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

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Read the latest news from the Nashville area.

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

Residents can watch baby chicks hatch via livestream during this year's Williamson County Fair, which will be held virtually. (Courtesy Williamson County Fair)
Williamson County Fair begins virtually Aug. 7

While the fair will not have in-person events this year, residents can still participate in events, such as watching baby chicks hatch via a livestream and playing online games.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Williamson County up by 42; active cases drop to lowest level in nearly a month

Cases of coronavirus in Williamson County have risen to 3,405 as of Aug. 6, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

The third phase of Berry Farms, Chadwell, would include a mixed-use center with retail, office space and residences. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Hotel, retail, 1,500-plus residences proposed for next phase of Berry Farms development in Franklin

The third phase of Berry Farms, Chadwell, would include a mixed-use center with retail, office space and residences.

Active cases in the county have decreased by 12 since yesterday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County reports 55 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours; active cases continue to decline

Active cases in the county have decreased by 12 since yesterday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Williamson County Schools remains in the "medium" spread scenario, with 0.54% of the county population currently infected with the virus, according to the district's framework. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by more than 30; WCS remains in 'medium' spread scenario

Williamson County Schools remains in the "medium" spread scenario, with 0.54% of the county population currently infected with the virus, according to the district's framework.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

Sun-dried tomato chicken ($23) This dish features Italian crusted chicken cooked in sun-dried tomato lemon butter and topped with Parmesan cheese, with mashed potatoes and asparagus on the side. (Photos by Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mere Bulles looks to make food, atmosphere more accessible in Brentwood

Fun Fact: Mere Bulles' name, which translates to “Mother Bubbles,” came from the founder Rodney Wise’s wife, Shirley, who would watch grandchildren in exchange for a bottle of champagne.