Last week, Gov. Bill Lee removed the authority of most of Tennessee’s county mayors to impose mask mandates in their local communities. But what does that mean for schools?
Nashville high schoolers who graduated in 2020 were less likely than their predecessors to immediately enroll in college. The pandemic last fall shut down schools and created new barriers that derailed students from pursuing their post-high school plans.
Metro Nashville plans to spend $2.65 billion — or about 7% more than last year — in the newly proposed city budget.
Instead of trying to back away from Nashville’s commitment to fund a public hospital, the city is now on a path to increase its contribution. Mayor John Cooper’s budget proposal includes $49 million for Metro General — a 14% increase.
Virtual learning has made it challenging for schools to connect with students about their academic and emotional needs during the pandemic.
Tennessee protestors could face harsher punishments for blocking roadways. One bill, HB 513/SB 843, would raise the offense of obstructing traffic during demonstrations to a felony. Opponents of the bill are concerned of the chilling effect this could have on the state’s freedom of assembly.
Nashville police shot and killed a 23-year-old man in a homeless encampment behind a Goodwill facility on Nolensville Pike Saturday evening. Officials have identified the man as Jacob Griffin.
Monday marks the start of Nashville officially saying goodbye to a woman who spent decades in service to the city. Thelma Harper was Tennessee’s longest serving female state senator and the first Black woman to serve in the state’s upper house.
The 10-day safety pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine didn’t seem to weaken demand in Nashville. The city resumed using the one-shot vaccine in the past week and has seen it become the preferred option.
The changing face of Nashville was at the center of today’s State of Metro address. It was also the topic of a heartfelt and critical recitation by Nashville’s youth poet laureate.