Nashville street newspaper The Contributor is launching a smartphone app. It lets buyers pay via credit card with a quick scan of a QR code and a few clicks. The new technology means a whole set of changes for the homeless and formerly homeless vendors.
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Wayne Brezinka considered the chance to portray Zach Sobiech with the teen’s own belongings an honor–and a little intimidating, too.
Mt. Juliet has snagged a new distribution center expected to create 15-hundred jobs in the next five years: Athletic apparel maker Under Armour.
The new placards affixed to trees in Centennial Park link to videos and educational materials online.
Once again, Nashvillians are being asked to all read and talk about the same book. Mayor Karl Dean today announced the selection of “Between Shades of Gray,” a novel about a teenage Lithuanian girl at the start of the Soviet occupation.
Metro Schools Director Jesse Register says he’s got a lot of work to do before his contract with the district ends. Last night, Register essentially gave the school board nine months notice.
A nearly 200-year old cemetery and the outbuildings of an antebellum home are on this year’s list of the most endangered historic properties in Nashville. But as the so-called Nashville Nine were announced today, much of the focus was on the place that also played host to the event: the old RCA Studio A.
Voters in Lebanon are again considering whether to raise the sales tax to the state maximum. The referendum is the only item on Tuesday’s ballot.
Tennessee State University has cut the ribbon on a handful of new agricultural buildings. The lab facilities, greenhouses and classrooms were built in part with an $8 million grant from the USDA. And they’re part of an overall push to expand on one of the school’s original missions.
Try to imagine Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers using a cello bow on his instrument. Picture the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, with Paul McCartney bowing the bass line to “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.” The bass guitar doesn’t really work that way, so soloist Victor Wooten had something brand new made to order: an instrument he’ll debut Thursday night with the Nashville Symphony.
More than a hundred people showed up Wednesday night to voice their distaste for the idea of a state income tax. A constitutional amendment specifically barring Tennessee from ever adopting one is on the ballot in November.
There were 4.6% more closings than in the same month a year before, a growth rate that echoes the figures for July.
Metro Arts Commission has approved a ribbon of of highly polished steel as Nashville’s next public art project. One percent of every construction bond issued by the city is set aside to pay for art in public places.
Brian Parker recreates the Great Masters each week at a local cafe with nothing but the standard items other customers use to wipe their hands and sweeten their coffee.
Workers who fought off the United Auto Workers earlier this year are now trying to form an their own union at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant.
The country singer, touring artist and – now – online video distributor, Brad Paisley is branching out with a new digital channel about the country lifestyle: grilling, hunting, and life on the road.
Williamson County’s school board will definitely include new faces after this election. While six districts are on the ballot, only three incumbents are running to keep their seat. As newcomers come in, the question is how overtly political they’ll be.
All three justices currently up for reelection were appointed by a Democratic governor. If they are ousted, a Republican governor will get to choose their replacements. However, the lineup of groups and individuals backing the efforts to oust or retain the justices isn’t quite so straightforward.
Conventional wisdom says that a scandal-free incumbent like Lamar Alexander shouldn’t have much trouble winning re-election, but the Tea Party has worked very hard to upend that assumption this year, with Lamar Alexander as one of its prime targets.
Almost half of Davidson County’s School Board seats are up for grabs this election, and the outcome could change the board’s leadership, its approach to charter schools—and its relationship with Schools Director Jesse Register.