MTSU professor named Honors College associate dean

A hiring committee has selected Middle Tennessee State University English professor Philip Phillips to be the associate dean of the University Honors College. Phillips has held that post on an interim basis for three years and was selected from a pool of 19 candidates. He has been a part of MTSU's English faculty since 1999.

“We had five that we interviewed by phone,” Vile said of the hiring committee, “and when we got done, everyone said we got at least four out of the five who would be great associate deans, but we have someone here who’s now in his third year of doing it as a one-year position, why don’t we offer it to him? That sounded wise to me and to the people above me, and so that’s what we did.”

Feb 14, 2013 7:13 AM

HopFed to buy Sumner Bank & Trust

Branch, LPO additions will extend Kentucky company's local network beyond Cheatham
Feb 12, 2013 12:10 PM

Middle Tennessee Christian School names president

Lipscomb GC helped drive university's institutional overlay effort
Feb 11, 2013 2:53 PM

Belmont preps for next construction round

Belmont University officials are planning to break ground in March on a six-story residential building and, in April, on a four-story building featuring a cafeteria, classroom space and  a 1,020-space underground parking garage.

This next round of on-campus construction will follow the university's 2012 completion of a law school building and a residential hall.

Read more about the two planned BU buildings here.

Feb 8, 2013 7:05 AM

Worthy's Smith leaves for Reputation Advocate

Veteran publisher will oversee Franklin-based company's global expansion
Feb 8, 2013 7:00 AM

Brighton Collectibles sets summer opening in CoolSprings Galleria

CoolSprings Galleria officials announced today the mall has landed boutique retailer Brighton Collectibles. The store, which will feature handbags, jewelry, belts, shoes and fragrances, is slated to open in early summer.

Based in City of Industry, Calif., the privately held Brighton Collectibles was founded in 1991. The company’s products can be found in 140 retail stores nationwide and in more than 6,000 boutiques.

“The momentum CoolSprings Galleria had in 2012 with openings including Apple, J.Crew/ Crewcuts, Ann Taylor, White House/Black Market, Clarks, Aldo, Great Wraps, PANDORA, and more will continue into 2013,” David Meadows, general manager of CoolSprings Galleria, said in a release. “Brighton will complement the mall’s current retailers and offer our guests another option for boutique shopping at CoolSprings Galleria.”

Feb 7, 2013 12:34 PM

Portland, White Bluff get downtown grants

The local communities of Portland in Sumner County and White Bluff in Dickson County have been named recipients of the latest round of state grants to help them revitalize their downtown commercial districts. Volunteer groups from both towns will take part in training sessions supported by the National Main Street Center over several months.

The six selected communities are each home to downtown commercial districts established at least 50 years ago and have demonstrated their readiness to organize efforts for downtown revitalization based on the successful “Main Street Four-Point Approach to Downtown Revitalizationtm.” The highly competitive selection process was based on five core criteria: historic resources, need (economic and physical), demonstrated local effort, overall presentation and probability of success.

Feb 7, 2013 12:27 PM

Keller Williams alums launch Franklin firm

The mother-son team of residential real estate brokers Dianne Christian and Matt Daniel have broken away from the Franklin office of Keller Williams Realty to launch their own company. Daniel-Christian Real Estate has set up shop in downtown Franklin.

“The Middle Tennessee real estate market has weathered the recession well and is now poised for another growth opportunity,” Daniel said. “Dianne and I are very confident that our expertise gives us an edge. We can help clients achieve their dreams and goals in a thoughtful and strategic way.”

Feb 6, 2013 9:51 AM

Chain drive maker to add 70 jobs in Portland

Addition of auto parts line brings with it production, engineering positions
Feb 5, 2013 2:01 PM

Sumner sues bank over swap deal

Vehicle to help fund Indian Lake development has county in $2.6M hole
Feb 5, 2013 7:07 AM