Williamson Medical Center plans to temporarily furlough 200 employees as the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant financial impact on the hospital.
The Williamson County Democratic Party (WCDP) will see new leadership when, after a March 29 virtual meeting, Franklin resident Kelly Baker-Hefley was elected to head as the official party chair.
The City of Franklin announced the establishment of five temporary satellite fire stations throughout the city in an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 among firefighters and the community.
With Tennessee’s official count of COVID-19 cases nearing 3,000 on Thursday, government officials and medical professionals are preparing for the pandemic’s surge in the state, expected for now in the third week of April.
After pleas from thousands of doctors and nurses, outcry from increasingly worried citizens and criticism on national news programs, Gov. Bill Lee is issuing an order "requiring that Tennesseans stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities" amid the coronavirus pandemic. The o…
Banks in Tennessee are gearing up for a massive influx of loan applications as businesses across the country scramble for a piece of the recent federal stimulus package.
“The hardest part for us has been the physical, loving nature that all of us have in this building and to not be able to love on the families like we always do,” Stephens said.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Children's Services Commissioner Jennifer Nichols are asking all Tennesseans to pay extra attention to the children in their homes and communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 160 employees of the three largest health systems in Middle Tennessee are self-isolating from COVID-19, with 112 of them still waiting for their test results.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is looking for temporary nurses willing to aid in the health system's COVID-19 response as patient volumes and the number of infections among health care providers continue to rise.
The Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department has been facing a variety of challenges and growing pains with the increase in population of both the Town of Nolensville and the entire Middle Tennessee region, but now the department is adapting to face the COVID-19 threat.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Franklin Mayor Ken Moore renewed the city’s stay-at-home order that was enacted last week, requiring residents to stay at home when possible and closing non-essential businesses.
The federal government on Tuesday granted Tennessee greater leeway in how it spends its Medicaid dollars, in response to growing demand for health care services related to the spread of COVID-19.
Williamson Medical Center plans to temporarily furlough 200 employees as the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant financial impact on the hospital.
Olivia Arokiasamy expected to spend the morning of her wedding day in a bridal suite in Brentwood, drinking champagne and preparing for the day with her closest friends.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 2,239 COVID-19 cases across 80 counties, up 405 cases from the number of the day before, the largest day-to-day increase the state has reported. Of them, 178 are confirmed to be hospitalized and 23 people have died — 10 more deaths than the da…
While his focus remains on a couple of projects spearheaded through the Williamson County Homeless Alliance, Franklin Community Church Pastor Kevin Riggs is currently involved in making sure people who are homeless are seeing their needs met during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Brentwood has modified some city services after a Planning and Codes Department employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
Macmillan Publishers has reversed their 2019 decision to impose an 8-week embargo on newly released ebooks in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has shut down libraries, schools and businesses across the country and has brought distance-learning to the forefront of education.
Gov. Bill Lee on Monday ordered nonessential businesses closed across the state, the latest in a series of incremental steps designed to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Country musician Joe Diffie was memorialized in Nolensville on Monday evening with a procession of over 100 John Deere tractors, cars, trucks and emergency vehicles through the Summerlyn subdivision where Diffie has lived for the past few years.
The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about COVID-19's rise in the U.S.
Therapists in Middle Tennessee are asking Gov. Bill to temporarily change a law prohibiting some some counselors from using video to provide therapy.
The Franklin Special School District has started providing free breakfast and lunch meals daily by way of a drive-thru system and school buses that bring those meals directly to neighborhoods during the lapse in school due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
On Feb. 19, 13 rafters set out on a 25-day trip on the Colorado River, cutting through the Grand Canyon with no connection to the outside world, a world that was about to change forever.
Lack of action from Tennessee’s state government is preventing local therapists from providing online care at a time when their clients need it more than ever.
On Friday during a coronavirus press briefing, President Donald Trump told reporters that he had moved to invoke the Defense Production Act in order to force General Motors (GM) to manufacture ventilators.
With to-go service from restaurants the only way to eat out across the county and grocery stores experiencing some empty shelves due to the COVID-19 pandemic, questions about how to keep food that you bring into your home safe are front and center.
The City of Franklin is making adjustments at its parks as a way to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the community, according to a news release sent Thursday afternoon.
On Wednesday, the United States Senate passed the single largest economic stimulus bill in American history: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act.
The City of Brentwood is encouraging the community to continue supporting local businesses in Brentwood during the COVID-19 pandemic by launching an “Open for Takeout” initiative.
With the official state count of confirmed COVID-19 cases rising to 784 on Wednesday, Gov. Bill Lee said he is asking federal authorities for flexibility in spending state Medicaid dollars on uninsured Tennesseans battling the disease.
