While COVID-19 claimed hundreds of lives in Nashville last year, drug overdoses killed even more people. Fatalities related to drugs spiked by nearly one-third compared to 2019, which was already a record year.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper says Tennessee lawmakers need to acknowledge the reality of the pandemic, rather than strip funding from districts that don’t return to in-person schooling.
If you haven’t been thinking about electric scooters lately, well, Metro officials have been. Nashville has narrowed down its finalists for the scooter companies that will be permitted in the city.
The country’s largest hospital chain is getting into the manufacturing business. Nashville-based HCA says it’s entered into a new joint venture with a health care products manufacturer to make masks, gloves and gowns in North Carolina.
Tennessee counties have been moving to a last-minute appointment system for the COVID-19 vaccine. While being summoned to get a shot has been a pleasant surprise for many seniors, it also has the potential to make the distribution more uneven.
Just before leaving office, Donald Trump granted clemency to more than 140 people, including some with ties to Tennessee.
The measure is meant to push school districts to go back to in-person learning — an issue that has had the support from Gov. Bill Lee and other Republicans in the state.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are being sworn in as the president and vice president of the United States. Watch the ceremony, inaugural address and other celebratory events throughout the day.
Not much is known about hummingbirds that spend the cold-weather months in the United States, rather than commute further south. In Tennessee, in particular, winter bird sightings have been especially rare — until now.
Gov. Bill Lee officially kicked off a special legislative session Tuesday that will focus on education issues. Lee has asked the legislature to discuss three proposals this week — on literacy, accountability and learning loss.