Nashville Mayor John Cooper won't seek re-election

Mayor John Cooper speaking.

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Mayor John Cooper announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election and will instead step down at the end of his first term.

"We've gotten more accomplished in the [last] 40 months than any 40 months in Metro history, and we will finish strong," Cooper said during a brief speech announcing his decision.

Adam Tamburin
18 hours ago - News

A new happy hour option for Cummins Station

Photo: Amy Zawacki

Pullman Standard, a new cocktail lounge that opened last week in Cummins Station, is seeking to elevate happy hour options available in the downtown core.

  • James Beard Award-winning chef RJ Cooper, who previously helmed Saint Stephen, is overseeing a food menu of seasonal small plates.
  • Bar director Amy Van Buren has been recognized in national cocktail-making competitions.
Nate Rau
Jan 27, 2023 - News

Nashville mayor releases $478M capital spending plan

Photo illustration of Nashville Mayor John Cooper  with lines radiating from him.

Photo illustration: Allie Carl/Axios; Photo: Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images

Nashville Mayor John Cooper unveiled his plan for new city projects Thursday.

  • Cooper's total capital spending plan, which must be approved by the Metro Council, comes in at $478 million — including $139 million for schools.
Adam Tamburin
Jan 26, 2023 - News

Zillow listing of mansion on fire leads to sale

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Franklin's housing market remains red hot.

Adam Tamburin
Jan 25, 2023 - News

Chris Stapleton to sing anthem at Super Bowl

Chris Stapleton performing.

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Chris Stapleton, one of the most celebrated vocalists in country music, will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl on Feb. 12.

Nate Rau
Jan 25, 2023 - News

Senators grill Ticketmaster after Taylor Swift tour debacle

U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn speaking.

U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and her colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Ticketmaster Tuesday in a hearing called in the wake of the Taylor Swift ticket sales debacle.

  • U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) says Ticketmaster had managed to unify a bitterly divided Congress.
Adam Tamburin
Jan 25, 2023 - News

Mayor pushes $92 million for juvenile justice center

Outside of the Juvenile Justice Center.

The Juvenile Justice Center on Woodland Street. Photo: Courtesy of Kim Head/Davidson County Juvenile Court

Mayor John Cooper wants to put $92 million toward a new juvenile justice campus, the Tennessean reports.

  • The long-sought project is the biggest item on Cooper's upcoming capital spending plan, according to the newspaper.
Adam Tamburin
Jan 24, 2023 - Business

"Critical shortage" complicates Tennessee elder care

Illustration of a nurse walking with an elderly man.

Illustration: Gabriella Turrisi/Axios

America is coping with a shortage of home care workers, and high turnover among those who do take the job is making it even harder to line up care for loved ones, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The median caregiver turnover rate was about 65% in 2021, the WSJ reported, citing data from Home Care Pulse, a company that provides training to home care agencies.

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