The former warden at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary says he was forced to sign a request to reduce staffing as part of a cost-saving move. That decision, he says, has put the safety of guards and inmates in jeopardy.
Christians should consider arming themselves, Tennessee's Senate Speaker says in response to Thursday's shooting at a community college in Oregon. Ron Ramsey says armed enemies are targeting Christians, and they should respond by keeping guns close at hand.
Beyond Nashville’s border, the regional transportation system has not kept up with demand and could fall further behind as the population grows, according to a new transit study.
The issues holding back transit through the 10-county region, according to the "State of the RTA System" report, are lack of frequency of regional train and bus service, the inability of "express" buses to move faster than traffic, and the inconvenience and lack of awareness of Park-and-Ride lots for commuters and carpoolers.
Schools uncovered some vulnerabilities in the Tennessee Department of Education’s new online testing software Thursday morning. It was part of the department's experiment to see if its new program could handle high levels of traffic beforeit starts administering real statewide testing, called TNReady.
Tennessee’s new law that makes it a crime for pregnant women to use illegal narcotics is coming up for debate again. Groups that tried to block the bill last year are now aiming to keep the law from being renewed.
KIPP Nashville made its case to the state after its application to open two more charter schools was denied by the Metro board of education in August. KIPP is rebutting claims that further expansion of charters eats into money that would be spent on traditional schools.