“Jammin’ for ONE GEN AWAY”

“Jammin’ for ONE GEN AWAY”

On September 26 at 7 pm, a talented group of musicians on a mission will take the stage at the historic Franklin Theatre in support of One Generation Away (One Gen Away), a Nashville based non-profit dedicated to eliminating poverty in America in just one generation.
Now in its third year, the Jammin’ for One Gen Away fundraiser includes NewsChannel 5 anchorSteve Hayslip, returning as emcee. The evening will be headlined by contemporary jazz saxophonistMichael Lington, country soul singer/songwriter James Otto, and The Okies, starring Dave Innis and Paul Gregg of Restless Heart. Together, with featured guests Heath Wright (Ricochet), guitarist Bruce Gaitsch (Peter Cetera, Richard Marx, Madonna), singer Keith Landry (Louisiana Leroux, Lee Greenwood, Toto), bassist Tim Denbo (Mark Schulz, LynnMarie and the Boxhounds), drummer Dan Needham (Michael McDonald, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith), and keyboardist Scott Sheriff (Carrie Underwood, Kenny Loggins, Steven Curtis Chapman), the group will perform some live music, and spend time highlighting the issue of hunger in Middle Tennessee, all while raising much-needed funds for One Generation Away.

“I am so thrilled to be back for the third year helping raise awareness for One Gen Away and the wonderful work they do helping folks in need. I have become very fond of Nashville and its strong community and can’t wait to make more music with my friends at the beautiful Franklin Theatre,” states Michael Lington.
“We at One Gen Away are so grateful and thankful for the individuals, churches, and civic groups that have helped us feed and serve our friends in need. It is an honor to celebrate with you for the third year in a row at this amazing event,” says One Gen Away founder, Chris Whitney.
“Team Innis Productions looks forward to creating an immersive musical celebration each year and this year is no exception,” says Dave Innis, of Restless Heart and The Okies. “The fact that everyone has donated their time and talent is a testimony to the accomplishments of One Gen Away. And, you never know who might drop in to share the stage!”

Pre-show events include a VIP cocktail party from 5:30 – 6:30 pm featuring 40’s jazz by Janna Landry and Friends, raffle items, and live auction items including a signed guitar from the Grand Ole Opry. All proceeds go to support One Generation Away and Tennessee families. General seating tickets are available via Franklin Theatre, and premium seating is also available through One Generation Away.
Visit OneGenAway.com for details. Doors open at 6:30 pm, show time at 7 pm.
WCSO Sets Sobriety Checkpoints for August, September and Labor Day

WCSO Sets Sobriety Checkpoints for August, September and Labor Day

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints in the evening hours on these dates:

Friday, August 25, 2017 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Carothers Parkway

Monday, August 28, 2017 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. US Highway 31 South

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Goose Creek Bypass

Monday, September 4, 2017 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Highway 96 East

Saturday, September 16, 2017 10 p.m. to 12 midnight Arno Road at 840

The WCSO wants you to have a safe and happy Labor Day holiday, so we are urging everyone to drive responsibly. If you are out celebrating with alcohol, use a designated driver. We also encourage patience when you drive because there will be more traffic during the holiday period and people will be in a rush to get to their destinations. And, when you drive or ride, always use your seat belt even if you are traveling a short distance.

These efforts to stop impaired, irresponsible and distracted driving are paid for with grant money from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. State law requires us to announce these dates, times and locations.

Felony Evading Suspect Held Following 3rd DUI

Felony Evading Suspect Held Following 3rd DUI

A repeat DUI offender remains behind bars following his arrest, Friday. Franklin Police spotted 33-year-old Marco Owens driving down Mack Hatcher near Cool Springs Boulevard at 1:00 Friday morning. Owens was wanted for evading Brentwood Police just a short time earlier. When Franklin Police spotted Owens driving, one of his tires was flat and heavily smoking. Officers stopped Owens, determined he was impaired and arrested him.

Charged with Felony Evading, DUI – 3rdOffense, Speeding, Possession of Marijuana, Driving on a Revoked License, Failure to Maintain a Lane, Disregarding a Traffic Control Device, and Violation of the Implied Consent Law, Owens is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $17,000 bond. He is due in court August 31 at 1:00 pm.

WCS to Celebrate Solar Eclipse With Special Activities

WCS to Celebrate Solar Eclipse With Special Activities

Williamson County Schools will be in session August 21 during the solar eclipse.

Teachers across the district are incorporating the eclipse into their lesson plans through activities for the students.

“Many of our teachers have gone through professional development this summer, where they’ve gotten ideas of ways they can incorporate the eclipse into their curriculum,” said WCS Assistant Superintendent of TLA Tim Gaddis.  “They’re tying it to our science scope and sequence.”

The schools will be provided viewing glasses for all the students, and students in grades 1-12 will be outdoors when the eclipse takes place.

“There’s a lot of choreography that has to take place to make sure students are viewing the eclipse safely,” Gaddis said. “I think we’re going to have a wonderful day of activities for all of our students.”

Franklin Police, FBI Investigating Berry Farms Bank Robbery

Franklin Police, FBI Investigating Berry Farms Bank Robbery

Franklin Police and the FBI are investigating a Tuesday afternoon bank robbery. It happened at the Franklin Synergy Bank, 40 Moss Lane, shortly after 4:00 pm. The suspect pictured here entered the bank and approached the teller counter where he presented a robbery demand note. The suspect fled in a white Toyota Corolla following the robbery. No further information is currently known.

A Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for anyone who can identify this suspect.

Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

Titans agree to multi-year contract extension with Dennis Kelly

Titans agree to multi-year contract extension with Dennis Kelly

Just two days before training camp, the Tennessee Titans agreed to a multi-year contract extension with tackle Dennis Kelly.

The team traded wide receiver Dorial Green Beckham to the Eagles for Kelly last season during camp. He played in all 16 games, starting six times as an extra tight end in the Titans run heavy offense.

His biggest contribution came in the Titans rout of Green Bay when he filled in for Taylor Lewan who was ejected in the first quarter.

For his five-year NFL career, Kelly registered 46 games played, including 21 starts.

Kelly was originally a fifth-round selection by the Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft from Purdue.

Courtesy of WKRN’s News 2