This Memorial Day marks 30 years since George Paine led the construction of the Vietnam War memorial in downtown Nashville. It includes a statue, time capsule and black granite wall — similar to the national memorial — listing the names of 1,300 Tennessee soldiers killed in Southeast Asia.
The mayor’s race in Nashville has finally reached the televised debate phase. The seven leading candidates have appeared side-by-side for months at forums around town. But Thursday night is the first on live TV.
If the mayor’s proposed budget passes this year, Nashville will be dedicating $25 million to sidewalks — which is more funding than any other year in the past decade and a half. But some residents say it’s still just a baby step toward making the city pedestrian-friendly.