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University of Tennessee Health Science Center expands pharmacy program footprint

BY: - December 7, 2022

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center plans to open Nashville and Knoxville campuses for its College of Pharmacy beginning in Fall 2023.  Courses will be open to a limited number of first-year pharmacy students to begin their four-year training at either campus. Presently, all pharmacy students must spend their first semester on the flagship […]

Conexion Americas is housed in Casa Azafran Community Center (Photo: Casa Azafran)

Grant allows expansion of Conexion Americas program for Hispanic entrepreneurs

BY: - December 1, 2022

Each year, Conexión Américas in Nashville assists more than 9,000 Hispanic entrepreneurs seeking business opportunities, but a $210,000 grant from Bank of America will allow an expansion to the existing program.  Aspiring Hispanic entrepreneurs will now have access to classes, coaching and networking opportunities to build their skills and help their existing businesses grow. Participants will […]

The White House South Lawn. (Photo: Getty Images)

Biden appoints Nashville businessman Bill Freeman to Fulbright Board

BY: - November 22, 2022

President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday the appointment of Nashville businessman William H. “Bill” Freeman to the board of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Awards. Freeman co-founded the Freeman-Webb Co. with the late Jimmy Webb. The company is a private real estate investment firm specializing in multi-family and commercial properties. In 2018, the pair bought […]

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 21: A fleet of Rivian Electric Delivery Vehicles (EDV) are seen connected to electric chargers during a launch event between Amazon and Rivian at an Amazon facility on July 21, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. This unveiling is major milestone towards Amazon's goal of having 100,000 Rivian EDVs on the road by 2030, and Amazon has made a Climate Pledge commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040 and has also pledged to guarantee 50% of all shipments reach net zero carbon by 2030. (Photo by Mustafa Hussain/Getty Images)

LG Chem to invest $3.2B in Clarksville battery operation

BY: - November 22, 2022

LG Chem and state officials announced Monday the South Korean company will invest $3.2 billion in a new cathode manufacturing facility in Clarksville to support the production of electric battery vehicles. The project is expected to create 860 new jobs in Montgomery County and represents the largest single foreign direct investment in state history, according […]

White nationalists attend a rally on October 28, 2017 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Tennessee faith leaders denounce white supremacy conference at Montgomery Bell State Park

BY: - November 17, 2022

An organization of Tennessee faith leaders from multiple denominations, is denouncing an annual conference of white supremacists at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, Tenn. Every year since 2017, the New Century Foundation holds its annual American Renaissance conference at the park. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the New Century Foundation as “a self-styled […]

Memphis Light, Gas and Water employees working to repair power lines in 2016. (Photo: MLGW Facebook)

Memphis utility postpones vote on TVA

BY: - November 11, 2022

Memphis’ public utility company was set to vote Nov. 16 on whether to enter a “never-ending” contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority but announced Thursday that an appeal has caused delays.  After spending months deliberating whether to leave TVA as a power provider, Memphis Light, Gas and Water officials revealed their intentions in September to […]

Mayor John Cooper at the Good Neighbor Day Festival in Antioch at the Southeast Community Center located at the Global Mall following his inauguration ceremony in Sept. 2019. (Photo: Nashville.gov)

Metro Nashville Planning seeks input on Global Mall development

BY: - November 11, 2022

Metro Nashville officials are asking residents to help shape the future of Global Mall to serve Antioch’s needs.  Since purchasing the building, Mayor John Cooper and City Council member Joy Styles have sought to turn the former mall and surrounding area into a community center providing much-needed infrastructure for Antioch residents. Metro officials noted that […]

Mayor John Cooper hands out a My City Academy diploma to Kosar Kosar. (Photo: Dulce Maria Torres Guzman)

My City Academy holds graduation for Nashville new Americans

BY: - November 4, 2022

Nashville Mayor John Cooper handed diplomas to graduates of the My City Academy on Thursday, saying the city needs more people that looked like them in government to reflect its diversity. “You’re graduating into a job, and the job is communicating what the city can do,” said Cooper.  Since 2012, Nashville has sought to create […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: People protest in response to the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Court's decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health overturns the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case and erases a federal right to an abortion. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

National study reports decline in abortions following Dobbs decision

BY: - November 2, 2022

A new national study has tracked the precipitous decline in the number of abortions performed in many states — including Tennessee — in the weeks and months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In Tennessee, approximately 1,180 abortions were performed in April 2022. By July the number had dropped to 280; in […]

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Tennesseans in Appalachia likely to have higher debt and lower income than state average

BY: - October 27, 2022

Tennesseans living in Appalachia are more likely to have medical debt in collections and carry high-interest, subprime loans while earning significantly less than the state and national average, a report by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found. More than half of Tennessee’s 95 counties lie within Appalachia, a region that encompasses 13 states and […]

The late State Rep. Barbara Cooper during a 2022 event to honor here as the oldest member of the Tennessee General Assembly. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Longtime state Rep. Barbara Cooper dies at 93

BY: - October 26, 2022

Veteran state Rep. Barbara Cooper, a retired Memphis teacher and civil rights advocate, is dead at age 93. Elected to the state House in 1996, Cooper served the 86th District for 26 years, earning a reputation for strong constituent service and as a champion for education reform in Memphis. Cooper spent many hours listening to […]

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Iowa board sanctions telemedicine doctor over child pornography conviction

BY: - October 24, 2022

The Iowa Board of Medicine has sanctioned a Virginia physician for a child pornography conviction. The sanctions against Dr. David A. Lapides come four months after his Iowa medical license expired and nine months after he pleaded guilty to two counts of felony distribution of child pornography in the state of Virginia. Lapides practiced neurology […]