Homeless campers on the hill between Fort Negley and the Adventure Science Center received an order Tuesday to remove their tents from the Metro parkland before Sept. 15. But within hours, officials agreed to discuss a later deadline.
Sean Smith, a 19-year-old student at Nashville State Community College, says he wrote this spoken-word piece to inspire his friends — and himself — to get more interested in the city's mayoral race. He asked his buddies why they had trouble caring about the candidates. Their answer is quoted in the performance:
"I can't even identify myself to myself, and the only thing I register is cash, homie."
North Nashville has become a focus in the final days of the city’s mayoral race. And the two runoff candidates say they’re more concerned about protecting the historic heart of the city’s African-American community than promoting it.
Nearly all of the hourly workers at General Motors’ plant in Spring Hill — 96 percent — voted to authorize a strike as a bargaining chip in upcoming negotiations with the United Auto Workers. Union leaders say it’s a "procedural" maneuver typically used ahead of formal talks on pay and benefits.
Gov. Bill Haslam's latest business recruitment trip is taking him to Israel this week, where he's trying to build ties with that country's booming tech sector.
The governor is leading a delegation of 24 state officials and businesspeople. They want to find out how Israel got so good at starting new companies, says Clint Brewer, the Department of Economic and Community Development's assistant commissioner for communications and marketing.
"More venture capital investment happens in Israel, per capita, than any other country in the world," he said.
A pair of Tennessee lawmakers are proposing letting the operators of ticketed events ban guns — even if their venue is in a government-owned park.
Senate minority leader Lee Harris, D-Memphis, and state Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, are behind the measure, Senate bill 1432. They say it will put an end to the controversy over whether guns can be barred from amphitheaters, stadiums and other places that are run by private companies but owned by local government.
In response to a batch of negative ads aimed at mayoral candidate Megan Barry, Howard Gentry made a surprise public endorsement on Monday. The former candidate had said he wouldn’t take sides in the runoff.
In a radio ad targeting Nashville’s African-American voters, mayoral candidate David Fox is painting his opponent as anti-Christian. He accuses Megan Barry of fighting with faith groups and opposing public prayer.