Williamson County seal with Confederate flag faces task force and more Franklin-Brentwood news

The Williamson County seal, which was designed in 1968, features a Confederate flag; many have called for the flag's removal. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Williamson County seal, which was designed in 1968, features a Confederate flag; many have called for the flag's removal. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Williamson County seal, which was designed in 1968, features a Confederate flag; many have called for the flag's removal. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest Franklin-Brentwood news.

Task force meets to debate Williamson County Seal

As the debate over the Williamson County seal continues, a county task force is working to listen to opposing voices before it presents a recommendation on whether to remove the Confederate flag from the seal.

Coronavirus cases in Williamson County up 30 in past 24 hours

Coronavirus cases in Williamson County have risen to 3,607 as of Aug. 11, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health. This marks an increase of 30 new cases reported in the county since the department’s last update Aug. 10.



The NOW Massage coming soon to downtown Franklin

The NOW Massage is slated to open later this fall in downtown Franklin at 125 First Ave. N., Franklin, according to an announcement from the company. The location will be the first of five planned for the Greater Nashville area.

Chapman's Power Washing now open to serve Franklin, Greater Nashville area

Chapman’s Power Washing opened in May to serve Franklin and the Greater Nashville area.

HeyDay in downtown Franklin to close in September

Downtown Franklin boutique HeyDay announced via social media it will close its location at 117 3rd Ave N., Franklin, after Sept. 26.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall has been declared a national landmark but faces structural issues. (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.

The city of Brentwood will rename a portion of Franklin Road in honor of officer Destin Legieza. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Portion of Franklin Road to be renamed in honor of Brentwood officer Destin Legieza

Leigieza was killed in a head-on collision with an impaired driver in June 2020.

Some trees in downtown Franklin have outgrown their basins. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin BOMA discusses renovating sidewalks in downtown

The project would improve existing sidewalks from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue to remove faded and uneven pavers while providing a wider area of walking space in front of downtown shops.

North Italia offers Italian fare and pizza. (Courtesy North Italia)
North Italia announces opening date for Franklin location

The eatery is expected to open in McEwen Northside in July.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Active COVID-19 cases in Williamson County drop to 100; 50% of residents have at least 1 vaccine dose

Half of all residents in Williamson County are now partially vaccinated.

Tours will take place throughout downtown Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin Walking Tours launches with ghost, psychic tours

Tour themes include Downtown Charm, Grim and Ghostly, and Picture Perfect.

The city of Brentwood will accept entries for its ash tree contest through June 15. (Courtesy city of Brentwood)
Deadline approaching for Brentwood's best ash tree contest

The contest is intended to help the city track the destruction made by emerald ash borers.

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Where to get free meals from Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District this summer

Students who get meals through schools will be able to receive free meals during the summer from either district.

Buff City Soap opened in Franklin May 6. (Courtesy Buff City Soap)
Five businesses open in Franklin in May; doughnut shop celebrates one year in Brentwood and more top area news

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

The Brentwood YMCA announced in early June it has reached an agreement to sell its property in Maryland Farms. (Courtesy Brentwood YMCA)
Brentwood YMCA gives update on sale of Maryland Farms property

The property is expected to change hands in the next two years.