Restaurant reopenings, rising unemployment and 3 other Nashville stories

In a Williamson County School Board meeting May 18, Superintendent Jason Golden said the school district was planning for three different scenarios when looking at when schools reopen this fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Pixabay)
In a Williamson County School Board meeting May 18, Superintendent Jason Golden said the school district was planning for three different scenarios when looking at when schools reopen this fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Pixabay)

In a Williamson County School Board meeting May 18, Superintendent Jason Golden said the school district was planning for three different scenarios when looking at when schools reopen this fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Pixabay)

Here are five recent updates from Metro Nashville, on plans for school in the fall semester, info on the economic impact of coronavirus and more.

Williamson County Schools planning three scenarios for return in fall 2020

In a Williamson County Schools board meeting May 18, Superintendent Jason Golden said the school district is planning for three different scenarios for when schools will reopen this fall.

TDOT: No lane closures over Memorial Day weekend

No construction-related lane closures will be in effect this Memorial Day weekend on interstates and state highways, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.



Coronavirus has 'staggering' effects on Tennessee's unemployment rate, new data shows

New data released May 21 by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows the state's unemployment rate in April more than quadrupled that of March, rising to 14.1%.

Metro Nashville retail, restaurants to operate at 75% capacity on May 25; gyms and salons allowed to reopen

Two weeks after reopening to the public, restaurants and retail stores in Nashville will be allowed to operate at 75% capacity on May 25, Mayor John Cooper announced May 21.

Belle Meade sees 5th straight year of small population declines

New 2019 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released May 21 show the city of Belle Meade has had a population decrease for the fifth year in a row.

Alex Hosey, Dylan Skye Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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Pinspiration will open in late October. (Courtesy Pexels)
Pinspiration to open studio in Brentwood

The Pinterest-inspired studio offers a space for craft projects, parties and more.

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Williamson County reinstates mask mandate; requirements could last through end of 2020

County Mayor Rogers Anderson announced the reinstatement this morning.

Two Aldi locations will open in Brentwood. (Courtesy Aldi)
Aldi announces opening dates for two new Brentwood locations

Both new stores will be open before the end of the year.

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Williamson County Schools approves ‘flex’ days for asynchronous learning

The district will have eight asynchronous days this year during which all students will learn remotely.

With the coronavirus pandemic still active across the country, traditional fall activities could be seen as risky in 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
No city restrictions set for Halloween; officials urge safety precautions

While local cities will not place restrictions on trick-or-treating, officials are asking residents to consider safety measures to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Early voting is held through Oct. 29 in Tennessee. (Courtesy Canva)
Williamson County 2020 early voting numbers up from 2016 election

Nearly 40,000 registered voters have cast their ballot so far.

Franklin doughnut spot tiny little donuts focuses on small pleasures

"It’s a simple pleasure; it’s not rocket science. We’re making tiny little doughnuts that people like."—Mark Mogul, owner of tiny little donuts

Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper
Play It Again Sports pivots inventory amid pandemic

Owners Brent and Cynthia Wenger took over ownership of Play It Again Sports in March 2019 and have since turned the store into a one-stop shop for the sports that residents care about most.

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Gov. Bill Lee calls for suspension of school accountability measures; testing to still take place

Students assessments are still expected to be conducted this year.

Home inventory in Williamson County drops and more local news

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

Shake Shack is slated to open in Cool Springs in 2021. (Courtesy Shake Shack)
Shake Shack to open at McEwen Northside in Cool Springs

This will be the company's second location in Tennessee.

The new shelter will have capacity for 86 dogs and 100 cats. Riley is one of the adoptable dogs at the existing shelter. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County breaks ground on new animal shelter in Franklin

The new, 33,000-square-foot facility will include capacity for 86 dogs and 100 cats.