County Bank. She was Sponsorship Chair for Relay for Life for many years, member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Ambassador for Williamson County Franklin Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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.