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Vigil planned as Nashville reacts to Ferguson decision

tennessean.com — Joseph Walker, presiding bishop-elect of the two million member Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship International and senior pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, is calling for people everywhere to stop and think before reacting to the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Mo.
Nov 25, 2014

Pastors urge peace at vigil after Ferguson grand jury decision. @jordanbuie & I will be at Nashville vigil tonight tnne.ws/1vHC2eU

'We must ... not strike back,' Bishop Walker says of Ferguson

tennessean.com — A message from Bishop Joseph Walker, presiding bishop-elect of the 2 million-member Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship International and senior pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville: "A Grand Jury in St. Louis County, Missouri has made its decision. Ferguson Police Office Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the killing of Michael Brown.
Nov 25, 2014

'We must ... not strike back,' Bishop Walker says of Ferguson tnne.ws/1vHA5PI via @tennessean

Nov 25, 2014

Opinion: "We must ... not strike back," Bishop-Elect @JosephWalker3 on #Ferguson grand jury decision tnne.ws/1vHA5PI via @tennessean

Good things coming out of Belmont entrepreneurs

tennessean.com — Like plenty of Belmont University undergraduates, Channing Moreland identifies herself as a student, a music lover, a songwriter and a hostess. Last year, she added CEO to that description. Moreland and two other Belmont University students were recognized last week at the NEXT Awards as finalists for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Titans plan to release LB Shaun Phillips, sources say

tennessean.com — Phillips, an 11-year veteran, signed a two-year deal with the Titans this offseason, and received a $750,000 signing bonus with base salaries of $1.5 million (in 2014) and $2.55 million (in 2015). The team hoped he would provide a boost to the team's pass rush, but he failed to do so in the first 11 games.

Famous Quad Studios to reopen in 2015 as Round Hill

tennessean.com — Quad Studios, which became a preferred Nashville recording spot for artists such as Neil Young, Jimmy Buffett, Dobie Gray and Joan Baez, will receive an upgrade before opening next year as the headquarters for Round Hill Music.

Nashville needs a health collective, and soon

tennessean.com — In traveling the country I love to brag on Nashville as the "Silicon Valley" of health services. And that's not an affectionate epithet - it's true. The Nashville health-care industry contributes $30 billion locally and $70 billion globally.
Nov 25, 2014

In which a former GOP Sen Maj Leader bemoans the cost of an unhealthy population & calls for a collectivized response tennessean.com/story/opinion/…

Titans’ Zach Mettenberger under sack attack

tennessean.com — Rookie quarterback has been taken down 12 times in four starts You can say this about Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger: he can take a hit. The problem is he's taking way too many. A few more games like Sunday's beating in Philadelphia and he might not survive the season.

Whisenhunt: Bad offense to blame for Wright's numbers

tennessean.com — A year ago, Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright hauled in 94 passes for 1,079 yards. Through 11 games this season, Wright has just 44 catches for 501 yards, putting him on pace for 64 catches and 729 yards.
Nov 24, 2014

Whiz: Wright's reduced numbers symptomatic of #Titans' overall offensive struggles: tnne.ws/1vH5wdw

Google Fiber files franchise application with state

tennessean.com — Google Fiber has applied for a franchise authority certificate in Tennessee, signaling the company is moving forward with plans for gigabit speed Internet in Nashville. The company announced in February it would begin scoping out Nashville and 33 other cities nationwide for fiber expansion, saying a decision would be made by year end.
Nov 24, 2014

Google Fiber files franchise application with state tnne.ws/1r2DrLZ via @tennessean

Nov 24, 2014

Google Fiber says franchise application excluding satellite cities does not mean satellite cities will be excluded tnne.ws/1r2DrLZ

Nov 24, 2014

Google Fiber files franchise application with state tnne.ws/1r2DrLZ via @tennessean

Experts see positive outlook for 2015 commercial real estate

tennessean.com — With 2015 a little more than a month away, local brokers and developers deemed experts are already dusting off their crystal balls to offer insight into what's ahead for Nashville's commercial real estate market. Such was the case at a recent local chapter meeting of NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association.

