Coronavirus cases rising, hotel discounts and more: News from Nashville

Here are today's coronavirus updates in Tennessee. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Here are today's coronavirus updates in Tennessee. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here are today's coronavirus updates in Tennessee. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Read the latest news from Nashville.

Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 750 in 24 hours

Cases of the coronavirus in Tennessee have risen to 36,303 as of June 23, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

Franklin hotels offer discounts to Tennessee, neighboring state residents to help fill vacant rooms

Sixteen hotels in Franklin have announced discounted rates for residents in Tennessee, while 12 have announced discounts for residents of Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia and Mississippi in an effort to bring in more business and encourage travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anzie Blue in Belle Meade expands offerings at coffee bar, CBD shop

Less than a year after opening Anzie Blue in the Belle Meade area, owners Marcie Allen Van Mol and Derek Van Mol give credit to the surrounding community for helping the business not just survive, but also thrive during the pandemic.

McCreary's Irish Pub and Eatery maintains tradition of Irish food, beer in downtown Franklin

Natasha Hendrix began working at Main Street’s McCreary’s Irish Pub as a server when it first opened in 2002, and just seven years later, ownership of the pub was passed to her when the McCreary family made the decision to retire.

Ryman Auditorium to reopen for tours June 26

More than three months after closing in response to the coronavirus, Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, will reopen to the public June 26 for self-guided daytime tours, according to a news release.

Construction on I-440 to wrap up one month ahead of schedule

The I-440 corridor will fully open July 2, one month ahead of schedule, according to a June 23 update from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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


Pool and splash park facilities will open May 1, according to the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department. (Courtesy Williamson County Parks and Recreation)
Williamson County outdoor pools and splash parks to open May 1

Weekend hours for indoor facilities will also be extended on weekends.

Coaltown Pizza & Public House opened in early April in Westhaven. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Coaltown Pizza & Public House now open in Westhaven

The eatery, which will be in a soft opening phase through April 18, offers signature pizzas such as Buffalo chicken, margherita pizza and smashed potato pizza, made with garlic ricotta sauce, bacon, cheese and smashed potatoes.

Hattie Jane's Creamery is now open in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hattie Jane's Creamery now open in Franklin

The ice cream shop offers signature flavors, such as Nana Puddin', Toasted Coconut Minty Chip and Chocoholic, as well as seasonal flavors, such as Blood Orange Mimosa and Strawberry Jam.

Waldo's Chicken & Beer will open in the former location of Captain D's on New Hwy. 96 West. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Waldo’s Chicken & Beer to open second Franklin location

The eatery will open a second location in Franklin later this year in the former site of Captain D's.

Approximately 1 million Tennessee residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
1/3 Williamson County residents have first dose; Franklin to host storm cleanup and more top area news

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

As active cases in the county plateau, vaccinations are on the rise. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County active COVID-19 cases have remained largely stable for past several weeks

As active cases drop, the number of residents getting vaccinated continues to rise.

The city of Franklin will host a neighborhood cleanup April 19-20. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Franklin to host neighborhood cleanup for storm debris April 19-20

Debris and other household waste must be placed on the curb by April 18.

Harpeth House will open April 11 on the Christ Community Church campus. (Courtesy Christ Community Church)
Christ Community Church to open Harpeth House on Hillsboro Road

A grand opening celebration is scheduled for April 11.

Gov. Bill Lee announced April 6 he is in opposition to mandated "vaccine passports." (Screenshot via Facebook)
Gov. Bill Lee announces support for legislation banning 'vaccine passports'

Lee said he is supporting legislation that would prohibit government-mandated proof of vaccination status.

The meeting will be streamed online via Facebook and YouTube. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood to host virtual neighborhood meeting for new fire station April 8

Construction on the new station is slated to begin later this year.

The shop offers a selection of soaps made from all-natural ingredients. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Buff City Soap to open in Cool Springs

The store sells soaps, scrubs, bath bombs and lotions made from natural ingredients.