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Nashville's Beaman Park Expansion Will Preserve 568 Additional Rugged, Wooded Acres

Beaman Park in northern Davidson County — one of Metro's most rugged swaths of land for deep woods recreation — could soon expand by 568 acres.
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The Hollywood Bowl. Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Madison Square Garden. They're the iconic venues that round out top-10 lists of the country's best places to see live music. But this summer, Morning Edition is visiting America's side stages, places the locals know and where players love to play. We begin, appropriately, in Music City at 3rd and Lindsley, an intersection that's the home and namesake of an unassuming Nashville venue.

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The Nashville chapter of the NAACP is hoping to revive the candidacy of a finalist who lost out on the Metro Schools superintendent’s position. 

Angela Huff, a Nashville native and African American, is the chief of staff with Cobb County schools in Georgia. She was one of three candidates who advanced to the final round of interviews earlier this month.

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Some armed activists in Tennessee are heeding the military’s request that they leave store-front recruiting centers. A dozen or more locations have been patrolled by citizen security guards since the shootings in Chattanooga.

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Chris Barbic nearly worked himself to death last year. At age 44, the otherwise healthy head of Tennessee’s new turnaround school district had a heart attack. Now he’s stepping down, well before his educational experimentation bears much fruit. Barbic has been one of the most closely-watched superintendents in the country. And as he leaves the job ahead of schedule, he’s raising eyebrows with what he calls an “honest” critique of charter schools.


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Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini is calling for a "conversation" over whether the party should continue honoring one of the most important figures in their history — President Andrew Jackson.

Mancini issued the challenge in an email sent Tuesday to Democrats statewide. She noted that Jackson was a slave owner and an advocate for clearing Native Americans from their territory east of the Mississippi River.

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Gov. Bill Haslam will launch a statewide tour next week to talk about Tennessee's roads and how to pay for them.

The governor says the goal of the six-week tour is to find ways to address "challenges on the horizon."

"Right now we have a multi-billion dollar backlog of highway projects across this state," Haslam said in a press release announcing the tour. "That's only going to grow."

Beaman Park trails Nashville
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Beaman Park in northern Davidson County — one of Metro's most rugged swaths of land for deep woods recreation — could soon expand by 568 acres.

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The portion of Jackson Street that runs in front of the Nashville Sounds’ new ballpark in Germantown will officially have a new name tonight: Junior Gilliam Way.

Gilliam was a Nashville native who attended Pearl High School before starting his professional baseball career in the Negro Leagues.

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Tennessee’s public schools will be working this week to interpret results from the state’s standardized test, known as TCAP. School and district level data will be released to the public Wednesday.

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Federal immigration authorities and the city of Nashville have settled a lawsuit over a raid at an apartment complex in 2010.

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