Teachers protest reopening of schools, where to vote Aug. 6 and more: News from Nashville

Amanda Kail, Metropolitan Nashville Education Association president, stands outside the Governor's Residence on July 27 as teachers participate in a mock funeral procession. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Amanda Kail, Metropolitan Nashville Education Association president, stands outside the Governor's Residence on July 27 as teachers participate in a mock funeral procession. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Amanda Kail, Metropolitan Nashville Education Association president, stands outside the Governor's Residence on July 27 as teachers participate in a mock funeral procession. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from the Nashville area.

Southwest Nashville

‘Dead students can't learn, dead teachers can't teach’: local, state educators call for safe reopening policies statewide at July 27 protest


As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Tennessee, Nashville educators are advocating for schools across the state to begin the academic year in a virtual environment.

Local and state educators, parents and community members participated in a demonstration July 27 protesting the reopening of schools.



GUIDE: Full list of candidates, where to vote in Southwest Nashville for Aug. 6 election

Tennessee will hold its state and federal primary elections Aug. 6, during which registered voters will also cast their ballots for local county and school board representatives.

Davidson County coronavirus cases rise by 300 in 24 hours

Cases of coronavirus in Davidson County have risen to 18,136 as of July 27, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

This marks an increase of 300 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update July 26.

Only half of absentee ballots in Metro Nashville sent in as Aug. 6 election day nears

Officials with the Davidson County Election Commission are calling for registered voters who requested an absentee ballot to return their completed forms ahead of election day, Aug. 6.

According to the commission, nearly 30,000 absentee ballots were requested; however, only half of them have been returned with votes filled in.

Ballots must be received by mail by the time polls close Aug. 6.

Franklin-Brentwood

Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by over 40 in 24 hours


Cases of coronavirus in Williamson County have risen to 2,943 as of July 27, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

This marks an increase of 47 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update July 26.

GUIDE: Full list of candidates, where to vote in Williamson County for Aug. 6 election

Tennessee will hold its state and federal primary elections Aug. 6, during which registered voters will also cast their ballots for local county and school board representatives.

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



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Residents can watch baby chicks hatch via livestream during this year's Williamson County Fair, which will be held virtually. (Courtesy Williamson County Fair)
Williamson County Fair begins virtually Aug. 7

While the fair will not have in-person events this year, residents can still participate in events, such as watching baby chicks hatch via a livestream and playing online games.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Williamson County up by 42; active cases drop to lowest level in nearly a month

Cases of coronavirus in Williamson County have risen to 3,405 as of Aug. 6, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

The third phase of Berry Farms, Chadwell, would include a mixed-use center with retail, office space and residences. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Hotel, retail, 1,500-plus residences proposed for next phase of Berry Farms development in Franklin

The third phase of Berry Farms, Chadwell, would include a mixed-use center with retail, office space and residences.

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.