After the firing of Dr. Michelle Fiscus, the now-former medical director at the Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville Democratic Rep. John Ray Clemmons is calling for an explanation from the governor and the health commissioner.
A former president of Tennessee State University is being laid to rest Monday. Dr. Fred Humphries is credited as a key figure in the effort to prevent the state’s only historically black public university from being dissolved.
A stop on the Trail of Tears and a church important to both the Black and white community in Wilson County are among the recipients of this year’s Historic Preservation Fund grants.
Metro Nashville Police Officer Andrew Delke was back in court in mid-June for the third in a series of hearings leading up to his murder trial in July.
Tensions are running high in the Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention as the denomination gathers here for its first annual meeting since the pandemic began.
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.
Tennessee is on track to become the latest state to eliminate the requirement that gun owners get a permit to carry in public. The state House of Representatives approved the measure last night, and hours before the vote, Governor Bill Lee reiterated he intends to sign it.
More than $4 billion must be spent on K-12 education over the next several years. Beyond addressing last year’s instructional losses, some hope the injection of money will fuel lasting improvements in Tennessee.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Nashville Symphony, and an array of lauded local musicians were among the winners at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
Every state is pointing fingers at the federal government as the cause for the vaccine rollout not going more quickly. Dr. Lisa Piercey, the state’s health commissioner, says Tennessee could handle far more than the roughly 93,000 doses it will receive this week.