Vets age 65+ can get VA vaccine; Perry's Steakhouse to open and more top Franklin, Brentwood news

The state has taken steps in the past weeks to vaccinate at-risk populations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The state has taken steps in the past weeks to vaccinate at-risk populations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The state has taken steps in the past weeks to vaccinate at-risk populations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read the top stories from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

Tennessee VA now offering COVID-19 vaccine for veterans age 65 and older

Veterans in Tennessee age 65 or older may now qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine through the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille will open Franklin location Feb. 18

The first Tennessee location of Perry's Steakhouse & Grille will open in Franklin on Feb. 18, according to an announcement from the eatery.



Williamson County active COVID-19 cases drop more than 20% in past week

The number of active cases of coronavirus in Williamson County has dropped by 23% in the past week, dropping to 1,763 cases as of Jan. 20, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

New boutique Valentine House now open in Westhaven in Franklin

The boutique, located near the intersection of Front Street and Westhaven Boulevard, offers a selection of home decor and gifts, including candles, lamps, furniture and other accessories.

Williamson County Schools, state address effects of COVID-19 on learning loss

While many students have returned to on-campus learning in the past several months, they have also been subject to learning loss due to pandemic-related school closures in early 2020, which has prompted local and state officials to take action in 2021.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
CONFIRMED: Trader Joe's plans for Cool Springs location 'sometime this year'

An official with Trader Joe's said the company is in the very early process of opening a store in Cool Springs.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Franklin approves application for Trader Joe's in Cool Springs

Franklin is one step closer to having its first Trader Joe's location following approval from the city to sell wine in the area.

The city of Brentwood approved a $249,419 contract for final design services for Fire Station No. 5 during its Feb. 22 meeting. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood approves contract for new fire station

Plans are moving forward for a new fire station on Split Log Road.

Trader Joe's has existing locations in Green Hills and near Belle Meade. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Trader Joe's in Cool Springs? Grocer files application to do business in Franklin

The specialty grocery store has filed paperwork to sell wine at a location on Cool Springs Boulevard.

The Merrystem in downtown Franklin offers custom floral arrangements using warm and cool tones.
The Merrystem in Franklin aims to bring small joys to 2021

While 2020 may not have been an ideal time to start a business, The Merrystem owner Lauren Bourgeois said there has never been a greater need for a shop that helps add comfort in times of hardship.

The faith-based nonprofit was founded in 2004. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Narrow Gate Trading Co. aims to provide guidance, purpose for young men

In seeking to aid young men who do not walk the traditional path of college or work after K-12 schooling, Bill and Stacy Spencer, founders and executive directors of Narrow Gate, created an organization that aims to instill a sense of purpose while providing job skills and training.

AR Workshop Franklin is offering a summer camp option in 2021. (Courtesy AR Workshop Franklin)
GUIDE: 13 summer camp options in Greater Nashville for 2021

Summer will be here before you know it, and several local camps have already announced 2021 dates.

The Tennessee Department of Health has administered more than 1 million vaccines to date. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tenn. to move to Phase 1B of vaccinations; Franklin seeks new City Hall and more popular Nashville-area news

Read popular news from the Franklin and Brentwood area from the past week.

General Manager Zach Kunde, left, and Executive General Manager John Long have been working over the past year to ensure diner safety while providing a family-friendly atmosphere. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mafiaoza's in Franklin prepares to welcome diners back

Located near The Factory at Franklin, Mafiaoza’s has long been centered around family—a concept that has more than one meaning for the spot, given its Capone-themed decor.

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4 candidates file for 3 spots in Brentwood City Commission election

See who has filed to run in this year's Brentwood City Commission election.

Schools in Williamson County will remain closed through Feb. 19. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Schools in Williamson County to remain closed through Feb. 19

Road conditions on secondary and neighborhood streets continue to make travel in the county dangerous, according to school officials.

The Tennessee Department of Health announced Feb. 16 that pregnant women will be included in Phase 1C of the state's vaccine plan. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Tennessee Department of Health updates vaccine plan; pregnant women moved to Phase 1C

The TDH has said that pregnant women are move at risk for hospitalization and death should they contract the coronavirus.