Bars to close due to coronavirus and more Nashville-area news

Beginning July 3, Nashville will revert to a modified version of Phase 2 of economic reopening. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Beginning July 3, Nashville will revert to a modified version of Phase 2 of economic reopening. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Beginning July 3, Nashville will revert to a modified version of Phase 2 of economic reopening. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Nashville area.

Nashville reverting to Phase 2 of economic reopening; Mayor John Cooper orders bars to close

Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced July 2 that the city will close bars for at least two weeks and reduce restaurant capacity from 75% to 50% as part of a modified return to Phase 2 of economic reopening.

Sunset Road in Brentwood to close July 6 for paving

A portion of Sunset Road in Brentwood will close on Monday, July 6 for paving work as part of the city's ongoing project to widen the road.



Gov. Bill Lee calls for ban on chokeholds across all police agencies in Tennessee

In a July 2 press briefing, Gov. Bill Lee called for police departments and agencies across the state to review polices related to law enforcement policies that have garnered nationwide attention in recent weeks.

Sweethaven to hold grand opening in Franklin's Westhaven community

Sweethaven will host a grand opening celebration July 3 at 1015 Westhaven Blvd. Ste. 130, Franklin.

Wendy Sturges and Dylan Aycock contributed to this report.






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The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced the new masking recommendations during a July 27 press conference.

Integrated Biometric Technology LLC announced in late July is will relocate its corporate headquarters to Franklin. (Courtesy Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development)
Fingerprinting company Integrated Biometric Technology to relocate to Franklin

The company is expected to bring more than 140 new jobs to the area.

Williamson County mayors met July 27 for Franklin Tomorrow's Breakfast with the Mayors event. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County mayors discuss new property tax rate, COVID-19 concern during Franklin Tomorrow event

In its first summit since 2020, all seven Williamson County mayors met July 27 during Franklin Tomorrow's Breakfast with the Mayors to discuss top county concerns.

The school is slated to open in January. (Courtesy Galileo Preparatory Academy)
Galileo Preparatory Academy to open Franklin school in 2022

The campus will offer a family-friendly scheduling model as well as a blend of virtual and in-person learning with personalized curriculum. 

Brentwood City Hall is located at 5211 Maryland Way. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of Brentwood to host inaugural History Buff Bowl

The event will feature adults from five groups putting their knowledge of American history to the test.

Masks will be optional but encouraged for students and staff at WCS. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools go mask-optional; blood needed in Middle Tennessee and more top Franklin and Brentwood news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

Students in the district will not be required to wear masks at the start of the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Franklin Special School District to make face masks optional for 2021-22 school year

While the district will continue implementing social distancing and sanitizing protocols, masks will be optional.

Masks will be optional but encouraged for students and staff at WCS. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools to be mask-optional at start of 2021-22 school year

While masks will be optional but still encouraged, quarantine policies will still be in place in accordance with local health department guidelines.

Blood Assurance will open a new blood donation center on Frazier Drive in Cool Springs. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Blood Assurance to open brick-and-mortar donation center in Cool Springs

Amid local and national blood shortages, Blood Assurance is looking to expand its donor pool while making donating more convenient.

North Italia is now open in McEwen Northside. (Courtesy North Italia, Nathan Zucker)
North Italia now open in Franklin

The 2,700-square-foot restaurant offers handcrafted cuisine and cocktails, such as prosciutto pizza, handmade pastas and signature cocktails.

A Brentwood nonprofit is looking to secure funding to design a new mountain-bike trail in Smith Park. (Courtesy Pexels)
Bike Walk Brentwood looks to bring mountain-bike trail to Smith Park

The proposed trail, which would be 3-5 miles in length, would serve as a new amenity for mountain bikers in the Brentwood area as well as for students wishing to compete in interscholastic competitions.