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Local news headlines
 

MNPS school board to consider taking on high-stakes testing

A former teacher serving on the Metro school board is taking aim at the number of standardized tests students are taking each year.

Grand jury indicts 4 former Vanderbilt players for raping unconscious woman

Four ex-Vanderbilt football players were indicted by grand jury Friday and Metro police arrested Cory Batey

Dean administration files $14M appropriations bill for Metro maintenance, repairs

Two of Metro’s struggling enterprises — Municipal, Fairgrounds — see extra money for maintenance as well

 

Haslam: no decision yet on Medicaid deal

Haslam plans trip to D.C. to try to work out an agreement to offer more people care without expanding TennCare

 

MNPS’ new grading policy hits rift with teachers, parents

This year, MNPS teachers will bring into play new rubric that cuts out bottom half of grading scale

 

Titans off and running in quest to redefine offensive identity

Disappointment of defeat in preseason opener tempered by a pair of long first-quarter touchdown runs

Editorial: Why Nashville needs newspapers

We arrive here at the end.

Legal opinion may breathe life into Fairgrounds repairs, plans

Fairgrounds likely will remain fairgrounds for foreseeable future. And yet it’s not entirely clear what that means

Police cameras go up in East Nashville, but not for traffic enforcement

Cameras have been used successfully in past, allowing officers to look for additional evidence after crime

Headline Homes: August 2013

Our monthly look at who is buying and selling the most expensive residential real estate in the Nashville area

Weekly Obsession: On the dim future of newspapers in Nashville

Nashville doesn’t need to rid itself of newspapers; Nashville newspapers need wealthy benevolent benefactors

 

Weekly Obsession: On the dim future of newspapers in Nashville

Nashville doesn’t need to rid itself of newspapers; Nashville newspapers need wealthy benevolent benefactors

 

Metro says flood waters receding, Cumberland not at risk of flooding

During a two-hour time frame, approximately 1,800 emergency and non-emergency calls were received

Harwell not budging on pre-K funding

Latest study results, however, show student gains in the program diminish over time

State architect named to head general services

Robert E. Oglesby will replace Steve Cates as commissioner of Department of General Services

Judge warns CCA witnesses of criminal probe

Inmates sued contending prison run by Nashville's CCA was so violent prisoners call it "Gladiator School"

Calendar
 

Third Wednesday of the month

Recycling pick up
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Nov 1, 2010

Brush collection begins
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Recent Blog Posts
 

Cat Found - September 24

Is anyone missing a cat? There is a cat who has decided that he or she lives at my house. I already have three cats and really wasn’t planning on taking on another. He looks like he’s been lost or abandoned for a while. His coloring is orange tabby, but he [...]

Posted on 24 September 2010 | 3:08 pm

Lost Cat - Shy’s Hill / Harding PL

If you have or have seen “Josie” please call 615.429.6137 or email ferrara.chris@gmail.com She has been missing since Sunday, August 15th 2010 She is Gray with black/dark gray stripes on the back and white underside. She has yellow eyes with black stripes on the side, weighs about 12 pounds and has her claws. UPDATE: Cat has been found [...]

Posted on 16 August 2010 | 6:17 pm

Dog found on Benton Smith

We found a small dog without a collar running up the middle of Benton Smith on Sunday evening. He looks like a miniature Rat Terrier (red coat with a white chest). He is very active and affectionate. He also appears to be paper trained so this is someone’s pet. We have looked for a posting [...]

Posted on 25 June 2009 | 1:27 pm

Metro Water to begin major project on Harding Place

Metro Water Services is holding a Community Information Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6:30pm at the Julia Green Elementary School cafeteria located at 3500 Hobbs Road in order to answer questions and go over details of 12 and 16 inch water main replacement project. A copy of the letter announcing the meeting [...]

Posted on 28 April 2009 | 4:20 pm

Dog found 3/31/09

A young male vizsla dog has been found in the vicinity of Harding Place and Belmont Park Terrace around 6:30pm yesterday, Tuesday.  He is red in color with a white chest without a collar. If this is your dog please contact Peggy at 298-4499 or newmanpe@aol.com

Posted on 1 April 2009 | 7:05 pm

Kitten available to good home.

Jon Seaman has a kitten that is available to a good home. “Topaz” is about 12 weeks old, healthy and has had all her shots. She is very friendly, enthusiastic, and very cute. Please contact Jon Seaman if you are interested in adopting “Topaz”.

Posted on 1 December 2008 | 5:08 pm

Bobcat Sighting

There was a bobcat on Shy’s Hill at 9am yesterday morning (September 15th) in a neighbor’s front yard. You can see more photos here: http://ping.fm/MXXVJ You can read more about bobcats here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobcat This one (probably the same cat) was spotted in Jon Seaman’s back yard on Shy’s Hill in April 22.

Posted on 16 September 2008 | 3:33 am

Coyotes

Coyotes: The Wild Becomes Urban There have been many sitings of coyotes in our area recently. Click on the link above to read an essay on coyote habitat. Chris

Posted on 24 June 2008 | 10:36 pm


Community Board
 

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Links
 

Metro Voter identity theft resources
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Carter Todd, Metro Councilman
District 34 Representative
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Karl Dean, Mayor Of Nashville
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Metro Public Works
Customer Service Desk »
Brush Collection routes and dates »

Battle Of Nashville / Shy's Hill
BONPS web site »
Account of The Battle of Nashville »
Web page with reference links »
Another account of The Battle of Nashville »

Neighborhood Defense Fund
Political Action Committee dedicated to the preservation of Nashville Neighborhoods
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The Green Hills Action Partners
Community organization of concerned neighbors and businesses working together to make Green Hills a safer and more enjoyable place.
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Seven Hills Swim and Tennis Club
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