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

It has been a little more than six months since the first case of the coronavirus in the state was reported in Williamson County, and in that time, total cases have risen to nearly 5,000.

Williamson County approves recommendation to remove Confederate flag from county seal

Following weeks of debate and seeking community feedback, the Williamson County Board of Commissioners voted 16-7 on Sept. 14 approving a resolution to accept a recommendation to remove the Confederate flag from the county seal.

3 development projects to know in Williamson County

A number of construction projects, including hotels and new schools, are underway in Williamson County, Take a look at a few currently in progress.

9 new eateries that opened in Franklin, Brentwood this summer

Several new eateries opened this summer in the Franklin and Brentwood areas. Take a look to see which new spots you may have missed.

Franklin Special School District Board Chair Tim Stillings apologizes for social media post; board will appoint new chair

In response to a social media post made Sept. 5 by Franklin Special School District Board of Education Chair Tim Stillings, the board will select a new board chair, and Stillings has issued an apology.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.


Williamson County is currently seeing a second rise in active cases. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Active cases of coronavirus in Williamson County now over 700; mask mandate goes into effect Oct. 24

The county has also seen nine deaths and seven new hospitalizations this week, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

The partnership is slated to end next year, which will allow Williamson County to search for new pediatric care options. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson Medical Center will not renew children’s hospital partnership with Vanderbilt

The partnership is slated to end next year, which will allow Williamson County to search for new pediatric care options.

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Williamson County Schools gets flex days and more top news from the week

Read popular news from the Nashville area from the past week.

Pinspiration will open in late October. (Courtesy Pexels)
Pinspiration to open studio in Brentwood

The Pinterest-inspired studio offers a space for craft projects, parties and more.

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Williamson County reinstates mask mandate; requirements could last through end of 2020

County Mayor Rogers Anderson announced the reinstatement this morning.

Two Aldi locations will open in Brentwood. (Courtesy Aldi)
Aldi announces opening dates for two new Brentwood locations

Both new stores will be open before the end of the year.

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Williamson County Schools approves ‘flex’ days for asynchronous learning

The district will have eight asynchronous days this year during which all students will learn remotely.

With the coronavirus pandemic still active across the country, traditional fall activities could be seen as risky in 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
No city restrictions set for Halloween; officials urge safety precautions

While local cities will not place restrictions on trick-or-treating, officials are asking residents to consider safety measures to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Early voting is held through Oct. 29 in Tennessee. (Courtesy Canva)
Williamson County 2020 early voting numbers up from 2016 election

Nearly 40,000 registered voters have cast their ballot so far.

Franklin doughnut spot tiny little donuts focuses on small pleasures

"It’s a simple pleasure; it’s not rocket science. We’re making tiny little doughnuts that people like."—Mark Mogul, owner of tiny little donuts

Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper
Play It Again Sports pivots inventory amid pandemic

Owners Brent and Cynthia Wenger took over ownership of Play It Again Sports in March 2019 and have since turned the store into a one-stop shop for the sports that residents care about most.

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Gov. Bill Lee calls for suspension of school accountability measures; testing to still take place

Students assessments are still expected to be conducted this year.