Read the most popular news from the past week from the Franklin-Brentwood area.

CONFIRMED: Trader Joe's plans for Cool Springs location 'sometime this year'

Following approval from the city of Franklin for a certificate of compliance to sell wine, an official with Trader Joe's has confirmed the grocery store is eyeing a location in Cool Springs.

Narrow Gate Trading Co. aims to provide guidance, purpose for young men

In seeking to aid young men who do not walk the traditional path of college or work after K-12 schooling, Bill and Stacy Spencer, founders and executive directors of Narrow Gate, created an organization that aims to instill a sense of purpose while providing job skills and training.



GUIDE: 13 summer camp options in Greater Nashville for 2021

Parents looking for camps for their kids have a number of options from which to choose in the Franklin-Brentwood area, including arts, academic and overnight options.

The Merrystem in Franklin aims to bring small joys to 2021

While 2020 may not have been an ideal time to start a business, The Merrystem owner Lauren Bourgeois said there has never been a greater need for a shop that helps add comfort in times of hardship.


Active COVID-19 cases in Williamson County have dropped by more than 50% since start of February

Active coronavirus cases in Williamson County have dropped by 54% since Feb. 1, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.