Franklin, Brentwood road projects in progress and more top news from the Nashville area this week

Work is underway on a new trail on Hwy. 96 W. in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work is underway on a new trail on Hwy. 96 W. in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Work is underway on a new trail on Hwy. 96 W. in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read top stories from this week's coverage of the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

5 road projects to know this month in Franklin, Brentwood

The city of Franklin is working to complete a 12-foot-wide multiuse trail on the west side of the city. The project will start at Vera Valley Drive and end at Fifth Avenue North.

Franklin Bakehouse now open on Main Street

Franklin Bakehouse held a grand opening Sept. 26 at 100 E. Main St., Franklin, on the ground level of Harpeth Square.



Thai Esane to open new Brentwood location

Owner and chef Nina Singto will open a new location of Thai Esane in Brentwood at 203 Franklin Road, Ste. 100, Brentwood, in the former location of Nama Sushi Bar at Hill Center Brentwood.

Gov. Bill Lee to end COVID-19 business restrictions in most counties, keep state-of-emergency

After nearly seven months of restrictions on businesses and other entities in the state to slow the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Bill Lee announced Sept. 29 that the restrictions will be lifted in Tennessee.

Corner Pub coming soon to Cool Springs in former Franklin Abbey space

Corner Pub is slated to open a new location at 9200 Carothers Parkway, Franklin, in the former location of Franklin Abbey, which announced its closure in August.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.






MOST RECENT

tiny little donuts opened a new location at 1203 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin in 2020. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
22 restaurants that opened in 2020 in Franklin, Brentwood; plus 6 more coming in 2021

Check out which new places have opened in your neighborhood.

A new alderperson will be sworn into the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Feb. 9. (Screenshot via City of Franklin)
Franklin BOMA appoints former Mayor John Schroer to vacant city seat

Schroer served as mayor from 2007-11 and will fill an at-large seat left vacant following the death of former Alderperson Pearl Bransford in November.

Outdoor dining rules for businesses in Brentwood have been extended. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Brentwood extends temporary outdoor dining guidelines through April

The resolution extends rules on outdoor dining spaces through April 30.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
DATA: Williamson County's population grew by 16% in 5 years; plus more community data for Franklin, Brentwood

Williamson County's population growth over the last five years was more than four times the state's growth rate of 3.9%.

The Tennessee Department of Health issued an update to its vaccine plan Jan. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tennessee Department of Health updates COVID-19 vaccine plan to move up families of medically fragile children, correctional officers

The TDH has also updated preliminary timelines on when those who qualify for the vaccine based on age could receive it.

A new eatery is now open on Carothers Parkway. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chrysalis Modern Italian now open in Cool Springs

A new eatery is now open on Carothers Parkway.

The state has taken steps in the past weeks to vaccinate at-risk populations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Vets age 65+ can get VA vaccine; Perry's Steakhouse to open and more top Franklin, Brentwood news

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

Williamson County Schools has named 21 open-zoned schools for the 2021-22 school year. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County Schools approves open zoning for select campuses

For parents of students who wish to change schools before the start of the 2021-22 school year, the Williamson County Schools board of education has approved 21 open-zoned schools.

The state has taken steps in the past weeks to vaccinate at-risk populations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tennessee VA now offering COVID-19 vaccine for veterans age 65 and older

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

A number of parents and community members have called for more parental involvement and district training regarding racism in schools. (Community Impact staff)
Parents, teachers call for more training to address racism in Williamson County Schools

During the WCS Board of Education meeting Jan. 19, a number of community members spoke about a lack of training and resources to address racial tension at schools, as well as a need for the district to more directly address incidents.

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County active COVID-19 cases drop more than 20% in past week

Active cases have been consistently above 2,000 in recent weeks.

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

According to preliminary data from assessments given to students in the fall, Williamson County Schools officials calculated that some students have lost as much as 9% proficiency in reading and math as a result of school closure last spring. This number is lower than the 50%-65% decreases estimated by the Tennessee Department of Education officials in September; however, local officials said, there is still catching up to do.