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)

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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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Williamson County Schools released a reopening framework plan for students and families on July 9 before school begins in early August, with students given the option to receive on-campus or remote instruction. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Williamson County Schools releases plans for optional return to on-campus learning in fall

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Columbia State Community College to offer hybrid of virtual, in-person instruction for fall semester

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The Tennessee State Capitol Commission voted July 9 to remove the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from the state capitol. (Screenshot via www.tn.gov)
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For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.

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A new committee has been formed to discuss the possibility of changing the Rebel mascot of Franklin High School and is seeking feedback from the public. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
New committee to explore changing Franklin High mascot

Franklin High School’s mascot was originally the Pioneers, but was changed to the Rebels in 1936.