Tennessee’s Historically Low Unemployment Rate Isn’t All Good

A public library in Nashville serves homeless Tennesseans, offering a place to stay warm and use computers. The state’s workforce participation has fallen from a decade ago. In short, Tennessee’s unemployment rate has fallen, but largely because many people in the state stopped looking for work. Tennessee’s unemployment rate has dropped to historic lows recently, … Read moreTennessee’s Historically Low Unemployment Rate Isn’t All Good

Metro Housing Trust approves more then $5 million to build affordable housing units

Metro Housing Trust approves more then $5 million to build affordable housing units (Fox 17 News) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Metro Housing Trust Fund Commission approved more than $5 million in funding for affordable housing units in Nashville. A total of $5,080,377.19 will be awarded to 10 organizations for the creation of 163 Barnes Housing … Read moreMetro Housing Trust approves more then $5 million to build affordable housing units

Tennessee community braces for conflict ahead of White Lives Matter rally

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — In the rows of matching brick duplexes, natives of this Tennessee community live among immigrants from Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, a sign of the slowly changing demographics of this city 60 miles southeast of Nashville. The Shelbyville Housing Authority neighborhood sits just behind one of the city’s main intersections, the site … Read moreTennessee community braces for conflict ahead of White Lives Matter rally

White Nationalists Harassed a Tennessee Church to Show That ‘White People Are Under Attack’

Inside the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, on Sunday morning, preacher Ben Lambeth stood at the podium, lowered his eyes and spoke solemnly of pain and Satan. He addressed a crowd of survivors of the mass shooting incident that unfolded at the holy space in late September. The multiracial crowd of roughly … Read moreWhite Nationalists Harassed a Tennessee Church to Show That ‘White People Are Under Attack’

Vols’ Kelly, Ignont suspended after receiving citations

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee running back John Kelly and linebacker Will Ignont have been suspended from the Volunteers’ Saturday game with Kentucky after they were cited on misdemeanor drug-related charges this week. “Members of our football team have a responsibility to represent the University of Tennessee in a first-class manner,” Tennessee coach Butch Jones said … Read moreVols’ Kelly, Ignont suspended after receiving citations

Antioch neighbors lose fight against 96-unit low-income housing project

New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the Nashville metro statistical area added 36,337 people during the one-year stretch that ended July 1, 2016, meaning the region grew by an average of 100 people a day over those 12 months. Wochit Tennessee Court of Appeals cites petitioners’ failure to file a sworn petition … Read moreAntioch neighbors lose fight against 96-unit low-income housing project