Home inventory in Williamson County drops and more local news

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

Active home inventory in Williamson County down 57%, plus more real estate updates in Franklin and Brentwood

The median sale price for homes in the Franklin and Brentwood ZIP codes has risen in the past year, while the area's active inventory has gone down.

Where to vote early in Williamson County

Early voting in Tennessee is now underway, and registered voters can vote at any one of eight locations in Williamson County.



Early voting will be held from Oct. 14-29, according to the Williamson County Election Commission.

Williamson County commissioners discuss quarantine policies in schools, probable cases

With hundreds of students in Williamson County Schools quarantining due to an exposure to a positive case of coronavirus, Williamson County officials are raising concerns about the quarantine process mandated by the state.

Williamson County breaks ground on new animal shelter in Franklin

Work is now officially underway on the new Williamson County Animal Shelter.

Williamson County preparing for large turnout for Nov. 3 election

Voters will begin casting their ballots later this week, and Williamson County is getting ready for what could be a large turnout for the Nov. 3 election.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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Two Aldi locations will open in Brentwood. (Courtesy Aldi)
Aldi announces opening dates for two new Brentwood locations

Both new stores will be open before the end of the year.

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Williamson County Schools approves ‘flex’ days for asynchronous learning

The district will have eight asynchronous days this year during which all students will learn remotely.

With the coronavirus pandemic still active across the country, traditional fall activities could be seen as risky in 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
No city restrictions set for Halloween; officials urge safety precautions

While local cities will not place restrictions on trick-or-treating, officials are asking residents to consider safety measures to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Early voting is held through Oct. 29 in Tennessee. (Courtesy Canva)
Williamson County 2020 early voting numbers up from 2016 election

Nearly 40,000 registered voters have cast their ballot so far.

Franklin doughnut spot tiny little donuts focuses on small pleasures

"It’s a simple pleasure; it’s not rocket science. We’re making tiny little doughnuts that people like."—Mark Mogul, owner of tiny little donuts

Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper
Play It Again Sports pivots inventory amid pandemic

Owners Brent and Cynthia Wenger took over ownership of Play It Again Sports in March 2019 and have since turned the store into a one-stop shop for the sports that residents care about most.

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Gov. Bill Lee calls for suspension of school accountability measures; testing to still take place

Students assessments are still expected to be conducted this year.

Shake Shack is slated to open in Cool Springs in 2021. (Courtesy Shake Shack)
Shake Shack to open at McEwen Northside in Cool Springs

This will be the company's second location in Tennessee.

The new shelter will have capacity for 86 dogs and 100 cats. Riley is one of the adoptable dogs at the existing shelter. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County breaks ground on new animal shelter in Franklin

The new, 33,000-square-foot facility will include capacity for 86 dogs and 100 cats.

To date, roughly 66% of Tennessee residents have self-responded to the census. (Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)
2020 census to end Oct. 15 following late Supreme Court decision

The court previously ruled the deadline for all responses would be Oct. 31.

The city of Franklin erected markers with information about African American history in 2019. (Community Impact staff)
Franklin to hold public hearing on U.S. Colored Troops statue in November

The statue has already been approved by the city and will be placed in the Public Square.

Early voting in Tennessee is now underway, and registered voters can vote at any one of eight locations in Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Where to vote early in Williamson County

Early voting in Tennessee is now underway, and registered voters can vote at any one of eight locations in Williamson County.