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.


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.


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.


Three incumbents retained their seats on the Brentwood City Commission. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
3 incumbents re-elected to Brentwood City Commission

Results from the May 4 Brentwood city elections are in.

Three spots on the Brentwood City Commission are up for grabs this year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Incumbents take early lead in Brentwood City Commission election

See live coverage of the Brentwood City Commission election here.

Fire damage caused the Red Pony to temporarily shut down its Main Street location in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Red Pony reopens at temporary location while completing repairs from fire

The restaurant's location on Main Street has been closed since late January, when a fire caused damage to the building.

Work on the Southeast Municipal Complex is underway in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Transportation updates: 3 road projects in Franklin, Brentwood to watch

Take a look at local road projects coming down the pipeline.

Buff City Soap opened in Franklin May 6. (Courtesy Buff City Soap)
Buff City Soap now open in Franklin

The shop sells handmade soap bars in a variety of scents.

Tori Cozert and her mother, Tammy Ringenberg, took ownership of AR Workshop Franklin last July. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mother-daughter team makes creative environment for crafting in at AR Workshop Franklin in Cool Springs

Projects at the workshop include wood items, such as painted boards, planters, pillows and lazy Susans, as well as soft items, such as pillows, canvas tote bags and knit blankets, a popular item in colder months.

The city of Brentwood's police and fire departments will host a blood drive May 5.  (Courtesy Sanford Myers and American Red Cross)
Brentwood to host Battle of the Badges blood drive May 5

The drive comes as the American Red Cross is reporting a critical need for blood donations.

Active cases in Williamson County have dropped by 33% in the last month. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County active COVID-19 cases drop to lowest levels since September

Active cases have dropped by 1/3 in the last month, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

County residents can now call the health department with COVID-19 questions. (Courtesy Pexels)
Williamson County closes COVID-19 call center

After fielding more than 22,000 calls, the line was shut down April 30.

Williamson County will begin administering a limited amount of vaccine to residents without appointments. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County offers vaccine without appointment; Pilgrimage festival lineup announced and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

The naming of the lakefront park coincides with the build-out of Town Center. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Westhaven names new park, celebrates completion of Town Center

Development at Town Center in Westhaven is officially complete.

Brentwood city officials celebrate the grand opening of the police headquarters April 29. (Photos by Wendy Sturges)
Brentwood celebrates opening of new police HQ

Take a look inside the new $29 million facility that will be the future home of the Brentwood Police Department.