Coronavirus cases rise, governor denies request to waive TNReady testing: News from Nashville

Here is today's coronavirus update for Davidson County. (Community Impact staff)
Here is today's coronavirus update for Davidson County. (Community Impact staff)

Here is today's coronavirus update for Davidson County. (Community Impact staff)

Read the latest news from Nashville.

Southwest Nashville

Davidson County coronavirus cases rise by over 220 in 24 hours

Cases of coronavirus in Davidson County have risen to 17,180 as of July 24, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

This marks an increase of 224 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update July 23.



Blo Blow Dry Bar coming soon to Hillsboro Village in Nashville

Blo Blow Dry Bar will open Aug. 28 in Hillsboro Village at 2111 Belcourt Ave., Ste. 100, Nashville, according to the salon's website. The business offers blowouts, styling and hair treatments as well as full-face and eye makeup services.

Pie Town Tacos opening July 28 in Nashville

Pie Town Tacos will open July 28 at 614 Ewing Ave, Nashville, according to a social media post. The fast-casual restaurant serves tacos, bowls, queso and other dishes as well as "Nashville style" tacos made with hot chicken, fish or cauliflower.

Franklin-Brentwood

Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by over 70 in 24 hours

Cases of coronavirus in Williamson County have risen to 2,788 as of July 24, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

This marks an increase of 71 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update July 23.

Williamson County Schools to begin 2020-21 school year virtually for most grades

Students in Williamson County Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year virtually for most grades for at least the first two weeks of school, according to a July 23 virtual announcement by WCS Superintendent Jason Golden.

Gov. Bill Lee denies Williamson County Schools' request to waive TNReady testing, instructional days requirements

State officials are denying a request from Williamson County Schools to cancel TNReady testing for the 2020-21 school year.

Alex Hosey, Dylan Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.