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Nashville mayor: Oracle to bring 8500 jobs, $1.2B investment

Apr. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Oracle Corporation plans to bring 8,500 jobs and a $1.2 billion investment to fast-growing Nashville over the coming decade, a deal Mayor John Cooper's office announced Wednesday as unprecedented in the history of Tennessee economic development projects. ...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 14, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ April 13 The Johnson City Press on a Tennessee senator's response to the Biden Administration's infrastructure plan: Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn took to...

Man arrested in connection with girl's shooting death

Apr. 14, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who police say was involved in a shooting that left a 3-year-old Tennessee girl dead and another child wounded has been arrested. Anthony L. Sharp, 24, was charged on Tuesday with felony aggravated assault, Nashville police said in a...

Judge blocks state hearing on Tennessee sportsbook's status

Apr. 14, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge who allowed a sportsbook to resume taking bets after questioning the process used to suspend its license has blocked state regulators from holding a new suspension hearing this week. In Davidson County Chancery Court,...

Jack Daniel's inks deal on Tennessee solar farm

Apr. 14, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Iconic whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s has struck a long-term deal to fuel a solar panel farm a few miles from its Tennessee distillery. The Tennessee Valley Authority says the agreement with the Lynchburg-based distiller, Duck River Electric...

Preds get 3 in 1st, beat Lightning 7-2 to end season series

Apr. 13, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roman Josi had a goal and an assist in Nashville's three-goal first period as the Predators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2 Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games. Josi also had an assist in the third. Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals...

ACM nominee engineer Gena Johnson crafts hit records

Apr. 13, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Inside the Nashville basement studio of audio engineer Gena Johnson, she has mementos from many of the artists she's helped to record and who have also shaped her own career. A turn of the century upright piano that Ben Folds helped her find...

Tennessee eyes 2-week tax holiday for restaurants, groceries

Apr. 13, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is proposing a $100 million, two-week sales tax holiday on restaurants, bars and groceries, as his administration looks to divvy up hundreds of millions of dollars in extra spending due to better-than-expected revenues during the COVID-19...

Four Black medical schools get $6M to widen vaccine outreach

Apr. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Four historically Black medical schools are getting $6 million to expand coronavirus vaccination efforts in minority communities. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropy announced the gifts Tuesday, giving $2.1 million to Morehouse School...

Shooting leaves young girl dead, 3 people wounded

Apr. 13, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee girl was killed and three other people were wounded when the car they were in got caught in the crossfire of a shootout, police said. Officers responded to a report of shots fired Monday evening in the parking lot of Cumberland View...