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Why The Nashville Farmer’s Market Says Its Empty Produce Shed Is A Good Thing

This week, the warm weather gave Walter Gentry of Bellevue a hankering for peaches. So he drives to the Nashville Farmer's Market and is surprised not to find peaches or much of any produce.
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David Fox is the mayoral campaign’s contrarian. He says he’s “suspicious of the giddiness” he senses from Nashville’s civic leaders. In his view, no one seems overly concerned that the city’s economic boom could be short lived.

Growing up in the Fox household, it wasn’t “dream big” or “reach for the stars.” Instead, he got a different kind of clichéd advice.

“There’s no such thing as a free breakfast. In the end, it costs you,” says Gil Fox, the candidate’s 94-year-old uncle.

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Nashville’s public schools have a record number of National Merit Scholars this year with four students receiving the distinction and its $2,500 scholarship. Three of them are from one school.

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The small metal building set back from the corner at 36th and Charlotte is where Perry Auto Sales moved in, in 1972. It sits on a big parking lot full of used cars.

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This week, the warm weather gave Walter Gentry of Bellevue a hankering for peaches. So he drives to the Nashville Farmer's Market and is surprised not to find peaches or much of any produce.

MTSU News

About 40 military veterans will graduate from Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday wearing special red stoles. That regalia was handed out for the first time Tuesday in a ceremony for the graduates and their families.

Retired Army General Keith Huber, who advises MTSU on its veterans relations, told the group he’s proud of both the students' military service and the university’s willingness to acknowledge that they have different needs.

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Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans are big draws for music tourists. But a new website hopes to convince people to visit the rural areas and small towns in between.

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The percentage of veterans in the Tennessee and Kentucky region waiting more than 30 days to see a doctor is nearly double that of the rest of the country. About one in 20 appointments in the Tennessee Valley healthcare system failed to meet the VA’s completion goal, according to new data from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

Metro Water Services

The Metro Council took its first look at a $100 million flood wall system to protect Nashville’s core Monday afternoon. And many council members disagree that downtown should take priority, especially those who represent areas where entire neighborhoods flooded in May 2010.

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Tennessee has taken a small step toward legalizing medical marijuana, but Gov. Bill Haslam says he's not ready for more.

Haslam signed a bill Monday that decriminalizes possession of cannabis oil, a low-potency marijuana extract. The new law is aimed at children who suffer debilitating seizures.

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Gov. Bill Haslam is standing by a decision to limit tax relief to veterans.

The governor says he supports a bill passed by the Tennessee legislature to rein in the rapid growth of a state program that helps veterans pay their local property tax bills.

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