Governor calls for special session of Legislature, mask mandate extended in Williamson County: News from Nashville

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Southwest Nashville

Gov. Bill Lee calls for special session of the Tennessee Legislature to act on coronavirus liability, protest legislation

A special session of the Tennessee Legislature will convene beginning Aug. 10, according to an Aug. 3 announcement from Gov. Bill Lee.

Authentic French pastries, to-go meals in spotlight at Little Gourmand's new Berry Hill location



More than five years after opening a French cafe and market in Green Hills, Little Gourmand owners Guenievre Milliner and Eric Summer expanded to the Berry Hill area in mid-June.

Davidson County coronavirus cases rise by 80 in 24 hours

Cases of coronavirus in Davidson County have risen to 19,400 as of Aug. 3, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

This marks an increase of 80 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update Aug. 2.

Liberation Yoga Nashville closes brick-and-mortar studio in 12 South

Liberation Yoga Nashville permanently closed its brick-and-mortar studio after six years at 2907 12th Ave. S., Ste. 4, Nashville, the owner announced via social media July 22. The studio will continue to offer virtual classes, according to the post.

Franklin-Brentwood

Mere Bulles looks to make food, atmosphere more accessible in Brentwood

Mere Bulles, located in the historic Maryland Manor in Brentwood, began as a Southern restaurant in downtown Nashville in 1985—before Broadway was filled with the neon lights of honky tonks and bars that can be seen today.

Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by over 30 in 24 hours

Cases of coronavirus in Williamson County have risen to 3,269 as of Aug. 3, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

This marks an increase of 39 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update Aug. 2.

Williamson County mayor extends mask mandate to Aug. 29

Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson has renewed the countywide mandate requiring citizens to wear masks or cloth face coverings in public to last until at least Aug. 29.

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



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The Franklin Christmas tree will be lit through the month of December. (Lindsay Scott/Community Impact Newspaper)
Drive-thru holiday lights, Christmas parade: 6 events to attend in Franklin, Brentwood this December

Although many traditional celebrations will not be held this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there are still a few holiday events to catch in the Franklin and Brentwood areas. 

The Williamson County Animal Center is encouraging residents who find stray dogs report them to the center and keep them in their homes until an owner can be found. (Courtesy Williamson County Animal Shelter)
Williamson County Animal Center changes stray-dog intake policy

Residents who find stray dogs are encouraged to report the animal to the shelter and, if possible, keep the dog in their homes for a five-day "staycation."

The city of Franklin confirmed the death of Alderperson Pearl Bransford Nov. 28. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin Alderperson Pearl Bransford dies

Bransford was a 30-year resident of the city of Franklin and was first elected to the board of mayor and aldermen in 2007.

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Middle Tennessee hospital leaders project 10% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations by next week

With Thanksgiving just days away, hospital leaders are urging residents to forego holiday gatherings that could further spread the coronavirus as case numbers and hospitalizations rise.

Registration is not required for either event, and food will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Graceworks Ministries Inc., One Generation Away to hold mobile food pantry events Nov. 21

Registration is not required for either event, and food will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are a number of options where residents can shop locally during the holiday season. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
GUIDE: 18 places to find holiday gifts in Franklin, Brentwood

The holiday shopping season is here, and it is more important than ever this year to shop locally.

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Middle and high schools in Williamson County Schools to go remote for 1 week after Thanksgiving break

Over the last two weeks, 23 out of 49 campuses in the district have already transitioned to remote learning.

Blood Assurance is holding weekly blood drives every Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m. (Courtesy Sanford Myers and American Red Cross)
Williamson Medical Center calling for community to donate blood amid shortage

According to WMC, when Blood Assurance experiences a shortage, it can usually call on other blood centers for help. However, all blood centers are now experiencing shortages. 

The bulk of the plan is $305 million in funding for new schools to add capacity for additional students throughout the district. (Courtesy Fotolia)
10 new schools, additions and more: Williamson County School approves 2020-26 5-year plan

The bulk of the plan is $305 million in funding for new schools to add capacity for additional students throughout the district.

The company launched in the Greater Nashville area in September. (Courtesy Medical House Calls)
Medical House Calls now serving Franklin area

The company specializes in urgent care and other medical visits in the patient’s home for an annual flat fee.

Williamson County Schools is raising its substitute pay rates to help attract more teachers to the district. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools approves pay raise for substitute teachers as staffing shortage continues

The district requires individuals to have a high school diploma and additional training from the district once they are hired, according to district staff.