Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), photographed in Washington, DC, on June 8, will speak at the January 16 Spencer Fane Bone McAllester MLK Fellowship Breakfast in Nashville. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Spencer Fane Bone McAllester to host 22nd MLK Fellowship Breakfast in Nashville

BY: - December 29, 2022

Spencer Fane Bone McAllester will hold its 22nd Annual MLK Fellowship Breakfast on January 16 with featured speaker, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, at the Tennessee State Museum.  The event is held each year on the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. The law firm’s website says that the event “celebrates […]

Nissan Stadium in Nashville, home of the Tennessee Titans. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Metro Councilmember O’Connell proposes taxpayer protections as Council votes on Titans funding terms

BY: - December 20, 2022

Metro Nashville Council Member Freddie O’Connell is proposing an amendment to legislation approving a $4 billion financial framework for a new Tennessee Titans stadium that will include a slate of taxpayer protection measures.  O’Connell, who is running for Nashville Mayor, announced his plan on Tuesday prior to Metro Council’s vote at the night meeting.  “Without these […]

Tennessee State Capitol. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Yager earns Tennessee Chamber of Commerce award

BY: - December 15, 2022

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry has named its 2022 Champion of Commerce award winners, including Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston.  The annual awards recognize legislators who demonstrate extraordinary support for business and manufacturing in the Volunteer State and is based in part on lawmakers’ voting record on key business issues.  “It is an honor […]

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Pork and green: Beacon Center report lists examples of government waste

BY: - December 14, 2022

Government tax subsidies to build new professional sports facilities topped the annual Pork Report, a list of the most egregious examples of government money considered wasteful in Tennessee during the last year. “From pickleball courts in Bristol to unused homeless pods in Nashville, there continues to be plenty of material for the Pork Report,” said […]

From left: Rob Watkins, COO of the Tennessee Justice Center, Executive Director Michelle Johnson, Chanda Freeman, health advocacy program manager. Keith Caldwell, pastor of Seay-Hubbard United Methodist Church, and Janet King, social services coordinator for the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.(Photo: Submitted)

Tennessee Justice Center, Metro Nashville housing agency hold community partnership event

BY: - December 13, 2022

The Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) and  the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) in Nashville capped a year of partnership with a lunch and awards ceremony Thursday to recognize leaders in the Napier-Sudekum community and organizations active in the community. A TJC building is under construction in the neighborhood, just south of Downtown Nashville, and staff […]

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University of Tennessee Health Science Center expands options for pharmacy students

BY: - December 7, 2022

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center plans to expand options for first year pharmacy students on its Nashville and Knoxville campuses beginning in Fall 2023.  Presently, all pharmacy students must spend their first semester on the flagship Memphis campus and have the option of transferring to either the Nashville or Knoxville campuses.  Courses will […]

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 […]

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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:

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 […]