Here are five recent updates from Greater Nashville on plans for education in the fall, governmental moves toward increased public safety and more.

Williamson County Schools releases plans for optional return to on-campus learning in fall

Williamson County Schools released a reopening framework plan July 9 for students and families before school begins in early August. Students will be given the option to receive on-campus or remote instruction.

Williamson County to mandate face masks beginning July 7

Residents in Williamson County will soon be required to wear a face covering when out in public, according to a countywide order issued by Mayor Rogers Anderson and other city mayors July 6.

Commission votes to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from Tennessee Capitol, but it will not be moved just yet

The Tennessee State Capitol Commission voted July 9 to move the long-debated bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest that sits in the Tennessee State Capitol Building to the Tennessee State Museum.

Columbia State Community College to offer hybrid of virtual, in-person instruction for fall semester

Students heading to Columbia State Community College in the fall will have more virtual options after the college announced July 9 it will offer courses in a variety of ways in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Masks, short-term rentals, home-based businesses: 3 ordinances approved by Metro Nashville Council on July 7

Metro Nashville Council’s July 7 meeting included the approval of several ordinances on third reading, three of which involved mask requirements, non-owner-occupied short-term rental properties and home-based businesses.

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