Editorial Results (free)
1. MTSU’s goal: Students graduating on time
- Friday, August 22, 2014
Tennessee’s higher education funding formula is based largely on retaining students, and Middle Tennessee State University plans to stay focused on student support in 2014.
The university initiated the “Quest for Student Success” in October 2013 in an effort to keep students on track and boost its 52 percent graduation rate to 62 percent by 2020.
2. Nod to the old, in with the new: Reeves-Sain redefines model for hometown pharmacy
- Friday, July 04, 2014
The cold, thick, handmade milkshake sold at the Reeves-Sain drugstore soda fountain comes in a stainless steel canister, too big for the serving glass.
That old-fashioned shake draws customers to the hometown store on Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro, especially on hot summer days. And it’s a specialty not available at the chain drug stores that seem to occupy every street corner in Middle Tennessee.
3. Uneven global economy a test for central banks
- Friday, May 16, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The global economy is plodding ahead in fits and starts as the largest countries struggle to achieve consistent growth.
Europe is faltering again. Japan is suddenly surging. China is cooling. The U.S. is strengthening.
4. Nashville building spree is less about Mayor Karl Dean, more about the city’s 10-year-old ‘50-year plan’
- Friday, January 10, 2014
If you want to see where a mayor’s true priorities lie, just look at his capital spending plan.
More than any other area of government, it’s where a mayor’s genuine wishes and priorities are expressed.
5. Chattanooga eyeing $40 million waterfront project
- Friday, October 18, 2013
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Chattanooga is eyeing a proposed $40 million housing and commercial project as a way to add homes and connect the city's downtown and waterfront areas.
A Nashville development company plans to start working with the Tennessee Valley Authority to gain permits to kick off construction of the project that would add 70 cottage-style homes and 200 apartments.
6. Stats show Americans not that into driving anymore
- Friday, August 23, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Driving in America has stalled, leading researchers to ask: Is the national love affair with the automobile over?
After rising for decades, total vehicle use in the U.S. — the collective miles people drive — peaked in August 2007. It then dropped sharply during the Great Recession and has largely plateaued since, even though the economy is recovering and the population growing. Just this week the Federal Highway Administration reported vehicle miles traveled during the first half of 2013 were down slightly, continuing the trend.
7. Getz: BRT plan would worsen West End traffic
- Friday, June 14, 2013
The Metro Transit Authority’s plan for a bus rapid transit installation on Nashville’s East-West Corridor has two fundamental problems:
Removing two lanes from traffic dramatically increases congestion with adverse effects of residents and businesses.
8. Are we really that Amped?
- Friday, June 14, 2013
For every person charged up over the arrival of The Amp, there seems to be another blowing a fuse over Nashville’s latest alternate transportation plan.
And despite Mayor Karl Dean’s steady public words of optimism about a 2016 launch, the skeptical continue to zap him with questions about funding, route location, ridership estimates and timing for the bus rapid transit project.
9. Tech firms find new home in Germantown
- Friday, May 31, 2013
Julie May has come a long way from teaching people how to use the internet back in 1995, working out of Joe Dougherty’s Bean Central cyber-coffee shop.
Today, her company, Bytes of Knowledge (b:ok), is a 22-employee professional services firm that provides a variety of tech support, app design, infrastructure tools and more to support small and mid-sized businesses, offering a breadth and depth of IT knowledge a fledgling entrepreneur or mid-size business might not have.
10. Welcome to MLK, Mrs. Obama
- Friday, May 10, 2013
Shannon Elder was already aware of the older, run-down condition of some of Nashville’s magnet schools before her son, Gregory, started seventh grade at Martin Luther King Academic Magnet.
Her son had attended Rose Park Magnet, which was built in 1965, and is also in an older building. Even so, she was shocked the first time she got a good look at the interior of MLK.
11. City’s history moving from Green Hills
- Friday, March 22, 2013
The bits and bobs of Nashville’s history are unique, colorful and, until now, have been warehoused in a few different places, making accessibility for the public, historians and archivists a challenge.
