Williamson County lets mask mandate expire; 5 restaurants that opened in Franklin, Brentwood and more top area news

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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

Williamson County will allow mask mandate to expire Feb. 27

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.

Tennessee to move to Phase 1C of vaccination plan March 8

In a press conference March 2, TDH Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey announced that beginning March 8, the state will move to Phase 1C, which includes individuals ages 16 and older with high-risk health conditions and caregivers of children with high-risk conditions.



Williamson County active COVID-19 case count reaches 5-month low; officials urge continued mask wearing

The number of active coronavirus cases in Williamson County has dropped to 515 as of March 1, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Burgers, biryani, beer: 5 restaurants that opened in Feb. in Franklin, Brentwood

Franklin and Brentwood saw the addition of several new restaurants in February.

Williamson County Schools on track to vaccinate 2,500 employees

With plans to vaccinate 1,500 employees later this week, Williamson County Schools is on track to have vaccinated 2,500 employees, according to a March 2 announcement from the district.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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Officials are urging residents not to hoard gas during a regional shortage. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Officials caution against gas hoarding amid outages in Middle Tennessee, plus resources on where to find fuel

According to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, drivers should only take what they need, so as not to cause more outages. 

The company is expected to move 160 employees to the area over the next 2-3 years. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Radio network nonprofit Educational Media Foundation to relocate headquarters to Cool Springs

The organization operates KLOVE, a Christian radio station, as well as podcasts and Air1.

The city of Franklin approved a resolution May 11 to rename two street portions after Black leaders. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin renames two street portions after Black leaders

The streets will be named for Martin Luther King Jr. and ANC Williams, the first Black business owner in Franklin.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

Mayor Rhea Little was appointed for another two years as mayor during the May 10 meeting. (Screenshot via brentwoodtn.gov)
Brentwood swears in 3 commissioners, reappoints Mayor Rhea Little

Rhea Little will serve another two years as mayor.

The city of Brentwood's Summer Concert Series will kick off June 6. (Courtesy city of Bretnwood)
Brentwood announces return of Summer Concert Series in Crockett Park

The series, which was canceled in 2020, will kick off June 6.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

Westhaven (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Westhaven Town Center complete; incumbents re-elected to Brentwood City Commission and more top news from the Nashville area

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from Brentwood and Franklin in the Nashville area.

The city celebrated the grand opening of the new police headquarters on Heritage Way in April. (Photos courtesy city of Brentwood)
City of Brentwood debuts $29 million police headquarters

The $29 million project, which is funded through the city’s capital improvement program, features more than 56,000 square feet of space, a far cry from the department’s existing offices at Brentwood City Hall. The department is expected to move employees to the new space by June 1, according to the city.

Owners Robin and Shawn Davis opened the Franklin location of Big Shake's Hot Chicken & Fish on Murfreesboro Road in 2014. (Photos courtesy Big Shake's Hot Chicken & Fish)
Big Shake's Hot Chicken & Fish offers a hot take on fried chicken and fish

While heat levels range from the original, no-heat option to Death Row, owner Shawn Davis said he recommends first-time diners start with a lower heat level and work their way up.

Three incumbents retained their seats on the Brentwood City Commission. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
3 incumbents re-elected to Brentwood City Commission

Results from the May 4 Brentwood city elections are in.

Three spots on the Brentwood City Commission are up for grabs this year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Incumbents take early lead in Brentwood City Commission election

See live coverage of the Brentwood City Commission election here.