Area protests, budget amendments and three other Nashville-area stories from this week

Hundreds of Franklin residents overflowed from the corner of the First Missionary Baptist Church parking lot to listen to church leaders, educators, city officials and concerned citizens speak out against systemic racism across the country at a candlelight vigil held June 2. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hundreds of Franklin residents overflowed from the corner of the First Missionary Baptist Church parking lot to listen to church leaders, educators, city officials and concerned citizens speak out against systemic racism across the country at a candlelight vigil held June 2. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hundreds of Franklin residents overflowed from the corner of the First Missionary Baptist Church parking lot to listen to church leaders, educators, city officials and concerned citizens speak out against systemic racism across the country at a candlelight vigil held June 2. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are five recent updates from Metro Nashville on area protests, library services and more.

Franklin community leaders speak out against racism at candlelight vigil

Hundreds of Franklin residents overflowed from the corner of the First Missionary Baptist Church parking lot to listen to church leaders, educators, city officials and concerned citizens speak out against systemic racism across the country at a candlelight vigil held June 2.

Mayor John Cooper: No curfew for June 2 in Nashville

Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced there will be no curfew for June 2 following three straight days of curfews in the evening hours citywide; however, he said first responders will maintain a presence downtown as a precaution.



Williamson County Board of Commissioners to amend budget at June 8 meeting to allow more money for schools, facilities

The Williamson County Board of Commissioners plans to consider amending the county’s budget for fiscal year 2019-20 at its June 8 meeting to allow for more money for schools, parks and recreation, libraries and more.

See photos from the June 4 Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Nashville

Chants of "No justice, no peace," "Hands up! Don't shoot!” and "Say his name! George Floyd!" could be heard on the streets of Nashville on June 4 as thousands of protestors gathered downtown to march to City Hall as part of the Nashville Black Lives Matter Youth-Led Rally.

Nashville Public Library to offer curbside pickup beginning June 8, including in Green Hills

Nashville Public Library will reopen in phases, beginning with curbside pickup available to library patrons June 8, according to a news release.

Alex Hosey, Dylan Skye Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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Officials and members of Legieza's family attended a ceremony June 18 to name a portion of Franklin Road in his honor. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood renames portion of Franklin Road in honor of fallen police officer

One year after his death, the city of Brentwood paid tribute to police officer Destin Legieza by renaming a portion of Franklin Road in his honor.

Community members and city officials held a ceremony for the new street names June 18. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin unveils two street names for Black leaders

Signs for ANC Williams Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue have been placed along the former 3rd Avenue extension near Bicentennial Park.

Developers have announced the next phase of mixed-use center McEwen Northside. (Courtesy McEwen Northside, Northwood Ravin)
Developers announce next phase of McEwen Northside; Juneteenth events on tap and more top news from Franklin, Brentwood

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

Juneteenth marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed at Galveston and reported that the Civil War was over and slavery had ended. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Juneteenth in Williamson County: Community groups to host events, place historic marker June 19

Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached enslaved people in Galveston, Texas.

The Puffy Muffin offers both savory and sweet breakfast options, including French Toast ($12) served with berries and bacon, sausage or ham. (Photos courtesy The Puffy Muffin)
The Puffy Muffin carries 35-year legacy, family recipes in Brentwood

Before The Puffy Muffin found its home inside a large bakery and dining room in Brentwood, it began in the kitchen of Lynda Stone, an avid at-home baker who enjoyed making sourdough bread for friends and family.

Each sauna uses infrared technology.(Courtesy Pure Sweat + Float Studio)
Pure Sweat + Float Studio brings infrared, floatation therapy to Williamson County

The studio offers saunas featuring full-spectrum infrared technology as well as individual floatation pools.

Penn Station East Coast Subs opened in early June. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Penn Station East Coast Subs now open in Franklin

This is the first Franklin location for the company.

Developers have announced the next phase of mixed-use center McEwen Northside. (Courtesy McEwen Northside, Northwood Ravin)
Developers announce next phase of McEwen Northside in Cool Springs

The next phase of McEwen Northside is expected to be complete in late 2022.

Onyx & Alabaster opened a coffee lounge in downtown Franklin in late May. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Onyx & Alabaster relocates shop, opens coffee lounge in Franklin

The design studio and home market also operates a coffee lounge in Franklin's Public Square.

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has announced multiple historic sites in need of preservation. (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.