Kelsey Gibbs, NewsChannel 5

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Survey finds Nashville minority-owned businesses received less COVID-19 income assistance relief

A recent survey by Equity Alliance found that several minority owned businesses missed out on federal relief during the pandemic. Now local advocacy groups are asking for CARES act dollars. → Read More

Nashville public library could close several of its 21 locations if property tax repeal is passed

A charter amendment, which would repeal the city's recent 34% property tax hike, could be up for a vote in December. It could mean major cuts to city services including the public library. → Read More

Tornado survivors encourage everyone to have a disaster ready plan

Six months ago, multiple tornadoes tore through Middle Tennessee - a day many will never forget. Rodney Whitaker will always remember March 3, 2020 because that's when Whitaker says God’s grace that saved him from the tornado that hit his North Nashville neighborhood. → Read More

Staffing agency says despite pandemic there are several jobs available in Nashville

As thousands of people in Tennessee still remain out of work recruiters say there are places hiring in Nashville. → Read More

Education group says Tennessee teacher shortage could get worse with pandemic

Even though many school districts have already had their first day of school, there is still a need to fill many teaching positions across the state. But many education advocates say Tennessee has been facing a teacher shortage even before the pandemic. → Read More

Restaurant owners worry after neighboring businesses start to close

Some businesses are rebounding from the pandemic but not everyone is going to survive. Carey Bringle, owner of Peg Leg Porker says he can’t help but to worry. → Read More

Tennessee child well-being inspection program rolled back after complaints

Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education is rolling back on a program to check on the well-being of children ages zero to 18 during the pandemic. Local lawmakers say the program was too intrusive and not the state’s place. → Read More

Health experts say more children are in need of mental health services

As kids return safely back to school - parents not only want them to be prepared physically but mentally as well. Mental Health experts say the need for mental health needs for children are increasing. → Read More

Studies show some exposure to common colds could help determine how to fight COVID-19

As scientist learn more and more about the COVID-19, they are starting to realize how people react to the virus could base on past common colds and other viruses. → Read More

Need for food donations continues to grow during pandemic

For the first time Second Harvest says people are having to rely on food banks to eat more than ever. The pandemic has increased the need for food donations with students out of school and unemployment the demand is even greater. → Read More

Hillsboro Village jewelry store targeted by thieves twice in two months

A Hillsboro Village jewelry store hit not once but twice by thieves so far this year. The owners at Peacock Jewelers say this all just comes at already terrible times. → Read More

Wilson County teens push for district-wide mask mandate for students

As districts determine what the school year will look like during this pandemic— students are asking for a seat at the table. A group of Wilson County students are pushing for a district-wide mask mandate → Read More

Event promoter, Live Nation plans to cut artists payments, shift costs due to COVID-19

The Coronavirus has left millions without work and struggling to make ends meet, many of which are in the entertainment industry. A concert promoter, Live Nation, recently sent a memo to artists about pay cuts because of the Coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Doctors urge protesters to get tested for COVID-19

With more protests this weekend that could draw large crowds — doctors are asking you to get a COVID-19 test a few days later. → Read More

Tennessee lawmakers introduce the George Floyd Act for police reform

The George Floyd Act is comprised of eight amendments to an existing bill (HB2291) that would change the way police officers use and even threaten to use physical, excessive and deadly force. → Read More

Protests, petitions renew call to remove, replace mid-state Confederate street names, statues

Across the country and even the world, confederate statues are coming down. Middle Tennessee is seeing the same push to remove the statues. → Read More

Middle Tennessee woman charged PPE fee from dental visit

A woman was surprised to find she had been charged for personal protective equipment on her dental bill. → Read More

Retired Metro Nashville cop fights to end police brutality

A retired cop on a mission to end police brutality. Reggie Miller spend nearly 30 years as a Nashville officer. He says the death of George Floyd brought back bad memories from his past, and now he wants to help change the relationship between black communities and the police. → Read More

Mass to continue despite positive COVID-19 case at the Cathedral of Incarnation

Public Mass in the diocese began last week and today we are learning of one positive COVID-19 case at the Cathedral of Incarnation. → Read More

Grocery stores making adjustment for Memorial Day amid COVID-19 meat shortage

Memorial Day celebrations may be a little different this year because of COVID-19 but many people are still wanting to grill out, despite possible meat shortages. → Read More