MAY 16 ROUNDUP: Top stories this week from the Nashville area

Financial data from widespread business closures throughout the region due to the coronavirus is coming into focus as cities work to finalize budgets for the next year. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Financial data from widespread business closures throughout the region due to the coronavirus is coming into focus as cities work to finalize budgets for the next year. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Financial data from widespread business closures throughout the region due to the coronavirus is coming into focus as cities work to finalize budgets for the next year. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are five recent updates from the Nashville area on Franklin’s fiscal year 2020-21 budget, plans to potentially close schools and more.

Brentwood projects revenue growth despite coronavirus

The city of Brentwood held a public meeting May 14 for fiscal year 2020-21, showing projections for the upcoming year amid dramatic economic changes in the last few months.

Franklin proposes 11% lower city budget amid coronavirus losses; no property tax increase proposed

In the fiscal year 2020-21 budget for the city of Franklin released May 14, staff proposes a 11.4% cut for its all funds budget due to losses sustained during the coronavirus pandemic.



Williamson County Fair cancels in-person events, activities due to coronavirus

In light of the ongoing spread of coronavirus statewide, officials with the Williamson County Fair Board announced May 13 that in-person events for the 2020 Williamson County Fair have been canceled.

Metro Nashville Public Schools considering closing four schools through consolidation plan

The Metro Nashville Public Schools board is considering a proposal to close four schools as part of a consolidation plan in the district’s Whites Creek and Pearl-Cohn clusters, both located north of Southwest Nashville.

Oscar's Taco Shop now open in Midtown

Oscar’s Taco Shop opened in late March in Midtown at 2323 Elliston Place, Nashville. The restaurant offers nachos, tortas, breakfast burritos, rolled tacos and more.

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



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Shake Shack opens June 28 in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Shake Shack, Cheyenne Cohen)
Shake Shack announces opening date for Franklin location

The eatery will feature a walk-up window and is expected to release a new summer menu in the coming weeks.

Lineage Bank is now open in Franklin. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Lineage Bank now open in downtown Franklin

The bank opened its location on 5th Avenue June 23.

Flood-prone homes in Brentwood can be elevated according to city codes. (Courtesy city of Brentwood)
Brentwood to host meeting on home elevation June 29

Those affected by the March floods can learn more about elevating their homes during the meeting.

A drug drop-off box has been installed at the Brentwood police headquarters. (Courtesy city of Brentwood)
Brentwood installs new drop-off box at police HQ

In the past three years, the city has collected just under 4,000 pounds of unused drugs.

people with signs at meeting
Williamson County Schools board extends Superintendent Jason Golden's contract

Superintendent Jason Golden's contract now extends through 2025.

The new marker was unveiled in Pinkerton Park in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Emancipation marker debuts in Pinkerton Park during Juneteenth celebration

New signage displaying the history around emancipation and the freeing of enslaved people was debuted during the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County's Juneteenth celebration.

Caliente Contouring is now open inside Salon Boutique in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Caliente Contouring)
Caliente Contouring now open in Cool Springs

The studio offers fat reduction and body-contouring services with noninvasive techniques using heating and acupuncture.

Officials and members of Legieza's family attended a ceremony June 18 to name a portion of Franklin Road in his honor. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood renames portion of Franklin Road in honor of fallen police officer

One year after his death, the city of Brentwood paid tribute to police officer Destin Legieza by renaming a portion of Franklin Road in his honor.

Community members and city officials held a ceremony for the new street names June 18. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin unveils two street names for Black leaders

Signs for ANC Williams Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue have been placed along the former 3rd Avenue extension near Bicentennial Park.

Developers have announced the next phase of mixed-use center McEwen Northside. (Courtesy McEwen Northside, Northwood Ravin)
Developers announce next phase of McEwen Northside; Juneteenth events on tap and more top news from Franklin, Brentwood

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

Juneteenth marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed at Galveston and reported that the Civil War was over and slavery had ended. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Juneteenth in Williamson County: Community groups to host events, place historic marker June 19

Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached enslaved people in Galveston, Texas.

The Puffy Muffin offers both savory and sweet breakfast options, including French Toast ($12) served with berries and bacon, sausage or ham. (Photos courtesy The Puffy Muffin)
The Puffy Muffin carries 35-year legacy, family recipes in Brentwood

Before The Puffy Muffin found its home inside a large bakery and dining room in Brentwood, it began in the kitchen of Lynda Stone, an avid at-home baker who enjoyed making sourdough bread for friends and family.