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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Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County will allow mask mandate to expire Feb. 27

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille opened its first Tennessee location Feb. 25 in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille open in Cool Springs; Burger Dandy launches in Franklin and more news from February

Read the latest business and community news from the past month from Franklin and Brentwood.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Trader Joe's coming to Cool Springs; COVID-19 cases falling in Williamson County and more top Nashville news

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Franklin-Brentwood area.

See daily COVID-19 data updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Active COVID-19 cases in Williamson County have dropped by more than 50% since start of February

The county has not seen case numbers at that level since October, before a surge in new cases around the holiday season, according to Tennessee Department of Health data.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille opened its first Tennessee location Feb. 25 in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille now open in Cool Springs

This is the first Tennessee location for the company. 

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
CONFIRMED: Trader Joe's plans for Cool Springs location 'sometime this year'

An official with Trader Joe's said the company is in the very early process of opening a store in Cool Springs.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Franklin approves application for Trader Joe's in Cool Springs

Franklin is one step closer to having its first Trader Joe's location following approval from the city to sell wine in the area.

The city of Brentwood approved a $249,419 contract for final design services for Fire Station No. 5 during its Feb. 22 meeting. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood approves contract for new fire station

Plans are moving forward for a new fire station on Split Log Road.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Trader Joe's in Cool Springs? Grocer files application to do business in Franklin

The specialty grocery store has filed paperwork to sell wine at a location on Cool Springs Boulevard.

The Merrystem in downtown Franklin offers custom floral arrangements using warm and cool tones.
The Merrystem in Franklin aims to bring small joys to 2021

While 2020 may not have been an ideal time to start a business, The Merrystem owner Lauren Bourgeois said there has never been a greater need for a shop that helps add comfort in times of hardship.

The faith-based nonprofit was founded in 2004. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Narrow Gate Trading Co. aims to provide guidance, purpose for young men

In seeking to aid young men who do not walk the traditional path of college or work after K-12 schooling, Bill and Stacy Spencer, founders and executive directors of Narrow Gate, created an organization that aims to instill a sense of purpose while providing job skills and training.

AR Workshop Franklin is offering a summer camp option in 2021. (Courtesy AR Workshop Franklin)
GUIDE: 13 summer camp options in Greater Nashville for 2021

Summer will be here before you know it, and several local camps have already announced 2021 dates.