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Bill Clinton to speak in Nashville this summer — Former President Bill Clinton will be in Nashville in June as closing keynote speaker for a conference for health insurance professionals. But the question for Nashville politicos will be whether he also uses the trip to offer a hand to Nashville mayoral candidate Jeremy Kane, a friend of Clinton's who will be entering the homestretch of his race.

Howard Gentry to run for mayor of Nashville — Howard Gentry has decided to enter the Nashville's mayor's race in a move that will shake up the contest considerably nine months before a new leader is elected. Gentry, Nashville's former vice mayor and current Davidson County Criminal Court clerk, confirmed to The Tennessean on Thursday that he had appointed a treasurer that day to begin raising money for a mayoral run.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @MikeOrganWriter: Former Pearl High football player running for mayor again.

Jan 29, 2015

RT @joeygarrison: Updated story: Howard Gentry enters race for Nashville mayor

Guilty verdicts don't mean end to Vandy rape case — The Tuesday convictions of two former Vanderbilt University football players in a June 2013 rape brings some resolution after 19 months, but the case file is not yet closed. Two co-defendants, Brandon E. Banks and Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie, both 20, are awaiting trial.
Jan 29, 2015

Guilty verdicts don't mean end to Vandy rape case via @tennessean #vandytrial

Super Bowl postcard Thursday — Katy Perry stole the show here on Thursday. The singer hopes to do the same on Sunday when she performs at halftime of Super Bowl XLIX. After strolling out in a colorful football-themed dress, Perry offered some pretty funny one-liners during a press conference at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Family Wash to relocate in new venture — The Family Wash, a restaurant and live music venue in East Nashville, plans to relocate this year as part of a new joint venture. Family Wash owner James Rubin is partnering with Garage Coffee's Robert Camardo, former Fido chef John Stephenson and music manager Mitchell Fox to open the business in a larger location in late spring, according to a news release.
Jan 29, 2015

East Nashville's @familywash is moving as part of a new joint venture:

Elderly, disabled must soon leave subsidized apartments — Richard Price is anxious about what lies beyond April 30. By that day, he must leave his downtown home of the past decade. The owner of the James Robertson Apartments building won't be renewing a contract under which the building provides subsidized housing for elderly and disabled residents.

Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert pick up early ACM nods — The Academy of Country Music will roll out the nominees for its 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards 7:30 a.m. Friday morning on its social media accounts. However Thursday, nominations in three ACM categories were revealed: Video of the Year, Songwriter of the Year Award and its radio awards.

Advance Financial finds new corporate home — Advance Financial has signed a lease to move its headquarters to 21,873 square feet of space at The Boot Factory, a former industrial warehouse converted into a mixed-use building. With the lease, the building Nashville-based real estate firm Chas. Hawkins Co. redeveloped is now 70 percent occupied.
Jan 29, 2015

Advance Financial finds new corporate home via @tennessean

Krause, Staten value time on Super Bowl teams' practice squads — PHOENIX While at Vanderbilt, receiver Jonathan Krause used to watch quarterback Tom Brady from afar. Now, he catches passes from him every day. A member of the Patriots' practice squad, Krause is by no means is starstruck. Yet he knows he's put himself in a pretty good spot, aside from his chance of earning a Super Bowl ring.

Check out New Bellevue branch - 'library of the future' — These days you hear a lot about the "library of the future." And if you want to see where the Nashville Public Library is going, I suggest you stop by the grand opening of the brand new Bellevue branch this Thursday, or drop in the new Southeast branch for a look-see.

Haslam Medicaid plan faces long odds in House committee — A House committee stacked with conservative lawmakers could bury Gov Bill Haslam's controversial health care plan early in next week's special session. House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, already announced she will send Insure Tennessee - Haslam's plan to extend federally subsidized health coverage to 200,000 Tennesseans - to three committees during the special session.

Nashville man ‘dying to try’ new shotgun arrested — Metro police arrested a man celebrating his birthday Tuesday after a window was shot out and his neighbor was injured. Jerry Burkhart's girlfriend told Metro police officers that Burkhart, a convicted felon, was "dying to try" out a new shotgun, according to a Davidson County affidavit.
Jan 29, 2015

Looking for the perfect birthday gift for the drunk convicted felon in your life? How about a shotgun?…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Litzz11: @KagroX See this? Nashville man trying out new birthday shotgun accidentally shoots out neighbors' window #GunFAIL…

Obama’s Tenn. visits show bipartisan cooperation works — In recent months, President Barack Obama has become a regular visitor it seems. He has been to Nashville highlighting the work and advancements Metro Nashville Public Schools have made in preparing students for a career after high school, and then visited again in December to highlight the acceptance and model working relationship Nashville has with its growing immigrant community.
Jan 29, 2015

Op-Ed by @freemanformayor - @BarackObama Tennessee visits show bipartisan cooperation works via @tennessean

Embarrassment keeps women from speaking up about rape — Growing up as an adolescent in the 1970s, I attended college at Sewanee, a primarily male institution that had just allowed women to enter its gates. Back then, like today, some young men were aggressive, some sweet and kind. Women and men participated in drinking and drugging on campus and date rape sometimes occurred.
Jan 29, 2015

Op-Ed by Barbara Sanders: Embarrassment keeps women from speaking up about #rape via @tennessean #VandyTrial

Family pushes to legalize cannabis oil in Tennessee — The Mathes family just celebrated Josie's first birthday last week. But the Matheses have never met their daughter. At least, the daughter they know is there underneath the unrelenting seizures that plague her frequently. "She can't sit on her own, she's not crawling, we don't do solids very well.
Jan 29, 2015

Family pushes to legalize cannabis oil in Tennessee #TN via @tennessean

Delanie Walker keeps hearing same Titans question — PHOENIX Titans tight end Delanie Walker is making the rounds on Radio Row on Thursday, but he's not getting asked much about Super Bowl XLIX. Instead, he's hearing the same question over and over again. "Ever since I've been here, it's "What's wrong with the Titans?
Jan 29, 2015

Delanie Walker hearing same question on Radio Row: What's wrong w the #Titans? His response:

Police: Robbery ends in shootout between suspects, clerk — An armed robbery ended Wednesday in a shootout between the two suspects and a gas station clerk, according to police. At about 9:15 p.m., two men walked into the Shell gas station at 4800 Gallatin Pike pointing semiautomatic guns and demanding money from the clerk behind the register, said Kris Mumford, Metro police spokeswoman.
Jan 29, 2015

Two armed suspects walked into a gas station last night and exchanged gunfire with a clerk.

7 Woodland Hills escapees transferred to Texas — Seven teenagers involved in escape attempts at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville last year have been transferred to a youth facility in Texas. An eighth youth will also be transferred in the near future to the The Oaks in Brownwood in Texas, said Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson.

Duke Realty selling 14-building Nashville area office portfolio — Duke Realty has an agreement to sell all of its one million-plus square feet of Nashville area office space as part of a larger $1.1 billion multi-state portfolio. Separately, executives of the Indianapolis-based real estate investment trust confirmed hospital chain Community Health Systems Inc.
Jan 29, 2015

Duke Realty selling 14-building Nashville area office portfolio via @tennessean