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.



MOST RECENT

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Williamson County Schools board members express frustrations over district reopening plan

As the district deliberates on a decision on reopen schools to all students, Williamson County Schools board members discussed the challenge of trying to please all families across the district.

Law enforcement officers and the National Guard blocked the steps leading up to the state capitol June 13. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Bill Lee to sign bills extending coronavirus liability protection to schools, businesses; punishments relating to riots, illegal protests to increase

The special session of the Tennessee Legislature resulted in multiple bills expected to be signed into law.

Here is an update on coronavirus cases in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
New cases of coronavirus in Williamson County up by 46 in past 24 hours

There are now 1,237 active coronavirus cases in the county, an increase of nine since yesterday.

The Pampered Pooch offers a variety of grooming and spa services for dogs of all breeds and sizes as well as doggy day care and boarding services for owners who are out of town. (Photos by Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Pampered Pooch Resort & Spa in Brentwood welcomes dogs and more Nashville-area business, community news

Read the latest business and community news from Franklin and Brentwood.

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AMC Theatres in Franklin to reopen Aug. 20 with 15 cent tickets

The theater, which has been closed since March, will reopen with special pricing and safety measures in place.

PNC Bank's Franklin location opened in late July. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
PNC Bank now open in Franklin

The Franklin location is PNC Bank's first in Tennessee.

The store will open this fall inside the CoolSprings Galleria. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Offline by Aerie coming soon to CoolSprings Galleria

The store offers activewear and accessories for women.

(Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Williamson County rise and more Nashville-area news

Read the latest news from Franklin and Brentwood.

According to the report, 380,174 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in children nationwide as of Aug. 6, which accounts for approximately 9.1% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
REPORT: COVID-19 cases in children increase by 90% nationwide in 1 month

As school district officials across the U.S. prepare for the start of the 2020-21 school year, 179,990 new COVID-19 cases were reported in children nationwide between July 9 and Aug. 6—an increase of 90%, according to a report compiled by The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.

(Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases up by 49 in last 24 hours; active cases remain flat

The number of active cases in the county is 1,228, the same as Aug. 11, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

The Pampered Pooch offers a variety of grooming and spa services for dogs of all breeds and sizes as well as doggy day care and boarding services for owners who are out of town. (Photos by Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Family business The Pampered Pooch Resort & Spa provides grooming, home away from home for pets

For pet parents going out of town, The Pampered Pooch in Brentwood offers overnight boarding and doggie day care as well as a menu of spa treatments for pets to enjoy.

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Get a sneak peek at Franklin's newest mural

The mural will be located on the former site of Judge Beans on Hillsboro Road.