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)

Read the latest news from the Nashville area here.

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.