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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Lyft removing fleet of scooters from Nashville this month, company says

Lyft is removing its fleet of scooters from Nashville this month, the company confirmed Thursday night. In a statement, a Lyft spokesperson said the company would "end scooter operations" on Nov. 22.

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Nashville mayor, new director of transportation ride bus to better understand system

many residents who have said traffic is their number one problem with Nashville.
It’s no secret Nashville’s growth has clogged our interstates and streets.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Big Projects, Bigger Commutes

Nashville’s construction boom isn’t only changing the city’s skyline: It’s snarling your commute.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Rutherford County officials want growth paying for roads to avoid property tax hike

A real estate transfer fee instead of another property tax hike ought be considered to fund road improvements, an official suggested Tuesday.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

DMV: Prepare for long waits to get REAL ID before October 2020

If you haven't recently been to a Driver Services Center (Tennessee's version of the DMV), chances are you'll be headed there soon, and state officials say you should prepare for a wait that could last several hours.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

New approach to preserving affordable Nashville homes will target Bordeaux

Rebuilding Together, a Nashville nonprofit affordable housing preservation organization, announced Wednesday that it will spend the next two years renovating aging homes and improving community areas in the Bordeaux enclave of North Nashville.

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Project Sam: Mt. Juliet approves development linked to Amazon

Mt. Juliet commissioners approved plans to build a 3.6 million square foot facility believed to be an Amazon fulfillment center on Monday.

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Research and Resources For a Greying America

Meharry Medical College hosted the 33rd Middle Tennessee Geriatric Conference last week. Medical practitioners, researchers, hospital administrators, and representatives from several non-profits attended the conference.

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Gallatin Chamber announces inaugural class of Leadership Gallatin

The Gallatin Chamber of Commerce has announced the inaugural class of Leadership Gallatin. The new leadership development program will consist of 24 members.

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Nashville leads the nation in hotel growth. But how many more hotels can the economy support?

Nashville leads the nation's 25 largest metros in hotel industry growth this year, according to global hospitality data analytics firm STR. All signs point to continued growth.

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Mayor: Gallatin ‘growing too rapidly,’ still has ‘bright’ future

While admitting that Gallatin is growing too rapidly, Mayor Paige Brown said during her annual State of the City address that the city remains in an “extremely good” position.

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Agero to add 275 jobs at Clarksville call center

Agero Clarksville's call center in the Clarksville-Montgomery County Corporate Business Park is adding 275 jobs, representing a 42% increase in the site's employment base, the company confirmed.

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Special committee aims to bring more sidewalks to Nashville

After more than a dozen pedestrian deaths so far this year, the Metro Council is taking a new approach to try to increase the number of sidewalks in Davidson County.

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Medicare's Open Enrollment Period is Here

Fall Open Enrollment is the time of year when you can change your Medicare coverage. You can:

Join a new Medicare Advantage Plan or stand-alone prescription drug plan (Part D) plan Switch between Original Medicare with or without a Part D plan and Medicare...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Belmont University will host 2020 presidential debate

Belmont University will host one of the presidential debates ahead of the 2020 election, according to the Tennessean. Belmont will host the third and final debate on October 22, 2020 in the Curb Event Center.

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Mayor Cooper names new Transportation & Infrastructure Adviser

Faye DiMassimo will join Cooper's staff as senior adviser of transportation and infrastructure.

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

How Nashville's cost of living compares to biggest US cities (Analysis)

A recent analysis breaks down the cost of living for the largest cities in the U.S. Nashville ranked #23 out of the 50 listed.

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Free buses cut as part of WeGo Public Transit system restructuring

Big changes are now in effect to the WeGo Public Transit system to address the agency's $8.7-million budget shortfall. There's route changes, eliminations, and fare increases. Go to their website for more information http://ride.nashvillemta.org/

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Nashville's boom is great — but not equitable, business leaders say at annual Chamber meeting

Hundreds of business leaders gathered on Thursday morning to reflect on how to alter the march of the region's meteoric growth so that it benefits more people, at the annual Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce meeting.

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Nashville rents 8th-fastest growing among nation's largest cities per report

The Nashville rental market is the 8th-fastest growing in the U. S. among the nation's largest cities according to ApartmentList's October report. The rent in Music City is up 2. 7% compared to the national average of 11.3%.

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Nashville traffic woes continue: I-24 in downtown loop to close this weekend for bridge repairs

From Fri, 9/27 at 9PM thru Mon, 9/30 at 5AM, I-24 will be CLOSED on the east side of the downtown loop from I-40 at the Silliman Evans Bridge to I-65 to repair bridge joints at the Woodland St, Main St, and Silliman Evans bridges. PLAN AHEAD.

