Rep. Glen Casada on leave after federal search of office and more Nashville-area news

Rep. Glen Casada has been placed on administrative leave according to a Jan. 8 announcement from House Speaker Cameron Sexton. (Courtesy Tennessee General Assembly)
Rep. Glen Casada has been placed on administrative leave according to a Jan. 8 announcement from House Speaker Cameron Sexton. (Courtesy Tennessee General Assembly)

Rep. Glen Casada has been placed on administrative leave according to a Jan. 8 announcement from House Speaker Cameron Sexton. (Courtesy Tennessee General Assembly)

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Nashville area.

Former state House speaker, Franklin-area Rep. Glen Casada, placed on administrative leave following federal search

Former state House speaker, Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin, has been placed on paid administrative leave following a search by federal authorities of his offices, according to current House Speaker Rep. Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville.

Franklin begins planning for future West Harpeth Area

City Administrator Eric Stuckey said the city will begin work in January to determine how infrastructure, such as roadways and sewer connections, may look as the area is developed.



Culaccino Italian Restaurant + Bar now open in Franklin

Culaccino Italian Restaurant + Bar opened Jan. 8 in Harpeth Square at 104 E. Main St., Franklin.

Tennessee moves to vaccinate in long-term care facilities as COVID-19 cases climb

The Tennessee Department of Health announced Jan. 12 it is making progress in vaccinating high-risk populations, including those in long-term care facilities.

Franklin BOMA expected to appoint former mayor John Schroer to fill vacant seat through 2021

Following the death of Alderperson Pearl Bransford in November, the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen has taken steps to fill her seat.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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

Photo of a Moderna vaccine vial
FDA, CDC expand Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster authorizations to all adults

Booster shots could be available to all adults ahead of the holiday season.

The Williamson County Schools Board of Education voted to remove the district's mask requirement Nov. 15. (Courtesy Pexels)
Williamson County Schools votes to end mask requirement, OKs 2022-23 calendar and more top area news

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

The Franklin Fire Department will host its annual toy and clothing drive through Dec. 5. (Courtesy city of Franklin)
Franklin Fire Department accepting toy, clothes donations through Dec. 5

Those interested in donating can choose a gift request card from one of several locations throughout Franklin. 

Williamson County Schools approved the 2022-23 academic calendar at its Nov. 15 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Williamson County Schools approves 2022-23 calendar

The board voted in favor of the calendar during its Nov. 15 meeting.