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  • As Citizens Try To Scrape By During Pandemic, Dem Mayor Tries 32% Property Tax Hike

    05/05/2020 1:19:30 PM PDT · by stickandrudder · 35 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | April 30, 2020 | Carmine Sabia
    Democrats never miss an opportunity to stick it to the American people with taxes — no matter the situation. And that is precisely what the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, proposed doing while many of his constituents are out of work. Mayor John Cooper pushed for a 31.7 percent property tax increase and major cuts because, he said, the city is faced with “the greatest financial challenge” it has had in a lifetime, the Tennessean reported. “This is a crisis budget,” he said as he gave a frightening outlook for the financial future of the city. And he is correct: This...
  • Nashville Mayor Proposes 32% property tax increase

    04/28/2020 5:42:38 PM PDT · by Bommer · 98 replies
    Reaking 911 ^ | 04/28/2020 | N/A
    Nashville Mayor Cooper today filed the city’s recommended operating budget for fiscal year 2021 with the Metro Council. Metro Finance estimates that the city will experience a $470 million revenue decline over a 16-month time frame due to the impact of COVID-19 and the March tornado. The decline in revenue during Q4 of fiscal year 2020 required Metro to cut expenditures and spend down remaining fund balances, leaving Metro with only $12 million of fund balances at the end of FY20.
  • Dolly Parton donates $1 million to coronavirus research after learning about 'exciting advancements'

    04/06/2020 12:27:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/6/2020 | Tyler McCarthy
    Dolly Parton announced that she’s donating $1 million to help find a “cure” for the coronavirus and is encouraging her fans to donate if they can as well. The 74-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a note in which she revealed that she’s been talking with a friend who is involved with research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. She explained that she was inspired to donate after hearing positive things from him as the world continues to hope for an end to the ongoing pandemic. “My longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at...
  • Nashville Tornado Victims Shout ‘Amen!’ and Applaud Donald Trump Speech

    03/06/2020 5:18:56 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Mar 2020 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump met with victims and families on Friday in Tennessee after a series of tornadoes hit Nashville and surrounding towns. Reporters were kept away from hearing his full conversations with the group of storm victims and members of their families, but as Trump spoke privately to the group of people, many of them began applauding and shouted “Amen!” according to footage streamed live by White House press cameras. At another point in the conversation, Trump pointed at the sky, as he typically does when referring to God or a loved one who has passed away. “We’re a big...
  • Terrifying moment Nashville crane operator helplessly watches deadly tornado spiral towards him as he is stuck in his cabin 375ft in the air

    03/04/2020 10:29:23 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03-04-2020 | Marlene Lenthang
    Crane operator Jason Nash filmed the terrifying moment he got stuck 375ft in the air in his crane cable car as a twister ripped through Nashville, TennesseeNash panics as he films the tornado and flashing lights in the distance 'If something happens make sure everybody knows I love them, Carla,' he says At least two twisters whipped through four counties after midnight on Tuesday24 people were killed and at least 22 people are missing following the twisters88 people were injured and than 140 buildings destroyed in the natural disaster  Terrifying video footage shows the moment a tower crane operator helplessly watches a Tennessee...
  • Tornadoes kill at least nine in Tennessee: Deadly 'supercell' winds rip through Nashville injuring 'multiple' people, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving tens of thousands without power

    03/03/2020 6:02:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2020 | Chris Dyer
    Tornadoes struck central Tennessee early Tuesday morning leaving at least nine people dead, multiple injured and thousands without power as high winds wreaked a trail of destruction. One of the massive 'supercells' swept through downtown Nashville, knocking out power and tearing through buildings. Nearly 44,000 were without power, according to Nashville Electric Service. At least nine people have been killed and that death toll is expected to climb as authorities survey the dangers of a landscape littered with blown-down walls and roofs, snapped power lines and huge broken trees.
  • Tornado hits Nashville, causes severe damage

