ROUNDUP: Graduations and other Nashville-area news

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Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Nashville area.

Metro Nashville Public Schools announces plans for 2020 in-person, virtual graduation ceremonies

District officials with Metro Nashville Public Schools announced May 1 a four-part plan for holding ceremonies for high school seniors set to graduate this school year.

“The Class of 2020 has been through a lot since the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close,” officials said via the MNPS website. “In a season usually reserved for big celebrations, fond farewells and last hurrahs, high school seniors have lost more than any other group of students.”

Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee to host annual Songwriters Night with virtual showcase May 6



Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee, a Nashville-based nonprofit dedicated to providing support and educational resources to people affected by cancer, will host its annual Songwriters Night benefit virtually on May 6. The event is slated to begin at 6 p.m.

Ascension Saint Thomas works toward resuming elective health care procedures in Tennessee

Following an announcement earlier this week from Gov. Bill Lee, Tennessee health care providers are working to resume providing elective surgeries and nonemergent procedures.

Officials with Ascension Saint Thomas, which has medical office locations in Davidson and Williamson counties, announced May 1 it will begin a phased process to resume procedures beginning May 4.

Large spike in coronavirus cases traced to prison in Trousdale County

Tennessee saw an increase of 1,156 new confirmed cases of coronavirus reported May 1, a spike state officials are attributing to an outbreak in a prison in Trousdale County, northeast of Nashville.

Wendy Sturges and Dylan Aycock contributed to this story.



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The Five Points Franklin Market is open Tuesdays in downtown Franklin. (Courtesy Five Points Franklin Market)
7 farmers markets to check out this summer in Williamson County and Greater Nashville

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Several school supplies will be tax exempt from July 30-Aug. 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Prep for tax-free weekend; Kaiser Aluminum to relocate HQ to Franklin and more top Nashville-area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas, including Williamson County mayors discussing the tax rate.

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.