ROUNDUP: Potential Metro tax increase and seven other Nashville-area stories

At Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast with the Mayors talk on April 28, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said property taxes will not increase as a result of the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the local government. (Courtesy Fotolia)
At Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast with the Mayors talk on April 28, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said property taxes will not increase as a result of the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the local government. (Courtesy Fotolia)

At Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast with the Mayors talk on April 28, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said property taxes will not increase as a result of the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the local government. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Here are eight recent updates from Greater Nashville on plans to reopen the state economy, rescheduled events, city health initiatives and more.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper proposes property tax rate hike of 31.7% for FY 2020-21 budget

Metro Nashville Mayor John Cooper is seeking a $1 property tax rate increase as part of the city's proposed $2.45 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2020-21.

Mayor Rogers Anderson: Property taxes will not increase this year in Williamson County

At Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast with the Mayors talk April 28, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said property taxes will not increase as a result of the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the local government.



Governor issues order allowing for majority of Tennessee businesses to reopen this week

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced guidelines April 28 that would allow most businesses to reopen this week, repealing the state's stay-at-home order that has been in effect over the past few weeks.

Tennessee gyms allowed to reopen at 50% capacity beginning May 1

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced April 28 that exercise facilities in most counties across the state will be allowed to reopen May 1 at 50% capacity.

Local leaders discuss effects of coronavirus at Franklin Tomorrow's Breakfast with the Mayors event

City, county, state and leaders addressed the effects of the coronavirus in Williamson County and their plans to move forward at Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast with the Mayors on April 28.

ROUNDUP: Southwest Nashville-area organizations cancel, reschedule events due to coronavirus

Many event organizers have announced new dates for previously canceled events in the Southwest Nashville area. This roundup compiles a few of the most notable.

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore launches online initiative to assist with mental health, substance abuse

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore announced April 28 the launch of Find Hope Franklin, a new initiative to help residents in Franklin and Williamson County who may be struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues.

As businesses reopen in Tennessee, unemployment benefits may end for those who choose not to go back to work

Healthy employees who have been receiving unemployment benefits will likely not be able to continue to collect weekly checks if they choose not to return to work upon the May reopening of the Tennessee state economy.

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



MOST RECENT

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Rising number of active coronavirus cases moves Williamson County Schools to 'medium' spread back-to-school scenario

The number of active cases in Williamson County is nearly 1,200, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. This could affect how many students return to school on campus next month.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Tennessee. (Community Impact staff)
Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 3,000 in 24 hours, the largest increase yet in day-to-day cases

The daily totals also include 749 cumulative deaths, 3,284 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 36,996 recoveries to date.

With a clinical background in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine, Corry has been with BCM for 20 years. He now focuses primarily on inflammatory lung diseases, such as asthma and smoking-related chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Tennessee. (Community Impact staff)
Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,900 in 24 hours

In Davidson County, there have been at least 12,935 reported cases. Williamson County has reported 1,670 cases.

Williamson County Schools released a reopening framework plan for students and families on July 9 before school begins in early August, with students given the option to receive on-campus or remote instruction. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Williamson County Schools’ 2020-21 plan plus four other Nashville stories

Here are five recent updates from Greater Nashville on plans for education in the fall, governmental moves toward increased public safety and more.

Williamson County Schools released a reopening framework plan for students and families on July 9 before school begins in early August, with students given the option to receive on-campus or remote instruction. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Williamson County Schools releases plans for optional return to on-campus learning in fall

The district will be in communication with the county health department to determine whether to adjust plans based on the number of active COVID-19 cases in the county.

(Courtesy Pixabay)
Columbia State Community College to offer hybrid of virtual, in-person instruction for fall semester

The college, which has a campus in Franklin, said all lecture courses will be live streamed via Zoom, allowing students and faculty to interact in real time.

The Tennessee State Capitol Commission voted July 9 to remove the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from the state capitol. (Screenshot via www.tn.gov)
Commission votes to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from Tennessee Capitol, but it will not be moved just yet

The final decision on moving the bust will be made by the Tennessee Historic Commission.

Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,600 in 24 hours

The daily totals also include 710 cumulative deaths, 3,088 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 33,609 recoveries to date.

Census worker
2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Tennessee. (Community Impact staff)
Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 2,400 in 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase in cases to date

The daily totals also include 685 cumulative deaths, 3,025 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 32,736 recoveries to date.