Industry Capital acquires 5-building complex

tennessean.com — A San Francisco-based private equity firm has acquired a five-building flex/business park in southeast Davidson County in its first deal here. Industry Capital bought the 121,028-square-foot Metroplex Business Center from Sacramento, Calif.-based Panattoni Development Co., which is a player in Nashville's industrial real estate market.
Nov 24, 2014

Industry Capital acquires 5-building complex tnne.ws/1zS6TEd via @tennessean

District attorney beefs up domestic violence team

tennessean.com — For 16 years, Criminal Court Judge J. Randall Wyatt watched court officer Tim Dickerson diffuse tense situations in the courtroom. "He can take care of himself very well and causes people that he's around to feel like he's taking care of them, too," Wyatt said.
Nov 25, 2014

DA Glenn Funk promised in his campaign to target #domesticviolence. Experts say he's now leading the way: tnne.ws/1r3hLzr #nashville

Nov 24, 2014

District attorney's office is leading the way in prosecutions of domestic violence, experts say tnne.ws/1r3hLzr via @tennessean

Assistant Vols coach Adam Howard resigns

tennessean.com — Assistant KNOXVILLE Tennessee men's basketball coach Adam Howard has resigned for personal reasons, the university announced Monday. When asked whether the resignation was connected to the NCAA's investigation into Southern Miss, where Howard formerly coached under Donnie Tyndall, a spokesman for the team reiterated that the resignation was for personal reasons.
Nov 24, 2014

Tennessee basketball assistant resigns. Is this the end of something or the beginning? tnne.ws/1xvWF9t pic.twitter.com/hW1UL98nvT

Titans' Lewan dealing with sprained ankle

tennessean.com — The Titans learned on Monday that starting left tackle Taylor Lewan is dealing with a sprained left ankle - not a broken left ankle. It's unclear how long the injury will sideline Lewan, who was wearing a walking boot in the locker room. He suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia.
Nov 24, 2014

#Titans injury report includes updates on Lewan, Sankey and more: tnne.ws/1vj4eDA

Missed tackles particularly problematic against Eagles

tennessean.com — Missed tackles were a particularly significant problem for the Titans during their loss to Philadelphia on Sunday. The Titans missed 19 tackles against the Eagles, which is the same amount the team had missed in their previous three games combined, according to Pro Football Focus statistics.

Titans' Hunter fails to maximize athletic ability

tennessean.com — The Titans targeted second-year wide receiver Justin Hunter 10 times during Sunday's loss to Philadelphia, but came away with only four connections for 64 yards and a touchdown. Hunter is known with good reason for his spectacular leaping ability, but it appeared Sunday that he mistimed his leaps on at least a couple of occasions, resulting in incompletions.
Nov 25, 2014

ICYMI: #Titans' Justin Hunter fails to maximize athletic ability: tnne.ws/1y6wpoX

Former Vol Eric Berry may have lymphoma

tennessean.com — At a press conference Monday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that former Vols safety Eric Berry will see a specialist to determine whether a mass in his chest is lymphoma. While no definitive diagnosis has been released, the team's trainer told reporters that the "leading consideration" is lymphoma, which is a cancer of the immune system.

Vanderbilt tries to regroup for Tennessee after rout

tennessean.com — Vanderbilt's worst loss in 20 years apparently let players know just how bad this season has gone. Following the Commodores' 51-0 loss to No. 4 Mississippi State Saturday night, players said they were surprised by how much they struggled after an extra week of preparation and a build-up of a "bowl game atmosphere" from coach Derek Mason.

Jones, Kornet give Vanderbilt strong pair in post

tennessean.com — Vanderbilt basketball's big men have got a good thing going inside and outside the paint. Damian Jones, a 6-foot-10 center, is out to a strong start around the rim. And 7-foot forward Luke Kornet has excelled inside and out, serving as an opportunistic sidekick to his preseason All-SEC teammate.