Vaccine ready for 16 and older in Williamson County; fair to be held in Aug. and more top Nashville-area news

All residents age 16 and older can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Williamson County. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
All residents age 16 and older can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Williamson County. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

All residents age 16 and older can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Williamson County. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Williamson County makes COVID-19 vaccine available to all adults age 16 and older

Ahead of Gov. Bill Lee's announcement that the state would offer COVID-19 vaccine to all adults age 16 and older regardless of phase or age, Williamson County health officials said residents can begin signing up for the vaccine as of March 24.

Gov. Bill Lee: COVID-19 vaccine to open to all Tennesseans age 16 and older by April 5

Shortly following an announcement that Tennessee would move to phases 2A and 2B on March 22, Gov. Bill Lee announced the state will open vaccine eligibility to all Tennesseans age 16 and older in early April, nearly one month ahead of President Joe Biden's call for all states to begin distributing the vaccine for all adults by May 1.



Tennessee begins COVID-19 vaccinations for Phases 2A, 2B; moves to next age bracket

The Tennessee Department of Health has opened up the next phase of its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.

Williamson County Schools parents call for optional mask-wearing for 2021-22 school year as district lifts some restrictions

Roughly one year after the coronavirus pandemic ended the 2019-20 school year, some local parents are calling for a return to normal school practices.

Williamson County Fair announces plans for 2021 in-person events

Officials with the Williamson County Fair announced March 19 a plan to move forward with in-person events for the 2021 fair, to be held at the Ag Expo Park at 4215 Long Lane, Franklin.

The fair is slated to be held Aug. 6-14 and is currently working with vendors and health officials to establish safety protocols, according to event organizers.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.