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.