Rutherford County’s mask mandate will end today at 5, as the mayor discontinues the rule about a week earlier than expected.
The Tennessee State Board of Education voted to approve two Nashville charter schools Monday, overturning the local school board’s decision in July to deny new charters. The decision paves the way for Nashville Collegiate Prep to open in 2021 and KIPP Antioch College Prep High School to open in 2023.
There had been speculation about whether retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander would break with party leaders and call for a delay until after the election.
Tennessee will relax visitation rules for long-term care facilities starting Oct. 1, removing the requirement that the county has to have limited coronavirus spread in order to allow nursing homes or assisted living facilities to welcome visitors.
It was late June when Nashville officials shared a plan to provide temporary quarantine housing to vulnerable COVID-19 patients. It was the kind of arrangement already happening in other cities. But Metro’s version has languished.
A Nashville neighborhood is debating the practicality of a street name change that would honor a Civil Rights icon. After hearing from residents, councilmembers on Tuesday shortened the boundaries of where the name change would occur.
Young people all across Tennessee have taken on the streets to protest racism and police brutality. And, as a crucial election approaches, some of them are now focused on making sure they also vote.
So far, Hispanic Nashvillians have received 2% of the city’s pandemic assistance money that’s designated for rent, mortgage and utility assistance.
The Tennessee Department of Education released on Wednesday its school outbreak dashboard, a day after missing a deadline to make the data public on Tuesday. In a news release, Commissioner Penny Schwinn says the platform protects the health and privacy of students and school community members.
We’re sure you have a lot of questions about voting this November — especially about how the process will work amid a pandemic. Are you confused about the rules for voting absentee? Did you send in a ballot? How did it go? Are you planning to go to the polls and wondering what to expect? […]