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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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Superintendent Jason Golden said all communication about quarantine requirements will now come from the health department. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools to stop quarantine calls next week

Superintendent Jason Golden said all communication about quarantine requirements will now come from the health department.

One in five children and adults have a learning disability, according to statistics from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.

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Williamson County coronavirus cases rise 7% in past week; more than 600 students in quarantine or isolation

Schools are reporting a rising number of students who are in isolation or quarantine due to the virus. 

Hillsboro School is a K-8 school in Williamson County. (Courtesy Williamson County Schools)
Williamson County Schools looking for community input on Hillsboro School mascot

According to WCS, this is not a vote to change the mascot, and the district is not asking for new mascot suggestions. 

Vui's Kitchen features a variety of Vietnamese dishes, including small bites, entrees and desserts. (Community Impact staff)
9 new eateries that opened in Franklin, Brentwood this summer

Take a look to see which new spots you may have missed. 

Williamson County Schools requested more funding from the county this month to help meet unexpected coronavirus-related expenses. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
County approves additional funding for Williamson County Schools COVID-19 expenses

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district’s online learning program as well as quarantine requirements from the county health department have placed a strain on staffing, compounded by a statewide teacher shortage.

The Williamson County Board of Commissioner met Sept. 14 to hear a recommendation on the county seal. (Screenshot via YouTube)
Williamson County approves recommendation to remove Confederate flag from county seal

Tonight's vote cleared the way for the decision to be brought before the Tennessee Historic Commission.

Franklin Special School District operates eight schools within the city of Franklin. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Robert Blair selected board chair for Franklin Special School District; community members call for former chair to resign

Former board chair Tim Stillings opted not to put his name forward for consideration this year following a controversial social media post.

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DATA: See 6 months of tracking COVID-19 in Williamson County

It has been over six months since the coronavirus reached Williamson County. Take a look at how data has changed in Williamson County over the past several months.

While active cases numbers are relatively stable, some sectors of the population are still seeing slight increases.  (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County active coronavirus cases remain stable; cases in school-age children up 13% since last week

While active cases numbers are relatively stable, some sectors of the population are still seeing slight increases. 

Springhill Suites is under construction in Cool Springs. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
3 development projects to know in Williamson County

See which projects are coming soon to your neighborhood.