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

1,000 jobs among new details revealed as Mt. Juliet's Project Sam takes step toward approval

A massive 3.6 million square foot industrial building proposed in Mt. Juliet with a code name Project Sam could bring more than 1,000 jobs, new details emerging through the approval process reveal.

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

I-65, 440 interchange closure expected to cause traffic backup

Construction is expected to cause a lot of traffic trouble this weekend at the Interstate 65 and Interstate 440 interchange. The interchange is closing Friday at 9 p.m. The work will also close Franklin Pike from Berry Road to Woodmont Boulevard.

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Over the last 10 years Williamson County has become a magnet for corporate headquarters

Williamson County’s economy has expanded rapidly over the last 10 years, and has also become a magnet for corporate headquarters. The unemployment rate is around 3.2 percent and a growing list of companies have followed Nissan to Cool Springs.

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

New payment system, upgrades coming to WeGo Star

The WeGo Star has announced several upgrades to its commuter train service that brings people into downtown Nashville.

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Clarksville tops "Best Places To Live" list

Money.com has published it's annual list of the Best Places to Live in America, and one Middle Tennessee city tops the list! This year Clarksville was named Money's Best Places to Live in America.

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Smyrna Town Council approves zoning for $50 million apartment complex

The Smyrna Town Council approved a proposed 308 apartment complex in the town's historic area of South Lowry Street. The development will attract people to living in downtown in the historic downtown, the Mayor Mary Esther Reed said.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Requests sought for Spring Hill’s neighborhood sidewalk program

Now is the time to let city leaders know if your neighborhood wishes to have a sidewalk connecting your community to the places like parks, schools and local retail areas. The deadline to submit ideas for sidewalk projects is Oct. 31.

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Clarksville in the midst of dramatic change

Clarksville has become a place where more people want to live and do business. It is the fifth-fastest growing city in the country according to the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce. It’s also the fifth largest city in Tennessee.

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Clarksville receives $1.82M grant for pedestrian bridge

TDOT has announced a $1.82 million federal grant for Clarksville’s construction of a pedestrian bridge to complete a 10-mile hiking and biking trail linking the city’s downtown riverfront with the northeastern part of the city.

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Thompson’s Station adopts new Major Thoroughfare Plan, putting Columbia Pike widening project on hor

The Thompson’s Station Planning Commission voted 4 – 1 Tuesday night to adopt its new Major Thoroughfare Plan, putting the Columbia Pike widening project on the forefront of the town’s priority list.

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

TMA Group announces board officers

The TMA Group (Transportation Management Association) has elected officers of the 2019-20 TMA Board of Directors. The officers include: Chairman: Glenn McGehee, Vice-Chair: Rogers Anderson, Treasurer: Mark Robbins, Secretary: Cyril Stewart

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Franklin Transit to suspend services on Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2, the Franklin Transit Authority has announced all Franklin Transit services, fixed routes and TODD, will not run any routes. All regularly scheduled routes will resume Tuesday morning, Sept. 3.

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Cheatham Commissioners rescind impact fee hike amid push-back

Following push-back and hours of discussion with stakeholders, Cheatham County officials did away with a June resolution that significantly raised the growing county’s impact fee on residential developments in favor of smaller increases over time.

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

TDOT construction project will modify and reconstruct existing ramps in Antioch

TDOT officials plan to close the I-24 Westbound Hickory Hollow Parkway exit on September 3rd. This comes as work to modify and reconstruct existing ramps and roads in the area continues.

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

42 road projects among $780.8 million Murfreesboro capital improvement plans

A $780.8 million Murfreesboro capital improvement plan includes $41.5 million to build a future school. In addition to school funding, much of the improvement plan shows 42 transportation projects.

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Gallatin buys land in multi-million dollar project to keep it from developers, slow growth

As Gallatin experiences rapid growth, leaders are hoping to protect pieces of the city from development. Over the last year, the city has bought three plots of land that add up to nearly 70 acres.

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Sumner County approves 17% property tax increase, $4,000 school employee raise

Sumner County Commissioners approved a 34 cent increase per $100 of taxable property, in part to give school employees a $4,000 raise, The certified tax rate was $1.9284 and the new rate is $2.262.

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Women's Right to Vote: Nashville commemorates 19th Amendment with yearlong celebration

On Aug. 18, 1920 the Tennessee General Assembly voted to approve women's suffrage thus becoming the 36th and final state needed to ratify the amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On Aug. 26, 1920, all women across the country were given the right to vote.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Report finds increase in people spending 90 minutes or more commuting to work

A report from ApartmentList states that workers commuting 90 minutes or more each way to work grew by 32% from 2005-2017. Dubbed "super commuters, those traveling 90 minutes or more were three times the 9% of those with commutes under 90 minutes.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Year-long Centennial Park redesign to start this week

A year-long project to redesign parts of Centennial Park will begin this week, according to Metro Parks officials. This will be Phase Two of the Centennial Park redesign. Pedestrians will see a lot of the improvements.

