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.



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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

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Nashville area.

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.

Many areas of Williamson County saw snowfall Jan. 11. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County cancels COVID-19 testing, vaccine appointments for Jan. 11 due to inclement weather

Testings and vaccinations at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center have been canceled for Jan. 11.

A new development has been proposed for land near Old Charlotte Pike, a historic corridor. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin begins planning for future West Harpeth Area

The city will move forward with plans for land in the West Harpeth area later this year, including land near the historic Gentry Farm.

Glen Casada
Former state House speaker, Franklin-area Rep. Glen Casada, placed on administrative leave following federal search

In a Jan. 8 press conference, House Seaker Cameron Sexton said he could comment on why the offices were searched or the subject of the investigation. No indictments or arrests have been made.

Statewide, more than 120,000 vaccines have been distributed to date. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
Williamson County distributes vaccines and more top Nashville-area news

Read the most popular news from the past week from Franklin and Brentwood.

Students can return to on-campus learning Jan. 11. (Courtesy Pexels)
Williamson County Schools students to return to campus Jan. 11

The decision was made after consultation with local health care officials, according to an announcement on the WCS website.

Williamson County announced Jan. 7 it will transition to a waitlist system. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County to transition to waitlist system for COVID-19 vaccines; find sign-up information here

The Williamson County COVID Priority List is currently only available to individuals eligible under the current phases of Tennessee's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, which at this time includes those in Phases 1A1, 1A2, and residents age 75 and older.