Events canceled, police officer dies and more: News from Nashville this week

Main Street Festival happens each summer along historic Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)
Main Street Festival happens each summer along historic Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)

Main Street Festival happens each summer along historic Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)

Read recent news from this week's coverage of the Nashville area.

2020 Main Street Festival, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas events canceled

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announced June 17 that all programming and events for the remainder of 2020 will be canceled.

Brentwood city commissioners respond to death of police officer June 18

The city of Brentwood is grieving and investigating a traffic incident that resulted in the death of a Brentwood police officer in the early morning hours of June 18.



Nashville to begin Phase 3 of economic reopening June 22; bars to open at 50% capacity

One month after restaurants and retail stores began operating at 75% capacity as part of Nashville’s second reopening phase, Mayor John Cooper announced June 18 the city will advance to Phase 3 on June 22.

Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson to retire; city to conduct nationwide search for replacement

Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson is stepping down after 10 years of service as chief, according to an announcement from the city June 18.

Tennessee Department of Education to release district guidance for meal service, technology and more as schools reopen this fall

As districts across the state finalize plans for students to return to school in August, the Tennessee Department of Education is working to release two dozen sets of toolkits for districts that will reopen for the first time since early March.

Dylan Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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Masks will be optional during summer programming at Franklin Special School District. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Franklin Special School District to make masks optional for summer programming; discuss options for next school year

As of June 1, face masks will no longer be mandatory for students and staff attending summer programs.

Officials are urging residents not to hoard gas during a regional shortage. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Officials caution against gas hoarding amid outages in Middle Tennessee, plus resources on where to find fuel

According to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, drivers should only take what they need, so as not to cause more outages. 

The company is expected to move 160 employees to the area over the next 2-3 years. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Radio network nonprofit Educational Media Foundation to relocate headquarters to Cool Springs

The organization operates KLOVE, a Christian radio station, as well as podcasts and Air1.

The city of Franklin approved a resolution May 11 to rename two street portions after Black leaders. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin renames two street portions after Black leaders

The streets will be named for Martin Luther King Jr. and ANC Williams, the first Black business owner in Franklin.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

Mayor Rhea Little was appointed for another two years as mayor during the May 10 meeting. (Screenshot via brentwoodtn.gov)
Brentwood swears in 3 commissioners, reappoints Mayor Rhea Little

Rhea Little will serve another two years as mayor.

The city of Brentwood's Summer Concert Series will kick off June 6. (Courtesy city of Bretnwood)
Brentwood announces return of Summer Concert Series in Crockett Park

The series, which was canceled in 2020, will kick off June 6.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

Westhaven (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Westhaven Town Center complete; incumbents re-elected to Brentwood City Commission and more top news from the Nashville area

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from Brentwood and Franklin in the Nashville area.

The city celebrated the grand opening of the new police headquarters on Heritage Way in April. (Photos courtesy city of Brentwood)
City of Brentwood debuts $29 million police headquarters

The $29 million project, which is funded through the city’s capital improvement program, features more than 56,000 square feet of space, a far cry from the department’s existing offices at Brentwood City Hall. The department is expected to move employees to the new space by June 1, according to the city.

Owners Robin and Shawn Davis opened the Franklin location of Big Shake's Hot Chicken & Fish on Murfreesboro Road in 2014. (Photos courtesy Big Shake's Hot Chicken & Fish)
Big Shake's Hot Chicken & Fish offers a hot take on fried chicken and fish

While heat levels range from the original, no-heat option to Death Row, owner Shawn Davis said he recommends first-time diners start with a lower heat level and work their way up.

Three incumbents retained their seats on the Brentwood City Commission. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
3 incumbents re-elected to Brentwood City Commission

Results from the May 4 Brentwood city elections are in.