Community Impact Newspaper is launching in the Nashville area, debuting an edition in the cities of Franklin and Brentwood. Residents can expect the hyperlocal publication to reach mailboxes in March. The company is also planning an expansion in the Houston area, and may have more news to announce this week, says owner John Garrett.

“Communities thrive when they are informed and aware of what’s happening in their backyard,” said Garrett. “We have a responsibility to serve each resident and deliver news that directly impacts those households."

Publisher Patty McHugh and the rest of the Nashville metro team will be based in the new CI office in Cool Springs and will be seen at local events and at Franklin and Brentwood city and county meetings, the company says.

The free-of-charge newspaper reports on businesses, community news, local government meetings, real estate and transportation developments, education, health care and other issues. Homes, apartments and businesses will receive the full-cover newspaper in the mail monthly, the company says.

Editor Wendy Sturges and designer Lindsay Scott are moving from Community Impact Newspaper offices in Texas to bring the publication to Tennessee.

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