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

Williamson County school districts extend mask mandate through January 2022

During its Sept. 20 meeting, the Williamson County Schools Board of Education voted 8-4 to extend the mask mandate through Jan. 19, 2022. The requirement will apply to all students, staff and visitors, according to the district.

Franklin to host community meetings on urban growth boundaries

The city of Franklin Planning and Sustainability Department will host a series of meetings for residents to provide input about the city should grow.



Parking, shuttles and COVID-19 precautions: What to know before heading to this year's Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, Sept. 25-26

The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival returns to The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin Sept. 25-26, and there are a few things attendees should be aware of before heading out the door.

Officials working to boost voter turnout in Franklin alderperson election

“This time around, we’ve got a lot of incumbents not seeking re-election, and there’s a lot of new faces on the ballot,” Williamson County Elections Administrator Chad Gray said. “If they get out and campaign a lot, that’s certainly going to raise more awareness.”


Phase 2 now complete in Hill Center Brentwood

With the completion of its new AC Hotel, Phase 2 of Hill Center Brentwood is now complete, according to real estate company H.G. Hill Co.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.