900 New Jobs Added At Nissan Smyrna Plant

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nissan announced Thursday 900 new jobs will be added at the company’s Smyrna manufacturing plant, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.  U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both praised the announcement. 

“When Nissan came to Tennessee we had high hopes, and 30 years later it has meant more than 7,000 good-paying jobs and the growth of an auto sector that now accounts for one-third of the manufacturing jobs in the state,” said Senator Alexander. “Governor Haslam, Nissan leadership and Nissan workers all deserve our thanks for Nissan’s continuing role as a growing source of economic activity for Tennesseans.” 

“Nissan’s decision to create 900 new jobs in Smyrna as they celebrate 30 years in Tennessee is outstanding news and a credit to everyone who has contributed to the tremendous climate for business in our state,” said Senator Corker.

For more information, visit: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-celebrates-30th-anniversary-of-u-s-manufacturing-with-creation-of-900-jobs



Miller And Martin Names Nashville Attorney To Head Health Care Practice Group

Miller & Martin PLLC announced that Nashville attorney David Lewis will head the health care practice group for the southeast firm, according to Jim Haley, chairman. Mr. Lewis joined Miller & Martin’s Nashville office in May after serving as the vice president and associate legal counsel at LifePoint Hospitals in Brentwood.  He will be responsible for the ongoing ... (click for more)

Michael Williams Has Law License Suspended

Michael Gregory Williams, of Hamilton County, was suspended from the practice of law on Thursday by Order of the Tennessee Supreme Court for four years.  The suspension will begin on Nov. 9. A Petition for Discipline was filed on Oct. 30, 2013, alleging that Mr. Williams had misappropriated funds from an estate for which he had been appointed administrator and had failed ... (click for more)

Chickamauga Lock To Reopen As Soon As Next Thursday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District  plans to reopen Chickamauga Lock to all navigation traffic as early as next Thursday. An inspection of the upper gate anchorage and a repair plan were completed today. Chickamauga Lock closed on Monday after a routine inspection revealed a crack in the anchorage of the upper gate. Lt. Col. John Hudson, commander ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

A Vote For Education Is Critical In Tennessee

In a state where just 28 percent of eighth graders are proficient in math and 33 percent are proficient in reading according to national assessments, education is deserving of more attention in 2014 elections. Across the country, more parents are making informed decisions about their child’s education, but for Volunteer State parents without resources, choices are difficult to come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saban: ‘Ratings Don’t Matter’

When the first College Football Playoff rankings were released earlier this week, Alabama football coach Nick Saban got it right on the button when he shrugged, “I don't even care, to be honest with you." "To me, none of it matters, What does it matter?” he laughed at the Tide’s No. 6 ranking. “I mean, it only matters where you end up at the end. So what matters to us is how ... (click for more)