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ANOTHER MINUTE: Franklin owners snatch up ‘Boro Bunganut Pig

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The owners of the Bunganut Pig Pub & Eatery in Franklin have bought its Murfreesboro namesake and will reopen it on March 1 after extensive renovations.

The Murfreesboro Bunganut Pig & Eatery, named after Lake Bunganut in Maine like its Franklin counterpart, is located at 1602 W. Northfield Blvd. in the Georgetown Park Shopping Center complex, according to a news release.

Amy Goodson, who bought the Murfreesboro Pig with her husband, Mark Goodson, said  the sale closed on Jan. 19.  The purchase price was not disclosed.

“Our new menu will feature everything from ‘fried bologna to filet mignon,’ including what we guarantee will be the best burger in Rutherford County,” Amy Goodson said.  “We also will offer a variety of heart-healthy choice food options such as grilled Salmon, Ahi Tuna, and a variety of salad choices.  There will be a daily $5.95 lunch special and a $7.95 dinner special.”

The Goodsons have made their new business non-smoking in order to make it more family-friendly and attract a wider range of customers, she said.  

The first 100 people to e-mail the Goodsons at bunganutpig@yahoo.com will receive a coupon for a free burger on the March 1 opening day.  

The Murfreesboro Pig will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Happy hour will be daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature $3 well martinis, and $1 off all other drinks and appetizers.  Dinner reservations are accepted daily until 8 p.m.

Live music will be performed by a variety of well-known Middle Tennessee musicians as well as up-and-coming new acts.  Other activities will include Team Trivia Night and Texas Hold’em.


Retailers will look to fill hundreds of new positions during a free Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, inside the Regal Cinemas Court at Opry Mills.

“The return of Opry Mills will be a major catalyst for the local economy, generating much needed employment opportunities,” said Jad Murphy, general manager at Opry Mills.  

“With our Grand Re-Opening on March 29, this job fair takes us one step closer to getting people back to work and once again being the top shopping destination in Tennessee.”

Participating Opry Mills retailers with employment opportunities include: Aquarium Restaurant, Carter’s, Coach Factory Store, Coach Mens Factory, The Disney Store Outlet, Ecko Unltd Outlet, G By Guess, Haggar, Levi’s Outlet, Nautica Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Pyramids Café, Rainforest Café, Steve Madden and Tommy Bahama Outlet among others.

According to a news release, job fair attendees will be able to learn about great employment opportunities, have their resume reviewed by potential employers and fill out an employment application. Attendees are encouraged to dress for success and bring a resume.


Middle Tennessee Electric officials recently energized a new substation that has increased power reliability for the residents and businesses in southern Rutherford County. 

“The energization of our new substation will primarily benefit Eagleville, Rockvale, Versailles and the Salem areas,” MTEMC Electrical Engineer Larry Taylor said. 

The substation, which took about a year and approximately $3 million to build, is located off Highway 99, just past Old Rockvale Road, according to a news release.

The new construction will improve system efficiency for approximately 4,000 Middle Tennessee Electric members. 

“Steady growth in Christiana and Rockvale, which have included a new school, businesses and homes, have made this new substation a necessity,” Taylor added. 

A substation is the point where Middle Tennessee Electric receives electricity from Tennessee Valley Authority power lines. The substation distributes electricity through a network of breakers, transformers and power lines to MTEMC members. 
Middle Tennessee Electric serves more than 180,000 residential and business members in Cannon, Rutherford, Williamson and Wilson counties. It is the sixth largest electric cooperative in the nation.
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