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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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.