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.



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Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,900 in 24 hours

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