Area events to return this summer; zoning OK'd in next phase of Berry Farms and more top Franklin, Brentwood news

Main Street Festival happens each summer along historic Main Street in downtown Franklin. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)
Main Street Festival happens each summer along historic Main Street in downtown Franklin. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)

Main Street Festival happens each summer along historic Main Street in downtown Franklin. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)

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.



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The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall has been declared a national landmark but faces structural issues. (Courtesy The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County)
Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announces list of 6 historic sites at risk

The foundation has identified several sites in danger of development or deterioration.

Tours will take place throughout downtown Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin Walking Tours launches; deadline nears for Brentwood's best ash tree contest and more top area news

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

The city of Brentwood will rename a portion of Franklin Road in honor of officer Destin Legieza. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Portion of Franklin Road to be renamed in honor of Brentwood officer Destin Legieza

Leigieza was killed in a head-on collision with an impaired driver in June 2020.

Some trees in downtown Franklin have outgrown their basins. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin BOMA discusses renovating sidewalks in downtown

The project would improve existing sidewalks from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue to remove faded and uneven pavers while providing a wider area of walking space in front of downtown shops.

North Italia offers Italian fare and pizza. (Courtesy North Italia)
North Italia announces opening date for Franklin location

The eatery is expected to open in McEwen Northside in July.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Active COVID-19 cases in Williamson County drop to 100; 50% of residents have at least 1 vaccine dose

Half of all residents in Williamson County are now partially vaccinated.

Tours will take place throughout downtown Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin Walking Tours launches with ghost, psychic tours

Tour themes include Downtown Charm, Grim and Ghostly, and Picture Perfect.

The city of Brentwood will accept entries for its ash tree contest through June 15. (Courtesy city of Brentwood)
Deadline approaching for Brentwood's best ash tree contest

The contest is intended to help the city track the destruction made by emerald ash borers.

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Where to get free meals from Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District this summer

Students who get meals through schools will be able to receive free meals during the summer from either district.

Buff City Soap opened in Franklin May 6. (Courtesy Buff City Soap)
Five businesses open in Franklin in May; doughnut shop celebrates one year in Brentwood and more top area news

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

The Brentwood YMCA announced in early June it has reached an agreement to sell its property in Maryland Farms. (Courtesy Brentwood YMCA)
Brentwood YMCA gives update on sale of Maryland Farms property

The property is expected to change hands in the next two years.