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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The city of Franklin confirmed the death of Alderperson Pearl Bransford Nov. 28. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin Alderperson Pearl Bransford dies

Bransford was a 30-year resident of the city of Franklin and was first elected to the board of mayor and aldermen in 2007.

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Middle Tennessee hospital leaders project 10% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations by next week

With Thanksgiving just days away, hospital leaders are urging residents to forego holiday gatherings that could further spread the coronavirus as case numbers and hospitalizations rise.

Registration is not required for either event, and food will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Graceworks Ministries Inc., One Generation Away to hold mobile food pantry events Nov. 21

Registration is not required for either event, and food will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are a number of options where residents can shop locally during the holiday season. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
GUIDE: 18 places to find holiday gifts in Franklin, Brentwood

The holiday shopping season is here, and it is more important than ever this year to shop locally.

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Middle and high schools in Williamson County Schools to go remote for 1 week after Thanksgiving break

Over the last two weeks, 23 out of 49 campuses in the district have already transitioned to remote learning.

Blood Assurance is holding weekly blood drives every Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m. (Courtesy Sanford Myers and American Red Cross)
Williamson Medical Center calling for community to donate blood amid shortage

According to WMC, when Blood Assurance experiences a shortage, it can usually call on other blood centers for help. However, all blood centers are now experiencing shortages. 

The bulk of the plan is $305 million in funding for new schools to add capacity for additional students throughout the district. (Courtesy Fotolia)
10 new schools, additions and more: Williamson County School approves 2020-26 5-year plan

The bulk of the plan is $305 million in funding for new schools to add capacity for additional students throughout the district.

The company launched in the Greater Nashville area in September. (Courtesy Medical House Calls)
Medical House Calls now serving Franklin area

The company specializes in urgent care and other medical visits in the patient’s home for an annual flat fee.

Williamson County Schools is raising its substitute pay rates to help attract more teachers to the district. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools approves pay raise for substitute teachers as staffing shortage continues

The district requires individuals to have a high school diploma and additional training from the district once they are hired, according to district staff.

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See key dates from Williamson County Schools' approved 2021-22 calendar

Superintendent Jason Golden said the calendar is usually approved later in the year; however, district officials wanted to give parents more notice and time to plan.

Masks are required in Williamson County through at least Dec. 29. (Courtesy Pexels)
Williamson County Schools officials express concern over postholiday COVID-19 rise

As families prepare for the holidays, local officials are preparing for the effect gatherings may have on the number of coronavirus cases in the area.