Cassandra Stephenson, The Tennessean

Cassandra Stephenson

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Cassandra:

Nashville secures federal funding for new traffic management center, pending Metro Council approval

The Traffic Management Center will monitor traffic flow real-time and provide data for use in reducing congestion. → Read More

Nashville Metro Council, school board redistricting plans get final stamp of approval

Metro Council approved new maps for council and school board districts. Districts must be redrawn every 10 years to adjust for population shifts. → Read More

Nashville curbside recycling pickup to resume Feb. 1, mayor announces

Nashville curbside recycling pickup services will resume Feb. 1, Mayor John Cooper announced Tuesday. → Read More

Campaign finance panel to subpoena Rep. Glen Casada, former top aide in audit of PAC

Former House Speaker Glen Casada, former aide Cade Cothren and others will be subpoenaed as part of a reopened audit of a political action committee. → Read More

Middle Tennessee winter weather updates: 'Significant snowfall' expected Sunday

Middle Tennessee could see from 1-9 inches of snow Sunday. A winter storm warning will remain in effect through 6 p.m. for some counties. → Read More

Ex-Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, married to Sara Evans, tried to hit two people with car, court documents say

Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, who is married to country music singer Sara Evans, allegedly tried to hit two people with a car, police say → Read More

Ex-Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, who is married to Sara Evans, charged with felony assault

Ex-Alabama football quarterback Jay Barker, who is married to country music star Sara Evans, was arrested and charged with felony assault. → Read More

Country Music Hall of Famer, Nashville broadcasting star Ralph Emery dead at 88

Walter Ralph Emery, Country Music Hall of Famer and host of TNN primetime talk show "Nashville Now," died Saturday at the age of 88. → Read More

Middle Tennessee winter weather: Expect snow, but exactly how much remains unclear

Davidson County could see between 4 and 5 inches of snow starting late Saturday night and continuing through Sunday. → Read More

State officials fine Nashville council member $360K for 36 campaign finance violations

Tennessee campaign finance officials levied a $360,000 fine on Nashville Metro Council member Jonathan Hall for 36 campaign finance infractions. → Read More

Republican redistricting plan advances, splits Nashville into 3 districts

The proposed map would dramatically alter the political landscape of Middle Tennessee, a region driving the state’s ongoing population growth. → Read More

At least 1 in 33 Nashvillians has COVID-19. City officials say 'please get your booster'

Nashville officials urge residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and get booster doses if eligible as the omicron variant surge breaks records. → Read More

Davidson County vehicle emissions testing expected to end Feb. 4. Here's what to know

Emissions testing is expected to end in Davidson County on Feb. 4. Here's what that means for residents renewing their vehicle registration. → Read More

Nashville officials grapple with how to prioritize American Rescue Plan relief funds

Nashville officials are grappling with how to best prioritize American Rescue Plan Act funds between capital needs and community relief and programs. → Read More

Historic Metro Courthouse plaza to carry name of civil rights activist Diane Nash

The Metro Council on Tuesday gave its final approval to the move honoring the civil rights veteran Diane Nash. → Read More

Investigation, lawsuit, rebuilding: What to know one year after Christmas bombing

After a year of investigation, demolition and community feedback, Nashville's Second Avenue is on the verge of beginning its latest evolution. → Read More

Brookmeade Park to get $1.26M for renovations after lengthy debate

The $1.26 million in funds will be used solely for cameras, equipment and renovations in Brookmeade Park. → Read More

Hurdles lie ahead in Bristol Motor Speedway deal to bring NASCAR back to Nashville

The deal is not finalized and must pass several hurdles before the $75 million renovation proposal could move forward. → Read More

'Viable future for our historic track': Mayor John Cooper outlines details of deal for NASCAR at the fairgrounds

Any final deal is subject to approval by the Board of Fair Commissioners and Metro Council. → Read More

Zoning change blocks plans for landfill at Bellevue's former Hutton Stone Quarry

A zoning change approved Tuesday prevents Bellevue's former Hutton Stone Quarry from being used as a landfill. → Read More