Board of Williamson County Schools voices concern over district reopening plan and more Nashville-area news

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Williamson County Schools board members express frustrations over district reopening plan

In a Williamson County Schools Board of Education work session Aug. 10, board members shared complaints and feelings of division from families over the school’s reopening plan that went into effect Aug. 7.

Gov. Bill Lee to sign bills extending coronavirus liability protection to schools, businesses; punishments relating to riots, illegal protests to increase

Tennessee’s special legislative session has come to an end after three days, but not before legislators drafted multiple bills to send to the governor’s desk.



Bike lanes now open on Granny White Pike in Brentwood

Cyclists in the Brentwood area will now have more connectivity on city streets following the completion of a project to add bike lanes along a portion of Granny White Pike.

Task force meets to debate Williamson County seal

As the debate over the Williamson County seal continues, a county task force is working to listen to opposing voices before it presents a recommendation on whether to remove the Confederate flag from the seal.

100 affordable housing units proposed in Franklin

A new 100-unit residential development has been proposed by the Franklin Housing Authority to be built on the west side of the city near Jim Warren Park.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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More than 120,000 voters have already cast their ballots in Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 122,000 voters in Williamson County cast ballots early in 2020, reaching historic high

Statewide, more than 2.2 million Tennesseans have already cast their ballots.

Early voting for the Nov. 3 election runs through Oct. 29. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County early voting numbers surpass 2016 total turnout

With just one more day left of early voting, the number of ballots cast in Williamson County has already exceeded the total turnout in 2016.

Less than a week ahead of the Nov. 3 Election Day, Cihan Varol, an associate professor with Sam Houston State University's Cyber Forensics Intelligence Center, shared insight on foreign election hacking and what it means for voters. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Sam Houston State University cyber forensics intelligence expert talks foreign election hacking ahead of Nov. 3

"There is a very slim chance that the hackers can change vote count, but they can definitely influence people to believe that they did manipulate it," Cihan Varol said. "If election fraud is going to happen, it'll be because of disinformation."

District officials have said that none of Williamson County Schools' 49 campuses are approved for political gatherings. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County Schools cautions against using campuses for political parades

District officials have said that none of Williamson County Schools' 49 campuses are approved for political gatherings.

Residents are working to organize a new event this year after the annual Christmas parade held by the Kiwanis Club of Franklin was canceled. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Residents organizing Christmas parade in downtown Franklin

City staff is working to ensure that guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Tennessee Pledge, as well as the county’s mask mandate, will be followed.

The studio offers a number of different yoga courses. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Free Flow Yoga now open in Berry Farms

The studio offers a number of different yoga courses.

The store opened this fall inside the CoolSprings Galleria. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Offline by Aerie now open in CoolSprings Galleria

The store is the first brick-and-mortar location for the company.

Williamson County is currently seeing a second rise in active cases. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Active cases of coronavirus in Williamson County now over 700; mask mandate goes into effect Oct. 24

The county has also seen nine deaths and seven new hospitalizations this week, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

The partnership is slated to end next year, which will allow Williamson County to search for new pediatric care options. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson Medical Center will not renew children’s hospital partnership with Vanderbilt

The partnership is slated to end next year, which will allow Williamson County to search for new pediatric care options.