Districts working to address learning loss and more popular Nashville-area news

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

Students in Williamson County have been back at school, either online or in-person, for roughly a month. In that time, school officials said, teachers have been working to determine how students are faring after months of being away from the classroom.

Sal's Family Pizza in Franklin adds outdoor seating

Sal’s Family Pizza, located at 595 Hillsboro Road, Ste. 311, Franklin, announced plans earlier this summer to add an outdoor service patio to its existing restaurant.



As of mid-September, the eatery has already added new tables, with plans to add more in the future.

1892 turns to farm-to-table roots in pandemic

This year has been a tough one for many restaurants in the Greater Nashville area, but many, such as 1892 in Leiper’s Fork, have learned to adapt to a new normal as businesses in the area have reopened.

See how Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District compare to neighboring districts, state data

Williamson County is home to two school districts: Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District. See how each district compares to state and local data in enrollment, demographics and salary levels.

CAMPUS DEEP DIVE: See demographics data from Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District

Williamson County is home to two school districts: Franklin Special School District, which includes grades K-8 in the Franklin area; and Williamson County Schools, which serves the rest of the district and higher grades in Franklin. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and waivers from the Tennessee General Assembly and the U.S. Department of Education, Tennessee schools were not required to conduct testing or report assessment data for the 2019-20 school year.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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Guy Fieri's Flavortown Kitchen offers food delivery in the Franklin area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Guy Fieri's Flavortown Kitchen launches delivery-only service from Cool Springs

The virtual kitchen offers a selection of dishes inspired by the Food Network personality.

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County lets mask mandate expire; 5 restaurants that opened in Franklin, Brentwood and more top area news

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood area.

Thai Esane opened in February in Brentwood. (Courtesy Thai Esane, Jake Matthews)
Burgers, biryani, beer: 5 restaurants that opened in Feb. in Franklin, Brentwood

Take a look at some of the newest eateries in the area.

Williamson County Schools announced March 2 it is on track to have administered 2,500 vaccine doses. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County Schools on track to vaccinate 2,500 employees

The district has already administered 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines through its own clinic, according to WCS.

Tennessee will move to Phase 1C of its vaccine plan March 8. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tennessee to move to Phase 1C of vaccination plan March 8

The move comes less than two weeks after the opening of Phase 1B.

See how COVID-19 has impacted Williamson County in recent weeks. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County active COVID-19 case count reaches 5-month low; officials urge continued mask wearing

The number of active coronavirus cases in Williamson County has dropped to 515 as of March 1, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. 

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County will allow mask mandate to expire Feb. 27

Following a recent decline in active COVID-19 cases, officials with Williamson County announced Feb. 26 that it will allow its mask mandate to expire Feb. 27 at midnight.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille opened its first Tennessee location Feb. 25 in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille open in Cool Springs; Burger Dandy launches in Franklin and more news from February

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

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Trader Joe's coming to Cool Springs; COVID-19 cases falling in Williamson County and more top Nashville news

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Franklin-Brentwood area.

See daily COVID-19 data updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Active COVID-19 cases in Williamson County have dropped by more than 50% since start of February

The county has not seen case numbers at that level since October, before a surge in new cases around the holiday season, according to Tennessee Department of Health data.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille opened its first Tennessee location Feb. 25 in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Perry's Steakhouse & Grille)
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille now open in Cool Springs

This is the first Tennessee location for the company. 

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
CONFIRMED: Trader Joe's plans for Cool Springs location 'sometime this year'

An official with Trader Joe's said the company is in the very early process of opening a store in Cool Springs.