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

Outdoor concerts, festivals and more: 10 events coming to Franklin, Brentwood this summer

As coronavirus restrictions lessen throughout the region, local organizations have announced several events that will return this summer.

Williamson County Schools parent groups clash over diversity efforts, COVID-19 issues

With nearly an hour of public comments during its May 17 meeting, Williamson County Schools' first in-person board of education meeting in more than a year had a packed house.



Big Bad Breakfast now open in Franklin

The restaurant, which also operates a location in Nashville, offers breakfast and lunch, serving signature dishes such as shrimp and grits, house-cured Tabasco brown sugar bacon, chicken and waffles, biscuits and breakfast skillets.

Franklin approves zoning for Chadwell, the next phase of Berry Farms

Joining the fast-growing south side of Franklin, plans for Chadwell, a 140-acre mixed-use development, are moving forward along Goose Creek Bypass.


Office Depot to close Brentwood location

Office Depot will close its location at 330 Franklin Road, Ste. 306C, Brentwood, in the Brentwood Place shopping center, according to signage in front of the store.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.