The number of new businesses starting in Williamson County has started increasing after hitting a low point in April.
A Tennessee committee overseeing the state’s allocation of $2.3 billion in federal coronavirus aid met Wednesday to discuss the final steps before the funds expire at the end of the month.
Former Brentwood police officer, family man and Spring Hill resident Dan Hester, 49, tragically passed away Tuesday after battling COVID-19 for over a month.
Tennessee lawmakers are considering ways to claw back pandemic-related powers from the executive branch ahead of their return to legislative session in January.
The Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services have partnered with other statewide organizations, to provide a COVID-19 Emotional Support Line for all Tennessee educators.
Maury Regional Spring Hill, along with all Maury Regional hospitals will see new visitor restrictions imposed starting Monday, Nov. 30, as COVID-19 cases spike across the state.
“I completely acknowledge that it [COVID-19] exists — I’m not a COVID-denier. People have died from this disease, that is tragic, loss of life is tragic, but I’m not being callous when I say this — people die,” Gary Humble said.
Williamson County saw another large number of COVID-19 cases reported Monday as Thanksgiving week continues.
With Thanksgiving less than one week away the United States is seeing an explosion of COVID-19 viral infections that could increase dramatically as families gather for the holiday on Thursday.
Several tech executives from Williamson County companies shared lessons learned during the pandemic and their vision of the next steps for the tech industry at a virtual conference this week.
As COVID-19 vaccines inch closer to readiness, a group of Tennessee lawmakers is seeking to make it harder to require immunizations of the state's citizens.
Williamson County is seeing its highest surge of new COVID-19 cases since the pandemic's start as November continues.
Over the last several weeks, a number of airlines have announced programs that test passengers for COVID-19 before they get on a flight.
Williamson Medical Center, Williamson County Health Department, Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District and Williamson, Inc. released a joint statement calling for the greater community to take steps to help lessen the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as cases rise…
Since Oct. 1, the COVID-19 outbreak has more than doubled in size in Tennessee and the number of people hospitalized for the virus has risen 86 percent.
Williamson County saw a startling new number of COVID-19 cases come in over the weekend as the state went through a backlog of new cases.
Tennessee Stands, a nonprofit advocacy group, is gathering donations to fund a lawsuit against Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson with the goal of seeking an injunction on the county mask mandate and removing Anderson from office.
Williamson County saw 48 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. The overall tally now stands at 7,235 overall for the county since the start of the pandemic, with 798 of those cases deemed active. 6,381 people in the county have either recovered or had their cases deemed inactive by the state, and 5…
Williamson County crossed the 7,000-case threshold Monday on the newest report of positive tests with 290 new cases.
Voters will not be required to wear masks when voting in person following the reinstatement of the county-wide mask mandate to help combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Dozens of nonprofits based in Williamson County received approval for more than $5 million in funding to help ameliorate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but bureaucratic obstacles are making it hard to follow through on planned projects.
"This cloth has become way too political. It's an instrument, a tool that helps people rather than it being a divisive piece of cloth."
The Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday released its preliminary plans for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state when they become available.
Two people have died of the virus in the past day in the county, and 51 have died since the beginning of the pandemic in March.
According to multiple reports, the NFL has notified the Tennessee Titans it has concluded its investigation with the NFL Players Association regarding the team’s COVID-19 outbreak, and the Titans are unlikely to face any severe disciplinary action.
At the chamber of commerce’s first large event in months, a group of business leaders argued that Williamson County is still a great place to business, even amid a viral pandemic.
Gov. Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn on Friday announced they hope to suspend negative consequences for schools and educators related to standardized testing.
As House Republicans and Democrats continue to negotiate a new COVID-19 stimulus package, Congressman Mark Green said Thursday that he would be in favor of spending the estimated $1.8 trillion in still undisbursed relief funds first "before we go writing another huge check."
Williamson County saw it's single largest drop in continued unemployment claims last week since the pandemic began in late March, with the number of residents receiving unemployment benefits dropping by 899 when compared to the previous week.
During the spring of 2020, hospitals across the U.S. were gearing up for a surge of COVID-19 patients. They paused elective procedures, and many patients appeared to be forgoing care for serious problems like strokes or heart attacks.
The 32nd annual Music Country Grand Prix Patrons Party, presented by Tractor Supply Company and originally scheduled to be held Oct. 24 at Brownland Farm in Franklin, is canceled due to the ongoing circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Williamson Medical Center in Franklin is "in a pretty good place" this week regarding the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations according to the hospital Chief Financial Officer Paul Bolin.
Enrollment at Columbia State Community College in Franklin dropped this semester as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
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.