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David A. Chase says his alleged victim attacked him — The prominent developer at the center of a controversial domestic assault case has spoken out, accusing his ex-girlfriend and alleged victim of attacking him and lying to police. Investigators with Metro police have said that around 4 a.m. June 8, David A. Chase pulled his ex-girlfriend Lauren Aletia Bull out of his apartment by her ponytail.
Jul 30, 2014

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Jul 30, 2014

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Amp panel takes magnifying glass to downtown route — Engineers behind Nashville's proposed $174 million bus rapid transit project showed just how challenging it can be to squeeze a 60-foot-long bus through narrow downtown corridors. Two dozen citizens who sit on an advisory committee for the project on Tuesday reviewed and weighed in on the proposed route as the transit line navigates through the city's central business district.
Jul 30, 2014

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Jul 30, 2014

Amp panel takes magnifying glass to downtown route… via @joshbrownnews

Portland mermaid swims with sharks to save them — Bonnie Lavender is used to the double-takes, strange looks and rapid-fire questions that come when she tells people what she does for a living. But when you're a "full-time mermaid," you learn to take all that in stride.

Murder appeal rejected in case with recanting witnesses — A state appeals court on Wednesday rejected a challenge from a man convicted in a murder case where two key witnesses later said they lied. Cyrus Wilson, 39, was convicted in the 1992 shotgun killing of Christopher Luckett.
Jul 30, 2014

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Fletcher Lance: Health law carries issues, opportunities — Fletcher Lance joined the Nashville Health Care Council's board this month, a post he says will help him learn from top-tier industry leaders. He runs the health care division for North Highland, a global consulting firm that often serves Fortune 500 clients, and has been there for nine years.

Former WKU star Antonio Andrews adjusts to NFL pace — Running back Shonn Greene is still recovering from offseason knee surgery and is also five to 10 pounds overweight. The odds are that Greene will still turn things around and hold his roster spot, but his status at least raises the question of who might get a look if the Titans choose to go in a different direction.
Jul 30, 2014

Former WKU star RB Antonio Andrews adjusting quickly to NFL pace:

Johnny Cash property eyed for residential health center — The property Johnny and June Carter Cash called home for more than 30 years could become the site of a residential medical facility, according to Hendersonville Planning Department documents. Lakehouse Holdings, a Tennessee limited liability company, purchased the property at 200 Caudill Drive for $2 million in March from an LLC owned by Barry Gibb of the iconic Bee Gees trio, and his wife, Linda.
Jul 30, 2014

Johnny Cash property eyed for residential health center… via @tennessean

Overdoses kill more than car accidents or homicides in Tennessee — More people died from drug overdoses in Tennessee during 2013 than the prior year, the Tennessee Department of Health said Tuesday. Overdose fatalities totaled 1,166. More Tennesseans died from drug overdoses than in motor vehicle accidents, homicides or suicides. The increase in overdose deaths over 2012 was 6.5 percent.
Jul 30, 2014

The problem that kills more Tennesseans than car accidents or murder:… by @tomwilemon

Duck Dynasty deal means growth for Franklin spice maker — A Franklin-based spice company has landed a deal with a retail powerhouse: the family behind the hit A&E series, " Duck Dynasty." The Doug Jeffords Company, which has been creating spices and herb for more than 50 years, has signed a deal to release new spices under the Duck Commander Family Foods name.

Jack White throws first pitch at Tigers game — Santa Claus crouched. The Detroit crowd buzzed. Jack White wound up on the mound. And the pitch got to the plate. In a vaguely surreal sight during a big homecoming week for the Detroit rocker, White threw the ceremonial first pitch at Comerica Park before the Tigers' Tuesday game against the Chicago White Sox.

Internship program helps Vanderbilt athletes — People sometimes think college football players have it easy. But, in fact, they face many daunting challenges: grueling practices, grade and activity restrictions, and a huge time commitment that most likely will not impact their long-term career prospects. According to the NFL Players Association, out of 9,000 athletes who play collegiate football, just about 300 will have a chance to play professionally.
Jul 30, 2014

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Jul 30, 2014

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Titans look to cut down on unnecessary roughness — A former NFL player and a longtime coach, Ken Whisenhunt knows that tempers will flare from time to time during training camp. It happened on Monday, when safety Daimion Stafford and offensive lineman Viondy Merisma had to be pulled apart. Whisenunt said he doesn't fine players for fighting.

Titans look for more discipline from Kendall Wright — Wide receiver told to run tighter routes and to drop some weight Under the previous coaching staff, Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright was given unique freedom to run routes the way he saw fit, as long as he ended up at the right place at the right time.
Jul 30, 2014

ICYMI: #Titans try a new approach with WR Kendall Wright's route-running:

Nashville homebuilders bounce back, but issues remain — The homebuilding market is making a comeback. But plenty of challenges remain for homebuilders, including the availability of developable lots and a shortage of skilled labor. Add in rising costs for building materials, and you've got a complicated mix.