City to begin enforcing masks, county to re-evaluate Confederate flag on seal and more: News from Nashville

The Metro Nashville Police Department will begin enforcing the city's mask mandate beginning July 15. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Metro Nashville Police Department will begin enforcing the city's mask mandate beginning July 15. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Metro Nashville Police Department will begin enforcing the city's mask mandate beginning July 15. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Metro Nashville police to begin enforcing city's mask order July 15, with dedicated teams on Broadway

Following consultations with the mayor's office and the Metro Public Health Department, Metro Nashville Police Department officers will begin actively enforcing the city's mandatory mask order on July 15, according to a news release.

Williamson County commissioners approve task force to re-evaluate Confederate flag on county seal

The Williamson County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to create a task force to re-evaluate the county seal in an 18-5 vote on July 13.



Metro Nashville changes hours at COVID-19 testing sites due to heat

Beginning July 15, Metro Nashville will open the city's three drive-thru assessment centers for COVID-19 testing two hours earlier, public health officials announced at a July 14 press briefing.

Williamson County Schools board of education approves back-to-school plan

The Williamson County board of education voted to endorse the framework plan for the 2020-21 Williamson County School year at its July 13 meeting in an 11-1 vote.

Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,500 in 24 hours

Cases of the coronavirus in Tennessee have risen to 66,788 as of July 14, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

This marks an increase of 1,514 new cases reported since the department's last update July 13.

Dylan Aycock and Alex Hosey contributed to this report.



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A photo of open space behind a stone wall off Old Smyrna Road.  On Nov. 22, the Brentwood City Commission approved a new zoning district allowing single family homes to be built on two acre lots as long as an overall density of one unit per three acres was maintained.
Brentwood votes for new zoning district for Old Smyrna Road

Brentwood updated its zoning district for Old Smyrna Road to preserve open space in developments.

Locally owned women's clothing boutique Jondie will move in February to 407 Main St. in Franklin after the end of its lease. (Martin Cassidy/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jondie boutique to move into new space in Franklin as lease ends

A locally owned Franklin boutique is looking for new downtown location.

The new extension of the Mack C. Hatcher Parkway opened Nov. 29. (Lacy Klasel/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Mack C. Hatcher Parkway extension opens to traffic

The roadway had been under construction since 2019.

Gutterglove Inc. announced Nov. 29 it will be moving its headquarters to Franklin. The image above was provided by the company, which manufactures stainless steel gutter guards. Last year the company spent $5.4 million to build a factory in Rutherford County.
Gutterglove Inc. to move headquarters to Franklin in January

Gutterglove Inc. announced Nov. 29 it will move its corporate headquarters to Franklin from Roseville, California.

The Franklin and Brentwood areas have a number of local businesses to support and shop this holiday season. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
SHOP SMALL: Local businesses in Franklin, Brentwood to support this holiday season

Check out our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide to help check everyone off your shopping list.

Waldo's Chicken & Beer will open in the former location of Captain D's on New Hwy. 96 West. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
IMPACT ROUNDUP: Barrels & Brews comes to Franklin, and other business and dining news from November

Here is a recap of November’s business openings in the Franklin and Brentwood area.

Boundary map of annexation
Franklin leaders vote to expand boundary for development near Clovercroft Road

Franklin leaders voted Nov. 23 to add a sprawl of nearly 300 acres into Franklin’s city limits and rezone it

Chase opened a new bank branch in Franklin on Nov. 3.
Chase Bank now open in Cool Springs in Franklin

A new Chase Bank branch is now open in Cool Springs in Franklin.

A new Dunkin' location is expected to open by the end of the year at 500 Cool Springs Blvd. (Martin Cassidy/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Dunkin' location coming to Franklin

A new Dunkin' location is expected to open by the end of the year.

Columbia Sportswear will open at 330 Franklin Road in Brentwood on Nov. 24. From Nov. 26 to Nov. 28 the store will offer discounts and other promotions on sportswear and other products. (Martin Cassidy/Community Impact Newspaper)
Columbia Sportswear to open Nov. 24 in Brentwood

Columbia Sportswear will open this week in Brentwood.

A bottle of Old Elk Straight Whiskey Bourbon on the shelves of Barrels & Brews at Murfreesboro Road. The bottle is an example of the store's focus on hand selected single barrel spirits. (Martin Cassidy/Community Impact Newspaper)
Barrels & Brews now open in Franklin

Barrels & Brews now has a Franklin location offering single barrel spirits and a curated selection of wines.