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2 in Tennessee law enforcement tapped for presidential panel

Jan. 23, 2020 4:50 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has tapped two Tennesseans to join a new presidential panel on law enforcement. According to a U.S. Department of Justice news release Wednesday, David Rausch and James Smallwood will be on the 18-member Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and...

Vanderbilt University reaches deal on renewable energy push

Jan. 22, 2020 6:53 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University announced a renewable energy deal Wednesday aimed at offsetting a portion of the school's greenhouse gas emissions. The Tennessee Valley Authority, Nashville Electric Service and Silicon Ranch are partnering with Vanderbilt on a 20-year agreement to reduce the...

This combination of photos shows country music singers, from left, Kacey Musgraves performing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas on Oct. 6, 2019, Miranda Lambert performing at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 15, 2018, Maren Morris performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 15, 2019 and Carrie Underwood performing during her

Can equality pledges fix country music's gender problem?

Jan. 22, 2020 4:03 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two female artists in a row prompted outrage by country music stars, but also pledges to give women equal airtime. A now-deleted tweet by a Michigan radio station 98 WKCQ-FM last week...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Gov. Bill Lee, R-Tenn., walks on the turf before a NFL divisional playoff football game in Baltimore. The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee on Tuesday sent a letter to Gov. Lee urging him not to sign the controversial adoption funding legislation currently awaiting his signature. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

ACLU urges Tennessee gov not to sign anti-LGBT adoption bill

Jan. 22, 2020 1:20 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A civil rights group is raising questions about the legality of a Tennessee proposal that would assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if they exclude LGBT families and others based on religious beliefs. The American Civil Liberties...

Tennessee panel OKs $3.3M more for financial firm to expand

Jan. 21, 2020 12:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state panel approved another $3.3 million in incentives Tuesday for a financial firm to create 200 more jobs than first announced for the relocation of its global headquarters from New York to Nashville. The State Funding Board approved the additional grant money for...

Former inmate shares message of transformation on MLK Day

Jan. 20, 2020 5:14 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown-Long, who was released from prison in August, shared a message of transformation, appreciation and motivation on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Brown-Long engaged in a wide-ranging discussion Monday with Judge Richard Dinkins at the state museum in Nashville, The...

David Olney, who wrote songs for music legends, dies

Jan. 19, 2020 5:20 PM EST

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — David Olney, a folk singer who wrote songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, died following a heart attack while performing in Florida, his publicist said Sunday. Jill Kettles said Olney was on stage in Santa Rosa Beach on Saturday when he was stricken. He was...

Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) and defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, celebrate after Craig Smith (15) scored the go-ahead goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Smith's late power-play goal leads Predators over Sabres 2-1

Jan. 18, 2020 11:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Special teams have been a struggle for the Nashville Predators all season. But on Saturday night, that unit won them a hockey game. Craig Smith’s power-play goal with 6:29 remaining in the third period propelled Nashville to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. With...

Amtrak pitches adding Nashville to Atlanta passenger train

Jan. 18, 2020 9:24 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amtrak executives say they want to establish a passenger route from Nashville to Atlanta, with stops including Murfreesboro, Tullahoma and Chattanooga. According to news reports, Tennessee lawmakers heard the pitch from the the federally-owned passenger train corporation during a...

FILE - Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Hillary Lindsey, left, and Liz Rose arrive at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Nashville Nominee Party at the Hutton Hotel, in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville songwriters are showing up at the Grammys this year, but not just in the country music categories. A trio of hit country songwriters, Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Natalie Hemby, are nominated for writing songs for the

Nashville songwriters spread outside country at Grammys

Jan. 17, 2020 3:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville songwriters are showing up at the Grammys this year, but not just in the country music categories. The city’s writing talent has been increasingly tapped to help craft nominated soundtracks, pop songs and R&B albums over the last couple of years. In the...