Williamson County COVID-19 cases climb and more Nashville-area news

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

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Williamson County

Coronavirus cases in Williamson County up by 17; active cases see weekend uptick

The total number of coronavirus cases in Williamson County has risen to 4,157 as of Aug. 24, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health. This marks an increase of 17 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update Aug. 23.

African American Heritage Society of Williamson County works to educate community about Black history



Off of 11th Avenue in Franklin sits the oldest existing home owned by African Americans in Williamson County.

The McLemore House was built by Harvey McLemore in 1880 after he was freed from slavery. He used his income from farming to buy four lots in what would later become known as the Hard Bargain neighborhood. Today, the house stands as a museum dedicated to Harvey’s legacy and functions as the headquarters of the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County.

Williamson County students begin return to campus Aug. 24

Williamson County Schools officials announced Aug. 14 the district will now begin a phased-in return to school plan this month, with all students allowed to return to campus by Aug. 31. Elementary school students will be allowed to return to campus Aug. 24, grades 6-9 can return Aug. 28 and the rest on Aug. 31.

Franklin

Westhaven Conservatory to open in Franklin

Westhaven Conservatory, a new music school, will open in January 2021 at 1008 Westhaven Blvd., Ste. 101, Franklin.

The school will offer music lessons for piano, bass, guitar and voice, with other instrument instruction available upon request.

Franklin to prep for two TDOT paving projects beginning Aug. 24

The city of Franklin announced Aug. 24 the Tennessee Department of Transportation will begin a paving project on Franklin Road, Main Street and Columbia Avenue later this month.

The city will begin prep work on the roadway from Aug. 24-28. Drivers should expect some intermittent lane closures.

Wendy Sturges and Alex Hosey contributed to this report.



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