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Westminster gets wild mustang mascot

Students at Westminster School will start the fall with a new campus, new school name and a unique new school mascot

Teachers: catalysts in changing students' lives

I don't remember every one of my teachers, but I remember every teacher who reached me. Quality teachers not only teach students, they change their lives. Those who teach our teachers must follow some imperatives to ensure that every child has a quality teacher. They must make sure future educators are qualified and that, once they enter the profession, they prepare their students for lasting achievement. More

Vouchers mean inequity for our public schools

Our state constitution guarantees to the school children of Tennessee the right to a free public education, and imposes on the General Assembly the obligation to maintain and support a system of free public schools that affords substantially equal educational opportunities to all students. Both the U.S. Constitution and our state

Cee Bee store replaced by Piggly Wiggly

An East Nashville grocery store that many residents believed had been plagued by outdated meat, rusty refrigeration, in-store smoking and a general lack of sanitation has shut down. Bill Martin More

Supreme Court should not kill school choice program

Parents only serve a "ritualistic" function when it comes to deciding what to do with their kids. That was the position of Robert H. Chanin, the lawyer who tried to convince the Supreme Court Wednesday to kill Cleveland's school choice program. The whole point of his case is to get religion out of public education. More

VU tops Vols, await 'Cats

Barring a miraculous SEC tournament run, Vanderbilt won

NFL quarterbacks show support of Gilliam

Joe Gilliam Jr.

Death Notices

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Garrett aids Bearacuda repeat

With one star hampered by a nagging foot injury, another Harpeth Hall swimmer took center stage at this past weekend

Dubinsky earns another shot with Preds

The Nashville Predators liked center Steve Dubinsky

Bishop, Titans to continue salary cap discussions

The agent for safety Blaine Bishop will make a counter proposal to the Tennessee Titans today in an effort to keep the safety in the fold before Friday

Schools win new grants for club

The Nashville Public Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides encouragement and financial support for quality public education in Metro Public Schools, announced recipients of the Community Foundation Book Club Grants. The grants, totaling $3,652, will be used to create book clubs and other programs that promote reading in high school. More

State budget crisis won't affect Vols football

The solution to the state's budget crisis is coming into focus. The "do-nothings" in the Tennessee legislature will live up to their credo and do nothing. There'll be no tax reform and no tax increases. They'll adopt a deficit budget and force the governor to eliminate or cut to the bone most state operations, leaving Tennessee Vol football and basketball the only unscathed programs in higher education. More

Seniors star as Vandy clinches third seed

Ending chapters is the theme of Senior Day anywhere, but Vanderbilt

Cobras, Bears crowned champs of zany tourney

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, and you are obviously not playing basketball in District 12-AAA. Friday More

Hillin, Waters, Hall, Bass in race for sheriff's office

Former Davidson County Sheriff Hank Hillin shook up the sheriff

Legislator cracks down on tanning bed laws

City Politics - Smoking and drinking, among other things, can be bad for your health. As may tanning beds, says Sen. Rosalind Kurita, D-Clarksville. Kurita is pushing a bill that would heighten tanning bed requirements. Under the proposed law, protective eyewear would have to be FDA approved, current written warnings signed by bed users would be revised and expanded, and teens ages 14 to 18 would have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have a notarized statement from them. Additionally, signage would be required explaining the dangers of ultraviolet rays. More

Hand to seek new pension plan

Metro Councilwoman Norman Hand says she will draft a resolution requesting the city explore the cost of placing all employees on the same pension package currently enjoyed by Metro police officers and firefighters. Hand said she decided to pursue the matter following a Davidson County Chancery Court ruling last week that will allow civilian employees at the Metro Police and Fire departments (for example, clerks and data processing personnel) to receive the same pension as the officers and firefighters. More

Catfish Rodeo coming in June to Bellevue lake

Get out your fishing poles, kids. The first annual Youth Catfish Rodeo is coming to Bellevue in June. Trey Rochford with Rochford Realty and Construction Co. said his company will sponsor the event. Rochford is meeting today with a representative from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to discuss preliminary plans. More

Waverly neighborhoods to get master plan for beautification

Woodland-in-Waverly and Waverly Place are working with the Planning Department to create a master plan for the area around 8th Avenue South