Amazon to test delivery robots, bars to close by 10 p.m.: News from Nashville

Amazon announced plans to launch a field test of Amazon Scout, its new electric autonomous delivery robots, in Franklin on July 21. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon announced plans to launch a field test of Amazon Scout, its new electric autonomous delivery robots, in Franklin on July 21. (Courtesy Amazon)

Amazon announced plans to launch a field test of Amazon Scout, its new electric autonomous delivery robots, in Franklin on July 21. (Courtesy Amazon)

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Franklin-Brentwood

Amazon to test autonomous delivery robots in Franklin

Amazon has announced plans to launch a field test of Amazon Scout, its new electric autonomous delivery robots, in Franklin on July 21.

Williamson County Schools expected to make decision on return to school in the next few days



A decision on how students will return to school for the start of the 2020-21 school year is expected to be made by the end of the week, according to a July 21 update from Williamson County Schools.

Aldi to open two new locations in Brentwood as part of nationwide company expansion

German grocery chain Aldi announced July 21 plans to open two new store locations in Brentwood as part of a coast-to-coast expansion that will add more than 70 new stores across the U.S.

Williamson County school officials call for state to waive TNReady requirements for 2020-21 school year, express concern for funding

With many districts across the state planning a mix of virtual and in-person learning at the start of the 2020-21 school year, Williamson County-area school officials are expressing concerns about how districts will administer state-mandated testing as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to add active cases to the region.

Vui's Kitchen opens on Liberty Pike

Vui’s Kitchen opened a fourth location in Franklin on July 1 at 1201 Liberty Pike.

Franklin Special School District approves 2020-21 budget; property tax will remain flat despite tough budget year

Despite a tough financial year for the district, the Franklin Special School District approved a flat tax rate for fiscal year 2020-21 during its July 20 board meeting.

Southwest Nashville

Davidson County coronavirus cases rise by 322 in 24 hours

Coronavirus cases in Davidson County have risen to 16,545 as of July 21, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper: Restaurants, businesses that serve alcohol to close by 10 p.m.

Nashville restaurants and businesses that serve alcohol will soon close by 10 p.m., Mayor John Cooper announced at a July 21 press conference.

Las Paletas closes after 19 years in Nashville's 12 South neighborhood

Las Paletas announced July 15 that the frozen treats shop, which had operated in various locations in 12 South for nearly two decades, has closed at 2911 12th Ave. S., Nashville.

Alex Hosey, Wendy Sturges and Dylan Aycock contributed to this report.



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