Pioneering Black Athlete Perry Wallace No Longer Faces Icy Reception At Vanderbilt

Pioneering Black Athlete Perry Wallace No Longer Faces Icy Reception At Vanderbilt
Somewhere between 300 and 400 people stood in line to meet Perry Wallace and author Andrew Maraniss after a discussion of Wallace's experiences in the early days of Vanderbilt's integration. Credit: Nina Cardona/WPLN

The man who integrated SEC basketball will be honored at Thursday night's Vanderbilt game. Nashville native Perry Wallace began playing for the university in 1966. And at the time, he angered many at the school for telling the world it was a cold and lonely place for black students.

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Kirkpatrick Elementary Will Be Handed Over To KIPP Charter Schools

Kirkpatrick Elementary Will Be Handed Over To KIPP Charter Schools
Metro Schools superintendent Jesse Register will visit each of the schools in East Nashville to explain what a "choice zone" might look like. The meeting pictured here is from Inglewood Elementary, which is well under capacity. Credit: Emily West / WPLN

Metro Schools has come to a decision on which elementary will be handed over to charter operator KIPP Academy. Kirkpatrick will be making a year-by-year conversion starting next fall, according to a press release issued Thursday afternoon.

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Nashville Area Home Sales Had The Best November Since 2006

Nashville Area Home Sales Had The Best November Since 2006
For the first seven months of 2014, GNAR reports home closings are up 3.2 percent compared to 2013. Credit: American Advisors Group via Flickr

The housing market in East Nashville is booming — thats's nothing new. But one Goodlettsville resident was surprised to find out that her older fixer-upper in was in demand as well. Nearly 2,500 homes were sold in the Nashville area last month.

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