Franklin Alderman Gabrielle Hanson has resigned from her position before the board could vote on whether to censure her.
The Franklin Ethics Commission unanimously determined that Alderman Gabrielle Hanson had violated two provisions of the city’s ethics code.
There are dozens of Juneteenth events planned in Middle Tennessee communities from Nashville to Lewisburg to Cross Plains.
As the popularity of Juneteenth has continued to grow, WPLN News has compiled 50 events and counting for the holiday happening across Middle Tennessee. Many are being organized by Black-led organizations.
The budget includes money for a new Titans stadium, tax cuts, adds to the state’s rainy-day fund, and includes funds for public school teacher raises. But some items from the governor’s wish list didn’t make the cut.
Juneteenth will be a formal holiday for all Metro Nashville employees starting this year. The holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans after the end of the Civil War.
Nashville’s police department wanted almost $6 million for new Tasers and had requested it come from the federal COVID relief money the city had been allocated. But Metro Council got pushback from the community and within its chambers on what the city’s priorities are for the pandemic money.
Juneteenth has historically been a day that most people didn’t know existed. But this year, it was met with widespread recognition, as thousands of residents flocked to celebrations across Middle Tennessee.
The National Museum of African American Music drew crowds from Harlem, Atlanta and all around Tennessee for its inaugural Juneteenth Block Party on the rooftop of the Fifth and Broadway development in Downtown Nashville.
Popularity of Juneteenth continues to grow — evidenced by more than 45 events happening this weekend in Middle Tennessee. Many are organized by Black-led organizations.