MNPS supe search firm back on the defensve

HYA, the search firm hired to help identify candidates for MNPS superintendent, is on the defensive, as it has been before after providing underwhelming or controversial candidates.

Jul 8, 2015 6:31 AM

Supremes name biz court advisors

An appelate judge and eight attorneys from across the state will serve as the advisory group for the business court pilot project in Nashville:

Members of the Commission are:

Judge Neal McBrayer, Chairperson
Court of Appeals, Middle Section

Celeste H. Herbert
Jones, Meadows & Wall

David A. Golden
Eastman Chemical Company

Tim Warnock
Riley, Warnock & Jacobson

Pat Moskal
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Scott Carey
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Bill Tate
Sowell Wilson Leathers & Johnson PLLC

Jef Feibelman
Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC

Charles Tuggle
First Horizon National Corporation

Jul 7, 2015 12:52 PM

Coalition makes down-ticket Metro endorsements

The Nashville Business Coalition has made its endorsements for the vice mayor and council races. After the jump:

The candidates endorsed by the Nashville Business Coalition are:

Vice Mayor Endorsements

David Briley

Tim Garrett

At Large Endorsements

Buddy Baker

Karen Bennett

Erin Coleman John Cooper

Erica Gilmore

Frank Harrison

Jason Holleman

Walter Hunt

John Lasiter

Lonnell Matthews

Bob Mendes

Sandra Moore

Jim Shulman

District Council Endorsements (* are incumbents)

Robert Swope, District 4

Scott Davis, District 5*

Peter Westerholm, District 6*

Anthony Davis, District 7*

Nancy VanReece, District 8

Bill Pridemore, District 9*

Douglas Pardue, District 10*

Larry Hagar, District 11*

Steve Glover, District 12*

Furtesha Carter, District 13

Mark Cole, District 13

Kevin Rhoten, District 14

Jeff Syracuse, District 15

Tony Tenpenny, District 16*

Chris Cotton, District 17

Colby Sledge, District 17

Burkley Allen, District 18*

Freddie O'Connell, District 19

Mary Carolyn Roberts, District 20

Leah Dupree, District 21

Sheri Weiner, District 22*

Mina Johnson, District 23

Allen Grant, District 24

Russ Pulley, District 25

Jeremy Elrod, District 26

Davette Blalock, District 27*

Tanaka Vercher, District 28

Karen Johnson, District 29*

Jason Potts, District 30*

Fabian Bedne, District 31*

Jacobia Dowell, District 32*

Sam Coleman, District 33

Steve Butler, District 34

Angie Henderson, District 34

Dave Rosenberg, District 35

Jul 7, 2015 11:34 AM

Nashville home prices keep gaining

Research firm CoreLogic says Nashville-area home prices rose 7.7 percent in May 2015 as compared to the same month last year. Take out distressed sales and that number is still 7.6 percent. 

CoreLogic's national data set is available here. Tennessee is one of 10 states experiencing record prices.

Jul 7, 2015 10:06 AM

McCormick floats proposal for state to take out loans for road projects

Gerald McCormick told the Pachyderm Club down in Chattanooga that instead of raising the gas tax to pay for roads, the state could take on some more debt instead.

Jul 7, 2015 9:10 AM

Schools chief finalist leaves controversy in his wake

The Tennessean has a good rundown of some of the questions surrounding MNPS superintendent finalist John Covington.

Jul 7, 2015 6:37 AM

Community colleges wait for post-Tennessee Promise surge

Tennessee Promise students have until the end of the month to complete eight hours of community service required by the program for free community college tuition. The state's two-year schools are waiting and wondering what their enrollment will be.

Jul 7, 2015 6:35 AM

Freeman asks school board to delay choice until after election

Taking a page from the David Fox playbook, Bill Freeman asked the school board to hold off on picking a new superintendent until after the next mayor is in office.

Jul 7, 2015 6:30 AM

Williamson Schools chief candidate for MNPS job

Williamson County Schools superintendent Mike Looney is a candidate for the MNPS job.

Jul 6, 2015 1:22 PM

Bone blasts Barry poll methodology

Charles Robert Bone says Megan Barry's poll was flawed and push-poll-ish. Barry's campaign, in response, said CRB isn't relevant in the race. Well then.

Jul 6, 2015 12:24 PM