See the five most popular stories on our website in Franklin, Brentwood for Sept.

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Read the top stories in September on Community Impact Newspaper's website from the Nashville area.

Williamson County sees large drop in active coronavirus cases after state updates reporting practices

Williamson County’s number of active coronavirus cases has dropped to 360 cases following an update in reporting from the Tennessee Department of Health announced Sept. 3. This number is down from the 1,044 cases reported Sept. 2.

The significant change in active cases comes as a result of an update to the state’s reporting practices, Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said.

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.

Maryland Farms YMCA to close; Brentwood YMCA to expand

The YMCA of Middle Tennessee has announced plans to close the Maryland Farms YMCA on Maryland Way and merge its operations with the Brentwood YMCA on Concord Road, thus creating one regional location.

'We want teachers': Williamson County Schools parents express frustration with online learning

Ahead of a special-called Williamson County Schools board of education meeting Sept. 9, several parents gathered in Franklin to protest how the district is handling online learning for students.

Izzy's Feel Good Food coming soon to Franklin

Izzy's Feel Good Food will open this fall in downtown Franklin at 901 Columbia Ave.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.


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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.

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See key dates from Williamson County Schools' approved 2021-22 calendar

Superintendent Jason Golden said the calendar is usually approved later in the year; however, district officials wanted to give parents more notice and time to plan.

Masks are required in Williamson County through at least Dec. 29. (Courtesy Pexels)
Williamson County Schools officials express concern over postholiday COVID-19 rise

As families prepare for the holidays, local officials are preparing for the effect gatherings may have on the number of coronavirus cases in the area.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Active coronavirus cases reach all-time high in Williamson County

More than 240 active cases were added to the county's total in the past 24 hours, according to Tennessee Department of Health data.