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Teen suicides raise questions about how DCS trains staff

tennessean.com — New details have emerged in internal records that provide a window into a series of missteps preceding the suicides of two youths at an East Tennessee juvenile facility. Brandon Greene, 16, and Frank Cass Jr. 18, committed suicide within a three-week span at Mountain View Youth Development Center, a facility for delinquent teen boys.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

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Taxis, Uber, Lyft make pleas to licensing commission

tennessean.com — In the 10 months that Uber and Lyft have operated in Nashville they have endeared themselves to carless individuals, people with physical disabilities, those under the influence and those in need of extra income, as evidenced by the scores of people speaking at a public hearing Thursday.
Oct 31, 2014

Taxis, Uber, Lyft make pleas to licensing commission tnne.ws/1wKKs2P via @tennessean

Tennessee ranks No. 1 in foreign investment jobs

tennessean.com — Tennessee led the nation in jobs created by foreign investment in 2013, according to the new Global Location Trends Report by the IBM Institute. The annual report measures job commitments due to direct investments by foreign companies. Foreign companies have 864 operations in Tennessee, representing more than 116,000 jobs and an investment of more than $30.1 billion.
Oct 31, 2014

Tennessee ranks No. 1 in foreign investment jobs tnne.ws/1wNc1bW via @tennessean

YouTube to offer workshops for CMA members

tennessean.com — As it prepares for a series of music industry workshops over the next year, YouTube announced that it will also hold education and training sessions specifically for Country Music Association members. The goal is to teach music industry stakeholders at all levels about how to optimize content on YouTube and to build a larger audience.
Oct 31, 2014

YouTube to offer workshops for CMA members tnne.ws/1wKb0Ba via @tennessean

Marvin Gaye family wins ruling in ‘Blurred Lines’ case

tennessean.com — The family for Marvin Gaye won a critical ruling Thursday in its copyright infringement lawsuit against pop stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. The ruling means the contentious legal dispute probably will head to a jury trial in February.

Titans not getting bang for buck from free agents

tennessean.com — The Titans were among the more aggressive teams during the early portion of free-agency in March, signing a six-pack of players over a two-week period. Tennessee didn't necessarily pursue the biggest names on the market, but the Titans still doled out approximately $58 million to sign the likes of running back Dexter McCluster, defensive end Al Woods, quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, linebacker Wesley Woodyard, tackle Michael Oher and linebacker Shaun Phillips.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Vols' most popular major is undecided

tennessean.com — Tennessee athletes who represent the school's three most popular sports - football, men's basketball and women's basketball - study 30 different majors, but the most popular choice among the 138 students was "undecided." Approximately 19 percent of athletes in those three sports, many of them freshmen, were listed as undecided.

Lady Vols fourth in AP Top 25 preseason poll

tennessean.com — The Tennessee Lady Vols will open the season ranked No. 4 in the nation in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. Tennessee, which also started last season No. 4, opens the season Nov. 14 against Penn. The Lady Vols return four starters, including former Hillsboro standout Isabelle Harrison and former Clarksville standout Bashaara Graves.

Nashville of today result of years of strong leadership

tennessean.com — "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead It seems you can't drive more than a few miles in any direction in Nashville without passing a construction site.
Oct 30, 2014

.@CityofColumbia should follow this example: Nashville of today result of years of strong leadership tnne.ws/1wudROM via @tennessean

Which 2014 CMA Award Nominee Are You?

tennessean.com — The 2014 CMA Awards are right around the corner. Find out which nominee you are most like. The 2014 CMA Awards are right around the corner. Find out which nominee you are most like. Read or Share this story: http://tnne.ws/1wIhssE

Ex-Vandy QBs sound off on 4 starters this year

tennessean.com — Former Vanderbilt quarterback Whit Taylor senses uncertainty at his old position with the current Commodores, and he's not alone. "My off-the-cuff impression is that I don't know how much confidence (Vanderbilt coaches) have in any of them," Taylor said of Vanderbilt's four starting quarterbacks this season.

Ed Hardy talks Music Council’s role and future

tennessean.com — Ed Hardy, the newly appointed co-chair of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's Music City Music Council, is hopeful the advisory committee will stay in place after Dean leaves office next year. Hardy, who previously worked as president of the GAC TV network and more recently served as the interim CEO of the Country Music Association, said the Music Councill will continue to focus on luring businesses to Nashville.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Why are Titans so bad? Blame recent drafts

tennessean.com — It's painful to watch the Titans these days. Just as difficult is identifying the biggest problem. Free agents aren't performing up to expectations. Key draft picks haven't panned out. Would you believe only two of the 20 players selected from the 2009-2010 draft classes are on the team? That's a fact.

Better Than Ezra singer plans Franklin music festival

tennessean.com — Better Than Ezra lead singer and Franklin resident Kevin Griffin was jogging one day in December through the Park at Harlinsdale Farm when he had a new idea about using the 200-acre horse-farm-turned-city-park. "I had this kind of epiphany surrounded by those rolling hills and natural amphitheaters: This is the perfect setting for an amazing, unique music festival," Griffin said.
Oct 30, 2014

Better Than Ezra singer plans Franklin music festival tnne.ws/1wJfCYk via @tennessean

Highwoods Properties buys SoBro office site for $4.84M

tennessean.com — Nashville's biggest office landlord paid $4.84 million for property at Fourth Avenue South and Demonbreun Street in the area south of Broadway on which developer Tony Giarratana planned to build an office tower called Sheet Music. The transfer of the site comes after The Tennessean reported a month ago that Giarratana and Raleigh, N.C.-based Highwoods were jointing pitching the site to prospective office tenants.
Oct 30, 2014

Highwoods Properties buys SoBro office site for $4.84M tnne.ws/1tGbsk5 via @tennessean

Southeast Venture pursues another Gulch area parcel

tennessean.com — Nashville-based Southeast Venture isn't done buying properties in the area between SoBro and the Gulch near where Metro plans the Division Street extension project. The real estate brokerage firm has the 0.16-acre tract at 706 Division St. that's home to electrical contractor Lin-Dell Electric Co. under contract.
Oct 30, 2014

Southeast Venture pursues another Gulch area parcel tnne.ws/1tFXb79 via @tennessean

Hear Garth Brooks' new album for free

tennessean.com — Garth Brooks fans can hear his new album "Man Against Machine" on GhostTunes Thursday night - more than two weeks before it's due in stores on Nov. 11. Brooks sent an email to fans on his distribution list early Thursday morning with news of the sneak peek.

Paul Simon performs at Nashville home for COPD benefit

tennessean.com — On Wednesday, a small group of Nashville music lovers had an evening they'll probably never forget: Paul Simon, taking a tiny stage in the grand hallway of a Nashville mansion, singing "The Sound of Silence" and "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" just a few feet in front of them.
Oct 30, 2014

Paul Simon performs at Nashville home for COPD benefit tnne.ws/1wG1Iq6 via @tennessean