Williamson County mandates face masks and more Nashville-area news

Masks will be mandatory in Williamson County beginning July 7. (Courtesy Pexel)
Masks will be mandatory in Williamson County beginning July 7. (Courtesy Pexel)

Masks will be mandatory in Williamson County beginning July 7. (Courtesy Pexel)

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Williamson County to mandate face masks beginning July 7

Residents in Williamson County will soon be required to wear a face covering when out in public, according to a county-wide order issued by Mayor Rogers Anderson and other city mayors July 6.

The order, which will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on July 7, requires residents to wear a face covering when inside public places and outside when social distancing is not possible.

Franklin, Brentwood leaders respond to mask order in Williamson County



Local officials are coming out in support of a mask mandate issued by Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson that will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on July 7.

Cases of coronavirus in Tennessee rise by more than 700 in the last 24 hours; tests reported lower than previous days, TDH data shows

Cases of the coronavirus in Tennessee have risen to 52,155 as of July 6, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

Half Price Books to open July 13 near Belle Meade in Nashville

Dallas-based retailer Half Price Books will open July 13 near Belle Meade at 21 White Bridge Road, Nashville, according to the company's website.

Metro Nashville completes tornado warning system upgrades

Metro Nashville has upgraded the county’s tornado warning system to set off sirens only in areas where warnings are issued, according to a news release from the Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management.

Franklin to resume Blue Bin recycling July 13

The city of Franklin will resume its Blue Bin recycling service beginning July 13, according to an announcement from the city.

Wendy Sturges and Dylan Aycock contributed to this report.



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A number of parents and community members have called for more parental involvement and district training regarding racism in schools. (Community Impact staff)
Parents, teachers call for more training to address racism in Williamson County Schools

During the WCS Board of Education meeting Jan. 19, a number of community members spoke about a lack of training and resources to address racial tension at schools, as well as a need for the district to more directly address incidents.

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Williamson County active COVID-19 cases drop more than 20% in past week

Active cases have been consistently above 2,000 in recent weeks.

Williamson County Schools, state address effects of COVID-19 on learning loss

According to preliminary data from assessments given to students in the fall, Williamson County Schools officials calculated that some students have lost as much as 9% proficiency in reading and math as a result of school closure last spring. This number is lower than the 50%-65% decreases estimated by the Tennessee Department of Education officials in September; however, local officials said, there is still catching up to do.

The shop is expected to hold open house events Feb. 5-6 to celebrate its opening. (Courtesy Pexels)
New boutique Valentine House now open in Westhaven in Franklin

The shop is expected to have open house events Feb. 5-6 to celebrate its opening. 

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille will open Feb. 18 in Franklin. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille will open Franklin location Feb. 18

Perry's offers Prime-aged steaks, seafood and its signature entree, Perry's Famous Pork Chop, a in-house-butchered pork chop measuring seven fingers high, which is carved tableside.

Mother and daughter Melanie Johnson and Nikki Reeves took over ownership of the space in December from the previous owners, another mother-daughter team who had run the shop since its opening in 2016. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mother-daughter duo takes over Westhaven space at Sanctuary South

Located in the heart of Front Street, Sanctuary South has become a mainstay of the Westhaven community—it is within walking distance of the neighborhood’s residential streets. Now, as new owners take control, the shop is undergoing some changes while staying true to its roots.

The second round of the Paycheck Protection Program launched Jan. 13. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Q&A: What to know about round two of the Paycheck Protection Program

Did you know that food and accommodation business can qualify for 40% more funding in a PPP loan? Find more about the second round of the program below.

Rep. Glen Casada has been placed on administrative leave according to a Jan. 8 announcement from House Speaker Cameron Sexton. (Courtesy Tennessee General Assembly)
Rep. Glen Casada on leave after federal search of office and more Nashville-area news

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The new bank location will open in February. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Volunteer Bank to open location in Cool Springs

The new location will open soon along Carothers Parkway.

Tennessee is working to vaccinate vulnerable populations, including those age 75 and older. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tennessee moves to vaccinate in long-term care facilities as COVID-19 cases climb

Beginning Jan. 13, the state—through a partnership with Walgreens and CVS—will begin vaccinating residents and staff in assisted care facilities and homes for the aged. 

Culaccino Italian Restaurant + Bar opened in early January in downtown Franklin. (Courtesy Culaccino Italian Restaurant + Bar, Victoria Rosa)
Culaccino Italian Restaurant + Bar now open in Franklin

The new eatery is now open in Harpeth Square in downtown Franklin.

The Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen is scheduled to meet next on Jan. 26. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin BOMA expected to appoint former mayor John Schroer to fill vacant seat through 2021

The city of Franklin will add the seat—held by Alderperson Pearl Bransford until her death in November—to the ballot for its next election in October.