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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.


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FIRST LOOK: Sister-brother team aims to encourage creativity at Spark: An Art Studio

In need of a creative project to get you out of the house? Spark: An Art Studio is now open in Brentwood.


Sal's Family Pizza in Franklin adds outdoor seating

Just in time for fall weather, Sal's has added outdoor seating to its eatery on Hillsboro Road.



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.


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.


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. 


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. 



9 new eateries that opened in Franklin, Brentwood this summer

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


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.



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.



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.


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. 


3 development projects to know in Williamson County

See which projects are coming soon to your neighborhood.


Williamson County board to hear recommendation on county seal Sept. 14

The seal, which was adopted in 1968, has been the subject of debate in recent months as many residents have called for the removal of Confederate monuments in the area.



Franklin Special School District Board Chair Tim Stillings apologizes for social media post; board will appoint new chair

During a special-called board meeting Sept. 10, Stillings said he shared the post—a meme that referenced players taking a knee in the NFL—without thinking and that he agrees to the post was offensive.  


City of Brentwood to conduct smoke testing in residential areas

Workers will be releasing smoke into sewer lines throughout the city to detect if there are any breaks or defects in the system.


Izzy's Feel Good Food to come to Franklin and more popular news

Read popular Nashville-area news from the past week.


Williamson County active coronavirus cases down 7% from Labor Day; Tennessee begins reporting cases in schools

Beginning this week, the Tennessee Department of Education launched a new online dashboard tracking the number of cases in school districts across the state.



Cheekwood Harvest, Paint the Town Orange: Nashville-area fall events for the family

Fall is coming, and pumpkin patches and local retailers are getting ready for the season.


Franklin to welcome Izzy's Feel Good Food and more Nashville-area news

Read the latest news from Franklin and Williamson County.


'We want teachers': Williamson County Schools parents express frustration with online learning

Parents gathered outside the WCS board meeting Sept. 9 to protest that their children are not getting enough interaction with WCS teachers. 


JCPenney expected to sell to Simon and Brookfield for $1.75B

The sale is expected to move JCPenney out of bankruptcy and prevent liquidation of its assets, according to news announced in a Sept. 9 hearing.



Izzy's Feel Good Food coming soon to Franklin

The restaurant plans to offer authentic street tacos as well as vegan dishes. 


City of Franklin to highlight mental health during Suicide Awareness Month

The city of working in conjunction with Mayor Ken Moore's Find Hope Franklin Initiative to help connect residents to mental health resources in the area.