1/3 Williamson County residents have first dose; Franklin to host storm cleanup and more top area news

Approximately 1 million Tennessee residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Approximately 1 million Tennessee residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Approximately 1 million Tennessee residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

One-third of Williamson County residents vaccinated with at least 1 dose as Tennessee opens access to all adults

On April 5, the Tennessee Department of Health opened access to the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults age 16 and older statewide regardless of age bracket and phase.

Gov. Bill Lee announces support for legislation banning 'vaccine passports'

Lee said he believes whether a resident receives a vaccine or not to be a personal choice. Other states, including Texas, have made similar statements recently coming out against requirements to show proof of vaccination.



Williamson County active COVID-19 cases have remained largely stable for past several weeks

As of April 7, the county had 477 active cases, down 16.5% from last week, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

Christ Community Church to open Harpeth House on Hillsboro Road

The 12,000-square-foot building will be used for the church's youth ministry and features meeting spaces as well as recreation areas.

Franklin to host neighborhood cleanup for storm debris April 19-20

According to an announcement from the city, bagged household waste will be collected at no charge. Larger items, such as appliances and furniture, will also be accepted.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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Three incumbents retained their seats on the Brentwood City Commission. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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Fire damage caused the Red Pony to temporarily shut down its Main Street location in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
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There are a number of eateries in Franklin and Brentwood to find breakfast dishes and pastries. (Courtesy Sugar Drop)
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Buff City Soap opened in Franklin May 6. (Courtesy Buff City Soap)
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The shop sells handmade soap bars in a variety of scents.

Tori Cozert and her mother, Tammy Ringenberg, took ownership of AR Workshop Franklin last July. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Projects at the workshop include wood items, such as painted boards, planters, pillows and lazy Susans, as well as soft items, such as pillows, canvas tote bags and knit blankets, a popular item in colder months.

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The drive comes as the American Red Cross is reporting a critical need for blood donations.

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