MAY 20 ROUNDUP: Latest news from the Nashville area

Students will report to their new schools in August, according to the consolidation plan approved May 19. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Students will report to their new schools in August, according to the consolidation plan approved May 19. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Students will report to their new schools in August, according to the consolidation plan approved May 19. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Nashville area here.

Metro Nashville Public Schools approves plan to consolidate schools in Pearl-Cohn Whites Creek clusters

The Metro Nashville Public Schools board unanimously approved a proposal at a specially called meeting May 19 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.

Franklin Special School District approves reduction in teaching positions

In a virtual meeting May 11, the Franklin Special School District board of education voted unanimously to reduce three positions ahead of the 2020-21 school year.



Mayor John Cooper issues order requiring employees visitors to wear masks in city buildings

Mayor John Cooper issued Executive Order No. 7 on May 18 requiring all employees and visitors to wear a mask or face covering inside any building owned or operated by Metro Nashville.

Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint opens second Nashville location in Edgehill

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, a chain offering burgers, craft beer and more, opened March 6 in Edgehill at 1201 Villa Place, Ste. 102, Nashville.

Williamson County Schools planning three scenarios for return in fall 2020

In a Williamson County Schools board meeting May 18, Superintendent Jason Golden said the school district was planning for three different scenarios when looking at when schools reopen this fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin canceled

The 2020 Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival, originally slated for Sept. 26-27 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin has been canceled, according to event organizers.

Pier 1 Imports to close all locations including one in Franklin

All locations of Pier 1 Imports, including the one located at 1761 Galleria Blvd., Franklin, will close permanently after the company sells off its remaining inventory starting on an unknown date.

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



MOST RECENT

The Williamson County Public Library launched a summer reading challenge starting June 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Library launches online summer reading challenge

Children up to age 18 can log reading hours online for a chance to win prizes.

The June 2 meeting will also be available for residents to watch via livestream at home. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Metro Nashville news and more: Updates from recent coverage

Read the latest Nashville-area news here.

Gov. Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
State preps to expand hospital capacity, plus four other Nashville updates

Here are five recent updates from the Nashville area on businesses reopening, the path to economic recovery and more.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Tennessee coronavirus cases up by more than 400 in past 24 hours; 4 more deaths confirmed

New reported cases have risen by less than 2% in the past 24 hours.

Williamson County pools will reopen June 1. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Williamson County to reopen pools, Franklin Splash Park on June 3

Additional county recreation facilities will also reopen.

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City of Franklin cancels 4th of July events

City officials said state mandates on large gatherings and social distancing guidelines led them to cancel the events.

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Franklin Special School District will continue meal service through summer

Meals will be provided free of charge to students, even if they do not attend a school in the Franklin Special School District.

If state health officials determine additional hospital capacity is needed in Middle Tennessee, the alternate site will allow space for 67 beds. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tennessee preps alternate care site in Nashville to increase COVID-19 hospital capacity in region

If state health officials determine additional hospital capacity is needed in Middle Tennessee, the alternate site will allow space for 67 beds.

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 373 in 24 hours

More than 6,000 people have been tested over the past 24 hours, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

The city of Franklin is considering delaying four different capital improvement projects based on priority rankings from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen after a presentation from City Administrator Eric Stuckey was given to the board at its May 26 work session. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin BOMA considers delaying certain capital improvement projects

The city of Franklin is considering delaying four different capital improvement projects based on priority rankings from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from the Tennessee Department of Health. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 341 in 24 hours

Nearly 410,000 tests have been conducted statewide as of May 27.

Construction on I-440 in Nashville is set to wrap up this summer. (Courtesy Fotolia)
ROAD CLOSURE: I-440 at I-65 ramp in Nashville to close May 29-June 1

Construction on I-440 in Nashville is set to wrap up this summer.