About 40 military veterans will graduate from Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday wearing special red stoles. That regalia was handed out for the first time Tuesday in a ceremony for the graduates and their families.
Retired Army General Keith Huber, who advises MTSU on its veterans relations, told the group he’s proud of both the students' military service and the university’s willingness to acknowledge that they have different needs.
The percentage of veterans in the Tennessee and Kentucky region waiting more than 30 days to see a doctor is nearly double that of the rest of the country. About one in 20 appointments in the Tennessee Valley healthcare system failed to meet the VA’s completion goal, according to new data from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.
The Metro Council took its first look at a $100 million flood wall system to protect Nashville’s core Monday afternoon. And many council members disagree that downtown should take priority, especially those who represent areas where entire neighborhoods flooded in May 2010.
A former environmental chief under President George W. Bush toured Watts Bar Unit II in Spring City, Tenn., last week. She used the visit to remind the Tennessee Valley Authority and its ratepayers about the benefits of nuclear power.