Nashville’s actual temperatures and the heat index reached about 95 and 105 degrees, respectively, amid this year’s first heat advisories, all coming in the last week. Still, that didn’t keep locals and tourists from visiting some of the city’s most popular outdoor attractions Thursday.
The Tennessee Valley Authority anticipates that 30,500 megawatts of power will be needed to keep air conditioners humming — just shy of the utility’s peak power usage in 2008. The National Weather Service predicts potentially 100-degree weather in Nashville this Thursday, but TVA says it’s ready to meet the elevated electricity demand.
Tennessee’s governor has come out in support of the health department’s recent actions that landed the state in the national spotlight — that being the firing of the state’s top vaccine official, Dr. Michelle “Shelley” Fiscus, which prompted questions about vaccine outreach to children.
The inspector general of the Tennessee Valley Authority says in its latest report that coal plant workers have not been adequately guarded against potentially dangerous exposures, which can include mold, extreme heat, radiation and chemicals.
Metro Nashville Public Schools will still require all students to have up-to-date immunizations this year, and the district is hosting three back-to-school vaccination events at local middle schools, despite the firing of one of the state’s top vaccine officials.
This weekend, the city will commemorate the portion of Fifth Avenue renamed after the civil rights icon, beginning with a memorial service Friday night at First Baptist Church. After Rep. John Lewis, who began his work in Nashville, passed away last year, Metro Council renamed the portion from Germantown to the Nashville City Cemetery, to Rep. John Lewis Way.
The U.S. Treasury is providing about $2.2 billion in pandemic relief funding directly to Tennessee counties and cities. But the federal stipulations that come with the funding have created confusion among local government officials
Days after Nashville celebrated the future of one downtown building, the city is now considering demolishing four historic buildings that were damaged during the Christmas Day bombing. Property owners of 170, 172, 174 and 176 Second Avenue North submitted a letter to Metro’s Planning Department, Codes and Historical Commissions to request approval for controlled demolition, […]
On Christmas Day, 2020, video footage shows a bright orange fireball flashing across Second Avenue for mere seconds before revealing an irregular path of destruction. Six months later, engineers are still trying to determine the future of some buildings near the blast.
Nashville’s homeless population may now have a higher vaccination rate than the city’s general adult population.