The number of new businesses starting in Williamson County has started increasing after hitting a low point in April.
The Tennessee Department of Health has released guidance allowing long-term care facilities to gradually re-open to visitors starting Oct. 1.
Williamson County saw 28 new cases of COVID-19 come in on Tuesday's tally from the state. The number now stands at 4,879 overall, with 392 of those cases active. 4,452 people in the county have either recovered or had their cases declared inactive, while 35 have died.59,201 negative tests ha…
Williamson Inc. is planning to host an event offering an update on schools and county government during the coronavirus pandemic. This would be the chamber’s first, large-scale signature event since coronavirus led to lockdowns across the state.
U.S. Senate candidates Bill Hagerty, a Republican, and Marquita Bradshaw, a Democrat, are making changes to their campaign operations in the wake of their respective primary victories last month.
The Tennessee Department of Education released its COVID-19 dashboard today after originally saying it wouldn't be ready until Sept. 22.
Williamson County stands at 358 active cases of COVID-19 as of Friday's tally after the state made adjustments to its reporting system.
The Tennessee Department of Health has announced changes to its COVID-19 reporting processes that will prioritize different data points on its dashboard, add insights on outbreaks within individual counties and dramatically cut the number of active cases tallied.
In the hours after Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson lifted the mandate on wearing masks or facial coverings that was issued in July in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Franklin Mayor Ken Moore released an advisory statement on the matter.
Williamson County's mask mandate will expire at midnight on Saturday night and will not be renewed.The county will instead encourage citizens to wear masks in public.The decision was made by Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson, who initially issued the mandate in July. According to a new…
On Friday Gov. Bill Lee issued three executive orders, which extend the state of emergency in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and allow for continued modifications to a variety of provisions and regulations in business and government functions.
Williamson County saw about a hundred new cases come in over the weekend. Monday's tally showed an overall count of 4,157 positive COVID-19 cases in the county, up 102 from Friday's count. 1,193 of those cases are active, which means that 2,937 people have recovered. 27 people have died in W…
Vaccinations have doubled the life expectancy of humans in just 100 years, but the sense of security they have afforded modern-day civilizations from deadly diseases has inadvertently molded populations that have forgotten the vital role vaccines play in preventing major health catastrophes.
The new coronavirus has had a devastating impact on the local economy, and some hard-hit industries may take years to recover.
The Williamson County Government has announced the closure of the county's Judicial Center on Friday, Aug. 14, after someone within the building testing positive for COVID-19.
A special session of the Tennessee General Assembly concluded Wednesday after three days. During the session, lawmakers passed bills granting coronavirus-related liability protections to businesses, increasing penalties for vandalism and camping on state property related to recent Capitol pr…
This week’s special session of the Tennessee General Assembly kicked into gear Tuesday as majority Republicans advanced bills related to coronavirus litigation liability for businesses, reimbursement for telehealth services and enhanced penalties for protesters on state property.
While the Tennessee House and Senate return to the Capitol for a special session this week to discuss bills related to the pandemic, legislators will also consider a pair of bills that seek to enhance penalties for camping and property damage related to ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.
Williamson County businesses that received a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program can start applying for forgiveness this week.
A laboratory backlog in COVID-19 test processing that has caused statewide delays in results reporting may be deterring people from getting tests, Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said Thursday afternoon.
Williamson County recorded three new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, bringing the total to 25 throughout the pandemic.
Even with the enormous job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, many Middle Tennessee tech companies are still struggling to find qualified workers.
Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday said the Department of Health is working on a framework to collect data and track cases of COVID-19 in schools across the state after Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey last week said the state would not do so in compliance with personal privacy laws.
Tennessee's push to reopen in May led to COVID-19 outbreaks that increased active cases nearly ninefold in three months while filling hospital beds across the state. Now, the state faces its latest test: reintroducing in-class learning to the majority of schools.
Gov. Bill Lee on Monday called the House and Senate back to Nashville for a special session — the second time he has done so in his less than two years in office.
Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson has extended the county’s mask mandate through Aug. 29 in response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order on Friday afternoon extending the authority of local governments to require residents to wear masks.
Hotel managers are pulling out all the stops to make guests feel comfortable, and occupancy is creeping back up. However, some local hotels say corporate events and travelers could take longer to return.
White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx had a message for Gov. Bill Lee during a Monday visit to Tennessee: “Close your bars.”
