Read the latest news from the Nashville area.


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 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.