Cool Cafe now serving Franklin; district to launch 2 online-only schools and more top area news

The Cool Cafe Burger ($14) features a cast-iron cooked beef patty topped with fried onions, provolone cheese and a housemade steak sauce. (Courtesy Cool Cafe)
The Cool Cafe Burger ($14) features a cast-iron cooked beef patty topped with fried onions, provolone cheese and a housemade steak sauce. (Courtesy Cool Cafe)

The Cool Cafe Burger ($14) features a cast-iron cooked beef patty topped with fried onions, provolone cheese and a housemade steak sauce. (Courtesy Cool Cafe)

Read the top stories from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

Cool Cafe in Franklin focuses on from-scratch fare

For Cool Café chef and owner Tim Ness, home cooking means cooking from scratch, which includes everything from making salad dressings to hand-peeling the 250 pounds of potatoes the restaurant goes through daily.

Williamson County Schools to launch two online-only schools for 2021-22

Following a unanimous approval from the school board April 19, Williamson County Schools will begin work to launch two online schools for the 2021-22 school year for students who wish to continue online learning: one for grades K-8 and one for grades 9-12.



Kate and Lulu's Kitchen closes in Westhaven

Kate and Lulu's Kitchen, located at 158 Front St., Ste. 110, Franklin, closed in early spring after five months of business.

Advanced Correctional Healthcare Inc. to relocate operations to Williamson County

Health care company Advanced Correctional Healthcare Inc. will relocate its offices to Franklin, according to an April 21 announcement from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

25% of Williamson County residents fully vaccinated as Tenn. works to reach those hesitant to receive doses

One in four Williamson County residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.