It is rare for Middle Tennessee to have such extreme cold temperatures, but shelters for people without housing are ready to meet demand, in part thanks to facilities created at the start of the pandemic.
Severe winter weather has left thousands of Tennessee residents without power — and without heat — in below-freezing temperatures.
For the second year in a row, Mule Day in Columbia is cancelled. The decision is controversial among community members who are still hoping to find another way to celebrate.
Tennessee has some of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, and nationwide Black women are more likely to lose a child than white women. A new health center hopes to lower Middle Tennessee’s rates by connecting families with doulas who will advocate for them before, during and after pregnancy.
Mayor John Cooper released a new spending plan for city infrastructure today that puts the bulk of new funds toward schools. Of his $474.6 million plan, Cooper says a record $191 million will fund improvements to 45 school buildings and the construction of three new schools.