Franklin cites individuals on party buses coming from Nashville and more area news

In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles were shut down by the city of Nashville. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles were shut down by the city of Nashville. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles were shut down by the city of Nashville. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest Franklin and Brentwood news as well as updates from Williamson County.

Franklin

City of Franklin issues citations after party buses migrate down from Nashville

After Metro Nashville officials announced in July that as part of ongoing coronavirus restrictions, party buses and other "transpotainment" vehicles would no longer be permitted to operate, the city of Franklin announced Aug. 10 that some buses had traveled south over the weekend and had attempted to set up operations.

100 affordable housing units proposed in Franklin



A new 100-unit residential development has been proposed by the Franklin Housing Authority to be built on the west side of the city near Jim Warren Park.

Vida Flo to open IV hydration clinic in Franklin

Local owners Parker Turner, Dr. Howard Aubert, Adam Will and Michael Haley announced this summer they will open the newest location of Vida Flo on Aug. 15 at 1201 Liberty Pike, Ste. 102-B, Franklin.

Brentwood

Spark: An Art Studio coming soon to Brentwood

Spark: An Art Studio is slated to host a grand opening Aug. 29 at 213 Franklin Road, Ste. 110, Brentwood.

According to owner Lynn Harnen, Spark is a make-your-own art studio where customers can create glass and tile mosaics from stencils provided by the studio.

Williamson County

Williamson County coronavirus cases up by 26 in past 24 hours

Coronavirus cases in Williamson County have risen to 3,577 as of Aug. 10, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health. This marks an increase of 26 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update Aug. 9.

Williamson County Schools to make announcement on future protocol Aug. 14

Williamson County Schools officials are expected to make an announcement Friday, Aug. 14 about what the next few weeks of schools will look like.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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Williamson County coronavirus cases rise 7% in past week; more than 600 students in quarantine or isolation

Schools are reporting a rising number of students who are in isolation or quarantine due to the virus. 

Hillsboro School is a K-8 school in Williamson County. (Courtesy Williamson County Schools)
Williamson County Schools looking for community input on Hillsboro School mascot

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Vui's Kitchen features a variety of Vietnamese dishes, including small bites, entrees and desserts. (Community Impact staff)
9 new eateries that opened in Franklin, Brentwood this summer

Take a look to see which new spots you may have missed. 

Williamson County Schools requested more funding from the county this month to help meet unexpected coronavirus-related expenses. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
County approves additional funding for Williamson County Schools COVID-19 expenses

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district’s online learning program as well as quarantine requirements from the county health department have placed a strain on staffing, compounded by a statewide teacher shortage.

The Williamson County Board of Commissioner met Sept. 14 to hear a recommendation on the county seal. (Screenshot via YouTube)
Williamson County approves recommendation to remove Confederate flag from county seal

Tonight's vote cleared the way for the decision to be brought before the Tennessee Historic Commission.

Franklin Special School District operates eight schools within the city of Franklin. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Robert Blair selected board chair for Franklin Special School District; community members call for former chair to resign

Former board chair Tim Stillings opted not to put his name forward for consideration this year following a controversial social media post.

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While active cases numbers are relatively stable, some sectors of the population are still seeing slight increases.  (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County active coronavirus cases remain stable; cases in school-age children up 13% since last week

While active cases numbers are relatively stable, some sectors of the population are still seeing slight increases. 

Springhill Suites is under construction in Cool Springs. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
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See which projects are coming soon to your neighborhood.