The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee continues to climb, with the state Health Department reporting 784 cases as of Wednesday.
Therapists in Tennessee have switched en masse to online meetings over the last few weeks to protect clients and employees from the new coronavirus, but regulatory confusion is making that harder.
A total of 30 Democratic state representatives and senators have called on Gov. Bill Lee to issue a “safer at home” order, where Tennesseans would be required to stay at home for a set period of time, and all businesses deemed nonessential would be required to close statewide.
The Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday afternoon reported there are 784 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across 52 counties. The statewide death toll has risen to three.
The number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee has fallen again despite experts' assertions that neither the state nor the country has seen the peak of the pandemic.
If you have sewing skills and you've been wondering how you can help the doctors and nurses and medical workers in your community, here's your chance.
Out of concern for the safety of residents and staff during the current coronavirus outbreak, the city of Franklin is temporarily suspending its Batteries, Oil, Paint, Anti-Freeze and Electronics (BOPAE) drop-off program.
The Brentwood City Commission met on Monday night for its first meeting during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the city's declaration of a state of emergency on Friday.
The Williamson County Health Department said in a news release that they are working in partnership with other local, regional and state officials to implement prevention and mitigation strategies for local communities based on guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent…
The City of Franklin has issued a Stay at Home Order for the next 7 days effective 12:01 a.m. on March 25 in an effort to further combat the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.
Fairview has issued a Declaration of Emergency and Thompson's Station declared a State of Emergency on Monday night in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, citing Gov. Lee's Executive Order 17 that was issued on Sunday.
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has caused lifestyle changes seemingly by the hour, the Franklin Farmers Market plans to keep its regular “off-season” schedule intact and will continue staying open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
In 2013, when a move took us further away from our friends, we determined that we liked our cocktail time but hated the idea of designated drivers, so began having martinis over FaceTime, cheersing the camera and trying not to spill gin on the keyboard.
Williamson County Schools will be closed for at least two more weeks, and district officials are seeking ways to keep students engaged during that time period and any beyond as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beginning Monday, March 23, the Franklin Special School District will offer free daily breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under using a drive-thru system.
Middle Tennessee mayors and thousands of regional medical professionals have publicly urged Gov. Bill Lee to issue a state-wide shelter in place or “stay at home” directive to combat the growing cases of COVID-19 across the region and the state.
The order prohibits social gatherings of more than 10 people and prohibits nonessential visitations to nursing homes and retirement communities.
Blood Assurance, the sole provider of blood products for Williamson Medical Center, is hosting a mobile blood drive Monday and Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, located at 3000 Edward Curd Lane in Franklin.
Nolensville has declared a State of Emergency due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one day after nearby Brentwood and Franklin declared states of emergency.The declaration gives Nolensville Mayor Jimmy Alexander the power to "conduct the activities of the Town and to make all necessary deci…
The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned late Thursday night after passing an emergency annual budget totaling of about $39.8 billion, and won’t reconvene until June 1 in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations of social distancing as to prevent the s…
The City of Brentwood has declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, closing in-person dining services inside restaurants and bars effective 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.
The Nashville Metro Public Health Department reported the first known death of a Nashville resident from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
The City of Franklin has declared a State of Emergency effective March 20 at midnight, advising all in-person dining to stop, and asking returning spring breakers to isolate for 14 days.
With extra precautions being taken in light of the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the Franklin Transit Authority has announced it will continue operating on a normal schedule.
Gov. Bill Lee has issued an executive order that includes the suspension of certain rules that impact vehicle registration, driver licenses, photo identification cards, handgun carry permits and ignition interlock devices.
This list of restaurants offering to-go, curbside or limited dine-in offerings will be updated to reflect the most current options.
The Williamson County Emergency Management Agency announced that the Williamson County Emergency Operations Center has moved to Level 3: Partial Activation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As many businesses, schools and daycares have closed across the county in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, All God’s Children Early Learning Academy in Nolensville has adapted to embrace distance-learning with their free AGC Online Academy.
For the past week, public health experts and government officials have been urging citizens, in increasingly serious tones, to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus that has sparked a global pandemic. Those calls have been e…
With more than 6,000 cases of the new COVID-19 virus reported in the United States, the effects of the pandemic have been felt across all 50 states and thousands of counties, with Tennessee’s own Williamson County being no exception.
The Williamson County Emergency Management Agency is offering a text update service for residents to keep up with growing COVID-19 impact information.
Even with just one hospital, Williamson County has more beds than most counties in Tennessee, but doctors and researchers are warning that the coronavirus outbreak could soon overwhelm the U.S. health care system. They say Williamson County is not exempt.
