Articles by: Anita Bugg

Tennessee Senators Help Block Vote on Judicial Nominee

May 20, 2011 at 9:21 am

Tennessee’s U.S. Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander helped block a vote on a presidential nomination to a federal appeals court.

Bridgestone Arena Sets Record

December 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Nine flood relief concerts by Garth Brooks, along with sell-out performances by Usher and the Zac Brown Band have helped Nashville’s Bridgestone arena set a record for attendance.

TVA Suggests Cities for New Data Centers

October 20, 2010 at 6:04 pm

The Tennessee Valley Authority says Murfreesboro and Tullahoma are among a dozen cities across the Southeast that would be good sites for new data centers.

Tennessee’s U.S. Senators Vote “No” On Financial Regulations Bill

July 15, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Tennessee Republicans Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted against the financial regulations bill that passed Thursday in the U.S. Senate.

Fort Campbell Soldier Killed Near Kandahar

July 15, 2010 at 5:02 pm

A 101st Airborne Division soldier died Wednesday in Afghanistan.

NES Says Expect Bills To Be Higher

July 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm

The Nashville Electric Service is giving customers a heads up – be prepared for higher bills.

A.O. Smith To Keep Plant In Middle Tennessee

July 13, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Cheatham County and state officials are breathing a sigh of relief after the county’s largest employer says it will keep its plant there open.

State Tax Collections Down In June, But Sales Tax Revenue Up – Slightly

July 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm

State tax collections were slightly below budget projections for June, but state sales tax revenue grew.

101st Airborne Division Loses Three Soldiers Sunday

June 30, 2010 at 7:51 am

Three more soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division have died this month in Afghanistan.

Two 101st Airborne Troops, Knoxville Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

June 29, 2010 at 10:33 am

Fort Campbell says two 101st Airborne Division soldiers died Friday in Afghanistan.

Army Identifies Final Casualty From IED Attack In Early June

June 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Friday, the Department of Defense released the name of the fifth Fort Campbell soldier killed by an improvised explosive device earlier this month in Afghanistan. The Army had already released the names of the four other soldiers killed in the June 7th attack in the Kunar province.

101st Commander Responds To Rising Casualties In Afghanistan

June 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm

The Commanding General of the 101st Airborne says his troops are in one
of the riskiest times of deployment.

Corker Joins Call For Hearings On Afghanistan Mission

June 25, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Tennessee Republican Bob Corker is among a bi-partisan group of senators asking for hearings on the U.S. mission in Afghanistan prior to the July 4th congressional recess.

Lessons Learned From Love

Lessons Learned From Love

February 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Cards, roses, singing telegrams – love is in the air this weekend with Valentine’s Day. For Nashville storyteller Patsy Lawson, one of the lessons of love came in the 8th grade.

Two Tennessee Companies Make Workplace List

January 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Two Tennessee-based companies made Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.

Capitol Hill Conversation – Special Session on Education

January 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

A special session called by Governor Phil Bredesen continues today at the state legislature. Late Friday night, lawmakers handed Governor Phil Bredesen what he said he needed to make Tennessee competitive for hundreds of millions of dollars from the “Race to the Top” education fund. The General Assembly changed how public school teachers will be evaluated for their pay, allowing a good portion of that to be based on student achievement. WPLN’s Anita Bugg talked with Capitol Hill Correspondent Joe White about what action the legislature has taken and what steps are next.

President of Tennessee Commerce Bancorp To Replace Retiring CEO

December 28, 2009 at 9:14 am

Tennessee Commerce Bancorp says the company president will succeed its retiring Chief Executive Officer this week.

Predators End Naming-Rights Agreement, Sue Sommet Group

November 25, 2009 at 6:23 pm

The Nashville Predators ended naming rights today with the Sommet Group for the downtown arena where the hockey team plays.

Giarratana No Longer May Town Developer

November 25, 2009 at 6:18 pm

The developer for what essentially would be a second downtown for Nashville has stepped away from the project.

College Cost Shifts More to Tennessee Students

November 20, 2009 at 3:04 pm

State higher education officials says they’ll try to keep tuition increases to around 5% in the wake of requested budget cuts.