One of Tennessee’s longest serving state senators has died. Nashville Democrat Thelma Harper, known for her endless energy and elegant hats, was 80 years old.
Fewer and fewer people are getting vaccinated at Nashville’s primary hub for COVID shots. So first doses will stop being offered at the Music City Center on May 7.
Southern states are seeing a pretty sharp drop off in the pace of COVID vaccinations — and the slowness can’t be blamed on supply. In Tennessee, the vaccination numbers on Monday were less than half of the highest days in recent months, with plenty of shots on hand.
More than half of Tennesseans are still hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to state-based surveying conducted this month by the Tennessee Department of Health. But the “why” is often more complicated than a multiple-choice survey can handle.
A federal disaster declaration could trigger another round of buyouts for flooded homes in Nashville. Increasingly, cities are fighting floodwaters by — more or less — getting out of the way: The federal government buys the houses just to tear them down. But a buyout offer doesn’t mean people will take it.
When COVID-19 took hold, financial support unsurprisingly topped the list of priorities for most nonprofits who provide direct assistance to people in the live music industry. But, as weeks off of the road turned into months and now over a year, mental health remains a major concern for those whose stages have sat blank and […]
This weekend was the first one in a long time when restaurants and bars could stay open until 3 a.m. with increased capacity. Sporting events and concerts can now have slightly larger crowds, as well. And private gatherings can include as many as 15 people.
Tennessee is looking for messaging that might overcome COVID vaccine reluctance in rural communities, as health officials prepare public service announcements to be used in the coming months.
On Thursday, the Metro Public Health Department announced that for the first time, vaccine appointments have been going unfilled. The city has been giving about 2,000 shots a day at the convention center.
A woman from East Nashville hospitalized with severe blood clots is believed to be one of the handful suffering from the syndrome after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine. The case was reported Wednesday in the Nashville Scene.