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Megan Barry Elected as Nashville’s First Female Mayor

Megan Barry’s election as Nashville’s first female mayor dashed Republican hopes of making inroads in one of the few remaining Democratic strongholds in Tennessee. Barry, a metro councilwoman, ended up cruising to a 10-percentage point victory Thursday over hedge fund … Continue reading

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Private Groups can not Ban Guns in Public Park Venues

Private organizations offering events at public parks in Tennessee cannot ban legally carried guns at the venue. This according to an opinion issued by the Attorney General Herbert Slatery. The ruling seems to overturn a weapons ban at Nashville’s new … Continue reading

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Storms Hit Nashville Hard Monday

A possible lightning strike snarled travel at Nashville’s International Airport yesterday afternoon. The Tennessean reports the 2 hours power outage knocked out jet bridges attached to departing planes, leaving them inoperable. An airport spokeswoman says some flights were diverted or … Continue reading

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New Nashville Federal Courthouse Approved

A new Federal Courthouse for Nashville has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The panel approved the $181 million project last week. Senator Lamar Alexander says the vote should jump start construction of the 386,000 square foot facility that … Continue reading

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Final Touches Being Added to Nashville’s New Amphitheater

  Finishing touches are being added to Nashville’s new riverfront amphitheater, scheduled to open later this month. The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1K6DU5j) reports that the city’s new Ascend Amphitheater, located inside downtown’s Riverfront Park, will open with back-to-back acoustic shows July 30 … Continue reading

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Officials Rule Fire Aggravated Arson at Old Nashville Motel

  Officials say a fire that broke out at an old Nashville motel has been ruled aggravated arson. Multiple news outlets report that Nashville Fire Chief Ricky White says investigators believe Tuesday night’s blaze was caused by a money dispute … Continue reading

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Prison Guard Shortage Not Confined to Nashville

Corrections officers from other state prisons are reporting manpower shortages similar to what has occurred at Nashville’s Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility since Tennessee implemented a new work schedule. The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1S8l8fE ) reports that officers called the newspaper … Continue reading

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