    03/03/2020 12:13:55 AM PST · by Drago · 79 replies
    News Channel 5 Nashville, TN ^ | 03/03/2020 | Rebekah Pewitt
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A tornado touched down north of downtown Nashville. Serious damage was caused in many parts of town including Germantown, where we've seen some of the worst damage.
  • "It City" woes: Police officer shortage severe in Metro Nashville

    03/01/2020 7:00:31 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    WSMV ^ | February 19, 2020 | WSMV
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Nashville is hemorrhaging police officers at a time when more are needed than ever before. That’s according to the union president who says the problem has become a major public safety concern. “Even if we were fully staffed today, we would not have enough officers,” said fraternal order of police president James Smallwood. 42 officers recently graduated from Nashville’s police academy. In a few months, the graduates will be out on the streets, risking their lives, to keep the city safe. “I’m just proud to be doing the job I’m going to be doing,” said officer...
  • Steven Spielberg’s porn-actress daughter jailed in Nashville

    02/29/2020 12:22:25 PM PST · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 29, 2020 | 2:49pm | Laura Italiano
    The porn-actress daughter of director Steven Spielberg was arrested and jailed in Nashville, Tenn. early Saturday on a misdemeanor domestic violence, court records show. Mikaela Spielberg, 23, lately in news after she launched a film career of her own — in skin flicks– was admitted into the Hill Detention Center at 6:33 a.m., online inmate records show. Her $1,000 bail has already been posted, and she will be released at the conclusion of a 12-hour “hold,” which is routine in domestic violence cases, an official with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office told The Post. “Someone has already posted her bond;...
  • Tennessee governor signs anti-LGBTQ adoption bill

    01/27/2020 11:38:31 AM PST · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/24/2020 | Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has become the latest state to assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if those organizations exclude LGBTQ families and others based on religious beliefs. Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed the bill Friday without fanfare or an official announcement, making it the first law to be implemented in Tennessee this year. Previously, Lee said he endorsed the law because he believed defending religious liberty “is very important.” The Republican has often cited his Christian faith throughout his first term as governor. However, under the new law, current adoption practices in...
  • Gun Control Hurts People Like Me

    01/13/2020 5:02:58 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 8, 2020 | Nikki Goeser
    The night my husband was murdered in front of me by my stalker, I was informed that the Metro Nashville Police Department offers a Victim Intervention Program for victims of violent crime. This is a free counseling service offered to those Nashville residents affected by violent crime, and it is available for as long as you need it.
  • Kid Rock explains his problem with Oprah after foul-mouthed rant

    11/30/2019 9:12:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | November 30, 2019 | 12:03pm | Jessica Bennett
    Kid Rock has given the public a bit of insight into his recent tirade against Oprah Winfrey, claiming a potential appearance on her former talk show soured his view of the media mogul. “My people tried to get me to do The Oprah Winfrey show years ago and her people wanted me to write down 5 reasons why I loved her and her show,” Rock, 48, tweeted. “I said f—k that and her. End of story.” Rock was escorted off stage in Nashville after going on a lewd rant against Winfrey, 68, at his own Honky Tonk Bar.
  • Kid Rock slams Oprah in drunken rant at Nashville bar before being escorted out

    11/29/2019 2:40:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/29/19 | Jessica Napoli
    Kid Rock slammed Oprah Winfrey during a foul-mouthed, drunken rant at a Tennessee bar this week. The 48-year-old musician was at the Big A-- Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse in Nashville when he yelled into the microphone, "F--- Oprah. Oprah Winfrey is like 'Hey, I just want women to believe in this sh--'. F--- her. She can s--- d--- sideways," according to video obtained by TMZ. "And if you say that, people say, 'Hey, I'm pretty sure Kid Rock's a racist.' I'm, like, 'OK, fine'. F--- off'," he added. Kid, real name Robert James Ritchie, also took aim at...
  • Arrested man tells officers he's Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Nashville police say

    10/07/2019 10:17:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | 4:42 PM on Oct 3, 2019 | By Tom Steele
    It turns out he wasn't, though. When police were called to a Nashville gas station this week to arrest a trespasser, they found themselves face to face with a man who said he owned the Dallas Mavericks.
  • ICE officer fires shots in Antioch grocery store parking lot while trying to make arrest

