UPDATE 4.2.14

Franklin has made it to the Championship Round of Garden & Gun‘s “Best Southern Towns” contest. Franklin is up against Savannah, Georgia! Click HERE to vote. Voting is now open and will close tomorrow evening.

To help Franklin win the title of “Best Southern Town,” the Williamson County Convention & Visitor Bureau, the Franklin Theatre, and the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) have planned a “social media pep rally” today at the Franklin Theatre from 4-6 p.m. Those who attend can expect group voting and social media posting, poll result watching and cheering on the effort. Plus, those who swing by receive free popcorn when they show that they have voted!G & G Champ Bracket

UPDATE: 3.31.14

Franklin has done it again!  Thanks to your votes, Franklin is in the Final Four of the Garden & Gun Magazine Southern Town Bracket. The Final Four round, opened at 9 a.m. today and closes tomorrow mid-evening. Franklin is up against Hot Springs, Ark. Click HERE to vote.

UPDATE 3.28.14 Way to go Franklin voters! Franklin made it to the Elite 8 and are up against Florence, AL. Click HERE to vote. Voting for this round ends March 30th. You can vote every day!Garden & Gun Southern Bracket Elite 8

Original Story 3.27.14
Garden & Gun Magazine
is holding a unique March Madness competition.  They created a bracket featuring 32 great Southern towns and viewers votes determine which towns advance. All towns featured in the competition have populations under 150,000.

In Round One,  nearly 700,000 votes were cast and Franklin beat out Fairhope, AL. Now, our fair city is up against Oxford, MS. YOU must vote to keep Franklin in the running. Today is the last day for Round 2 voting and only 0.5% separates Franklin from Oxford. If Franklin moves on, it will be up against the winner of Bardstown, KY vs Florence, AL.

Click HERE to vote NOW!


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Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.