Let’s Get Rid of This Thing Once and For All

The Davidson County Election Commission voted Monday to call a special election for Jan. 22 to hold referendums on two proposals to change the Metro Charter. Early voting will start Jan. 2. Voters will decide whether Metro should do business in English only, a controversial idea that has taken a long and winding road to … Continue reading Let’s Get Rid of This Thing Once and For All

Let’s Get Rid of This Thing Once and For All

The Davidson County Election Commission voted Monday to call a special election for Jan. 22 to hold referendums on two proposals to change the Metro Charter. Early voting will start Jan. 2. Voters will decide whether Metro should do business in English only, a controversial idea that has taken a long and winding road to … Continue reading Let’s Get Rid of This Thing Once and For All

Metro tackles truancy with help center

Students brought into the new Metro Attendance Center have a choice — take a citation, head to court and risk paying more than $100 in fines and fees or accept social services offered by the center and don't miss school for six straight weeks.Most choose the latter. Metro tackles truancy with help center | http://www.tennessean.comContinue reading Metro tackles truancy with help center

Meet Antioch halfway — Nashville City Paper

At the same time, Antioch is one of the places in Metro where truly affordable housing for young, working families exists, and one of the few places left with ready interstate access and wide open green spaces for economic development. There is also a truly diverse, multi-racial and ethnic community in the area that brings … Continue reading Meet Antioch halfway — Nashville City Paper

In Pictures: America’s Most Obese Cities – Forbes.com

Nashville's obesity crisis is worsening: At 28.8%, the percentage of residents who are obese increased roughly two points last year, while the number of overweight residents rose to 39%, up from 35.5%. In Pictures: America's Most Obese Cities - Forbes.com. No one should be surpised at learning that Nashville is the 7th most obese city … Continue reading In Pictures: America’s Most Obese Cities – Forbes.com

A Prayer for the Violence In Nashville

Metro police are searching for two men who killed a manager and a teenage employee during an armed robbery Friday night at Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders on White Bridge Road. Restaurant manager Chris Caris, 33, of Hermitage and employee Joshua Cole, 18, of Nashville died from gunshot wounds, said Don Aaron, Metro police spokesman. 2 … Continue reading A Prayer for the Violence In Nashville