Climbing infections inside a Nashville jail is forcing a change in how correctional officers do their work. Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall says that 30 employees will be moved from normal duties into correctional officer positions at a facility in South Nashville.
For the second week in a row, Tennessee has seen an uptick in the number of people newly applying for unemployment, with more than 22,000 filings last week.
Nashville’s Metro Council is renewing a push to end the city’s contract with private prison operator CoreCivic, and this time they have the support of the county sheriff, who says he’s found a way to take over operations of the detention facility in South Nashville.
A long-awaited upgrade to Nashville’s tornado warning system has been completed. Emergency managers said Wednesday they’d added 20 additional sirens in rural areas, as well as upgrading 93 existing alarms (read list of locations or view map below).
Thousands of Nashvillians have struggled to pay their electric bills during the pandemic, so the city’s power utility is extending a trio of leniency policies through the end of July.
Tennessee’s online reporting system for collecting coronavirus test results failed over the weekend. Because of the technical problems, the state released no data Sunday at its pandemic website.
Even Tennessee officials call it “the highway everyone loves to hate.” But Interstate 440 in Nashville will have all lanes reopened by next Thursday, July 2, completing one of the city’s most desired road projects.
Midway through 2020, Nashville is again experiencing high pedestrian fatalities. The city is ahead of last year’s record-setting pace, when 32 people were fatally struck by vehicles. Fifteen people have died as of June 20, including three in a recent eight-day span, according to Metro police.
One of Nashville’s most well-known historians, and a longtime administrator at Fisk University, has died at age 72.
Nashville residents will pay dramatically higher property taxes in the coming year after the Metro Council approved a rate increase of about 34% early Wednesday morning.