Patent Patrol: 29 June 2011

In this week's batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: Therapeutic light, a portable balloon-tying device, a biomass energy processing method, and more...
Jun 29, 2011 11:16 AM

Another corporate relo for Cool Springs

Technology and manufacturing player moves its HQ from Seattle to Williamson County
Jun 28, 2011 10:35 AM

Franklin firm wins back ethanol distribution deal

Eco-Energy, the Cool Springs-based marketer and distributor of alternative fuels, "has made a lot of positive changes of the past 12 months" and worked its way back into the good graces of Glacial Lakes Energy. The South Dakota company has contracted to have Eco-Energy distribute the ethanol produced at a plant in the Mount Rushmore State.

Jun 27, 2011 9:26 AM

Bookstore blues

Even though many big-box competitors are disappearing, don’t think independent local booksellers have it easy
Jun 27, 2011 12:02 AM

The Food Biz: Delivering Drake’s

Cool Springs pub-bar hybrid concept out of Kentucky looks to cover multiple entertainment bases [From our print edition featured in this week's City Paper]
Jun 27, 2011 12:01 AM

Patent Patrol: 22 June 2011

In this week's batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: An evacuation pod, an automated messaging system, energy-absorbing tubes, and more...
Jun 22, 2011 2:23 PM

David vs. Goliath

Infringement complaint by fledgling band against powerhouse local rockers Paramore moved to District Court here
Jun 20, 2011 2:50 PM

Williamson Medical sale talk voted down

Williamson County commissioners this week voted down a call to look into the possibility of selling Williamson Medical Center, an option that had been proposed by Commissioner Bob Barnwell late last year. While the majority of citizens attending the meeting want no change to the hospital's status, there does seem to be some public support and five of the 24 representatives wanted to pursue the option.

Despite the emphatic vote, Barnwell isn't ready to call it quits on this issue.

“This is a process that needs to at least be evaluated,” he said. “People are talking about a voter referendum.”

“My objective was to get the county out of healthcare,” he added and said he hasn’t lost his passion for the topic. “Healthcare in America is so up in the air right now – it’s a good time to get out of it. The healthcare business is too dangerous. We don’t know what’s coming down the road and ultimately the taxpayer will be stuck with the bill.”

Jun 17, 2011 7:35 AM

Limo company sues ex-worker for contract violations

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Jun 13, 2011 1:31 PM

Manufacturer opts for Franklin HQ

Transportation product manufacturer looking to occupy 28,000 feet and employ 100 by the fall
May 25, 2011 9:45 AM