Some closures after storm; cities declare states of emergency and more top Franklin, Brentwood news

Several parks in the city of Franklin remain closed due to high water. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Several parks in the city of Franklin remain closed due to high water. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Several parks in the city of Franklin remain closed due to high water. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Most roads reopen, parks remain closed following March 27 flood

During the day and overnight March 27, the area received between 5-7 inches of rain, according to estimates by the National Weather Service's Nashville office.

Nearly 30% of Williamson County residents have received 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine; county surpasses 100K vaccines distributed

Following an announcement that the county would begin vaccinating all adults age 16 and older, as of March 29, nearly 30% of Williamson County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.



Franklin Special School District to move forward on $5M land purchase for new central office complex

During a special-called meeting March 29, the Franklin Special School District board of education gave approval for staff to begin the process to purchase a roughly 4.7-acre property at 205 Eddy Lane, Franklin, to create a new central district office complex.

Brentwood, Franklin declare states of emergency after flooding, waive fees for rebuilding

The cities of Franklin and Brentwood have both declared states of emergency as of March 30, which will allow the cities to apply for aid and to begin cleanup across the area.

Thai Esane offers family recipes, diverse options in Brentwood

Since Thai Esane opened in Brentwood in February, owners Nina and Tim Singto have been able to introduce diners in the area to a variety of new flavors and to accomplish their long-held goal of having a restaurant in the area.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.