The economic woes of the COVID-19 pandemic will persist along with the virus in Tennessee despite billions of dollars in federal aid, according to a new report by the Sycamore Institute analyzing the distribution of relief funds in the Volunteer State.
Williamson County saw a third straight day of relatively fewer COVID-19 positive test results than in the last couple of weeks, but two new deaths.
Tennessee is offering $150 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to nonprofits to help them address the health and economic impacts of the new coronavirus.
Williamson County saw another day of lower COVID-19 positive cases than in the past few weeks prior.Only 49 new cases were recorded by the state Wednesday, with the overall tally in Williamson now up to 2,648 overall. A 19th death was noted as well. 31,717 negative tests have been conducted …
The Williamson County health care company Fast Pace Urgent Care received one of the state’s largest loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, but has also laid off more than 150 workers.
Businesses in Brentwood and Franklin, especially in the business heavy districts of Maryland Farms and Cool Springs, secured the biggest portion of the Paycheck Protection Program loans in Williamson County.
Williamson County overall positive COVID-19 cases are still rising and have crossed the 2,000 threshold, with 129 new reported cases coming through Wednesday from the Tennessee Department of Health.The total tally is now at 2,119 overall in Williamson. Two more people have died in the county…
Following in the footsteps of Walmart and Sam's Club, Kroger, one of the largest grocery chains in the state, will now require guests to wear masks at all of its locations nationwide, including ones in Williamson and Maury County.
In Williamson County, new positive cases were down to only a 51-case increase, now standing at 1,990 overall. It's a contrast to the weekend's record spike of 269 new cases.
Deaths are a lagging indicator of the impacts of the pandemic, meaning its toll doesn't trend with metrics like new cases or hospitalizations, it lags by almost two weeks.
CORRECTION: The amount of money received by Williamson County businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program was updated on July 17 with a more precise calculation.
Earlier this month, the management of a Marriott hotel in Orlando made a decision that wouldn’t come as a surprise to many. With COVID-19 cases in Florida and around the country rising again, the hotel decided against hosting the EntreLeadership Summit, or at least declined to do so on terms…
As Williamson County’s face mask mandate is set to take effect at midnight on Tuesday night to help combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it will be up to law enforcement officials across the county to enforce the measure.
On the same day that Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson issued a mask mandate, the county’s visitors bureau released survey data showing the vast majority of Williamson County residents already wear masks in public.
The visitors bureau for Williamson County is encouraging residents and visitors to wear a mask, arguing that it’s the best way to support the county’s struggling hospitality industry.
On Friday Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 53, which grants county mayors in 89 counties, including Williamson County, the authority to issue local mask requirements to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of COVID-19 cases at Williamson Medical Center has increased over the last several weeks, tracking closely with a statewide increase in illnesses and hospitalizations.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services has extended the deadline to apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program until Monday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m.Families can apply online here for the program that provides parents with $5.70 in food benefits per child for each day that c…
With more than 70 correctional and residential reentry facilities across the country, and an average inmate population of about 56,000 during the height of the pandemic, the Brentwood-based private prison operator CoreCivic finds itself at the center of the problem.
Williamson County cases jumped into the 900s Friday to 912 overall per the state, 38 up from Thursday's tally (874). Since the daily tallies on Wednesday, the county has seen 102 new reported cases of the virus.
14 county residents have died from the virus, and 15,603 negative tests have been conducted thus far.
Beginning on Monday, June 29, The Williamson County Health Department's drive-through COVID-19 testing and mask distribution site at the Williamson County Agricultural Center will change their testing times to 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Williamson County's overall reported cases are at 840 per the state, with 14 deaths and 15,005 negative tests conducted.
That's a 27-case spike from Tuesday's reported total of 813.
Williamson County saw its 14th death from the virus reported Tuesday, per the state, with overall cases reported at 813. 14,672 negative tests have been conducted thus far.
The coronavirus pandemic took an enormous financial toll on health care providers, especially those mainly provide elective care.
As the Tennessee General Assembly concluded its legislative business for the year early on the morning of June 19, members' attention turned not to their re-election campaigns or summer holidays but to how quickly they could return to the Capitol.
Williamson Medical Center and the Williamson County Health Department are asking members of the community to continue to adhere to CDC guidelines to ensure safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
In early March, a tornado knocked out power at the regional council’s office. A week later, the coronavirus outbreak forced the group to close its offices. Work on the study essentially stopped while planners regrouped.
A survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers estimated that 83% of employers plan to make changes to their summer internship programs.