A new study shows that the Nashville area’s hospitals will have the capacity to handle a widespread COVID-19 outbreak only if residents follow through on social distancing measures and manage to stretch the region’s infection rate out to about 18 months.
The Spring Hill General Motors (GM) Plant, along with General Motors plants nationwide will begin a “systematic orderly suspension of manufacturing operations” starting Wednesday as a measure to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, more commonly referred to as the coronavirus. The sus…
Dollar General has announced the dedication of the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers and has amended store operating hours in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an effort to adhere to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention's recent recommendations to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19, GraceWorks Ministries will be closed to the public Wednesday and will re-open Thursday with modified services through April 4.
With the Tennessee Department of Health reporting 73 total cases of the COVID-19 virus as of Tuesday, state leaders, business owners and more are beginning to take drastic measures to help stop the spread of the virus.
Starting on Thursday the Nolensville Food Pantry will begin providing food boxes for families in need in response to the nationwide economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some 48 hours after he posted on his Facebook page a journal of sorts about his being the first confirmed COVID-19 patient in Tennessee, Chris Baumgartner was still hearing from friends and strangers alike through reactions and comments related to his post.
The TSSAA isn't giving up hope that its high school basketball tournaments and Spring Fling tournaments could still be played out despite the ongoing distancing measures taken over the coronavirus.
As schools, governments and businesses continue to scramble in order to contain the spread of the CODVID-19 virus, Tennessee legislators on Monday held a question and answer briefing at the Capitol in Nashville, where legislators representing counties from Williamson and Davidson asked leadi…
As government operations and public facilities continue to close all across the country amid rising cases of the CODVID-19 virus, the city of Spring Hill has followed suit, closing its public library Tuesday, as well as canceling all related programming and events.
As schools across the country close amid the COVID-19 pandemic some education companies have offered free learning software to students of all ages and education levels.
Churches and other houses of worship across the country halted in-person services on Sunday in favor of online live-streamed services amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
All Williamson County Parks and Recreation facilities and the Williamson County Agricultural Center have been closed until further notice and all programming and events for both entities have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Brentwood has closed the John P. Holt Brentwood Library until further notice and has canceled all city-sponsored events through mid April in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Tennessee Department of Health has now confirmed 52 cases of COVID-19 across 10 counties, although state officials confirm that number is not representative of how far the virus has actually spread throughout the state. Last Thursday, Gov. Bill Lee declared a state of emergency in Tennes…
Gov. Bill Lee, House Speaker Cameron Sexton and Senate Speaker Randy McNally jointly announced an “unprecedented” plan Monday to expedite the legislature’s business in order to recess as coronavirus continues its spread in Tennessee and around the world.
Williamson County’s chamber of commerce is collecting information about how the new coronavirus in affecting businesses, and offering a library of resources to adapt.
Kroger announced a $3 million commitment to rapidly deploy hunger-relief resources to communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has rescheduled the 37th annual Main Street Festival that was to be held in late April in downtown Franklin to July in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
Gov. Bill Lee on Monday morning called on all school districts across the state to shut down until the end of March to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Starbucks coffee are moving to a “to-go” model amid growing numbers of coronavirus cases, with some local Starbucks locations in Brentwood and Franklin having already kicked off the new model Monday.
The Brentwood and Christ Church YMCAs will both be closed on Sunday, March 15, after a Brentwood Family YMCA employee tested positive for COVID-19.
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, which includes the Franklin Theatre and the Downtown Franklin Association as its divisions, released a statement regarding the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on the theater and downtown shops and restaurants.
For the last three days, students at the Franklin private school Battle Ground Academy have taken all of their classes online after a parent tested positive for the coronavirus.
Athletics administrators all over the country are canceling and postponing spring sports at all levels due to the coronavirus, and Williamson County Schools is the latest to make adjustments.
First responder agencies across the county are adapting policies to combat the public health risk of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, which will now attempt to take some police reports by phone call.
Maury Regional Health has established an information line for community members who have questions about COVID-19, including those concerned about symptoms and treatment.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee, up from Thursday. Of the confirmed cases, Davidson County has surpassed Williamson for most confirmed cases with 10. Williamson has nine, Shelby has two and Hamilton, Jefferson, Knox, Rutherford and Sullivan Cou…
Williamson County Parks and Recreation announced that they will cancel all organized programming and non-essential gatherings at all Recreation Centers and Parks effective March 14 due to COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, outbreak.
After deciding to suspend its state basketball tournaments in wake of the coronavirus, the TSSAA has offered an update on the status of spring sports in the area.
