We are facing a hardship in sections of our county, specifically in commercial and industrial areas. We have a severely limited ability to access affordable, quality internet which is placing some of our businesses at a disadvantage. In short, they cannot compete with other businesses that have more access to technology.
I ask you to support a resolution that can be sent to our State representatives, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner, and the Governor stressing the importance of better access to the internet for ALL of Cheatham County.
Secondly, I ask that you take the survey that the TDECD Commissioner has put together to help him in his efforts to access the deficiencies we have as a county. It’s the only way we can have our voices heard in mass. The link is:www.tn.gov/broadband
While this is important to me as a business owner, it is equally important to the residents of our county who face the same struggles. Many of our residents do not have access to access affordable, quality internet services which place a hardship on all aspects of their lives including school work/homework/research, ability to stream content for family enjoyment, and on those that work from home.
I am sure you are aware of the direct, positive impact our business has on Cheatham County and can see the importance of helping us keep up with the competition. As a business member of your community who provides jobs, tax revenue, and sustainability, I am asking for your support.
Thank you for your efforts!
Who Won Cheatham's Best Burger?
We held our Fall Business Expo and Burger Cook Off on Saturday, September 26 at Riverbluff Park. Three local restaurants competed in the pro division of our Cheatham's Best Burger Cook Off. The winners are:
- 1st Place--Sidelines Grill
- 2nd Place--Pleasant View Village Diner
- 3rd Place--Cody's Diner
Five teams competed in the amateur division, and the winners are:
- 1st Place--Ray Crouch, Jr. and team
- 2nd Place--Scott Ruffin
- 3rd Place--Jackson Kemp
Bo Donelson of Donelson Custom Fab won for most creative burger with his monster burger. It had a bun made of yellow cake and probably weighed 15 pounds. It took two of us to carry it to the judges!
Thanks to our cook off judges: Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove, Pleasant View Chief of Police Tad Wheeler, Tennessee State Representative Mary Littleton, local burger legend Steve Stratton, The Lunch Box owner Tim Felts, and Snap Fitness of Ashland City co-owner Jacquie Hennessy.
And without our sponsors, the expo and cook off wouldn't have been possible. Thanks to TriStar Ashland City Medical Center, Guthrie Flooring, Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic, Snap Fitness of Ashland City, and Donelson Custom Fab.
Town of Ashland City Now Accepting Vendor Applications for the 2015 Farmers and Artisans Market
Are you a local farmer or artisan who would like a booth at the Ashland City Farmers and Artisans Market? The Town of Ashland City is now accepting vendor applications for the 2015 season (May 2 to October 31), and the vendor fee has been waived for the remainder of the season. Here's a link to the 2015 Vendor Application.
The market moved to its new shelter at Riverbluff Park on August 15. For more information, please visit the Town of Ashland City (City Hall) on 101 Court Street, located behind the Cheatham County Courthouse or feel free to call them at 615.792.4211.
Tourism in 2015
If you've lived in Cheatham County for any length of time, you probably take our beautiful natural scenery for granted. It's time to wake up and realize the treasures we have to offer the rest of the world! Where else can you:
Nowhere but here! Now let's share what we have with our neighbors! Check out our Tourism section and help us spread the word!
- canoe down the Harpeth River,
- drive a speedboat on the Cumberland River,
- swim in Cheatham Lake,
- hunt deer in the 21,000-acre Cheatham Wildlife Management Area,
- visit an art gallery and musical heritage center in Pegram,
- go ziplining along the Harpeth River,
- shop and have dinner in Pleasant View Village,
- sit in the courthouse square and enjoy a soup and sandwich,
- visit a history museum that contains a booth from Stratton's, and
- eat catfish overlooking the Cumberland?