Nashville

18 Jul 19
PT Tennessee Blog

I am currently on a plane to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and I have 13 hours to reflect on the people, groups, and life events that have brought me here. I’m going to Cambodia for orientation and training because in September I will begin a two year internship working and teaching in a church and school […]

18 Jul 19
Laura All Day Long

People ask me all the time why I moved back from a big, booming city like Nashville, TN to my small, quiet hometown in Northern Indiana. Most of the time, it’s really hard to explain. If you’ve never lived in a small town, it’s hard to grasp the feeling of being back in places that […]

18 Jul 19
VC Reporter | Southland Publishing
18 Jul 19
Choosing Courage

“Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” -Bruce Lee Society tells us that making mistakes or being imperfect is bad when honestly, it’s human. If we never made mistakes then we’d never have anything to learn from. Mistakes or flaws in general offer us the opportunity to reflect on ourselves […]

18 Jul 19
KARK
HOWARD COUNTY, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – Officials in Nashville have declared a local state of emergency after heavy rain ravaged the area on Tuesday.  City infrastructure, along with bridges and roads, all need repair. On Wednesday, road crews worked to replace a large culvert that high water washed away, trapping at least one family in their home on Bray Hill Road. “We had two places where the citizens were cut plum off, they couldn’t even get out, so we’re trying to those fixed this morning, said Howard County Judge Kevin Smith.  Smith said there are 16 roads in the county that continue to be closed on Wednesday. He’s working to get damage estimates to turn in to state and federal officials in hopes of getting some disaster assistance. He said neither the county nor the city has ever had flood insurance. “It’s just one of those things you don’t ever think you’ll need … but this declaration should take care of that for us,” Smith said. Meanwhile, the cleanup continues at the district court and the police department in Nashville.  “It’s totaled, I mean everything. Our police department, all their computers … all the walls are swelling,” said Nashville Mayor Billy Ray Jones. Jones said business will continue in other locations around town.  Next door at the sheriff’s department, water is being swept outside. Sheriff Brian McJunkins said the jail received less than two inches of water and relocated inmates are expected to return next week.  Officials ask for patience as they work to help the area recover from mother nature’s wrath. “How bad it’s gonna be at the end and how bad the numbers will be is yet to be seen, but we’ll get past this and we’re gonna make it work,” said Jones.
18 Jul 19
Canoe

Rochester (Mich.) Police believe former NHL player Greg Johnson’s death earlier this month was the result of a suicide, the Detroit News reported Wednesday. The News said it obtained a police report, which indicated a gun and single bullet were found near Johnson. His wife, Kristin, found him in the couple’s basement on the morning […]

18 Jul 19
KLRT
HOWARD COUNTY, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – Officials in Nashville have declared a local state of emergency after heavy rain ravaged the area on Tuesday.  City infrastructure, along with bridges and roads, all need repair. On Wednesday, road crews worked to replace a large culvert that high water washed away, trapping at least one family in their home on Bray Hill Road. “We had two places where the citizens were cut plum off, they couldn’t even get out, so we’re trying to those fixed this morning, said Howard County Judge Kevin Smith.  Smith said there are 16 roads in the county that continue to be closed on Wednesday. He’s working to get damage estimates to turn in to state and federal officials in hopes of getting some disaster assistance. He said neither the county nor the city has ever had flood insurance. “It’s just one of those things you don’t ever think you’ll need … but this declaration should take care of that for us,” Smith said. Meanwhile, the cleanup continues at district court and the police department in Nashville.  “It’s totaled, I mean everything. Our police department, all their computers … all the walls are swelling,” said Nashville Mayor Billy Ray Jones. Jones said business will continue in other locations around town.  Next door at the sheriff’s department, water is being swept outside. Sheriff Brian McJunkins said the jail received less than two inches of water and relocated inmates are expected to return next week.  Officials ask for patience as they work to help the area recover from mother nature’s wrath. “How bad it’s gonna be at the end and how bad the numbers will be is yet to be seen, but we’ll get past this and we’re gonna make it work,” said Jones.
18 Jul 19
WATN
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – There’s usually no love lost between Memphis and Nashville, and Wednesday night that sometimes bitter in-state rivalry played out on the soccer field at AutoZone Park. Memphis 901 FC leaders said the first season in the United Soccer League is already proving to be a smashing success, with nearly 7,000 fans showing up on average each match. Wednesday’s match included the ceremonial pre-game guitar smash by University of Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway and the Bluff City Mafia’s even earlier pregame march and pep rally to AutoZone Park. Pro soccer is thriving in Memphis, halfway through the Memphis 901 FC’s inaugural season in the USL.  “I think we are really happy about where we are at right now,” Memphis 901 FC President Craig Unger said. Going into Wednesday’s near sellout against the Nashville Soccer Club at AutoZone Park, the Memphis 901 FC is third among expansion teams in average attendance and seventh in the 36-team league. “Memphis is underestimated and the fans are awesome,” Memphis 901 FC fan Hannah Tessaro said. “It’s bigger than everyone thought, I mean there’s so many competitive teams out there at a youth level,” Memphis 901 FC fan Charles Dodge said. Memphis 901 FC fans especially brought the enthusiasm in the anticipated match against their in-state rivals. “Nashville and Memphis are just completely different cities in general, and I feel like that Memphis can really show up tonight,” Memphis 901 FC fan Tiana Pierce said. “This was the date when the schedule came out, everyone circled it,” Unger said. Nine home matches remain after Wednesday, and Memphis 901 FC leaders are hopeful the strong attendance so far this season doesn’t cool off when the calendar flips to fall. “We have a lot of home games between August, September into October, the weather is going to be absolutely great and beautiful here,” Unger said. Nashville is scheduled to become a Major League Soccer team next year, but the Memphis 901 FC leaders are hopeful the teams can still play exhibition matches in the years ahead.