Fourth of July things to know, plus more top news from Franklin and Brentwood

The 4th of July is quickly approaching and the cities of Franklin and Brentwood are gearing up for area events. (Courtesy Pexels)
The 4th of July is quickly approaching and the cities of Franklin and Brentwood are gearing up for area events. (Courtesy Pexels)

The 4th of July is quickly approaching and the cities of Franklin and Brentwood are gearing up for area events. (Courtesy Pexels)

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from Brentwood and Franklin in the Nashville area.

4th of July in Franklin & Brentwood: Events, road closures and more

The 4th of July is quickly approaching and the cities of Franklin and Brentwood are gearing up for area events.

Shake Shack announces opening date for Franklin location

The eatery will be the newest tenant in Cool Springs' McEwen Northside, a mixed-use development near McEwen Drive.


Williamson County to close vaccine hub at Ag Expo Park

Beginning July 1, Williamson County will move its COVID-19 vaccination hub from the county's Ag Expo Park to a new site in Franklin, ending more than a year of COVID-19 related services at the site.

Visit Franklin names Maureen Haley Thornton new president, CEO

Following the departure of former CEO Ellie Westman Chin in January, Visit Franklin announced it has named a new head of the county's visitor and convention bureau.

Brentwood, Franklin officials remind residents fireworks are illegal in city limits

Both Brentwood and Franklin prohibit the use of personal fireworks in neighborhoods or parks due to the risk of fire or personal injury.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.


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Kaiser Aluminum will relocate its corporate headquarters to Franklin. (Courtesy Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development)
Kaiser Aluminum to relocate HQ from California to Franklin

The company is the second in three days to announce it will move its headquarters to Franklin.

The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced the new masking recommendations during a July 27 press conference.

Integrated Biometric Technology LLC announced in late July is will relocate its corporate headquarters to Franklin. (Courtesy Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development)
Fingerprinting company Integrated Biometric Technology to relocate to Franklin

The company is expected to bring more than 140 new jobs to the area.

Williamson County mayors met July 27 for Franklin Tomorrow's Breakfast with the Mayors event. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County mayors discuss new property tax rate, COVID-19 concern during Franklin Tomorrow event

In its first summit since 2020, all seven Williamson County mayors met July 27 during Franklin Tomorrow's Breakfast with the Mayors to discuss top county concerns.

The school is slated to open in January. (Courtesy Galileo Preparatory Academy)
Galileo Preparatory Academy to open Franklin school in 2022

The campus will offer a family-friendly scheduling model as well as a blend of virtual and in-person learning with personalized curriculum. 

Brentwood City Hall is located at 5211 Maryland Way. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of Brentwood to host inaugural History Buff Bowl

The event will feature adults from five groups putting their knowledge of American history to the test.

Masks will be optional but encouraged for students and staff at WCS. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools go mask-optional; blood needed in Middle Tennessee and more top Franklin and Brentwood news

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

Students in the district will not be required to wear masks at the start of the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Franklin Special School District to make face masks optional for 2021-22 school year

While the district will continue implementing social distancing and sanitizing protocols, masks will be optional.

Masks will be optional but encouraged for students and staff at WCS. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools to be mask-optional at start of 2021-22 school year

While masks will be optional but still encouraged, quarantine policies will still be in place in accordance with local health department guidelines.

Blood Assurance will open a new blood donation center on Frazier Drive in Cool Springs. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Blood Assurance to open brick-and-mortar donation center in Cool Springs

Amid local and national blood shortages, Blood Assurance is looking to expand its donor pool while making donating more convenient.

North Italia is now open in McEwen Northside. (Courtesy North Italia, Nathan Zucker)
North Italia now open in Franklin

The 2,700-square-foot restaurant offers handcrafted cuisine and cocktails, such as prosciutto pizza, handmade pastas and signature cocktails.