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

See what qualifies for Tennessee's tax-free weekend July 30-Aug. 1

According to the Tennessee Department of Revenue, from 12:01 a.m. on July 30 to 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 1, several items will be exempt from sales tax.

Williamson County mayors discuss new property tax rate, COVID-19 concern during Franklin Tomorrow event

In its first in-person summit since 2020, all seven mayors in the Williamson County area met for Franklin Tomorrow's Breakfast with the Mayors July 27 to discuss a number of topics related to growth in the county.



Galileo Preparatory Academy to open Franklin school in 2022

Galileo Preparatory Academy will open its first location in January at 1010 Perrone Way, Franklin, near Moores Lane and Franklin Road, according to a release from the company.

Kaiser Aluminum to relocate HQ from California to Franklin

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced July 29 that Kaiser Aluminum will relocate its corporate headquarters to Cool Springs.


NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending all individuals—including fully vaccinated individuals—wear masks in K-12 schools.

Wendy Sturges and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.