Tennessee reached its highest number of active coronavirus cases over the weekend — with more than 40,000 Tennesseans contagious on Sunday. Rural areas have begun to catch up to the hotspots, but the state’s largest metro areas have been facing major outbreaks for months now.
The city of Memphis could lose a quarter-million dollars as punishment for removing statues of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Confederate President Jefferson Davis last year. The Tennessee House of Representatives voted Tuesday to strip the money from next year’s state budget. The sum had been earmarked to go toward planning for Memphis’ bicentennial […]
Listen / The City of Memphis got a big boost this week when the state comptroller determined officials did not violate Tennessee law by removing monuments to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and President Jefferson Davis. But Republicans in the state legislature say they’re hoping to keep other cities from getting the same idea.
Whether you’re better off buying or renting a home in Tennessee may depend on where in the state you live. According to a new study, it’s suburbs and small cities that give homeowners the most bang for their buck.
Legislation that would prevent the renaming or moving of war-related monuments in Tennessee passed the state House last night. The bill comes as city officials in Memphis have renamed three Confederate-themed parks.
The state’s poverty rate dropped slightly last year, even as the national rate jumped to 46 million people.
Listen Now: Tennessee’s new Achievement School District kicked off the year with a party. In the parking lot beside Frayser Elementary School, kids danced, slid on slides, and bounced in inflated houses. There was even a rock-climbing wall and laser-tag.
Of the more than 600-thousand votes cast in Tennessee’s primary elections last week, 277 were from provisional ballots because voters didn’t have a valid photo I.D.
The city of Memphis has been on a PR push in recent months. The state’s largest urban area drew inspiration from recent marketing campaigns out of Detroit.