These days in Nashville's most sought-after neighborhoods, nearly every offer is accompanied by a personal letter from a potential buyer about why the homeowner should choose to sell.
Realtor Zelda Sheldon has left a thousand letters on East Nashville doorsteps describing her client, house-hunter Nathan — a young doctor wanting to adopt a rescue dog. He’s a qualified buyer ready to close in 28 days.
In the courtroom of Davidson County chancellor Claudia Bonnyman, attorneys for death row inmates and representing the state plan to present doctors and pharmacists who share their views on the effectiveness of a drug called pentobarbital.
A white Metro Works van is traveling 1,445 miles in Davidson County in the next few weeks looking for "pavement distress." The "road profiler," decked out with lights, metal tubes and a sign saying "Danger: Lasers," will gather images of potholes and cracks. Public Works spokesperson Jenna Smith says it's collecting data for future road maintenance.
The state is asking for help with a new potential scam, but it isn’t your everyday kind of crackdown.
Tennessee passed a new law to regulate those big metal donation bins that nonprofits and thrift stores use to gather clothing, shoes, and other goods — you often see them in parking lots.
Starting this month, any place that uses a collection bin is required to post more information on it about where those donations are going. Secretary of State Tre Hargett said it’s a move toward transparency after what had been a kind of Wild West of collection bins.
President Obama took off his jacket and rolled up his sleeves to talk about health care with a Nashville audience Wednesday afternoon. For more than an hour, he took questions from the invitation-only crowd, including some who are uninsured and would likely qualify for subsidized care if the state expanded Medicaid.
There's perhaps no better spokesman for the complexities of the South than Scott Hudson of Flintville, Tennessee. He drove the 90 minutes up from Lincoln County to Nashville in order to greet President Obama.