Drive-in theater opens in Franklin, Williamson County Schools to start year virtually: This week's news from Nashville

The drive-in theater is slated to open July 24. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The drive-in theater is slated to open July 24. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The drive-in theater is slated to open July 24. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read the latest news from this week's coverage of the Nashville area.

Drive-in theater The Field at Franklin to open July 24

The Field at Franklin, a drive-in theater located at 1810 Columbia Ave., Franklin, will open July 24, according to a social media post from the venue.

Williamson County Schools to begin 2020-21 school year virtually for most grades

Students in Williamson County Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year virtually for most grades for at least the first two weeks of school, according to a July 23 virtual announcement by WCS Superintendent Jason Golden.



Gov. Bill Lee denies Williamson County Schools' request to waive TNReady testing, instructional days requirements

State officials are denying a request from Williamson County Schools to cancel TNReady testing for the 2020-21 school year.

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.

The new public health order, which Cooper said is expected to be issued by July 24, will affect restaurants, restaurants that have become bars "in practice" and other businesses that serve alcohol.

Pie Town Tacos opening July 28 in Nashville

Pie Town Tacos will open July 28 at 614 Ewing Ave, Nashville, according to a social media post. The fast-casual restaurant serves tacos, bowls, queso and other dishes as well as "Nashville style" tacos made with hot chicken, fish or cauliflower.

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



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Residents can watch baby chicks hatch via livestream during this year's Williamson County Fair, which will be held virtually. (Courtesy Williamson County Fair)
Williamson County Fair begins virtually Aug. 7

While the fair will not have in-person events this year, residents can still participate in events, such as watching baby chicks hatch via a livestream and playing online games.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Williamson County up by 42; active cases drop to lowest level in nearly a month

Cases of coronavirus in Williamson County have risen to 3,405 as of Aug. 6, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

The third phase of Berry Farms, Chadwell, would include a mixed-use center with retail, office space and residences. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Hotel, retail, 1,500-plus residences proposed for next phase of Berry Farms development in Franklin

The third phase of Berry Farms, Chadwell, would include a mixed-use center with retail, office space and residences.

Active cases in the county have decreased by 12 since yesterday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County reports 55 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours; active cases continue to decline

Active cases in the county have decreased by 12 since yesterday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Williamson County Schools remains in the "medium" spread scenario, with 0.54% of the county population currently infected with the virus, according to the district's framework. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by more than 30; WCS remains in 'medium' spread scenario

Williamson County Schools remains in the "medium" spread scenario, with 0.54% of the county population currently infected with the virus, according to the district's framework.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

Sun-dried tomato chicken ($23) This dish features Italian crusted chicken cooked in sun-dried tomato lemon butter and topped with Parmesan cheese, with mashed potatoes and asparagus on the side. (Photos by Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mere Bulles looks to make food, atmosphere more accessible in Brentwood

Fun Fact: Mere Bulles' name, which translates to “Mother Bubbles,” came from the founder Rodney Wise’s wife, Shirley, who would watch grandchildren in exchange for a bottle of champagne.