    09/06/2019 7:26:37 AM PDT · by GoreFreeTN · 19 replies
    WTVF CH5 ^ | 9/6/2019 | Laken Bowles
    Undocumented immigrant surrenders to FBI ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police officers responded to a grocery store in Antioch after a federal immigration officer fired shots while trying to take someone into custody. The call came in around 7 a.m. Thursday in the parking lot near Food Lion on Richards Road. Bryan Cox of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the incident happened during a traffic stop. FBI officials said DHS officers were trying to stop an undocumented immigrant regarding immigration law violations. Cox said the man tried to flee in a white box truck and drove towards the...
  • Chinese restaurant workers busted washing pots, grill in local lake

    08/28/2019 9:08:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/28/2019 | Christopher Cameron
    They made chop suey of the health regulations. Just hours after being busted for washing down kitchen equipment in a local lake, a Chinese restaurant was open for business. Employees of No. 1 Chinese Restaurant in suburban Nashville, Tenn., were caught washing everything from pots and rags to grill tops at a boat dock at nearby Old Hickory Lake — a popular recreation spot — NewsChannel5 reported. A series of videos showing the restaurant’s organic approach to food safety was shared first on Facebook and then with the health department, which quickly sent an inspector to the scene Tuesday.
  • Nashville's Next Mayor May Be a Black Conservative Woman

    07/30/2019 4:05:18 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 47 replies
    RCP ^ | 30 July 2019 | Roger Simon
    The last time Nashville’s mayor’s office made national news - a scant seventeen months ago - then mayor Megan Barry resigned after pleading guilty to felony theft relating to an extramarital affair she had with the police officer in charge of her security. This time it’s for a better reason. After David Briley served as interim mayor, a full-term election is now in progress. And that election is being shaken up by Carol Swain, a woman who is - of all things in traditionally Democratic Nashville, a blue stronghold in a red state - a no-holds-barred black, Christian Republican conservative....
  • How Nashville is Transforming Itself Into a Global City

    07/04/2019 3:53:40 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 44 replies ^ | Undated | Jennifer Justus
    At a recent fundraiser for restaurant workers struggling with addiction at the Nashville restaurant City House, Kamal Kalokoh, a chef with Jamaican roots, handed out plates of roast; a soul singer backed by a horn section belted out tunes; and Trevor Moran, an Irish chef who came to Nashville from Copenhagen’s Noma—often called the best restaurant in the world—stood behind a rickety table making Japanese kakigori, piles of matcha-dusted shaved ice hiding surprising hunks of greens or kiwi.
  • Gold Cup Semifinal Game (USA vs Jamaica, 9:30 PM EDT) FS1

    07/03/2019 6:19:56 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 07/03/2019 | Roger Gonzalez
    The United States will face a familiar foe on Wednesday in the Gold Cup semifinals, taking on Jamaica with a spot in Sunday's final against Mexico on the line. The Americans are coming off an unconvincing 1-0 win over Curacao in the quarterfinals, winning on a goal from Weston McKennie. Meanwhile, Jamaica beat Panama 1-0 to advance. These two teams met in the 2017 final, with the U.S. winning, but Jamaica beat the U.S. in a friendly before the cup.
  • Intelligence analyst charged with leaking top-secret information to left-wing reporter Scahill

    05/10/2019 11:42:11 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 09, 2019 | Jerry Dunleavy
    Shortened title. Full title: Intelligence analyst charged with leaking top-secret information to left-wing reporter Jeremy Scahill A former intelligence analyst and Afghanistan veteran has been charged with leaking classified information to the media. Daniel Everette Hale, 31, of Nashville, Tenn., was arrested on federal charges Thursday. The reporter that Hale leaked this information to is not named in the indictment, but the charging document identifies him as Jeremy Scahill of the Intercept, an outspoken critic of America’s military activities overseas . Hale "printed off a series of Secret and Top Secret documents through his position with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency,...