Read popular news from the Franklin and Brentwood area from the past week.

Tennessee to move to Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine plan Feb. 22; next phase will include teachers, residents 65 and older

The Tennessee Department of Health announced Feb. 16 it will open registration for the COVID-19 vaccine in the next week for those in Phase 1B of the state's plan.

Franklin eyes new City Hall building

This year, the city of Franklin will begin work toward designing a new City Hall—one city officials said they hope will be more functional and fit better with the surrounding buildings on the square.

Columbia State campus in Franklin announces plans for 4th building

The Williamson County campus of Columbia State Community College will add a fourth building in Franklin after receiving funding in Gov. Bill Lee's 2021-22 budget.

Tennessee Department of Health updates vaccine plan; pregnant women moved to Phase 1C

The Tennessee Department of Health announced Feb. 16 that pregnant women will be included in Phase 1C of the state's COVID-19 vaccine plan.

Mafiaoza's in Franklin prepares to welcome diners back

Mafiaoza’s was opened in Franklin in 2016 by founders Michael Dolan and Lars Kopperland, who opened the eatery’s first location in 12 South in 2003. Both were big on family time and were fans of New York-style pizza, and so the name “Mafiaoza’s”—with “mafia” for “family” and “za” for “pizza”—was coined.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.