With all the entertainment and sports cancellations that have been announced this week due to the COVID-19 outbreak, perhaps there’s a sense of comfort to know there are still a few events and happenings on schedule. The Franklin Theatre, for instance, has issued a statement on its website t…
GraceWork Ministries of Franklin, a nonprofit that helps families in need with food, clothing and financial assistance, has expanded its food donation services to help counter shortages and school closings as more coronovirus cases are reported within Williamson County.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed COVID-19 is spreading throughout the community, something they’ve been hesitant to share as they've sought to trace the origins of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in the 18 confirmed cases throughout the state.
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order on Friday that will keep all Tennessee courts operational during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The novel coronavirus has slowed travel all over the world, and Williamson County’s tourism economy will likely take a big hit as well.
Williamson Medical Center released a new statement Thursday night relating to the coronavirus, including the announcement it will convert one of the hospital’s wings into an isolation unit for new COVID-19 cases.
Whether it be from Kroger, Walmart or otherwise, residents from all over Williamson County are struggling to find toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other cleaning products amidst the increasing number of coronavirus cases reported across Middle Tennessee.
After a previous decision to limit fan access to its high school state basketball tournament games, the TSSAA has taken a step further to suspend the festivities altogether.
The Williamson County Sheriff's Office has announced that they have suspended jail visitation as precaution due to COVID-19 until further notice.
UPDATE: (10 a.m. Saturday, March 14): Williamson County Schools School Aged Child Care program (SACC) has canceled child care services until further notice.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed nine cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in the state as of Wednesday midday. Of those cases, five are in Williamson County, two in Davidson County, one in Shelby County and one in Sullivan County. State health officials still say the ov…
Schools have been closed since Friday, when health officials reported the first case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in Williamson County. Last weekend, the district conducted a deep cleaning of schools.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed nine cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in Tennessee as of Wednesday midday.
Maury Regional Health has announced temporary inpatient visitor restrictions and patient guidelines for its outpatient locations in an effort to minimize the risk of transmission of viruses such as flu and COVID-19, the novel strain of the coronavirus.
Battle Ground Academy students will stay home the rest of the week as the school waits to learn results of tests being conducted on two students for coronavirus.
Two more cases of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, were confirmed in Tennessee Tuesday morning, bringing the statewide count to six.The new patients are adult males in Middle Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health has not released any further information on the cases and investigat…
Tuesday evening update: Williamson County Schools will remain closed Wednesday, March 11, due to the concerns surrounding the coronavirus.
Citing new coronavirus-related information, Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor Susan Wente on Monday evening canceled classes for the rest of this week and said the 13,000-student campus will shift to online and alternative learning options starting Monday and running through at least …
Many Middle Tennessee-based stocks tumbled more than 10 percent Monday amid a broad rout stoked by an oil price war and fears over the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
Williamson Medical Center, which last week released its first statement concerning coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease, has updated its message. As of Monday night, Tennessee has seen four confirmed cases of coronavirus, including one from Williamson County.
As of Monday, Middle Tennessee has seen four confirmed cases of COVID-19; more commonly referred to as coronavirus.
The Tennessee Department of Health will no longer report the counties where coronavirus cases have been confirmed, state officials said Monday, taking a step away from reporting protocols being used by other states across the nation.
The case comes days after the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the state in Williamson County. There has also been a confirmed case in Memphis, as of Sunday morning, bringing the total case count to three.
Many local businesses developed plans to deal with the new coronavirus well before state health officials reported the first case of the disease caused by the virus in Williamson County.
Despite Williamson County Schools closing Friday and Monday to conduct deep cleanings on its facilities, the Brentwood and Nolensville girls basketball teams will still get to play in friendly confines for the sub-state round.
Household contacts of the man with a confirmed case of COVID-19 have tested negative for the virus, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.
State and county level emergency management officials and medical professionals are taking steps to avoid the spread of the coronavirus in Williamson County.
Battle Ground Academy released a statement Thursday afternoon to let the public know that the confirmed case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) announced earlier is a a parent of a BGA student.
It can be easy to panic when a thing like coronavirus hits locally, but there are some practical things you can read and listen to that will help you prepare.
Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District will be closed districtwide for deep cleaning Friday and Monday.
The two school districts in Williamson County have released statements regarding the coronavirus and any impact it might have on students, families and employees.
After nearly finishing its plan to streamline its community portfolio and hitting its financial goals for the year, the Brentwood-based senior living company Brookdale is adding a healthcare executive to its board of directors.
EDIT: This story was updated on February 21 to include information from Tractor Supply Company's 2019 annual report, which was released on February 20, and a press release from Kirkland's released February 21.