Visitors break Williamson County record, coronavirus cases rise and more: News from Nashville

Visitors to Williamson County reached a record high in 2019, according to the latest data from Visit Franklin, which said 1.81 million visitors came to the area last year, marking an increase of 5.23% from 2018’s 1.72 million visitors. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)
Visitors to Williamson County reached a record high in 2019, according to the latest data from Visit Franklin, which said 1.81 million visitors came to the area last year, marking an increase of 5.23% from 2018’s 1.72 million visitors. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)

Visitors to Williamson County reached a record high in 2019, according to the latest data from Visit Franklin, which said 1.81 million visitors came to the area last year, marking an increase of 5.23% from 2018’s 1.72 million visitors. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)

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Visitors to Williamson County reached record-breaking 1.8 million in 2019

Visitors to Williamson County reached a record high in 2019, according to the latest data from Visit Franklin, which said 1.81 million visitors came to the area last year, marking an increase of 5.23% from 2018’s 1.72 million visitors.

Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 631 in 24 hours

Coronavirus cases across Tennessee have risen to 27,575 as of June 9, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health. This marks an increase of 631 new cases reported since the June 8 update.



Metro Nashville Public Schools planning three scenarios for fall 2020

As districts across the state grapple with how to reopen schools in August, Metro Nashville Public Schools Director Adrienne Battle said the district is preparing for three different scenarios in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Metro Nashville Public Schools mourns death of board chair Anna Shepherd

Metro Nashville Public Schools officials and city leaders are mourning the death of school board chair Anna Shepherd, who died overnight after being hospitalized on Friday for prior medical issues, the district announced on June 9. Shepherd was 68.

Pure Life Renal of Cool Springs opens Brentwood clinic

Pure Life Renal of Cool Springs opened in Brentwood on April 28 at 1648 Westgate Circle, Brentwood.

Alex Hosey and Dylan Aycock contributed to this report.






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See how COVID-19 has impacted Williamson County in recent weeks. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County active COVID-19 case count reaches 5-month low; officials urge continued mask wearing

The number of active coronavirus cases in Williamson County has dropped to 515 as of March 1, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. 

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County will allow mask mandate to expire Feb. 27

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille opened its first Tennessee location Feb. 25 in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille open in Cool Springs; Burger Dandy launches in Franklin and more news from February

Read the latest business and community news from the past month from Franklin and Brentwood.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Trader Joe's coming to Cool Springs; COVID-19 cases falling in Williamson County and more top Nashville news

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Franklin-Brentwood area.

See daily COVID-19 data updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Active COVID-19 cases in Williamson County have dropped by more than 50% since start of February

The county has not seen case numbers at that level since October, before a surge in new cases around the holiday season, according to Tennessee Department of Health data.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille opened its first Tennessee location Feb. 25 in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille now open in Cool Springs

This is the first Tennessee location for the company. 

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
CONFIRMED: Trader Joe's plans for Cool Springs location 'sometime this year'

An official with Trader Joe's said the company is in the very early process of opening a store in Cool Springs.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Franklin approves application for Trader Joe's in Cool Springs

Franklin is one step closer to having its first Trader Joe's location following approval from the city to sell wine in the area.

The city of Brentwood approved a $249,419 contract for final design services for Fire Station No. 5 during its Feb. 22 meeting. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood approves contract for new fire station

Plans are moving forward for a new fire station on Split Log Road.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Trader Joe's in Cool Springs? Grocer files application to do business in Franklin

The specialty grocery store has filed paperwork to sell wine at a location on Cool Springs Boulevard.

The Merrystem in downtown Franklin offers custom floral arrangements using warm and cool tones.
The Merrystem in Franklin aims to bring small joys to 2021

While 2020 may not have been an ideal time to start a business, The Merrystem owner Lauren Bourgeois said there has never been a greater need for a shop that helps add comfort in times of hardship.

The faith-based nonprofit was founded in 2004. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Narrow Gate Trading Co. aims to provide guidance, purpose for young men

In seeking to aid young men who do not walk the traditional path of college or work after K-12 schooling, Bill and Stacy Spencer, founders and executive directors of Narrow Gate, created an organization that aims to instill a sense of purpose while providing job skills and training.