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Confederate symbols in Williamson County face resident backlash
Though this is not the first time the issue of Chip—the statue in Franklin’s Public Square—has been addressed, in the weeks following the vigil, citizens have spoken out against Confederate symbology across the city, county and school system, including the Williamson County Seal and Franklin High School’s Rebel mascot.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Tennessee to allow for sports to return, extend local mask mandates and provide guidance on coronavirus
As Tennessee moves forward with a return to school—some districts virtually, others in person—state officials are planning for student services and activities as well as how to prepare teachers who will work to keep classrooms safe.
Franklin High School to change mascot following committee recommendation
Franklin High School's mascot will no longer be the Rebels, following a recommendation from a committee of made up of Franklin High faculty, students, school leaders and community members, according to a July 28 announcement from Williamson County Schools.
How real estate redlining shaped Nashville
However, amid nationwide protests and calls to remove Confederate statues, there is also a renewed push to understand how decades of systemic racism have affected various areas of society, one facet of which is housing and wealth.
Metro Nashville Police Department updates use-of-force policies
Amid local and national calls for the review of police use-of-force policies, Mayor John Cooper announced June 15 a new committee tasked with reviewing community experiences with the Metro Nashville Police Department’s use-of-force practices and recommending policy changes.
Wendy Sturges, Alex Hosey and Dylan Aycock contributed to this report.