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.