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Public invited to offer input on countywide flood protection plan

Mayor Megan Barry’s Office of Resilience, Metro Water Services and area council members invite the public to learn how Metro is creating a citywide resilience strategy to ensure that the…


Governor announced comprehensive plan to end Tennessee’s opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic in Tennessee is a crisis that knows no boundaries and impacts many Tennesseans regardless of race, income, gender or age. Gov. Bill Haslam made that statement last…


New group plans efforts to move MLS Soccer Stadium to Metro Center

A new organization has formed in Nashville to support members of the Metro Council in passing a bill to move the proposed MLS soccer stadium to the Metro Center Area….


Residents applaud bill passage that keeps houses as homes, not full-time hotels

Last week, Metro Council voted to support legislation regarding short-term rental properties that protects neighborhoods by phasing out the permitting of Type-2 not-owner occupied, short-term rental properties in residential-only zoning….


TDEC’s Archaeology Conference will be on Civil War, cave & rock art

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Archaeology is co-hosting the 30th annual Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology (CRITA) meeting January 26-27 at Montgomery Bell State Park. The…


I-440 Reconstruction Project Update

Work continues on the design-build project to reconstruct Interstate 440 in Nashville.  Last week, the Tennessee Department of Transportation released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for project. Some of the…


Metro Arts has new look as it celebrates 40 years with projects and events

Mayor Megan Barry and the Metro Arts Commission announced a yearlong series of projects, events and activities to celebrate the agency’s 40th anniversary year. Additionally, a new visual brand for…

Drus Views Too Drucilla Smith

Andy Warhol Polaroids, Business Innovations, Women’s March

It’s Dolly!!! Dolly Parton’s snapshot was featured in a poster advertising an exhibition​ ​at the Cohen Fine Arts Gallery. Her​ polaroid photo was on display in the ​treasure trove of…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Carnegie’s effective approach to human relations

Dale Carnegie, originally a poor Missouri farm boy who, after excelling in a sales career, started the renowned Dale Carnegie Course in 1912, which was designed to develop better people,…

Taxing Matters Jim Wilson CPA

The Federal Government Shut-Down: What Is Next?

Somewhere Chicken Little is probably running in circles screaming, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!”  No, the sky is perfectly sound.  Mick Mulvaney and Marc Short have compared…