'Transpotainment' vehicle ban takes effect, coronavirus cases rise: News from Nashville

In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles regulated by the city must close. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles regulated by the city must close. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles regulated by the city must close. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from Nashville.

Franklin-Brentwood

Metro Nashville's ban on 'transpotainment' vehicles now in effect

Following an amended order signed July 30 by Metro Public Health Director Dr. Michael Caldwell, all "transpotainment" vehicles in the city, such as party buses and pedal pubs, are barred from operating from July 31 through at least Aug. 16.

Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by over 70 in 24 hours



Cases of coronavirus in Williamson County have risen to 3,132 as of July 31, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

This marks an increase of 76 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update July 30.

Poke Bros. restaurant now open in Cool Springs

Poke Bros. opened a new restaurant in the Cool Springs area at 430 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 110, Franklin July 23, according to a social media post from the company.

The fast casual eatery offers healthy poke, or sushi in a bowl, meals and currently operates over 30 restaurants across the Midwest and East Coast.

United Way to support Imagination Library of Williamson County

United Way of Greater Nashville announced July 28 plans to use a $25,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to support the Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee in Williamson County in partnership with The Dollywood Foundation.

The program will provide one book a month to over 2,000 children in the area ages 0-5 for a year at no cost to their families.

Southwest Nashville

Davidson County coronavirus cases rise by more than 300 in 24 hours

Cases of coronavirus in Davidson County have risen to 18,978 as of July 31, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

This marks an increase of 302 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update July 30.

Wendy Sturges and Alex Hosey contributed to this report.