NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Symphony has reached a deal with creditors to avoid bankruptcy and prevent the sale of its Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
On Monday, Nashville Symphony Association board treasurer Kevin Crumbo said the organization reached a settlement to eliminate commercial bank debt of more than $80 million for a lump-sum payment of an undisclosed amount. He said the symphony's only long-term debt will be a $20 million note payable to a local philanthropist.
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Columbia State Community College officials say they're investigating a professor's assignment about gay rights.
According to The Daily Herald a Christian legal group sent the college a letter about Professor Linda Brunton's psychology class assignment. The Alliance Defending Freedom says students complained to the group.
Some students objected to being told to wear a rainbow ribbon and make statements in support of gay rights. They were then to write a paper detailing discrimination they faced for their perceived support.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Tennessee clinics have received subpoenas for documents related to drugs from a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak last year.
The subpoenas were sent to St. Thomas Outpatient Neurological Center in Nashville, Specialty Surgery Center in Crossville and the PCA Pain Care Center in Oak Ridge. They were issued by attorneys representing patients in a consolidated federal lawsuit against New England Compounding Pharmacy Inc. in Framingham, Mass.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Franklin County is trying to become the first county in the state to require prescriptions for pseudoephedrine-based cold medicines as a way to fight methamphetamine production.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1bOrUC2 ) reports Cowan, Decherd and Estill Springs are the remaining municipalities set to pass local rules on the purchase of these drugs, which are already required to be placed behind the pharmacy counter statewide. The medicines are a primary ingredient in the production of meth.