The former charter school CEO joins Metro councilwoman Megan Barry, attorney Charles Bone and former school board chairman David Fox, though others are also expected to enter the race for Nashville mayor.
Articles by: Blake Farmer
Infants waiting on vaccinations, pregnant women forgoing prenatal care and people with deadly infections refusing to go to the hospital — these are the kinds of anecdotes contained in a new lawsuit against Tennessee’s Medicaid program.
Leaders of the largest protestant denomination in the U.S. are returning from the Texas border. They’re calling on evangelicals to have compassion for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding from Central America.
When thousands of farmers gather this week in West Tennessee, they’ll be learning what drones could do for the agricultural industry, but only in the near future.
Common Core has become a clear differentiator in Nashville’s school board races. Incumbents are confident in the new education standards adopted by most states. Challengers range from confused to fed up.
Metro Schools superintendent Jesse Register has called for more civility in the sometimes-toxic debate over charter schools. Candidates for school board are having no trouble complying.
The journalist, political advisor and civil rights advocate – has died at age 86. He passed away at home, surrounded by family, according to his son.
As Congress considers what to do about the flood of unaccompanied minors flooding across the Mexican border, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is calling to send guardsmen. At a hearing in Washington on Thursday, he advocated dispatching soldiers to parts of the border where there is no wall or fence.
The United Auto Workers have started a local chapter in Chattanooga meant for Volkswagen workers, UAW local 42. Employees narrowly rejected the UAW earlier this year in a secret ballot at the plant, so union officials are trying another route to show how much support they have.
In the final weeks of campaigning, two Republicans challenging Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander are harping on the same issue – illegal immigration. Both Memphis businessman George Flinn and Rutherford County state Rep. Joe Carr have released ads trying to tie Alexander to the current influx on the southern border.
The Nashville Zoo unveiled ambitious plans Wednesday for a $160 million expansion – effectively doubling the number of animals on display.
Homes in Nashville are moving faster than previous months and selling for more than ever before, according to numbers for June released by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
A Franklin businessman stands to make more than a billion dollars by selling his company that designs and builds slot machines. Video Gaming Technologies, headquartered in Cool Springs, has quietly become one of the biggest players in tribal casinos.
They’re calling it the “War on Trees” at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, according to a spokesperson. Chainsaws are revving this summer, pruning century-old hardwoods and chopping down others altogether. The campus arborist has been forced to defend his strategy in order to smooth things over on campus.
Tennessee education officials have begun their annual release of standardized test results. This year’s TCAP scores are mixed, with improvements in math and slight declines in reading. The explanation has less to do with teachers and test-takers and more to do with the test itself.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made yet another appearance Monday with Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, who is facing a Tea Party primary challenger. While considered one of the most moderate Republicans in the Senate, Alexander has been working in recent months to look more conservative.
The Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention is praising God for the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, which challenged an Obamacare requirement to cover birth control. The denomination has been a vocal supporter of the Green family, which owns the for-profit retailer and are SBC members.
Don’t presume that’s a real chorus of kids on the children’s music coming out of Nashville studios. More likely, it was someone like Dale Richardson, who has been singing in a child-like voice on recordings for nearly three decades.
Nissan’s plant in Smyrna has quickly ballooned to become the most productive auto factory in the country. The Franklin-based company expects to build more than 650,000 cars there this year.
The U.S. Attorney in Nashville has indicted 22 people who are accused of selling heroin mixed with synthetic opioids imported from China. Law enforcement blames drug dealers for contributing to numerous overdoses.