John Cooper
Politics

Cooper Takes Different Approach in Mayoral Run

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — The predominant themes in this year’s mayoral campaign thus far have been encouraging corporate relocation and investment, wooing big league sports, and reducing the size of city government improving its efficiency. But when Metro Councilman John Cooper changed his mind about running for the office, he also adopted a different strategy. Cooper’s emphasis will be on neighborhood improvement, as well as sound fiscal policy, and rebuilding public trust in city government. […read more]

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Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway
Crime

Nashville Juvenile System Needs Community Support

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — The recent spotlight placed upon five juveniles accused of murder in Nashville is a community issue that goes beyond the tragic happenings of the victim and the minors involved.  Regardless of how this sad situation is viewed, critics on both sides of the issue meet in the middle and admit that Nashville indeed has a rapidly escalating juvenile crime problem.  The hands of the parents are tied, the disciplinary resources of the educators are non-existent and the community safe haven that can field the crisis is ranked low on the list of budgetary priorities of the Metro Council. […read more]

Dr. Shawn Joseph
Education

Board of Education Reaches Mutual Agreement With Dr. Shawn Joseph

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — The Metropolitan Nashville Board of Education voted today to buy out the contract of Metro Nashville Public Schools Director, Dr. Shawn Joseph, in a 5-3 vote. Joseph’s last day will be Friday, April 12, 2019. Joseph entered the position in July 2016 and is ending his tenure after slightly less than three years in a district serving more than 85,000 students and 11,000 employees. Dr. Adrienne Battle has been selected as interim director. […read more]