12. Stocks drop as Italy heads for political disarray
- Friday, February 22, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks had their worst drop in more than three months as the prospect of political paralysis in Italy raised the specter of Europe's debt crisis flaring up again.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 216.40 points, or 1.6 percent, to 13,784.17, its biggest drop since Nov. 7.
13. Robertson pressures Midstate neighbors
- Friday, January 11, 2013
Middle Tennessee’s largest office construction projects are centered in Nashville and Cool Springs, but significant commercial real estate developments are taking root throughout the region.
From Rutherford and Wilson counties, where Amazon.com has opened 1 million-square-foot logistics centers, to Maury County, which plans to open a new industrial park to capitalize on the completion of State Route 840, to Clarksville-Montgomery County, which is enjoying substantial retail growth, governments and local, regional, national and even international businesses are investing millions of dollars.
14. Franklin Park ups ante with size, features
- Friday, January 11, 2013
The Nashville region’s largest office development is under way in Cool Springs, where Spectrum-Emery has begun the first phase of Franklin Park, a 71-acre, mixed-use corporate campus with more than 1.25 million square feet of space in five, 10-story office buildings.
15. Builders filling demand for luxury apartments
- Friday, January 11, 2013
Construction of new offices, retail space and apartments, knocked off the rails by the recession, is back on track in Davidson County.
And as the saying goes, when the train comes into the station, everybody rides. In Middle Tennessee’s largest county, which hasn’t seen large-scale construction of new, high-end office space in several years, developers are racing to meet pent-up demand from businesses watching the recession disappear in the rear view mirror.
16. Toyota tests cars that communicate with each other
- Friday, November 09, 2012
SUSONO, Japan (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is testing car safety systems that allow vehicles to communicate with each other and with the roads they are on in a just completed facility in Japan the size of three baseball stadiums.
17. DoJ wants divestiture before parking acquisition
- Friday, September 21, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit to block Standard Parking Corp.'s acquisition of Central Parking Corp.
18. A bumper crop of farmers markets
- Friday, August 24, 2012
As fertile as Middle Tennessee is, it used to be a bit of a challenge to find fresh fruits and vegetables. At the height of summer, it was easier to swing by the grocery than head to the countryside in search of a produce stand.
19. Top commercial real estate transactions for March 2012
- Friday, May 04, 2012
March 2012 sales statistics for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.
20. Midstate retail trends toward mixed-use development
- Friday, February 10, 2012
When it was announced in December that H.G. Hill Realty and Southeast Venture were teaming to build 12 South Lofts, a mixed-used building in the 12South neighborhood, there were mixed-reactions.
Some in the community are up in arms about the loss of longtime neighborhood favorites such as Rumours Wine and Art Bar. Plus, the neighborhood already has a similar structure just blocks away, 12 South Station.
21. Top commercial real estate transactions for December 2011
- Friday, January 27, 2012
Top commercial real estate transaction for Dec. 2011 for Davidson, Williamson, Wilson and Rutherford counties, as complired by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on-line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.
22. Still shakin'
- Friday, October 21, 2011
A couple hours before embarking on a two-day journey to play a wedding in the Hamptons, a costumed superhero steps from a black E-450 Super Duty Ford bus while his band blankets a crowded corner of Centennial Park with brassy, thumping, Earth, Wind & Fire funk.
23. Central Parking worker guilty of stealing $1.9M
- Friday, July 15, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — A former treasury analyst for Central Parking Corp. has pleaded guilty to wire fraud related to her embezzlement of more than $1.9 million from the Nashville-based company.
24. EarthCredits aims for efficient use of carbon offsets
- Friday, June 10, 2011
Roy Dale couldn’t sleep. Wide awake at 3 a.m. with nothing better to do, he watched An Inconvenient Truth, the 2006 documentary about Al Gore’s campaign to make the world more aware of global warming.
25. Southern Migration
- Friday, June 10, 2011
Nearly half of Nashville’s signature industry – health care – actually has a Cool Springs address, and that number keeps growing. So does Nissan, the highest-profile corporate headquarters ever to relocate to the Nashville area.