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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Active cases in the county have decreased by 12 since yesterday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County reports 55 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours; active cases continue to decline

Active cases in the county have decreased by 12 since yesterday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Williamson County Schools remains in the "medium" spread scenario, with 0.54% of the county population currently infected with the virus, according to the district's framework. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by more than 30; WCS remains in 'medium' spread scenario

Williamson County Schools remains in the "medium" spread scenario, with 0.54% of the county population currently infected with the virus, according to the district's framework.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

Sun-dried tomato chicken ($23) This dish features Italian crusted chicken cooked in sun-dried tomato lemon butter and topped with Parmesan cheese, with mashed potatoes and asparagus on the side. (Photos by Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mere Bulles looks to make food, atmosphere more accessible in Brentwood

Fun Fact: Mere Bulles' name, which translates to “Mother Bubbles,” came from the founder Rodney Wise’s wife, Shirley, who would watch grandchildren in exchange for a bottle of champagne.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by over 30 in 24 hours

There are now 1,287 active cases of coronavirus in the county, a decrease of 25 since yesterday.

Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson renewed the county-wide mandate requiring citizens to wear masks or cloth face coverings in public on Aug. 3 which will last until at least Aug. 29. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County mayor extends mask mandate to Aug. 29

Officials said the county mayor believes the continued wearing of masks will continue to help active cases of coronavirus drop and is needed to help keep businesses and schools open during the fall.

Cases of coronavirus in Williamson County have risen to 3,132 as of July 31, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by over 70 in 24 hours

There are now 1,304 active cases of coronavirus in the county, a decrease of four since yesterday.

United Way of Greater Nashville announced July 28 plans to use a $25,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to support the Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee in Williamson County in partnership with The Dollywood Foundation. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
United Way to support Imagination Library of Williamson County

The program will provide one book a month to over 2,000 children in the area ages 0-5 for a year at no cost to their families.

Poke Bros. opened a new restaurant in the Cool Springs area of Franklin July 23, according to a social media post from the company. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Poke Bros. restaurant now open in Cool Springs

The fast casual eatery offers healthy poke, or sushi in a bowl, meals and currently operates over 30 restaurants across the Midwest and East Coast.