A plane-load of passengers from Dallas sat on a runway in Nashville until early Monday morning waiting to see if someone who’d gotten sick mid-flight might have Ebola. They remained relatively calm despite the scare.
The Tennessee Board of Regents may see 5,000 to 6,000 new students next year — meaning students who otherwise wouldn’t attend a TBR school — as a result of Tennessee Promise. Four-year schools will be competing within the system for freshmen who could go to a community college for free.
The story of Amendment 1 begins in 1883, when the legislature passes the state’s very first abortion law. It’s untouched until Roe v. Wade 90 years later, followed by a series of court cases that left Tennessee in a fierce debate over abortion regulations.
Salih Doski was among the couple hundred people rallying for support in downtown Nashville on Friday. He doesn’t have family in the besieged Syrian town of Kobane, but he says: “Kobane today, tomorrow will be Dahook city, where my family lives.”
One of the military’s most heavily deployed Army divisions since 9/11 is prepping for a mission where flack jackets will do very little and rubber gloves save a lives. The 101st Airborne leaves for Liberia over the next few weeks. And soldiers say in some ways, Ebola is a more intimidating enemy than insurgents.
The Shared Trade online marketplace sells jewelry from India, fabric from Mozambique and silk scarves from Cambodia. Thistle Farms is also selling its vision: that customers can make a difference by buying from businesses that want to improve women’s lives.
Right now, the governor has most of the power (through appointment) and Vote Yes on 2 advocates want to keep it that way.
The TV show Nashville is about the lives of fictional country music stars and aspiring stars — and its popularity is drawing visitors to the real city from around the world.
After decades in obscurity, country singer Doug Seegers went from down-and-out to up-and-coming in an instant.
Franklin-based Nissan North America has improved fuel efficiency more than any other automaker in the U.S., according to an annual report from the Environmental Protection Agency. Nissan’s entire product line hit 26.2 miles per gallon, up 2.1 mpg compared to the prior model year.
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.
So far this year, home sales in Davidson and Rutherford counties have been driving much of the area’s growth in real estate closings. Figures were up by 19 percent in September compared to the prior year, according to newly released figures from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
It marked the first time all five candidates appeared on a forum together, and it’s expected to be the first of dozens more to come.
Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly virus, so said Gen. David Rodriguez at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday.
Aubrey Preston, who purchased the property, said: “I don’t think he wanted to sell it. It was an offer almost put forth as a dare. And I just took the dare.”
Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner says he doesn’t want Tennesseans to panic when they travel, and he wants them to pay attention to the facts about the disease.
Just around 6 percent of the city’s annual budget goes to funding sidewalks. But half of that money is used for repairs, not installing new ones.
The U.S. Supreme Court announcement means that gay marriage is effectively legal in five more states. But not in Tennessee, which is still awaiting a decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals — a decision that could change the landscape of gay marriage throughout the country.
The 700 soldiers are being sent to Liberia to build hospitals, but they will be working with locals who could be infected.
One way Gordon Ball is attempting to broaden his statewide appeal is adopting at least a few positions shared by Tea Partier Joe Carr.