Families in Metro Nashville Public Schools are evenly divided on returning their kids to in-person classes in the fall. That’s according to the results of a reopening survey released at a board meeting Tuesday evening.
Before the pandemic shut down activities at the Hadley Park Community Center, a free dance class would bring dozens of senior citizens to the gymnasium each Tuesday and Thursday morning.
Thirty-two new deaths from the coronavirus in Tennessee would have been every headline for days in March. But six months later, the rising death toll jumped on Friday with almost no attention from the public.
Recent court rulings have created a lot of confusion regarding who can request mail-in ballots and voting in general.
The majority of Nashville’s libraries would have to close if a special referendum succeeds in rolling back Metro’s recent 34% property tax increase. That’s the fear being shared by Nashville Public Library Director Kent Oliver. Just two or three of Nashville’s 21 libraries would be able to stay open — likely the main downtown library and two large regional branches.
As people start requesting absentee ballots, some Tennessee voters have noticed something unusual: The bottom part of the form published by the Secretary of State has a notice saying voters could receive a reward if they report a case of voter fraud.
Nashville voters could end up seeing two Metro Charter amendments on a special ballot in December, with major implications for the power of the city council.
Nashville public officials and business leaders are condemning a plan to roll back the 34% property tax increase that councilmembers passed in June. The Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act wants to limit the city’s ability to give public land to private entities and slow property tax increases.
Metro Nashville Public Schools has set the dates for Nashville students to begin returning to the classroom in mid-October, and the district is giving families three more days to decide whether to attend in person or remain virtual.
Owners of entertainment venues and restaurants say relief is needed to help the artists and workers that depend on them.