Brentwood Celebrates Grand Opening of New Police Headquarters Building
Brentwood Mayor Rhea Little and members of the City Commission along with City Manager Kirk Bednar and other past and present leaders of the Brentwood Police Department recently cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new Brentwood Police Department Headquarters building located at 910 Heritage Way. The new facility will allow the Brentwood Police Department to exist in its own dedicated and secured facility located more centrally to all of Brentwood. The building will accommodate all police divisions under one roof including, patrol administration, criminal investigations, training and the city’s dispatch center for fire and police. Citizens will be able to easily access police records and a community room, which doubles as a municipal courtroom, from the public lobby facing Heritage Way. At the back of the building and near the employee entrance stands a memorial wall to honor those like fallen Officer Destin Legieza, who was killed while on duty by a drunk driver in June 2020. Other names of department retirees who have served more than twenty years are also chiseled onto the monument. A bronze lion sculpture sits on granite base that overlooks the memorial wall to symbolize the protective role of law enforcement officers and convey the strength, courage and valor that are hallmarks of those who serve and protect. In less than two weeks, the community raised the $45,000 for the statue, through private donations and a large donation from Kimbro Oil and Tri-Star Energy. Former Chief of Police Ricky Watson, who served with the Brentwood Police Department for twenty-five years.
Hannah Garrett Joins The Andrews Agency
The Andrews Agency is thrilled to announce a new addition to the team, Hannah Garrett, who has joined the agency as Account Executive. Her client work includes public relations, event planning, social media and marketing initiatives in the food and beverage, tourism, music, and nonprofit industries. Garrett is a Samford University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, with concentrations in public relations and print journalism and a minor in marketing. She has a robust background in public relations working with the food and beverage industry, planning nonprofit events like the 50th Anniversary Birmingham Heart Ball, social media work for sports programs like PGA’s Jr. League, assisting startup companies, plugging in the local Nashville music scene and much more. Garrett is working on multiple accounts including Battle of Franklin Trust, The Heritage Foundation, Jackson Downs Wine and Spirits, John A’s Restaurant, The Jones Company, Chukkers for Charity and Saint Henry School. The Andrews Agency is a full-service public relations, marketing, and event management firm, founded in 1990. For further information about The Andrews Agency, visit andrewspr.com.
Williamson Medical Center Named Among 2021 Best Maternity Hospitals
Williamson Medical Center (WMC) has been named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided excellent care to mothers, newborns, and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. WMC was one of only four Tennessee hospitals to receive the distinction. Nationally, only 217 hospitals across thirty-six states were designated as 2021 Best Maternity Hospitals. Newsweek’s 2021 Best Maternity Hospitals list is powered by data gathered by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that reports on the safety and quality performance of U.S. health care facilities. For additional information on WMC’s award winning obstetric and maternity services, visit williamsonmedicalcenter.org/OB.
Leadership Franklin Awards College Scholarship
Leadership Franklin has awarded a $1,500 college scholarship to Williamson County student M.J. Brown. This scholarship is awarded annually to high school seniors or current college students who display their commitment to Williamson County through service and demonstrated community leadership. Applicants are selected based on grade point average, quality of essay, and scholarship application points. Brown will graduate in May from Brentwood High School where he is a Class Representative on the Student Council and is Treasurer of this student organization. . He frequently volunteers with Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church, the Boy Scouts of America, and Nashville Rescue Mission. Brown recently received recognition from the National African American Recognition Program, was selected as an AP Scholar of Distinction, and is an Eagle Scout. Leadership Franklin is a nonprofit organization focused on developing leadership and community engagement and furthering a vision for Franklin and Williamson County.
More information can be found at leadershipfranklin.org.