He performs hip and knee replacement surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and in 2011, he decided to start tracking how many of his patients coming in for joint replacements were taking painkillers.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam visited Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga Wednesday during a shift change to reassure workers. He later told reporters he could understand if some of the 1,500 employees have doubts about their jobs following VW’s global emissions cheating scandal.
Pfc. Kevin Rodriguez is the 22-year-old infantryman who was shot during a live-fire exercise at Fort Campbell, the post announced Wednesday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on post Tuesday morning.
Firearms manufacturers are plastering billboards around Nashville with one gun control message they can get behind: don’t buy guns for felons. A new 30-day ad campaign targets so-called “straw buyers.”
The homeless encampment between Adventure Science Center and Fort Negley has until the spring to clear out.
Metro Parks had tried to evict the campers several weeks ago, only to agree to allow more time for homeless outreach services to find other housing options. Tuesday, the Parks Board approved an April 1st deadline for completely ending the encampment.