State preps for return to school, Metro Nashville plans for new police chief: News from the metro

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Statewide

BACK TO SCHOOL: Tennessee to allow for sports to return, extend local mask mandates and provide guidance on coronavirus


As Tennessee moves forward with a return to school—some districts virtually, others in person—state officials are planning for student services and activities as well as how to prepare teachers who will work to keep classrooms safe.

Southwest Nashville



Metro Nashville lays out plan for selecting new chief of police

Following the announcement earlier this summer that Metro Nashville Police Department Chief Steve Anderson will retire, Metro Nashville officials have announced a process for how his successor will be chosen.

Closure of bars, 10 p.m. closure for Nashville restaurants extended

Nashville will remain in its modified Phase II of reopening, according to a July 28 announcement from Metro Nashville officials.

Mayor John Cooper announced in a morning briefing July 28 that the city’s closure of bars and limited service restaurants will remain in effect until at least Aug. 16. The 10 p.m. closure for restaurants that serve alcohol has also been extended.

Franklin-Brentwood

Franklin nonprofit BrightStone to hold annual Bowlability fundraiser online

In lieu of its annual in-person bowling fundraiser, BrightStone announced it will hold a fundraiser online this year in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

The site is near the Williamson County Ag Expo Center along Long Lane in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper
Ladd Park residents express concerns over proposed hockey complex near Long Lane in Franklin

Earlier this summer, plans were presented to the public for the new, 25.17-acre Long Lane Sports Complex, set to be located at Long Lane in Franklin.

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district will announce a schedule next week for parents to decide how they want their students to learn next semester. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Williamson County Schools to survey parents on learning preferences for next semester

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district will announce a schedule next week for parents to decide how they want their students to learn next semester.

Communication Director Carol Birdsong and Superintendent Jason Golden discussed the asynchronous pilot program during a livestream event Sept. 22. (Screenshot via YouTube)
Williamson County School testing asynchronous program to give teachers more planning, training time

District officials have said they may schedule more asynchronous days throughout the school year, depending on how the pilot program goes.

Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19 cases dip in Williamson County plus more local news

Read the latest news from Williamson County and Franklin Special School District.

Sal’s Family Pizza is located at 595 Hillsboro Road, Ste. 311, Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin pizzeria adds outdoor dining and more local news

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

Williamson County school districts working to address COVID-19 learning loss

Compounded with school closures from the coronavirus, education experts predict losses in learning could be higher than average this year.

Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases down 3% from last week

Active cases numbers in the county have remained largely stable.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
See how Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District compare to neighboring districts, state data

Our special Public Education Edition takes a look at districtwide data in Williamson County.

Sal’s Family Pizza is located at 595 Hillsboro Road, Ste. 311, Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sal's Family Pizza in Franklin adds outdoor seating

Just in time for fall weather, Sal's has added outdoor seating to its eatery on Hillsboro Road.

1892 in Leiper’s Fork is named for the year the house in which it operates was built. The historic home sits on Old Hillsboro Road, right in the middle of the small community.  (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
1892 turns to farm-to-table roots in pandemic

“Luckily, we have this beautiful little pocket that is Leiper’s Fork, the preservation that’s out here. That’s something we really like to hold close to our core beliefs.”—Dylan Morrison, owner and chef at 1892

Lynn Harnen and RJ Chesna opened Spark: An Art Studio in late August at Hill Center Brentwood. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
FIRST LOOK: Sister-brother team aims to encourage creativity at Spark: An Art Studio

In need of a creative project to get you out of the house? Spark: An Art Studio is now open in Brentwood.