Don’t call it “middle school” in Nashville any more. The public school system is re-branding grades five through eight as “middle preps” and adding foreign languages and extracurriculars in an effort to compete with private schools and other county systems.
Articles by: Blake Farmer
More than three weeks after voting ended, state Sen. Jim Tracy has conceded in the 4th Congressional District Republican Primary. Rep. Scott DesJarlais came out on top by just 38 votes.
The remains of Private First Class Cecil Harris were found last year by a French national under a large rock with a crudely engraved “H” on it. U.S. officials excavated the burial site on hilltop near the French/German border and found Harris’ dog tags.
CNBC called it a “wacky” idea when it launched a year ago – a fund that invests in companies solely because they’re based in a particular city, in this case – Nashville. The Nashville ETF has beat the odds, but maybe not for long.
MTSU president Sidney McPhee’s frank speech at a Friday faculty meeting is still ringing in the ears of professors and campus staff.
Power bills will go up by 1.5 percent starting in October as part of a TVA rate hike approved by the utility’s board Thursday.
Family Dollar is citing anti trust concerns for its rejection.
Belmont University has more than doubled its enrollment since the year 2000.
Another 10 schools in Nashville have been deemed eligible for state takeover because of their slow rate of improvement. Tennessee education officials released their list of “priority” schools Tuesday, and the number in Nashville went up, while the figures in Memphis went down.
According to a news release from the company, Dollar General has made a $9.7 billion all-cash counter-bid, which tops the cash and stock offer made by Dollar Tree three weeks ago.
The automaker has been pulling teenagers off the traditional American track for its German-style apprenticeship program in Chattanooga.
Emergency responders received calls at 3:40 a.m. Friday with word that a tanker truck had hit the Peytonsville Rd. overpass. No other vehicles were involved, and police confirm the driver was the single fatality.
State Sen. Jim Tracy’s campaign used that checkered personal history for attack ads. Apparently, it didn’t work as well as hoped, because he’s still 37 votes behind as provisional ballots are being counted one-by-one.
There’s a predicted shortage of a million coders over the next decade. But there’s another shortage that may be more pressing – the almost non-existence of coding teachers.
It could be weeks before a final outcome is determined in the race between Congressman Scott DesJarlais and state Sen. Jim Tracy. The incumbent was almost considered the underdog following revelations that he once pressured a mistress to have an abortion. And Thursday night, both men claimed victory.
For the second election cycle in a row, the chair of Nashville’s school board has been voted out of office.
It continues to be a sellers real estate market in Nashville. New figures from July show high demand and low supply of homes.
Just as parent company Gannett spins off its newspaper business, The Tennessean has announced cuts and a complete reshuffling of its newsroom.
Pizza and hot ham and cheese sandwiches are on the menu for the first day of school in Nashville. And this year, all 85,000 students eat for free thanks to federal taxpayers – even kids in wealthy parts of town who tend to bring a sack lunch from home.
It took less than a week to replace a 50-foot section of water main in south Nashville that burst, leaving 15,000 customers with reduced service. Now Metro Water Services officials are starting to explain what may have happened.