Some elective surgeries end, coronavirus cases rise: News from Nashville

Officials with the Williamson Medical Center announced July 17 that the hospital was currently at 70% capacity for beds allocated for coronavirus patients, and that the hospital would cancel all elective surgeries requiring an overnight stay effective July 21. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Officials with the Williamson Medical Center announced July 17 that the hospital was currently at 70% capacity for beds allocated for coronavirus patients, and that the hospital would cancel all elective surgeries requiring an overnight stay effective July 21. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Officials with the Williamson Medical Center announced July 17 that the hospital was currently at 70% capacity for beds allocated for coronavirus patients, and that the hospital would cancel all elective surgeries requiring an overnight stay effective July 21. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Franklin-Brentwood

Williamson Medical Center at 70% capacity, cancels some elective surgeries

Officials with the Williamson Medical Center announced July 17 that the hospital was currently at 70% capacity for beds allocated for coronavirus patients, and that the hospital would cancel all elective surgeries requiring an overnight stay effective July 21.

Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by over 90 in 24 hours



Cases of coronavirus in Williamson County have risen to 2,308 as of July 15, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

African American Heritage Society releases statement on Franklin Confederate monument

The African American Heritage Society released a statement July 14 calling for the addition of a marker in front of Chip, the Confederate monument in Franklin’s Public Square, to explain the historical context of the statue.

Southwest Nashville

Davidson County coronavirus cases rise by 360 in 24 hours

Coronavirus cases in Davidson County have risen to 15,432 as of July 17, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

Metro Nashville orders 'transpotainment' vehicles to cease until end of July

Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced July 17 that "transpotainment" vehicles regulated by the city must stop operations through the end of July.

Home furnishings store Arhaus to open in late July in Green Hills

Home furnishings store Arhaus will open July 31 inside The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville, according to a news release. The shop sells hand-crafted furniture as well as home decor items, such as rugs, bedding and lighting.

'Community Impact' now seeking feedback from parents, teachers regarding 2020-21 school year

We would like to hear from our readers about Metro Nashville Public Schools' plan for the upcoming school year and get their feedback on how the district is handling reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Feedback submitted may be used in upcoming print and online coverage.

Alex Hosey 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.

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

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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.

The Tennessee Department of Health has administered more than 1 million vaccines to date. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tenn. to move to Phase 1B of vaccinations; Franklin seeks new City Hall and more popular Nashville-area news

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