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Williamson County mayor extends mask mandate to Aug. 29

Officials said the county mayor believes the continued wearing of masks will continue to help active cases of coronavirus drop and is needed to help keep businesses and schools open during the fall.


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Confederate symbols in Williamson County face resident backlash

Residents have called for multiple Confederate symbols in the county be removed in recent months.




Confederate symbols face backlash, police update use-of-force policy: News from Nashville

Read recent Nashville-area news—both print and online coverage.


Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by over 70 in 24 hours

There are now 1,304 active cases of coronavirus in the county, a decrease of four since yesterday.


United Way to support Imagination Library of Williamson County

The program will provide one book a month to over 2,000 children in the area ages 0-5 for a year at no cost to their families.


Poke Bros. restaurant now open in Cool Springs

The fast casual eatery offers healthy poke, or sushi in a bowl, meals and currently operates over 30 restaurants across the Midwest and East Coast.



Metro Nashville's ban on 'transpotainment' vehicles now in effect

All pedal pubs and party buses must cease operations in the city, even if they do not serve alcohol.


Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by over 30 in 24 hours, active cases continue to decrease

There are now 1,308 active cases of coronavirus in the county, a decrease of 30 since yesterday.


Here’s what the moviegoing experience will look like when Regal theaters reopen this summer

Face masks will be required of guests in lobbies, hallways, restrooms and in auditoriums when not eating or drinking.




Franklin High School to change mascot following committee recommendation

Suggestions for a new mascot will be accepted from the community through Aug. 5.


DATA: Low housing inventory amid coronavirus creates more competition for real estate in Williamson County

Our cover story from our special Real Estate Edition takes a look at how low housing inventory caused by the coronavirus has increased competition for housing, an unexpected side effect of the pandemic.



BACK TO SCHOOL: Tennessee to allow for sports to return, extend local mask mandates and provide guidance on coronavirus

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee released new information July 28 relating to the start of the school year, including what happens if a student contracts coronavirus and supplies for teachers.



American Federation of Teachers releases resolution supporting 'safety strikes' as 2020-21 school year approaches

According to AFT President Randi Weingarten, the ability for schools to reopen safely hinges on the federal government as state budgets continue to get slashed amid the pandemic-induced economic downturn.


Franklin nonprofit BrightStone to hold annual Bowlability fundraiser online

This year's fundraiser will be online to raise money to support BrightStone's programs for adults with developmental challenges.



Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by over 40 in 24 hours

There are now 1,435 active cases of coronavirus in the county, a decrease of 73 since yesterday.



GUIDE: Full list of candidates, where to vote in Williamson County for Aug. 6 election

Find a full list of candidates and voting locations for the Franklin and Brentwood areas here.




Williamson County coronavirus cases rise by over 70 in 24 hours

There are now 1,488 active cases of coronavirus in the county, an increase of 24 since yesterday.



Q&A: Medical expert discusses what parents, teachers should consider when schools reopen in 2020-21

As the new school year approaches, districts are tasked with protecting students and staff from further COVID-19 spread while parents face tough decisions.


Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy

As a result of the bankruptcy, the business will close all Catherines locations; many Justice stores; and a few Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores nationwide.