4:12 PM Jul 9, 2020 CDT

Williamson County Schools releases plans for optional return to on-campus learning in fall

The district will be in communication with the county health department to determine whether to adjust plans based on the number of active COVID-19 cases in the county.


2:36 PM Jul 9, 2020 CDT

Commission votes to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from Tennessee Capitol, but it will not be moved just yet

The final decision on moving the bust will be made by the Tennessee Historic Commission.


Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.



Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,900 in 24 hours

In Davidson County, there have been at least 12,935 reported cases. Williamson County has reported 1,670 cases.


Columbia State Community College to offer hybrid of virtual, in-person instruction for fall semester

The college, which has a campus in Franklin, said all lecture courses will be live streamed via Zoom, allowing students and faculty to interact in real time.


Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,600 in 24 hours

The daily totals also include 710 cumulative deaths, 3,088 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 33,609 recoveries to date.




2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.


Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 2,400 in 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase in cases to date

The daily totals also include 685 cumulative deaths, 3,025 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 32,736 recoveries to date.


New committee to explore changing Franklin High mascot

Franklin High School’s mascot was originally the Pioneers, but was changed to the Rebels in 1936.




New U.S. guidelines require exchange students to take in-person classes this fall

The guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas.


Tennessee will have two tax-free holiday weekends this summer

Mark your calendar for two tax-free holiday weekends later this summer.


Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,300 in 24 hours

The daily totals also include 665 cumulative deaths, 2,950 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 31,827 recoveries to date.




Franklin, Brentwood leaders respond to mask order in Williamson County

A survey of more than 2,400 Williamson County residents showed only about 30% or less of residents felt comfortable inside a store or restaurant without a mask. Additionally, that same survey showed more than 70% of respondents believe wearing a mask can help flatten the COVID-19 curve. 


Cases of coronavirus in Tennessee rise by more than 700 in the last 24 hours; tests reported lower than previous days, TDH data shows

Nearly 2,800 new cases were reported over the weekend, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.


Bars to close due to coronavirus and more Nashville-area news

Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Nashville area.


Williamson County to mandate face masks beginning July 7

Violations of the order will constitute a Class A misdemeanor.



Franklin to resume Blue Bin recycling July 13

The city's Blue Bin program had been suspended since March.


'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.


Q&A: Christian Brothers Automotive franchise development director talks commercial real estate amid pandemic

The Houston-based automotive company has locations throughout Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Arizona.


Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.



Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.


Sunset Road in Brentwood to close July 6 for paving

Residents who live nearby should plan to take alternate routes.