May 2 roundup: This week's top 5 stories from the Nashville area

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)

Read the top five stories from this past week on Community Impact Newspaper's website.

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

In a move that reversed 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.

4. Gigi's Cupcakes founder Gigi Butler launches meal delivery business in Franklin, Nashville area

Gigi's Cupcakes founder Gigi Butler launched Meals by Gigi, a meal delivery service available to households in Franklin, Brentwood and Southwest Nashville, in April.



3. 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 when the state economy starts back up.

2. Williamson County restaurants reopen following governor’s announcement

Following Gov. Bill Lee’s April 24 announcement allowing restaurants to reopen with limited capacity in the majority of Tennessee counties, restaurants in Williamson County began to allow customers into their dining areas April 27.

1. Tennessee announces guidelines for salons, barbershops, other 'close-contact' businesses to reopen May 6

Beginning May 6, salons, barbershops and other 'close-contact' businesses, such as massage therapy services and waxing and nail salons, will be allowed to reopen with limited capacity and under safety requirements to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Dylan Skye Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

According to the report, 380,174 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in children nationwide as of Aug. 6, which accounts for approximately 9.1% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
REPORT: COVID-19 cases in children increase by 90% nationwide in 1 month

As school district officials across the U.S. prepare for the start of the 2020-21 school year, 179,990 new COVID-19 cases were reported in children nationwide between July 9 and Aug. 6—an increase of 90%, according to a report compiled by The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.

(Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases up by 49 in last 24 hours; active cases remain flat

The number of active cases in the county is 1,228, the same as Aug. 11, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

The Pampered Pooch offers a variety of grooming and spa services for dogs of all breeds and sizes as well as doggy day care and boarding services for owners who are out of town. (Photos by Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Family business The Pampered Pooch Resort & Spa provides grooming, home away from home for pets

For pet parents going out of town, The Pampered Pooch in Brentwood offers overnight boarding and doggie day care as well as a menu of spa treatments for pets to enjoy.

(Courtesy Visit Franklin)
Get a sneak peek at Franklin's newest mural

The mural will be located on the former site of Judge Beans on Hillsboro Road.

The improvements to Granny White Pike include the addition of bike lanes as well as Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks.(Lindsey Juarez Monsivais/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bike lanes now open on Granny White Pike in Brentwood

The new bike lanes feature bright green markers using a long-lasting epoxy paint to be more visible for drivers.

There are now 1,228 active coronavirus cases in the county, a decrease of four since Aug. 10. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Williamson County up 30 in past 24 hours

There are now 1,228 active coronavirus cases in the county, a decrease of four since Aug. 10.

The NOW Massage is slated to open in Harpeth Square in downtown Franklin. (Courtesy The NOW Massage)
The NOW Massage coming soon to downtown Franklin

The new massage boutique will open in downtown Franklin's Harpeth Square.

The Williamson County seal, which was designed in 1968, features a Confederate flag; many have called for the flag's removal. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Task force meets to debate Williamson County Seal

The task force is working to seek out opposing viewpoints on whether the Confederate flag should be removed from the Williamson County seal.

In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles were shut down by the city of Nashville. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin cites individuals on party buses coming from Nashville and more area news

Read the latest Franklin and Brentwood news as well as updates from Williamson County.

Spark is slated to open in late August in Brentwood. (Courtesy Spark: An Art Studio)
Spark: An Art Studio coming soon to Brentwood

Spark is a make-your-own art studio where customers can create glass and tile mosaics from stencils provided by the studio.

The shop has begun offering closing sale discounts. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
HeyDay in downtown Franklin to close in September

The shop has begun offering closing sale discounts.