The percentage of Tennesseans working or trying to find a job is the lowest it’s been in more than a generation. At a meeting of the state funding board, WPLN’s Daniel Potter reports economists’ forecasts for the state’s jobs picture were hardly rosy.Read more ›
The United States Air Force Band surprised visitors of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington with a joyous performance of holiday classics.
A charter school operator in Metro is getting $2 million which will help it expand. KIPP Nashville already has a pair of middle schools, and the money will help as as it adds an elementary and a high school over the next few years.
After nearly a year of discussion, Tennessee’s governor is finally writing down what he wants a state’s Medicaid expansion to look like. Governor Bill Haslam says he’s sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday.
David Schnaufer moved to Nashville in the 1980′s on a quest to make the mountain dulcimer as common to country music as the fiddle and the pedal steel guitar.
Dollar General has opened hundreds of stores across the nation in the past three years, The key has been new software, allowing the company to pinpoint not only which neighborhood is ideal, but which block, and even which side of the street.Read more ›
Nearly half of Tennessee’s schools have full-time guards. The number has grown dramatically in the year since the heartbreaking massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.Read more ›
Last year, Tullahoma City Schools gave its youngest students a standardized test that districts weren’t required to use. Now, the superintendent says that was a mistake he doesn’t want to make again.Read more ›
While home prices have risen over the last year, the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors says the average price for condominiums has fallen and now hovers around $150,000Read more ›
Dozens of workers at fast-food chains around Nashville are going on strike Thursday. The day marks the latest in a series coordinated national events this year, and the first such strike in Nashville. Workers are calling to be paid $15 hourly.Read more ›
Nashville officials have chosen a development team to replace the old convention hall with a million square foot, mixed-use tower.Read more ›
Starting in January, Amazon will begin charging Tennessee customers sales tax for the first time. And while the online retail giant has been posting huge sales figures in recent quarters, the estimates for what the company will bring Tennessee is a little less eye-popping.Read more ›
Officially, Nashville’s largest ever public building project came in under budget, but only because additional court-ordered costs were handled from a different pot of money.Read more ›
The proposed new ballpark for the Nashville Sounds faces a pivotal vote in the Metro Council Tuesday night. Committee members wrangled Monday over whether the deal should put the baseball team on the hook for more financial risk.Read more ›
A company that makes high-end endurance racecars is suing Franklin-based Nissan. DeltaWing says Nissan stole a design for an experimental car, unveiled last week.Read more ›
Crews are lowering into place 3 and a half ton rotors at Raccoon Mountain. The hydroelectric power plant, near Chattanooga, has been offline for more than a year. And the CEO of Tennessee Valley Authority says it can’t come back fast enough.Read more ›
Imagine one square meter of empty forest floor. If you looked at it long enough, what would you notice? Biologist David Haskell has been doing exactly that in Sewanee for roughly a decade, and he’s noticed enough to fill a book.Read more ›
If everything goes according to schedule, a new computer system will go online next year for tracking the services Tennessee provides to people with disabilities–but it’s twenty years overdue.Read more ›
Polish pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki has brought one of Leonardo da Vinci’s lesser-known inventions to life. He spent almost four years building the ‘viola organista’ — a unique musical instrument that looks like a piano on the outside, but sounds like a quartet of string instruments when played.Read more ›
Hatch most recently moved into a new addition at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Here’s a time lapse video of the new Hatch getting set up and moved in.Read more ›
Imagine taking your two-year-old to the dentist and being told she has one, two, even 4 or more cavities. According to the CDC, oral health in the United States has improved for every age group except 2-5 year olds.Read more ›
Some Nashvillians will rise early Thanksgiving morning…not to put the turkey in the oven, but to put their eyes to a telescope. Astronomers are hoping to get one final glimpse of Comet ISON, before it travels behind the sun.Read more ›
150 years ago, a young man from Smyrna died and became the “Boy Hero of the Confederacy.” Sam Davis is hardly a well-known figure anymore, but he once captured the attention of people all over the South. There’s a statue of him on the grounds of the state capitol. At one time, his name was even used to sell canned vegetables.Read more ›