Williamson County Schools gets flex days and more top news from the week

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Williamson County

Williamson County Schools approves ‘flex’ days for asynchronous learning

To help give teachers more time to plan for online, in-person and remote learning this year, Williamson County Schools will implement eight asynchronous days for all K-12 students in the 2020-21 school year.

Williamson County reinstates mask mandate; requirements could last through end of 2020



In a press conference Oct. 22, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson announced a mask mandate will be reinstated after the county has seen an increase in active COVID-19 cases.

Williamson County 2020 early voting numbers up from 2016 election

Early voting is underway in Williamson County, and preliminary data shows more voters are casting ballots than in the 2016 presidential election.

Franklin

Franklin doughnut spot tiny little donuts focuses on small pleasures

Flavors—including lemon glaze, dark chocolate and the most popular, cinnamon sugar—are made in-house with fresh, all-natural ingredients.

Brentwood

Aldi announces opening dates for two new Brentwood locations

Officials have announced the opening dates for two new locations of Aldi slated to open in Brentwood.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.






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Williamson County sees decline in active coronavirus cases; hospitals continue to urge caution as capacity issues continue

Between quarantine requirements for staff and projections of rising cases, officials with Williamson Medical Center are warning capacity issues could affect the ability to care for non-coronavirus cases. 

See's Candies opened a new location in the CoolSprings Galleria in November. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
See's Candies, ALDI: 7 businesses that opened in Franklin, Brentwood in November

Learn more here about seven new, recently opened businesses in the Franklin and Brentwood areas, including four that opened in the CoolSprings Galleria.

The Franklin Christmas tree will be lit through the month of December. (Lindsay Scott/Community Impact Newspaper)
Drive-thru holiday lights, Christmas parade: 6 events to attend in Franklin, Brentwood this December

Although many traditional celebrations will not be held this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there are still a few holiday events to catch in the Franklin and Brentwood areas. 

The Williamson County Animal Center is encouraging residents who find stray dogs report them to the center and keep them in their homes until an owner can be found. (Courtesy Williamson County Animal Shelter)
Williamson County Animal Center changes stray-dog intake policy

Residents who find stray dogs are encouraged to report the animal to the shelter and, if possible, keep the dog in their homes for a five-day "staycation."

The city of Franklin confirmed the death of Alderperson Pearl Bransford Nov. 28. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin Alderperson Pearl Bransford dies

Bransford was a 30-year resident of the city of Franklin and was first elected to the board of mayor and aldermen in 2007.

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Middle Tennessee hospital leaders project 10% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations by next week

With Thanksgiving just days away, hospital leaders are urging residents to forego holiday gatherings that could further spread the coronavirus as case numbers and hospitalizations rise.

Registration is not required for either event, and food will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Graceworks Ministries Inc., One Generation Away to hold mobile food pantry events Nov. 21

Registration is not required for either event, and food will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are a number of options where residents can shop locally during the holiday season. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
GUIDE: 18 places to find holiday gifts in Franklin, Brentwood

The holiday shopping season is here, and it is more important than ever this year to shop locally.

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Middle and high schools in Williamson County Schools to go remote for 1 week after Thanksgiving break

Over the last two weeks, 23 out of 49 campuses in the district have already transitioned to remote learning.

Blood Assurance is holding weekly blood drives every Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m. (Courtesy Sanford Myers and American Red Cross)
Williamson Medical Center calling for community to donate blood amid shortage

According to WMC, when Blood Assurance experiences a shortage, it can usually call on other blood centers for help. However, all blood centers are now experiencing shortages. 

The bulk of the plan is $305 million in funding for new schools to add capacity for additional students throughout the district. (Courtesy Fotolia)
10 new schools, additions and more: Williamson County School approves 2020-26 5-year plan

The bulk of the plan is $305 million in funding for new schools to add capacity for additional students throughout the district.