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Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland sits with his face in his hands at a contentious meeting to discuss the Middle Point landfill in Murfreesboro. (Photo: John Partipilo)

While battles loom over landfills, Middle Tennessee hurtles toward a trash crisis 

BY: and - May 24, 2021

From a lawsuit over the rejected expansion of a landfill in Nashville to the protracted political battle over closing the landfill in Murfreesboro, the urgency of Middle Tennessee’s trash crisis has increased in intensity in recent months. The situation has all the ingredients for a political logjam. Neighborhoods across the region have made blocking new […]

(Photo by John Partipilo for the Tennessee Lookout)

As vaccine arrives, Nashville economy readies for a rebound

BY: - December 23, 2020

As the COVID-19 vaccine slowly begins distribution in Nashville, there’s a hint of optimism among city leaders about a speedy economic recovery next year. A forecast by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, factoring in the wider dissemination of the vaccine, predicts the region will return to its pre-pandemic economic levels by the second quarter of […]

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Carpool app adapted to aid with contact tracing

BY: - August 7, 2020

An innovative app that both improves traffic conditions and helps with contact tracing has been on the back burner for a year waiting on the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for approval. Approved a year ago, Hytch Rewards has been waiting on federal funding in order to be fully implemented. The app was approved to […]