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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Residents can watch baby chicks hatch via livestream during this year's Williamson County Fair, which will be held virtually. (Courtesy Williamson County Fair)
Williamson County Fair begins virtually Aug. 7

While the fair will not have in-person events this year, residents can still participate in events, such as watching baby chicks hatch via a livestream and playing online games.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Williamson County up by 42; active cases drop to lowest level in nearly a month

Cases of coronavirus in Williamson County have risen to 3,405 as of Aug. 6, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

The third phase of Berry Farms, Chadwell, would include a mixed-use center with retail, office space and residences. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Hotel, retail, 1,500-plus residences proposed for next phase of Berry Farms development in Franklin

The third phase of Berry Farms, Chadwell, would include a mixed-use center with retail, office space and residences.

Active cases in the county have decreased by 12 since yesterday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County reports 55 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours; active cases continue to decline

Active cases in the county have decreased by 12 since yesterday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Williamson County Schools remains in the "medium" spread scenario, with 0.54% of the county population currently infected with the virus, according to the district's framework. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by more than 30; WCS remains in 'medium' spread scenario

Williamson County Schools remains in the "medium" spread scenario, with 0.54% of the county population currently infected with the virus, according to the district's framework.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

Sun-dried tomato chicken ($23) This dish features Italian crusted chicken cooked in sun-dried tomato lemon butter and topped with Parmesan cheese, with mashed potatoes and asparagus on the side. (Photos by Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mere Bulles looks to make food, atmosphere more accessible in Brentwood

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