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Visitors to Sumner County spent more than $157 million in 2018

Visitor spending has significantly increased in Sumner County, a report from the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development states. Sumner County saw a 6.3% increase in visitor spending last year, jumping from $148.63M in 2017 to $157.99M in 2018.

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

South Corridor Study enters round two of public input

Commuters stretching from Davidson to Maury counties are one step closer to finding relief on the roads. The possible solution could come from the South Corridor Study. The GNRC, TDOT, and WeGo Public Transit are all behind the study.

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Record tourism visits brings in additional $16M to Rutherford County

Tourism-related spending in Rutherford Co. in 2018 increased from $351M to $367M, placing Rutherford County in the top 10 counties across the state for travel-related expenditures. There was an increase of 230,000 visitors in 2018 from the previous year.

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

South Corridor Study moves into evaluation phase, reveals survey results at FrankTalks

Franklin Tomorrow’s FrankTalks Monday morning featured an update on the South Corridor Study — a project dedicated to surveying Davidson, Williamson and Maury counties to provide public transportation solutions to the ever-growing area.

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

I-440 over I-65 interchange to be closed September 20-23 for I-440 restoration project

The I-440 reconstruction project will soon reach a major milestone, TDOT announced Friday. Phase II of the project is set to begin in the days ahead. As this second phase of the $152.9 million project begins, a significant traffic shift is expected.

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Ashland City was incorporated 160 years ago.

Ashland City, a small town of more than 5,000 residents along the Cumberland River between booming Nashville and Clarksville, is turning 160 years old this year.

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

$1.2 million secured for barriers on Natchez Trace Bridge, construction expected to begin 2023

The first steps to implement barriers along the 1,572 foot bridge are now underway, with $1.2 million being secured for the preliminary phase of its design from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA).

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Walk Bike Nashville says first seven months of 2019 deadliest for pedestrians

The first seven months of 2019 have been the most-deadly for Nashville pedestrians according to Walk Bike Nashville. As of August 1, 15 people have been killed walking in Music City.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Lebanon increases property tax despite last-minute proposal

Lebanon residents will face a property tax increase next year. The increase will raise the city’s property tax rate from 60.75 cents to 85.75 cents per $100 of assessed value.

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Cheatham County seeing rapid growth, development as a result of midstate boom

In 2018 alone, seven projects in Cheatham County created 750 new jobs, bringing $94 million in capital investments. With nine projects in the works already, 2019 is set to exceed that.

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

I-24 downtown to close this weekend for bridge repairs

A major interstate closure downtown will affect any weekend plans in Nashville starting Friday night. Expect heavy delays as many drivers will need to find different routes to get where they're going.

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Lebanon hires city traffic engineer

The City of Lebanon has hired Kristen Rice as the City's Transportation/Traffic Engineer. Rice has more than 11 years of project management in transportation and traffic engineering.

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

On track: How a big development is impacting Nashville's transit ridership

It's been 10 months since the Music City Star's seventh stop opened inside the massive mixed-use development Hamilton Springs in Lebanon. So far, the station has seen steady ridership growth, while the development continues to attract residents.

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Lebanon hopes to build business momentum, improve safety with town square project

Lebanon approved another set of upgrades to its town square that officials and local business owners hope will build momentum generated by several business openings and improve safety.

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

'All about the money': Murfreesboro residents irritated by heavy industrial zoning plan

A unanimous council, however, supported the heavy industrial zoning request from Developer Brian Berryman in the first of two required votes for approval for property off Elam Road between Rutherford Boulevard and Interstate 24.

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Who pays for Murfreesboro's growth? City leaders weigh the benefits of impact fees on development

Property tax hikes in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County may be less burdensome in future years if more revenue can be generated through impact fees on development, advocates say.

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Clarksville is in the youngest county in Tennessee. What makes it a magnet for millennials?

Montgomery is the youngest county in Tennessee, according to USA TODAY. The county has a median age of 30.5, in comparison to the state's 38.6. With a population of over 190,000, 27% of the population is under 18, versus 22.7% statewide.

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Hendersonville officials work to correct issues with garbage, limb and brush collection

Garbage at BiCounty

Delays in trash pickup. Delays in limb pickup. Confusion over yard waste pickup. Hendersonville residents have been knee-deep in the mess this summer, due to a transition period with the city's new waste collector and the summer's heavy storms.

