NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Soaring temperatures in Middle Tennessee have broken a record set in 1911.
National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Richards told The Tennessean that the temperature on Saturday hit 95 degrees. That's one degree more than the record temperature of 94 that was set more than a century ago. Richards said the data was recorded at the Nashville International Airport.
The normal temperature of the area near the end of May is 81 degrees.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- StoryCorps is returning to Nashville for the month of May. The oral history program was last in Middle Tennessee in 2007.
StoryCorps’ mission is to provide Americans of every background with the chance to capture their life stories. Launched in 2003, StoryCorp says it’s now recorded more than 40,000 interviews making it the largest oral history projects of its kind.
StoryCrops spokesperson Rose Kue says she thinks the program has proven popular because it speaks to universal themes.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Earth Day will be celebrated around the world this Sunday and several Middle Tennessee communities have events planned.
Metro Nashville will hold its Earth Day celebration on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Event organizer Sharon Smith is expecting a big crowd.
“Somewhere around 10,000 people and more from the Middle Tennessee area coming. The Nashville Earth Day Festival is the largest Earth Day celebration in Middle Tennessee, maybe even the state, and we’re very proud that it has grown each year.”
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A Middle Tennessee gallery is modeling its new arts initiative on the latest fad in sustainable agriculture.
Community Supported Agriculture matches the people who eat food with the people who grow the food. Customers pay farmers, in advance, to deliver fresh produce and other items every week or two.
SeedSpace art gallery in downtown Nashville is now applying that same concept to art. Saturday evening at 6 p.m., SeedSpace will hold what it calls an "art pick-up party." It’s part of a program called CSArt; short for Community Supported Art.