Rising number of cases moves Williamson County Schools to 'medium' spread scenario and more: News from Nashville

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Read recent news from the Nashville area.

Rising number of active coronavirus cases moves Williamson County Schools to 'medium' spread back-to-school scenario

The number of active cases in Williamson County is now nearly 1,200, according to daily data from the Tennessee Department of Health. This number pushes the county spread level from "low" to "medium," according to metrics from Williamson County Schools.

Franklin BOMA approves settlement with United Daughters of the Confederacy over Confederate monument downtown

The Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to approve a draft settlement agreement with the United Daughters of the Confederacy over the Confederate monument in Franklin’s public square, at its July 14 meeting.



Williamson County Parks and Recreation announces opening of Brentwood Splash Park

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department announced the opening of the Brentwood Splash Park in partnership with the city of Brentwood on July 16 at the Indoor Sports Complex located at 920 Heritage Way.

Nashville bars to remain closed through July 31

Mayor John Cooper announced July 14 that bars in Davidson County will remain closed until at least July 31, citing rising in COVID-19 cases in the county.

E+Rose Wellness Cafe opens Nashville location in The Gulch

E+Rose Wellness Cafe, a local chain with plant-based foods and wellness items, opened its fifth Nashville-area location June 9 at 1201 Demonbreun St., Ste. 110, Nashville.

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



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Three incumbents retained their seats on the Brentwood City Commission. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
3 incumbents re-elected to Brentwood City Commission

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Three spots on the Brentwood City Commission are up for grabs this year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Incumbents take early lead in Brentwood City Commission election

See live coverage of the Brentwood City Commission election here.

Fire damage caused the Red Pony to temporarily shut down its Main Street location in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Red Pony reopens at temporary location while completing repairs from fire

The restaurant's location on Main Street has been closed since late January, when a fire caused damage to the building.

Work on the Southeast Municipal Complex is underway in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Transportation updates: 3 road projects in Franklin, Brentwood to watch

Take a look at local road projects coming down the pipeline.

Tori Cozert and her mother, Tammy Ringenberg, took ownership of AR Workshop Franklin last July. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mother-daughter team makes creative environment for crafting in at AR Workshop Franklin in Cool Springs

Projects at the workshop include wood items, such as painted boards, planters, pillows and lazy Susans, as well as soft items, such as pillows, canvas tote bags and knit blankets, a popular item in colder months.

The city of Brentwood's police and fire departments will host a blood drive May 5.  (Courtesy Sanford Myers and American Red Cross)
Brentwood to host Battle of the Badges blood drive May 5

The drive comes as the American Red Cross is reporting a critical need for blood donations.

Active cases in Williamson County have dropped by 33% in the last month. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County active COVID-19 cases drop to lowest levels since September

Active cases have dropped by 1/3 in the last month, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

County residents can now call the health department with COVID-19 questions. (Courtesy Pexels)
Williamson County closes COVID-19 call center

After fielding more than 22,000 calls, the line was shut down April 30.

Williamson County will begin administering a limited amount of vaccine to residents without appointments. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County offers vaccine without appointment; Pilgrimage festival lineup announced and more top area news

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

The naming of the lakefront park coincides with the build-out of Town Center. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Westhaven names new park, celebrates completion of Town Center

Development at Town Center in Westhaven is officially complete.

Brentwood city officials celebrate the grand opening of the police headquarters April 29. (Photos by Wendy Sturges)
Brentwood celebrates opening of new police HQ

Take a look inside the new $29 million facility that will be the future home of the Brentwood Police Department.