GALLERY: Fans flock to Franklin for festival; Williamson County students required to wear masks and more top area news

Thousands attended the return of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin on Sept. 25-26. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Thousands attended the return of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin on Sept. 25-26. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Thousands attended the return of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin on Sept. 25-26. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

GALLERY: Thousands flock to Franklin for 2021 Pilgrimage festival

The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival returned to Franklin after being canceled in 2020 with a full lineup of big-name and local bands as well as family-friendly acts and educational exhibits.

Williamson County to begin offering COVID-19 booster vaccinations to eligible groups

Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Williamson County Health Department announced Sept. 27 it will begin offering COVID-19 booster vaccinations to eligible groups.



Urban Sips + Sweets now open in The Factory at Franklin

Owners Brad and Holly Lauritzen opened the shop, which offers gourmet sodas, shaved ice and other sweet drinks, after relocating from Texas.

Williamson County students required to wear masks after federal judge blocks Gov. Bill Lee's opt-out option

Beginning Sept. 27, students who live in a district in Tennessee that requires face masks will not be able to opt out under previous executive orders from Gov. Bill Lee.

Franklin votes to cancel lease agreement for Cheekwood Golf Club

On Sept. 28, the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 4-3 to rescind a lease agreement with developers of the Cheekwood Golf Club, proposed to be located near Spencer Creek and Mack C. Hatcher Parkway north of downtown.

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)
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.

Williamson County school districts have approved extending mask mandates through January. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Mask mandates to remain in effect for Williamson County schools

It is not yet clear how long the block against Gov. Bill Lee's opt-out order will last.

Total Wine & More is expected to open a new location in Brentwood along Franklin Road. (Courtesy Total Wine & More)
Total Wine & More coming to Brentwood; meet candidates running for Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen plus more top area news

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

Two candidates are running for Ward 4 on the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen. (Community Impact staff)
Meet the candidates running for Ward 4 on the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen

Elizabeth Wanczak and Patrick Baggett answered questions from Community Impact Newspaper on how they would serve if elected.