Brentwood YMCA to expand and more Nashville-area news

The YMCA is in the process of listing the 17-acre Maryland Farms property for sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used to complete a multimillion-dollar renovation to the Brentwood YMCA. (Courtesy YMCA of Middle Tennessee)
The YMCA is in the process of listing the 17-acre Maryland Farms property for sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used to complete a multimillion-dollar renovation to the Brentwood YMCA. (Courtesy YMCA of Middle Tennessee)

The YMCA is in the process of listing the 17-acre Maryland Farms property for sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used to complete a multimillion-dollar renovation to the Brentwood YMCA. (Courtesy YMCA of Middle Tennessee)

Read popular news from the past week from the Nashville area.

Maryland Farms YMCA to close; Brentwood YMCA to expand

The YMCA of Middle Tennessee has announced plans to close the Maryland Farms YMCA on Maryland Way and merge its operations with the Brentwood YMCA on Concord Road, thus creating one regional location.

Pies by Gigi to open Aug. 31 in Brentwood

Owner Gigi Butler will open Pies by Gigi on Aug. 31 at 330 Franklin Road, Ste. 906D, Brentwood, according to an announcement from the company.



The Boilery Seafood & Grill now open in Cool Springs

The Boilery Seafood & Grill opened in July at 545 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 195, Franklin.

The eatery offers fresh seafood dishes, including crab, shrimp, crawfish lobster and crab as well as burgers, steak, fish and sandwiches.

2021 dates announced for Pumpkinfest, Main Street Festival, Dickens of a Christmas and more

After announcing that all events in 2020 would be canceled, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announced Aug. 30 it is already working to plan events for 2021.

Active coronavirus cases decline 17% in Williamson County in August; city officials continue to urge mask-wearing

With the latest totals now available from the Tennessee Department of Health for the full month of August, data from Aug. 1-31 shows the number of active coronavirus cases in Williamson County has declined by 17.7% in one month.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.



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Superintendent Jason Golden said all communication about quarantine requirements will now come from the health department. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools to stop quarantine calls next week

Superintendent Jason Golden said all communication about quarantine requirements will now come from the health department.

One in five children and adults have a learning disability, according to statistics from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County coronavirus cases rise 7% in past week; more than 600 students in quarantine or isolation

Schools are reporting a rising number of students who are in isolation or quarantine due to the virus. 

Hillsboro School is a K-8 school in Williamson County. (Courtesy Williamson County Schools)
Williamson County Schools looking for community input on Hillsboro School mascot

According to WCS, this is not a vote to change the mascot, and the district is not asking for new mascot suggestions. 

Vui's Kitchen features a variety of Vietnamese dishes, including small bites, entrees and desserts. (Community Impact staff)
9 new eateries that opened in Franklin, Brentwood this summer

Take a look to see which new spots you may have missed. 

Williamson County Schools requested more funding from the county this month to help meet unexpected coronavirus-related expenses. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
County approves additional funding for Williamson County Schools COVID-19 expenses

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said the district’s online learning program as well as quarantine requirements from the county health department have placed a strain on staffing, compounded by a statewide teacher shortage.

The Williamson County Board of Commissioner met Sept. 14 to hear a recommendation on the county seal. (Screenshot via YouTube)
Williamson County approves recommendation to remove Confederate flag from county seal

Tonight's vote cleared the way for the decision to be brought before the Tennessee Historic Commission.

Franklin Special School District operates eight schools within the city of Franklin. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Robert Blair selected board chair for Franklin Special School District; community members call for former chair to resign

Former board chair Tim Stillings opted not to put his name forward for consideration this year following a controversial social media post.

(Community Impact Staff)
DATA: See 6 months of tracking COVID-19 in Williamson County

It has been over six months since the coronavirus reached Williamson County. Take a look at how data has changed in Williamson County over the past several months.

While active cases numbers are relatively stable, some sectors of the population are still seeing slight increases.  (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County active coronavirus cases remain stable; cases in school-age children up 13% since last week

While active cases numbers are relatively stable, some sectors of the population are still seeing slight increases. 

Springhill Suites is under construction in Cool Springs. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
3 development projects to know in Williamson County

See which projects are coming soon to your neighborhood.