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

Gov. Bill Lee: Executive orders around COVID-19 to expire April 28; all business restrictions, mask mandates to be lifted

For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the state, all business restrictions and executive orders surrounding COVID-19 will be allowed to expire after April 28.

Williamson County now offering COVID-19 vaccine without appointments

The Williamson County Health Department announced April 27 it will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to residents with or without an appointment at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park.



Williamson County launches May fitness, reading program

The Williamson County Public Library System, the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department and the University of Tennessee Extension Office have partnered to encourage residents to spend the next month getting fit while reading more books.

Franklin Alderperson Dana McLendon announces he will not seek re-election in October

McLendon, who represents Ward 2 in the city, made the announcement during the April 27 Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. He has served as an alderperson since 1997, according to the city.


Lineup announced for Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

Headliners include Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Maren Morris, and Cage The Elephant as well as dozens more acts to take place on the festival's five stages.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.