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Nashville's mayoral race is in the final stretch. Here's why each candidate wants your vote.

MayorRace

Three major mayoral candidates are challenging Mayor David Briley in his run for reelection for his first full term. A sitting mayor has never lost a reelection bid in the history of Nashville's Metro government.

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

State of the County address outlines Williamson County’s successes and challenges

At the annual State of the County Wednesday, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson outlined the county’s achievements in the past year, as well as one thing the county might improve on.

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Franklin Tomorrow presents Mayor Anderson with Legacy Award

Franklin Tomorrow hosted its annual Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards on Wednesday. A highlight of the evening was Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson receiving the Charles M. Sargent Legacy Award.

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Downtown Nashville could swell to 95,000 employees, increasing demand for space

In 2015, there were 57,230 employees in downtown Nashville. Last year, that number swelled to 72,000 employees. By 2022/2023, there could be as many as 95,000 employees downtown.

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Mt. Juliet road updates: Central Pike interchange, traffic lights and sidewalks

Mt. Juliet's mayor has signed an agreement between the city and Tennessee Department of Transportation to move forward on the environmental phase of a new interchange at Central Pike and Interstate 40.

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Williamson Co. tourism numbers grow to 1.7 million visitors

The Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau leadership announced it welcomed 1.72 million guests in 2018.

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Mack Hatcher extension on schedule to open November 2021

Since the start of construction in late 2018, around 120 employees have worked on the job site. The 3.2 mile extension is a product of the IMPROVE Act, put in place by former Gov. Bill Haslam to better the state's infrastructure.

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Cheatham County's proposed budget includes 6% tax increase. Here are some other key takeaways

Cheatham County officials are considering a 2019-2020 fiscal year budget with a more-than 6% tax increase proposed.

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Nashville’s cost of living outpaces Atlanta and Charlotte, study finds

Nashville clocked in at No. 53 in a ranking of the 75 most populous U.S. cities based on monthly cost of living. The study, undertaken by moving research company Move.org, ranked the cities from least to most expensive.

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Spring Hill downtown development projected to generate $100 million in revenue for city over 20 yrs

At a public meeting Thursday night, members of the Spring Hill community and representatives from Catalyst Design Group discussed possible revenue that will be generated by the redeveloped Tennessee Children’s Home.

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

As 'plastic-free' movement grows, package-free shop opens up in East Nashville

The Good Fill opened its doors on Wednesday, offering customers a unique, package-free store that's unique in the mid-state.

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

New director of Conexion Americas has been fighting for immigrants all her life

Ospina Cano — who starts her job as new executive director of Nashville Latin community center Conexion Americas Monday — has been working to give immigrants a smoother transition to the U.S.

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

More younger people forced to step into caregiver role amid earlier Alzheimer's diagnoses

More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, but the number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million people by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Hendersonville residents will likely see a tax increase. But will they pay more money?

With Mayor Jamie Clary's proposed budget, Hendersonville residents will see a property tax increase in the next fiscal year.

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

White House votes to borrow $10M for City Hall, Community Center

White House city leaders are poised to close on a $10 million loan in the next 30-45 days that will fund the demolition of the city’s current city hall and replace it with a new, three-story community center that will include an events space, se...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Blackburn’s Nashville office will open Mar. 1

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced on Tuesday that her Nashville office will open at 3322 West End Avenue, Suite 610 on March 1.
It will be the sixth and final office the Senator will open in Tennessee.

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Historic Ferguson Hall proposed to become a hotel as part of development

A new mixed-use development project consisting 102 acres worth of retail, office, restaurant, hotel, residential and assisted-living space, all proposed to be built on Main Street, was discussed Monday night during the Spring Hill Planning Commission&...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Here's where Nashvillians ride transit — and where they still won't

To juice ridership, Steve Bland, CEO of WeGo Public Transit, wants his team to keep a "high focus on frequency and expanding service as funds become available."

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Gallatin joins other Middle Tennessee cities in seeking solutions to landfills reaching capacity

In an annual report released the end of January, the Gallatin Department of Public Works announced its annual figures on solid-waste collection and recycling, which show increases across most categories.

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Williamson County School starts program for students with disabilities and their siblings

Next year, St. Matthew, off Sneed Road in the Temple Hills community, will be the first private school in Williamson County to offer this type of program. With the Hand-In-Hand program, families in Williamson County now have a choice for keeping students ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

New and expanding businesses add 420-plus jobs in Gallatin

With two companies moving to Gallatin and four more expanding, more than 420 additional jobs are expected to be created, according to a release from the Gallatin Economic Development Agency.

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Hendersonville Senior Center Director among nominees for Chamber award

26 women nominated for 'Impacting the Community' awards from Hendersonville Chamber.

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