Mariah Timms, The Tennessean

Mariah Timms

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Mariah:

Absentee voting: ACLU files suit against Tennessee urging mail-in ballots for all voters in 2020 elections

The ACLU of Tennessee sued Friday to expand absentee voting to all eligible voters during COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

How should Nashville improve its 911 response? What the mother of one Waffle House victim says must happen

As part of a settlement, the city agreed to consider policy changes submitted by the mother of one of the Waffle House victims. → Read More

Man arrested on quarantine violation charges released on bond after nonprofit pays bail

The man arrested after leaving the Fairgrounds Nashville while under a quarantine directive was released on bond Thursday. → Read More

'Operation Candy Crush' lawsuits: Appeals ruling upholds prior decision, case to keep moving forward

The Sixth Circuit Court ruled the Rutherford County District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney and Sheriff are not immune from being sued in the fallout from "Operation Candy Crush." → Read More

Report: State prison populations have not meaningfully dropped during pandemic, Tennessee included

While county jail populations have dropped significantly in response to the threat of COVID-19, Tennessee's prisons have largely kept their already-high populations steady during recent months, according to new data released by the Vera Institute of Justice. → Read More

Fairgrounds quarantine arrest: Case will move forward against man who left shelter

General Sessions Judge Aaron Holt heard a preliminary motion to dismiss the case as part of an ongoing effort to hear a small number of cases. → Read More

Defense asks Tennessee Supreme Court to delay October execution as COVID-19 restrictions continue in courts, prisons

Byron Black, 63, is scheduled to be executed Oct. 8. His legal team says the coronavirus has limited their ability to five him a fair defense before then. → Read More

Judge to decide in the next week if Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher plan can begin in the fall

A Nashville judge will decide in the next week if Gov. Bill Lee's controversial school voucher program can begin this fall. → Read More

Vanderbilt: If transmission goes up as state reopens, Tennessee may need second lockdown

If the transmission rate rises to just more than 1.1, Tennessee hospitals could be overwhelmed within 129 days, a Vanderbilt study found. → Read More

Tennessee Supreme Court: Jury trial suspension extended through early July

Tennessee courts have been ordered to remain mostly closed through the end of May, with jury trials suspended even longer, per a state Supreme Court order. → Read More

Nashville health department unsure what caused highest daily spike yet in COVID-19 cases

Nashville saw its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases Thursday when the Metro Public Health Department reported 182 new positive test results over the previous 24 hours. → Read More

Coronavirus cases at Bledsoe County prison more than double in new TDOC data

Hundreds of inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus at the East Tennessee prison. → Read More

Metro Health: 'Impressed' with conditions at Tyson plant where 120 coronavirus cases found

Tyson meat plants around the country are shutting down when clusters of coronavirus are found; Tennessee's plants remain open with 100-plus cases. → Read More

Nashville's cherry trees survived the NFL draft, but face a rocky 2020 like all of us

Nashville's trees have suffered a tornado and pandemic along with its residents. But the city and advocates are working to protect them. → Read More

Coronavirus is closing U.S. meat processing plants; despite 90 confirmed cases, Goodlettsville Tyson remains open

Three Tennessee meat plants could be at risk of coronavirus outbreaks, including a Tyson facility in Goodlettsville. → Read More

On eve of Waffle House shooting anniversary, Metro Council approves $35,000 settlement to family of victim

Shaundelle Brooks sued the city on behalf of her son, Waffle House shooting victim Akilah DaSilva, pushing for policy change in the way Nashville runs 911 that she thinks may have saved his life. → Read More

Chattanooga brothers who stockpiled hand sanitizer settle with state on price gouging

The brothers face no fine, but will not be allowed to sell emergency supplies at a markup during the pandemic, according to the settlement. → Read More

More than 150 inmates at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex test positive for COVID-19

A concentration of coronavirus cases at a Tennessee prison has prompted mass testing at department of correction faciliites. → Read More

Green Acres actor Tom Lester dies in Nashville at 81

The Green Acres actor died from complications of Parkinson's Disease. → Read More

Judges deny Nashville Public Defenders' push for immediate release of nonviolent inmates

Sheriff Daron Hall testified Thursday that even the jail reductions so far have not been enough to make the facility safe from COVID-19. → Read More