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.
Ramsey Solutions has become known locally for rules that essentially require everyone to be a conservative Christian. And the company seems to have reached a boiling point when it comes to questioning those rules.
After just eight games, the Vanderbilt women’s basketball season is over. A statement from the university says the remainder of the season will be cancelled due to a combination of COVID-19 related circumstances, opt-outs and injuries.
As Tennessee’s Republicans in Congress prepare to contest the presidential election results, members of their party who used to hold those seats are criticizing the move.
This week, the state is launching a program meant to improve the literacy of Tennessee’s school students. Reading 360 is a $100 million initiative from the state Department of Education.
WPLN News has obtained audio from several 911 calls, which help to clarify the timeline of the Christmas morning bombing in downtown Nashville. The first comes at 5:26 am, from a man inside a 2nd Avenue apartment. He reports gunfire that seems to be taking place in his own building. But minutes later, a nearby […]