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Three state agencies announce partnership to arrest alarming decline of pollinator species

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The Tennessee Department of Transportation this week announced a new partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to create pollinator meadows and expand a program to place beehives in state parks. The announcement coincides with National Pollinator Week, which focuses awareness on the

By | 2019-06-18T15:43:43+00:00 June 18th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP|Comments Off on Three state agencies announce partnership to arrest alarming decline of pollinator species

Invasive pest could devastate 13% of Middle Tennessee’s tree canopy in next three years

STAFF REPORTS The invasive insect responsible for the death of hundreds of millions of trees in 35 states continues to spread across Middle Tennessee. First discovered in Tennessee at a truck stop just east of Knoxville in 2010, the Emerald Ash Borer has moved west toward Nashville at an alarming pace, killing hundreds of thousands of

By | 2019-06-14T15:01:59+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP|Comments Off on Invasive pest could devastate 13% of Middle Tennessee’s tree canopy in next three years

Williamson’s median home price in May was $544,950, with College Grove at the high end

A total of 546 single-family homes and 35 condominiums changed hands in Williamson County last month, according to data from the Williamson County Association of Realtors. The median price of the single family homes -- with half more expensive and half sold for less -- was $544,950 , and $304,500 for the condos. The median

By | 2019-06-13T18:21:09+00:00 June 13th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, BW-Real-Estate, Featured, Featured - SHHP|Comments Off on Williamson’s median home price in May was $544,950, with College Grove at the high end

SouthStar, Chartwell and KDC set Q1 2020 start date for $700 million Aureum project

NashvillePost.com Dallas-based development company KDC will now be part of the development team to undertake the $700 million mixed-use project Aureum in Franklin’s Cool Springs, with an image of a future office building (above) released. Construction is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2020. KDC — which has handled build-to-suit campus projects for

By | 2019-06-12T21:24:54+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured|Comments Off on SouthStar, Chartwell and KDC set Q1 2020 start date for $700 million Aureum project

6,000-square-foot virtual reality center will allow players to fight zombies at former A-Game location

The Rabbit Hole VR, Tennessee’s premier virtual reality provider, will open the doors to its second location inside the TOA Sports Performance Center – the facility long known as A-Game Sportsplex – in Franklin this fall. The new location will be comprised of 18 high-end virtual reality stations spanning more than 6,000-square-feet, making it the

By | 2019-06-10T17:27:10+00:00 June 10th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured|Comments Off on 6,000-square-foot virtual reality center will allow players to fight zombies at former A-Game location

Vanderbilt Poll shows Lee as popular as Haslam; suggests increasing partisanship

By Stephen Elliott NashvillePost.com The latest Vanderbilt Poll, released June 6, found rising levels of partisanship among Tennessee voters. Among the findings: Republican Gov. Bill Lee enjoys a 61 percent approval rating. The high approval is similar to that of former Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, though poll director and Vanderbilt professor John Geer notes that

By | 2019-06-06T14:57:11+00:00 June 6th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, More News|Comments Off on Vanderbilt Poll shows Lee as popular as Haslam; suggests increasing partisanship

MTSU now accepting public comment on plan to raise tuition and fees

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees will consider a proposal to increase undergraduate in-state tuition and mandatory fees at its June 18 meeting. Undergraduate in-state tuition would go from $3,690 to $3,777, a 2.35% increase. Mandatory fees would go from $913 to $935, a 2.41% increase. According to information

By | 2019-05-29T22:00:36+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, Schools|Comments Off on MTSU now accepting public comment on plan to raise tuition and fees

New building for Bone and Joint Institute is now open

Doctors at The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee started seeing patients in the new building this week. / Photo Matt Blois   By MATT BLOIS The new building for the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, located near the intersection of Interstate 65 and Highway 96, is now open. Some doctors started seeing patients

By | 2019-04-30T22:48:24+00:00 May 1st, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured|Comments Off on New building for Bone and Joint Institute is now open

Williamson County legislators describe vouchers as an experiment to improve schools and a Trump initiative

By MATT BLOIS After voting in favor of a school voucher program, part of Williamson County’s legislative delegation described the program as a temporary experiment and Trump initiative. The state House passed a bill to set up a school voucher program by a vote of 50-48 on Tuesday, and the Senate passed a similar bill

By | 2019-04-26T18:07:57+00:00 April 26th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Williamson County legislators describe vouchers as an experiment to improve schools and a Trump initiative

March unemployment numbers show continued strength in most counties

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Eighty of Tennessee’s 95 counties recorded an unemployment rate in March 2019 that is lower compared to the same time last year according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Also, in the year-to-year comparison, the rates in nine counties held steady,

By | 2019-04-25T19:03:27+00:00 April 25th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP|Comments Off on March unemployment numbers show continued strength in most counties