Tag: Franklin

Seven Grilling Safety Tips

Grilling out is one of America’s favorite pastimes.  According to a study by The Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association, “seven in 10 U.S. adults own a grill or smoker, and in Canada, ownership is 8 in 10; more than a third (35%) of U.S. adults plan[ned] to purchase a new grill or smoker in 2017.”  However, backyard barbecuing’s popularity is exceeded only by its potential...

Safer (and Funner) at Home

Even though 2020 will most likely be remembered as the year of the virus, there are so many good things that can come during our times at home, things we've never tried, people we otherwise may not have called, or things we never had time for - like planting a rose garden or baking fresh bread. YES- even with all of our current difficulties there...

Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Next month is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  Unfortunately, Tennessee has a poor track record of keeping its eyes on the road.  According to data collected by The Tennessee Department of Safety, Davidson, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties had a combined total of 5363 distracted driving crashes in 2017 and 3766 in 2018.  Nashville-area NBC affiliate WSMV reported last year, “Williamson County ranks third in Tennessee with...

Protecting Yourself from Carjacking

Carjacking has risen in prevalence both locally and nationally.  According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of The United States Department of Justice, carjacking is “completed or attempted robbery of a motor vehicle by a stranger to the victim. It differs from other motor vehicle theft because the victim is present and the offender uses or threatens to use force.”  According to their...

Hiring a Contractor? Read This Before You Do

Middle Tennessee has seen a housing boom in the last three years, both in the realms of new home construction and remodeling.  According to a report from Nashville NBC-affiliate WSMV, over 100 new people move to the Nashville area daily, and over one million more are projected to arrive in the next 20 years.  Those newcomers to Music City are buying new homes and renovating...