Coronavirus updates, business news: More from Nashville area

Mental health care providers are working to fight against mental health stigma and provide more resources for patient care, such as a future facility for The Refuge Center for Counseling planned near Long Lane in Franklin. (Courtesy The Refuge Center for Counseling)
Mental health care providers are working to fight against mental health stigma and provide more resources for patient care, such as a future facility for The Refuge Center for Counseling planned near Long Lane in Franklin. (Courtesy The Refuge Center for Counseling)

Mental health care providers are working to fight against mental health stigma and provide more resources for patient care, such as a future facility for The Refuge Center for Counseling planned near Long Lane in Franklin. (Courtesy The Refuge Center for Counseling)

Read the latest news from the Nashville area.

Williamson County officials, nonprofits work to provide mental health relief during coronavirus pandemic

Mayor Ken Moore said despite having been recognized by the governor as one of the healthiest communities in the state, Franklin could improve resources for those struggling with obesity, tobacco use and mental health, the last of which he said is the hardest for people to talk about and has only increased as a problem during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cuts N Blessings barbershop owner attributes success to faith

Before he owned Cuts N Blessings, Anthony McLemore said he got his start as a barber by cutting his own hair as a teenager.



“It was in the summer of ‘89. I remember it like it was yesterday. And every week, I would get in front of the mirror and cut it and make it all even,” McLemore said. “My friend saw me doing it, and he said, ‘You cut your hair? Do mine.’”

United Way of Greater Nashville aims to support nonprofits through coronavirus and beyond

On March 17, officials with the United Way of Greater Nashville announced the launch of the COVID-19 Response Fund to help provide financial support to local nonprofits that are helping to provide health care as well as to address some of the unforeseen effects of the coronavirus.

Metro Nashville Public Schools considers offering choice between remote and in-person classes

Two weeks after releasing guidelines for three potential scenarios for the fall, Metro Nashville Public Schools officials are closer to finalizing details for the upcoming academic year.

Textile Fabrics in Berry Hill offers an array of fabrics for clothing, masks and more

For more than four decades, family-owned business Textile Fabrics has supplied the Nashville area with fabrics for all types of occasions, according to owner Chip Grimes.

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



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The plan will allow all students who chose to return to campus to do so by the end of the month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools to reopen schools with phased-in approach beginning Aug. 24

The plan will allow all students who chose to return to campus to do so by the end of the month.

Dr. Molly Lopez is the director of the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health and also serves as a research associate professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. (Designed by Stephanie Torres/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: Mental health expert talks emotional well-being, building resiliency for the 2020-21 school year

According to Dr. Molly Lopez, director of the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health, the upcoming school year will serve as an opportunity for students, families, teachers and school administrators to learn skills in coping, re-evaulate mental health protocols and build resiliency in challenging times.

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Franklin Special School District announces students can return to school Aug. 24

Students will be allowed to return to school or continue learning online.

The county total includes 1,180 active cases, or people who are currently infected with the coronavirus. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Williamson County up by 39 in past 24 hours; active cases dip to WCS "low spread" threshold

The county total includes 1,180 active cases, or people who are currently infected with the coronavirus.

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Williamson County Schools Superintendent Jason Golden tests positive for coronavirus

The district said the superintendent is working from home and following health protocols.

Salon Social offers haircuts for men, women and children. (Courtesy Salon Social)
Salon Social now open in Cool Springs

The new salon opened on Galleria Boulevard earlier this summer.

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Williamson County Schools board to vote on resolution calling for cancellation of TNReady testing

After a request to Gov. Bill Lee was denied earlier this summer, the district will vote on formal resolution calling for the state to cancel testing this year.

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District officials: Staffing shortage at Williamson County Schools hitting ‘crisis points’

Superintendent Jason Golden said the district is in need of more substitute teachers, among other positions, to be fully staffed for the 2020-21 school year.

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Williamson County Schools board members express frustrations over district reopening plan

As the district deliberates on a decision on reopen schools to all students, Williamson County Schools board members discussed the challenge of trying to please all families across the district.

Hollie Ray Boutique has opened a pop-up shop in the CoolSprings Galleria. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hollie Ray Boutique to relocate inside CoolSprings Galleria

A pop-up shop for the boutique is now open inside the mall.

Law enforcement officers and the National Guard blocked the steps leading up to the state capitol June 13. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Bill Lee to sign bills extending coronavirus liability protection to schools, businesses; punishments relating to riots, illegal protests to increase

The special session of the Tennessee Legislature resulted in multiple bills expected to be signed into law.

Here is an update on coronavirus cases in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
New cases of coronavirus in Williamson County up by 46 in past 24 hours

There are now 1,237 active coronavirus cases in the county, an increase of nine since yesterday.