How one family's passion for their beautiful special needs daughter has helped raise over a million dollars for middle Tennessee charities and shows no sign of slowing down. Our Big Joe on the Go has the story from Old Hickory Country Club

Gallatin Kiwanis donates to Waverly flood relief Guest speakers from American Legion Post 17 recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Gallatin about all the amazing things that their organization does in and around the Gallatin community. The Kiwanis Club does great things as well – they donate…

There's a big reason that middle Tennessee has such a vibrant theatre scene and starting Friday, September 17th to October 3rd, the Lakewood Theatre is putting on a vintage Agatha Christie play that is a must see in a great setting. Our Big Joe has more

Friends, family members, and co-workers recently honored Marguerite (Sarah) Voorhies. She is retiring from the Thigpen Library at Volunteer State Community College State after 50 years of service. Voorhies was part of the founding faculty and staff at Vol State. She is also celebrating 66 years of service with the State of Tennessee. SUBMITTED

Sumner County Assessor of Property John Isbell recently completed the Local Government Leadership Program (LGLP) hosted by the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, an agency of The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service.

9/11 – We will never forget Staff at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Gallatin displayed their Field of Flags on the lawn in remembrance of 9/11. The local business also presented first responders with lunch and each with a 20th anniversary challenge coin. SUBMITTED

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. For many, the subject of suicide is off limits. They believe the mere mention of suicide around friends and family can cause suicidal thoughts for them. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Happy 90th birthday to Laura A. McCord — best mom, grandmama, great-grandma, auntie, sister and friend. We love you so much! May God bless you with many more years to come. SUBMITTED

Hard to believe that in a place called Music City, we have only one dinner theatre in town. After a nearly 19 month break, the Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson is set to open Friday with "MAMMA MIA!" Our Big Joe has a preview before the big show debuts and why you need to see it.

Cherie Cline, financial center manager of Simmons Bank in Gallatin was chosen as a SOAR award winner this year. This award is the most distinguished form of recognition bestowed upon a Simmons associate for highest performing team members who also demonstrate Simmons Culture Cornerstones. Ch…

Leadership Middle Tennessee is proud to recognize the 40 class members in graduation reception this summer. While hitting the pause button on the 2020 program, the determined class of regional leaders powered through the program, eventually completed the extended programming in 2021. For more information Leadership Middle Tennessee that inspires regional leadership, please visit