Williamson County school districts extend mask mandate through January; Pilgrimage festival set for Sept. 25-26 and more top area news

Williamson County school districts have approved extending mask mandates through January 2022. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County school districts have approved extending mask mandates through January 2022. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Williamson County school districts have approved extending mask mandates through January 2022. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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.



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New Williamson County Schools Board Member Josh Brown was appointed during the Oct. 11 Williamson County Commission meeting. (Screenshot via Williamson County)
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Par Golf TN will open Oct. 22 in Brentwood. (Courtesy Par Golf TN)
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The staff works with abused children and families in Middle Tennessee. (Photos courtesy Davis House Child Advocacy Center)
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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)
Currax Pharmaceuticals opens HQ in Brentwood

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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)
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The eatery is located off of Columbia Avenue in Franklin.

The Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch returns Oct. 16. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
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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

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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.