Articles by: Alberto Roldan

Sebastian: The Divine Scientist

Sebastian: The Divine Scientist

March 30, 2011 at 6:00 am

Sebastian Jones is a normal 17-year-old, until you put him on stage at a poetry slam.

Some Race to the Top Funds Go to Charter Schools

March 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Governor Bill Haslam is committing ten million dollars of the state’s portion of Race to the Top funds to rapidly expand charter schools.

Haslam’s Budget Makes Cuts to Higher Education

March 14, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Higher education leaders expressed disappointment, but not surprise, in Governor Bill Haslam’s decision to cut spending for universities, community colleges and trade schools.

Metro Citizens Pinching Pennies with High Gas Prices

March 14, 2011 at 5:42 am

This week is spring break for Metro schools and other districts. But hitting the road is more expensive than it was last year.

Nashville Chamber of Commerce Defends Partnership 2010

March 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce is using job growth figures to defend its “Partnership 2010″ fund.

Nashville Electric Service Error Results in Mistaken Bills

March 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Yesterday some Nashville Electric Service customers got a surprise in their inboxes.

Pinnacle Looks to Repay TARP Funds

March 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial is considering paying back one loan from the federal government by taking out another.

Tractor Supply Finds Unusual Method of Growth

March 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Brentwood-based Tractor Supply Company credits high-end pet food with helping it mark record sales last year.

Georgia Looks to Tennessee River to Help Alleviate Water Woes

March 7, 2011 at 7:28 am

Georgia is still eyeing Tennessee River as a way to alleviate its water troubles – at least, to small extent.

TVA Announces Cleaner Energy Plans

March 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Tennessee can expect more nuclear and renewable energy over the next 20 years, but a lot less coal.

Williams Sees Tenure and Collective Bargaining Failing in House

March 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Former Republican speaker of the House Kent Williams says the tenure and collective bargaining bills should be defeated.

Democrats Criticize Tone of Educational Debate

March 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Democrats want to ratchet down the rhetoric over tenure and collective bargaining rights. They characterized the debate as an “attack on teachers and children.”

Haslam Says Regulation Impedes Job Growth

March 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Government regulation is standing in the way of job growth—that was Governor Bill Haslam’s popular message to small business owners Tuesday.

Web Extra: District Council Run-Offs and Stories

September 12, 2007 at 12:30 am

The winners of the District Council Run-Offs are as follows: District 1 Lonnell Matthews, Jr. defeats Ken Jakes District 8 Karen Bennett defeats Randy Reed District 11 Darren Jernigan defeats Rick McClintock District 16 Anna Page defeats Tony Tenpenny District 17 Sandra Moore defeats Frank Stevenson District 21 Edith Taylor Langster defeats Harold M. Love District 24 Jason Holleman defeats Katherine Beasley District 33 Robert Duvall defeats Page Turner WPLNRead More

Parks Board Approves Lease for Belmont University

September 6, 2007 at 5:38 pm

Today the Metro Park Board unanimously approved a 40 year lease which allows Belmont University to build an athletic complex in Rose Park. The lease has been under constant criticism from the Organized Neighbors of Edgehill, whose attempts to preserve the park were fundamentally ended by the vote. Two weeks ago, in the last meeting of the term, Metro Council approved the lease after a heated debate and a closeRead More

Guerrero Not New to Nashville Symphony

September 6, 2007 at 5:37 pm

Giancarlo Guerrero hopes to expand the audience of the Nashville Symphony. After a two year search, Guerrero will be the Symphony’s next Music Director. Guerrero follows the late Kenneth Schermerhorn, who served as Music Director for 22 years. In fact, it was only a week after Schermerhorn’s passing in April of 2005 that Guerrero first served as a guest conductor with the orchestra. He has returned several times since then,Read More

Subcommittee Holds Meeting on Open Records

September 6, 2007 at 5:36 pm

The state legislator is looking for ways to improve public access to government records. A congressional subcommittee met (today/yesterday) to evaluate the laws controlling open records. By state law every record produced by the government is public. That is, every record apart from over 230 exceptions listed separately in state law. Frank Gibson, executive director of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, says that unless a citizen has extensive knowledgeRead More

Clement Pledges to Strengthen Police in South Nashville

August 30, 2007 at 4:38 pm

Mayoral Candidate Bob Clement is calling for more law enforcement in the Hickory Hollow area. In response to what he calls, a “lack of police protection” for south Nashville, Clement says he intends to strengthen police presence there. Clement says that only one patrol car is assigned to the zone which covers the Hickory Hollow Mall to the county line, but police officials say that car is in addition toRead More

West Nile Found in Nashville Mosquitoes

August 23, 2007 at 1:55 pm

A group of mosquitoes in Davidson County have tested positive for the West Nile virus. The Metro Health Department confirmed today that the incident is the first reported case this year. Mosquitoes carrying the virus lay eggs in stagnant water. Although the recent mid-State drought has lowered the threat of large nests, Joe Conlon of the American Mosquito Control Association says that dry weather does not eliminate risk. “Even whereRead More

Governor Bredesen Offers Money to Agencies During Heat Wave

August 22, 2007 at 5:09 pm

Governor Phil Bredesen says the state will release funds to agencies that are helping low-income residents cool their homes through the heat wave. There have been 14 heat-related deaths in Tennessee this August. Governor Bredesen says already 19 agencies—both public and not-for-profit—have run out of funds to help people battle the heat. “In several communities, most importantly in Memphis, the agencies had run out of money for air conditioners. WeRead More