Hockey Rink Part Of Plan For Global Mall At The Crossings

posted Jul 17, 2013, 12:21 PM by Ben Freeland

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) - A community hockey rink will be part of the city's new mixed-use complex at the Global Mall at the Crossings in southeast Nashville, Mayor Karl Dean and the Nashville Predators announced Monday.


MTSU, Nashville State partner on Criminal Justice program

posted Jul 17, 2013, 12:15 PM by Ben Freeland

 ANTIOCH, Tenn. — Some students attending Nashville State Community College’s satellite campus in southeast Davidson County can now turn their associate degree into a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University — without the commute.

Inside the Global Mall at the Crossings

posted Jul 17, 2013, 12:12 PM by Ben Freeland

Nashville State Community College Expansion

posted Jul 17, 2013, 12:05 PM by Ben Freeland

by Janet Kim

ANTIOCH, Tenn. - It was once called a dying mall, but a partnership with Nashville State Community is bringing life back


Metro plans to expand International Baccalaureate to Antioch High School

posted Aug 23, 2012, 12:16 PM by Ben Freeland

Feeding a demand in southeast Davidson County, Metro Nashville Public Schools is planning to expand the International Baccalaureate education program to Antioch High School.

Nashville State Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting of New Campus in Crossings Nashville

posted Aug 23, 2012, 10:14 AM by Ben Freeland

Yesterday was a great day for Southeast Davidson County and the City of Nashville with Nashville State Community College's ribbon cutting ceremony of their newest campus in Crossings Nashville.
The college purchased the former Dillards buildinig in the old Hickory Hollow Mall and transformed it into a state of the art campus that will house 3,000 students plus faculty and adminstative staff.
This is a key momement in the revitalization of this part of Nashville and along with HCA's new $200 million dollar data center and the Metro's new regional Library, Recreation Center, and Park this area is well on its way to a new and brighter future.
See news stories below;

HCA new data center in Crossings Nashville is under construction

posted Aug 23, 2012, 10:08 AM by Ben Freeland

The new $200 million dollar data center located in Crossings Nashville has broken ground. Site work has begun and even some small blasting has been required to get the new facility construction underway.
The entire Crossings Nashville community welcomes HCA and their new

Nashville shines in National- Day of Action

posted May 11, 2012, 8:06 AM by Ben Freeland

I've submitted the Great American Cleanup National Day of Action Wrap-up Report that is due May 11 with all information I've received from the various projects of the day.  Thanks to everyone for their hard work and to all who made donations.
Report as follows:
Number of volunteers - 660
Number of participants - 53
Volunteer hours - 3,960
Community groups that participated - 26
Litter and debris collected (lbs) - 50,095
Roads, streets, highways cleaned/beautified (miles) - 23
Parks & public lands cleaned (acres) - 4
Hiking, biking & nature trails cleaned (miles) - 1
Playgrounds & community recreation areas cleaned/restored/constructed - 1
Rivers, lakes & shorelines cleaned (miles) - 2
Underway cleanups conducted - 0
Wetlands cleaned & improved (acres) - 0
Illegal dumpsites cleaned - 90 (many of which were alley dumpsites) - 90
Clothing collected for reuse (lbs) - 0
Aluminum & steel recycled (lbs) - 20 (recycled from Hickory Hollow Kick-off site)
Paper Recycled (lbs) - 2,980
Tires Collected for recycling - 78
Batteries collected for recycling (lbs) - 0
Electronics recycled (lbs) - 6,538
PET (plastics) collected for recycling (lbs) - 10 (recycled from Hickory Hollow Kick-off site)
Glass collected for recycling (lbs) - 0
Junk cars removed/collected for recycling - 0
Household hazardous waste collected (lbs) - 0
Flowers & bulbs planted - 159
Beautification and community greening projects - 4
Edible community gardens planted or replanted - 2 (brand new community gardens)
Trees planted - 10
Residential & commercial buildings painted/renovated/built
Graffiti removal/sites abated - 3

MTA Bringing Bus Rapid Transit Lite to Crossings

posted Apr 24, 2012, 9:16 AM by Ben Freeland

Metro officials have planned Nashville’s second installment of bus rapid transit “lite” to go along Murfreesboro Pike, with the faster, more efficient bus service perhaps coming to the southeastern Davidson County corridor by spring 2013. .....

Kickoff Meeting On Antioch-Priest Lake Community Plan

posted Apr 5, 2012, 8:23 AM by Ben Freeland

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Metro Planning Department will give the public an opportunity to weigh in on the Antioch-Priest Lake Community Plan.

The kickoff meeting will be held Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lakeshore Christian Church on Bell Forge Lane. Planners will explain the update process and hear initial public comments.

Antioch has taken hits with the loss of big name stores at Hickory Hollow Mall, but city leaders said the community is in for a big turnaround. The Crossings is the new name for the once Hickory Hollow area........


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