A company in Franklin that normally builds miniature power plants recently changed gears to design a simple ventilator to help hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.
Williamson County saw one of its biggest one-day case increase in nearly two months Tuesday, with cases going from 703 to 723 overall.
12,914 negative cases have been conducted thus far, with 12 county residents dying of the virus.
Williamson County cases crossed 700 to be at 703 total cases Monday, per the state, with 12,746 negative tests conducted thus far. 12 people in the county have died from the virus.
Williamson County cases are at 654 as of Wednesday, with 11 deaths and 11,256 negative tests conducted, per the state.
The number of home sales in Williamson County was still much lower last month than than the previous year, but new listings are starting to tick back up.
Though most Tennesseans approve of government leaders’ response to COVID-19, one’s political party can in part predict whether a Tennessean is fearful of the disease.
The dean of Belmont’s Massey College of Business says businesses will need creativity and innovation as they adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, making diversity more important than ever.
A Nashville judge has ruled that the state must provide all registered voters the option to vote by mail amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the state’s decision not to offer absentee ballots to those fearful of being exposed to the virus posed an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right …
Over the last several months, Williamson Inc. has worked hard to help local businesses find ways to keep operating during the coronavirus pandemic, but the chamber has taken a financial hit as well.
A company in Franklin previously named Zoom International has changed its name to avoid confusion with the now ubiquitous video conferencing software.
Tennessee plans to use federal funds for coronavirus relief to issue payments to small businesses affected by the pandemic.
The Williamson County Emergency Management Agency has canceled all distribution of masks that were provided by the Tennessee Department of Health after health concerns surrounding the manufacturing process of the masks.
In Williamson County, cases are at 542, a 42-case rise since last Friday, per the state. 9,367 negative tests have been conducted, and deaths stay at 10.
Gov. Bill Lee's office announced on Friday morning that all Tennessee assisted living, long-term care, senior residential and skilled nursing facilities will be required to test all residents for COVID-19 by June 30.
Brentwood-based Premise Health provides health care, often directly at workplaces, to employees at large companies. The coronavirus pandemic forced many of those companies to send workers home, and in response Premise rolled out a number of new telehealth products.
Experts and state officials told the State Funding Board on Wednesday that Tennessee's economy will likely bottom out during the third quarter before beginning a recovery projected to take anywhere from two to seven years.
On Wednesday Puckett's Leiper's Fork announced that they will be closed through Friday after they were notified that they were potentially exposed to an asymptomatic person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Home builders in Williamson County continued building through the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, but say it’s still too early to discern the virus’ impact on future building.
During a tele-town hall Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty.
Industry leaders and Republicans in the state legislature are teaming up on a plan to protect businesses and other organizations from coronavirus-related litigation.
In Williamson County, positive COVID-19 cases hit 500 Friday while the death toll stayed at 10. 8,357 negative tests have been conducted, per the state.
Editor’s note: In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, various area companies are releasing workers and/or ceasing operations. The Home Page is reporting such personnel moves on a regular basis.
Three Williamson County companies eared a spot on Inc.’s annual list of the best places to work. The magazine evaluated more than 3,000 companies, and 389 businesses made the list.
The Williamson County Health Department will not be offering COVID-19 testing and mask distribution at the Williamson County Agricultural Center on Monday, May 25, closing temporarily in observance of Memorial Day.
Williamson County's cases of COVID-19 Wednesday stayed at 492 overall, and the death toll hasn't moved from 10 people in some time, per the state's map. Negative tests are still at 8,005 as well.
The hospitality industry has taken an enormous hit during the coronavirus pandemic, and a software company in Franklin hopes to provide tools to help them operate in a future where guests are wary of the virus.
Williamson County's case count rose to 492 Tuesday, per the state's map, with 10 deaths and 8,005 negative tests conducted.
Earlier in May, reports began circulating that the names and addresses of Tennesseans who had tested positive for COVID-19 were being shared with law enforcement agencies across the state, as well as in Williamson County.
The multistory office buildings in Cool Springs are normally teeming with hundreds or even thousands of workers, but many of those buildings have been mostly empty for months.
The team leading Gov. Bill Lee’s economic recovery strategy has announced it will lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail stores and allow large recreation facilities to reopen in 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties, including Williamson, effective May 22.Metro Nashville, alongside Sh…
On May 14, Williamson Home Page business editor Matt Blois hosted a live interview with Williamson Inc. CEO Matt Largen to discuss what a comeback looks like for the business community.