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.
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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.
Executives and dignitaries marked the start of a new engine line in Decherd Thursday. The standalone building is a step out from the Nissan nest.
The celebration lasted into the wee hours on West End after Vanderbilt’s baseball team won the College World Series in Omaha. It’s the school’s first national title in any men’s sport.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has brought on a Nashville health care executive to help right the ship after a scandal over wait times. Dr. Jonathan Perlin is taking a 60-day leave from his position as chief medical officer of HCA.
Conservative legislators spent the better part of Tuesday questioning whether Tennessee’s chief justice broke rules that bar judges from making political endorsements.
In the last week, President Obama extended marriage benefits to federal employees in same-sex relationships. The Metro Council decided city employees can cover a domestic partner. But what about state workers in Tennessee?
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam won’t be firing his education commissioner, despite the chorus of conservative legislators asking him to in a letter last week. But his endorsement of Kevin Huffman has lost some spark after a year of high-profile complaints.
If Vanderbilt’s baseball team can beat Virginia this week at the College World Series finals, it would be the first championship for any men’s team on campus – a feat the Commodore women achieved in 2007.
For the first time, Tennessee education officials are sifting through data to get better ideas for how to keep teachers who score highest on a five-point evaluation scale. What they’ve found is that the youngest are more likely to leave.
Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky formally took command of the 101st Airborne Friday, becoming the 45th commander of the division. He arrives behind Maj. Gen James McConville, who becomes the longest-serving leader of the division.
One of Nashville’s long-serving lawmakers is having to work harder than usual to get reelected. For the first time in several cycles, Sen. Thelma Harper has drawn a competitive challenger in the Democratic primary.
The premature release of a Nashville man who allegedly beat his girlfriend has already resulted in a legislative proposal to make the 12-hour holding period mandatory.
Labor groups in Nashville are taking a high-profile swipe at charter school advocates.
Nashville will join the ranks of Tennessee cities who fund health insurance for the same-sex partners of employees. Tuesday night the Metro Council signed off on a plan estimated to cost as much as $1 million a year.
Tennessee happens to have the kinds of mosquitoes that could transmit the Caribbean virus. And it also happens to be peak season for group mission trips to nations hard-hit by Chikungunya, such as Haiti.
The Fraternal Order of Police has even been running TV ads to make its case, but the council hasn’t gotten behind the across-the-board salary bump.
Starting this fall, students with undocumented parents will be able to get in-state tuition at Tennessee universities and community colleges. The Republican legislature was commended for making overtures to the immigrant community. But the gesture might have been only symbolic.
The Tennessee Bar Association is all but endorsing three Supreme Court justices sitting for retention elections this year. The group released a poll Friday showing 90 percent of respondents favor keeping the court as it is.
Nashville’s mayor says he “sort of doubts” he’ll endorse specific candidates running for school board. But he does have criteria for who he wants on the panel – charter school advocates.