As it roared through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, packing winds of up to 200 mph, the twister flattened buildings. Searchers continue to look for survivors and those who were killed.
Tennessee’s highest officials are preparing for a royal visit later this week. It’s a return trip for Prince Edward, who last came to Nashville in 2004.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean wants more affordable places to live for poor people, who are spending more than a third of their pay on rent. Dean used his “State of Metro” address Monday to announce an Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
Fort Campbell is seeing waves of soldiers return from Afghanistan. Most don’t have orders to deploy again, and budget cuts mean they’ll stay at the post longer than expected. But that’s a change many service members like.Read more ›
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean insists a planned bus-rapid transit system known as the Amp can get federal funding, despite doubts from the city’s Congressman. Last week Rep. Jim Cooper’s office said it could be tough to get the federal $75 million the Amp’s fate is riding on.Read more ›
In her only high school graduation commencement speech this year, First Lady Michelle Obama told graduating seniors at Nashville’s Martin Luther King Jr. High School that they were lucky to attend such a good school.Read more ›
The days are numbered for coal-fired power on the campus of Vanderbilt University, which has had its own plant since the 1800s. Like many older colleges, Vandy is now getting away from coal. Instead, it plans to keep making electricity using more natural gas.Read more ›
TVA executives will hold their first face-to-face meetings with the Obama Administration Tuesday about possibly privatizing the public utility. The idea was floated in the President’s budget plan.Read more ›
The Music City Center opened its doors to the public for the first time Sunday afternoon. The grand opening continues with a ribbon-cutting and concert Monday evening.Read more ›
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is again coming to the aid of fishermen. At a press conference Friday, he announced that he “brokered” a deal to save the state’s federal fish hatcheries.Read more ›
Six people are facing federal charges for trying to defraud Nissan North America. According to the US Attorney’s office in Nashville, 44 year old Kenneth Carter worked as an arbitration specialist for the Franklin-based automaker, where he helped settle warranty claims filed by Nissan owners.Read more ›
The Music City Center is Nashville’s largest public building project, costing at least $585 million. Here’s a look back at previous major projects and their cost to taxpayers.Read more ›
Tennessee veterans and their families can now permanently qualify for discounts on home loans worth an average of $100 a month. A state agency that promotes home buying has extended what was a pilot program to give military homeowners a break.Read more ›
One of the Music City Center’s most iconic features is a green roof that can be seen from the nearby Interstate. It’s part form and part function.Read more ›
The song “I Drive Your Truck” is a No. 1 country hit. It began with a father’s remembrance of his son, who was killed in action in Afghanistan — and a songwriter who just happened to be listening.Read more ›
Piedmont Natural Gas says it’s cleaned up a spill near Radnor Lake that happened over the weekend, but still has work to do reaching out to nearby homeowners. The company spent the last year reassuring people of its plan to build a new pipeline south of Nashville, right through a highly protected park.Read more ›
The first visitors to explore the 1.2 million square feet of Music City Center this week are gawking at its sheer size. But as convention centers go, it’s relatively small potatoes.Read more ›
Longtime State Senator Doug Henry today confirmed his retirement plans and took a look back at his political career, which began in to the mid-1950s.Read more ›
ABC executives said little about the TV show Nashville today except to confirm that it’s staying put.Read more ›
Nominations for the Americana Music Awards were announced today, with husband and wife duo from Charleston leading the pack.Read more ›