Articles by: jeriel johnson

High Voter Turnout Despite Photo ID Law

August 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Of the more than 600-thousand votes cast in Tennessee’s primary elections last week, 277 were from provisional ballots because voters didn’t have a valid photo I.D.

Gentry Tops Kindall’s 27-Year Experience

Gentry Tops Kindall’s 27-Year Experience

August 3, 2012 at 2:50 am

A nearly three-decade tenure on the school board came to an end yesterday. Ed Kindall lost his seat to fellow board member Sharon Gentry. The two were pitted against each other in District 1 after its boundaries were redrawn.

Demolished Dam Restores Eco-Friendly River Flow

Demolished Dam Restores Eco-Friendly River Flow

July 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Helicopters circled above a mile-stretch of the Harpeth River Wednesday as excavators ripped out a 6-foot-high sheet-metal dam that was constructed more than 50 years ago.

Defense Agency Sponsors Job Fair for Veterans

July 13, 2012 at 7:42 am

According to a recent survey, companies admit military-related skills are good for their bottom line, yet the unemployment rate of veterans is above the national rate of 8-percent.

Hot, Dry Weather Ramps Up Air Alerts

July 9, 2012 at 6:25 am

Saturday marked the thirteenth air quality alert for the Nashville area due to higher temperatures and dry weather conditions.

Motorcyclists Face New Rule for Young Passengers

July 5, 2012 at 7:13 am

Tennessee motorcyclists have a new law to look out for. It’s geared toward protecting small children, requiring their feet be able to reach the foot pegs in order to be a passenger.

Two Years After Flood, New Way to Report Waterway Debris

Two Years After Flood, New Way to Report Waterway Debris

June 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

There’s a new hotline for Nashvillians to report waterway debris that still remains from the 2010 flood. At least a dozen such sites have already been identified in Davidson County.

CMA Music Festival Looks to Volunteer Assistance

CMA Music Festival Looks to Volunteer Assistance

June 7, 2012 at 5:40 am

More than sixty-thousand country music fans are expected to jam downtown Nashville each of the next four days for the CMA Music Festival. Hundreds of volunteers will be helping with crowd control and manning information booths.

Civil Order First to Crack Down on Tennessee Gangs

Civil Order First to Crack Down on Tennessee Gangs

June 5, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Metro Nashville Police officials have filed a civil lawsuit to prevent gang meetings in the South Nashville area.