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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The staff works with abused children and families in Middle Tennessee. (Photos courtesy Davis House Child Advocacy Center)
Davis House Advocacy Center provides counseling, resources for abused children

Executive Director Brett Hutchinson said most people do not realize how prevalent child abuse is and that it exists in every community, regardless of socioeconomic status.

President and CEO George Hampton and Brentwood Mayor Rhea Little (center) facilitated a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Currax's new headquarters Sept. 29. (Courtesy Currax Pharmaceuticals)
Currex Pharmaceuticals opens HQ in Brentwood

The company, located at 155 Franklin Road, Ste. 450, Brentwood, announced its move from Morristown, New Jersey, to Brentwood in August.

Local officials will unveil a statue honoring members of the U.S. Colored Troops on Oct. 23. (Courtesy city of Franklin, Battle of Franklin Trust)
City of Franklin to debut U.S. Colored Troops statue Oct. 23

The statue, to be placed in the Public Square, is entitled "March to Freedom."

New Williamson County Schools Board Member Josh Brown was appointed during the Oct. 11 Williamson County Commission meeting. (Screenshot via Williamson County)
Williamson County Schools adds new board member

New board member Josh Brown attended his first meeting with the school board Oct. 18.

Serrato's Steakhouse is slated to open Oct. 20. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Serrato's Steakhouse to open Oct. 20 in Franklin

The eatery is located off of Columbia Avenue in Franklin.

The Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch returns Oct. 16. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
16 fall events to check out in Franklin, Brentwood; Westhaven Golf Club reopens following renovations and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

A project to renovate and expand the Williamson Medical Center will begin in 2022. (Rendering courtesy Williamson Medical Center)
Williamson Medical Center announces $189M project to expand, renovate hospital

Construction on the project is slated to begin in 2022.

The Franklin International Indie Film Festival will be held Nov. 9-14 at The Factory at Franklin. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Franklin International Indie Film Festival returns Nov. 9-14

The festival includes a selection of feature films, short films and student submissions.

The Franklin Hill Center is set to be demolished in the coming weeks. (Lacy Klasel/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin Hill Center set for demolition

The buildings along Columbia Avenue are slated to be knocked down in the coming weeks.

The Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch returns Oct. 16. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pumpkin patches, spooky tours: 16 fall events to check out in Franklin, Brentwood

Which fall favorite are you adding to your calendar this season?

The Westhaven Golf Club reopened in September. (Courtesy Westhaven)
Westhaven Golf Club reopens following renovations

The course has been undergoing renovations for the past five months.