Salons, barbershops to reopen and other Nashville-area news

The original order called for salons to remain closed for another month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The original order called for salons to remain closed for another month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The original order called for salons to remain closed for another month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Gov. Bill Lee amends executive order, will allow salons and barbershops to reopen next week

In a move that will reverse parts of an executive order issued just one day prior, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced barbershops and salons will be allowed to reopen beginning Wednesday, May 6.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper to Metro Council: Raise property taxes or prepare for ‘mass layoffs’

Nashville Mayor John Cooper has rolled out his $2.44 billion fiscal year 2020-21 operating budget that includes a 31.7% property tax rate increase and various cuts, which he said were necessary steps to avoid mass layoffs.

Williamson County library system to launch take-out service for books

The Williamson County Public Library System plans to reopen with limited services on May 4 as a part of its Library2Go program, according to a video announcement from WCPLS Manager Jeffie Nicholson on April 29.

Restaurants to reopen and other Nashville-area news

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


Hattie Jane's Creamery is now open in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hattie Jane's Creamery now open in Franklin

The ice cream shop offers signature flavors, such as Nana Puddin', Toasted Coconut Minty Chip and Chocoholic, as well as seasonal flavors, such as Blood Orange Mimosa and Strawberry Jam.

Waldo's Chicken & Beer will open in the former location of Captain D's on New Hwy. 96 West. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Waldo’s Chicken & Beer to open second Franklin location

The eatery will open a second location in Franklin later this year in the former site of Captain D's.

Approximately 1 million Tennessee residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
1/3 Williamson County residents have first dose; Franklin to host storm cleanup and more top area news

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

As active cases in the county plateau, vaccinations are on the rise. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County active COVID-19 cases have remained largely stable for past several weeks

As active cases drop, the number of residents getting vaccinated continues to rise.

The city of Franklin will host a neighborhood cleanup April 19-20. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Franklin to host neighborhood cleanup for storm debris April 19-20

Debris and other household waste must be placed on the curb by April 18.

Harpeth House will open April 11 on the Christ Community Church campus. (Courtesy Christ Community Church)
Christ Community Church to open Harpeth House on Hillsboro Road

A grand opening celebration is scheduled for April 11.

Gov. Bill Lee announced April 6 he is in opposition to mandated "vaccine passports." (Screenshot via Facebook)
Gov. Bill Lee announces support for legislation banning 'vaccine passports'

Lee said he is supporting legislation that would prohibit government-mandated proof of vaccination status.

The meeting will be streamed online via Facebook and YouTube. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood to host virtual neighborhood meeting for new fire station April 8

Construction on the new station is slated to begin later this year.

The shop offers a selection of soaps made from all-natural ingredients. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Buff City Soap to open in Cool Springs

The store sells soaps, scrubs, bath bombs and lotions made from natural ingredients.

Chase will open a new location in Franklin. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chase to open new bank location in Franklin

The new location is slated to open across from Aldi and Trees N Trends in Franklin.

Several parks in the city of Franklin remain closed due to high water. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Some closures after storm; cities declare states of emergency and more top Franklin, Brentwood news

Read the top stories from the past week in the Franklin and Brentwood areas.