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Protesters against racial inequality gather in downtown Franklin on June 4

An event in support of ending racial inequality took place June 4 at 5 p.m. in the Public Square in downtown Franklin, where protesters gathered with signs reading "End white silence" and "Black Lives Matter."


2020 Home Improvement Guide: Tips from a home organizer

If you're hoping to finish that spring cleaning to-do list before summer begins, here are some tips to get started.


Coronavirus cases in Tennessee up by less than 300 in 24 hours

Cases statewide have passed the 25,000 mark.



Williamson County Board of Commissioners to amend budget at June 8 meeting to allow more money for schools, facilities

The board plans to consider amending the county’s budget for FY 2019-20 to allow for more money for education parks and recreation, libraries and more at its June 8 meeting.


Mayor Ken Moore nominated by state for Tennessee Hero recognition

Moore was nominated for his work in launching Find Hope Franklin and his initiatives in involving mental health and wellness in the Franklin community.


Rally planned in downtown Franklin for June 4

The event is intended to be peaceful, according to event organizers and the Franklin Police Department.


ROAD CLOSURE: I-24 at I-440 ramp in Nashville to close June 5-8

A second ramp closure will be in place overnight on June 4 and June 9-10.




Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 447 in past 24 hours

Cases of the coronavirus across the state are nearing the 25,000 mark.


Franklin community leaders speak out against racism at candlelight vigil

The Jesus and Justice Candlelight Prayer Vigil was held in remembrance of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many more black Americans who were killed in recent weeks.


Cases of coronavirus in Tennessee rise by more than 800 cases in 24 hours

New cases reported June 2 shows one of the largest spikes of positive cases in recent weeks, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.



Candlelight vigil to be held in Franklin at First Missionary Baptist Church

A candlelight vigil will be held at First Missionary Baptist Church in Franklin on June 2 from 6-7 p.m. in remembrance of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many more black Americans who have been killed in recent weeks.


Prayer vigil June 2 and more: News from the Nashville area

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


Williamson County Library in Franklin to reopen to public 3 days a week beginning June 1

The library will allow patrons to come inside the building with restrictions in place.


The Franklin Theatre to reopen June 12

Patrons will be required to wear face masks, and seating will be adjusted to allow for social distancing.



Tennessee coronavirus cases up by more than 500 in past 24 hours

Case numbers rose to more than 23,000 cumulative cases over the weekend.


Williamson County Animal Center reopens June 1

Visitors of the center are required to follow guidelines set out in Gov. Bill Lee’s Tennessee Pledge Plan, including being asked to wear a facemask and to maintain social distancing while inside the center.


Williamson County Library launches online summer reading challenge

Children up to age 18 can log reading hours online for a chance to win prizes.


Metro Nashville news and more: Updates from recent coverage

Read the latest Nashville-area news here.



State preps to expand hospital capacity, plus four other Nashville updates

Here are five recent updates from the Nashville area on businesses reopening, the path to economic recovery and more.


Tennessee coronavirus cases up by more than 400 in past 24 hours; 4 more deaths confirmed

New reported cases have risen by less than 2% in the past 24 hours.


Williamson County to reopen pools, Franklin Splash Park on June 3

Additional county recreation facilities will also reopen.


City of Franklin cancels 4th of July events

City officials said state mandates on large gatherings and social distancing guidelines led them to cancel the events.