Two-day music festival planned for Franklin

The lead singer of Better Than Ezra is leading a group that's organizing a two-day acoustic music and food festival at Franklin's Harlinsdale Farm complex. The goal is to feature artists from a number of genres and draw about 15,000 people. Michael Ackley at Franklin Homepage has more info.

Ward 4 Alderman Margaret Martin asked if the event will turn into another music festival like Bonaroo. Griffin responded by saying that "the 'B' word is a bad word for us."

"This Franklin festival skews older," he said. "We're not going for kids. There is no camping. This will suit the high-end atmosphere of Franklin."

Oct 29, 2014 9:57 AM

HealthSouth explores partnership with Vanderbilt

Franklin facility would be second JV with VUMC
Oct 23, 2014 1:06 PM

Maury lands $33M metals processor plant

The largest family-owned metal processor and distributor in North America will invest almost $33 million to build a new service center in Columbia. The 105,000-square-foot Samuel Son & Co. plant will create 42 jobs. Its machines will be able to shape steel and aluminum up to 84 inches wide, primarily for the region's auto manufacturers. State officials say the facility has doubled in size from when discussions began with Samuel executives.

SEE ALSO: The company's own release

Oct 22, 2014 7:13 AM

Hendersonville attorney joins Bone McAllester as member

Former assistant public defender, planning commissioner previously ran own firm
Oct 21, 2014 6:55 AM

Franklin Synergy promotes risk manager to SVP

Three-decade veteran joined bank last year
Oct 16, 2014 12:23 PM

Superspeedway buyer extends deadline to close

Payment also gives local group time to look into 'certain survey matters'
Oct 9, 2014 7:36 AM

Child care center operator entering Middle Tennessee

Michigan-based Rainbow Child Care Centers is preparing to open the doors to its first location in Tennessee, a spot on Wall Street in Spring Hill that can house 140 kids up to 12 years of age. That opening will be followed in a few months by another spot in Murfreesboro for Rainbow, which runs more than 90 locations in the eastern half of the country.

Oct 6, 2014 12:13 PM

Mt. Juliet scores 1,500 Under Armour jobs

Sports apparel maker to build big center off I-40
Oct 2, 2014 2:36 PM

Magna buys Sumner auto parts plant

Global auto parts manufacturer Magna International has signed a deal to buy fellow Canada-based company Techform for an undisclosed amount. The deal, which is set to close in the coming weeks, will add three plants to Magna's network. One of those is in Portland, where Techform has been doing business as Mechanical Components of Tennessee and cranking out latch and hinge systems as well as seat parts and other products.

Word of Magna's Techform deal comes four weeks after the company said it plans to invest $16 million in Spring Hill and hire more than 350 people for a new seat assembly plant.

Oct 1, 2014 6:49 AM

Brentwood to consider Franklin Road assisted-living center plan

David Scharf, the owner of several senior living projects to the south of Nashville, on Thursday submitted an application to build an assisted-living facility on six high-profile acres located at Franklin Road and Wilson Pike Circle in Brentwood. The project is one of several big plans that will soon go before city commissioners; Jonathan Romeo has all the details at Brentwood Homepage.

Sep 19, 2014 2:19 PM