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Rising Home Prices In Nashville Are Increasingly Intimidating For First-Time Buyers

Home prices in the Nashville area continued growing in September: The median sale price was $236,866, according to the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors — up 12 percent over last year.
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Two state lawmakers are reminding parents that they have the right to review what their children are being taught about Islam.

State Sens. Kerry Roberts, R-Springfield, and Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, issued the statement Thursday afternoon.

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Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is plugging the benefits of the state's controversial contract with a private real estate management firm.

The push comes ahead of a big meeting with state lawmakers. It also comes as the administration is exploring whether to outsource more state facilities, including universities, parks, rest stops and some parts of the prison system.

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Andrew Shinar meets a lot of people in pain. 

He performs hip and knee replacement surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and in 2011, he decided to start tracking how many of his patients coming in for joint replacements were taking painkillers. 

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam visited Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga Wednesday during a shift change to reassure workers. He later told reporters he could understand if some of the 1,500 employees have doubts about their jobs following VW’s global emissions cheating scandal.

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Home prices in the Nashville area continued growing in September: The median sale price was $236,866, according to the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors — up 12 percent over last year.

U.S. Army

Pfc. Kevin Rodriguez is the 22-year-old infantryman who was shot during a live-fire exercise at Fort Campbell, the post announced Wednesday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on post Tuesday morning.

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The group brought in to audit Tennessee's prisons says the system is being run effectively. But state lawmakers don't seem convinced.  

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Firearms manufacturers are plastering billboards around Nashville with one gun control message they can get behind: don’t buy guns for felons. A new 30-day ad campaign targets so-called “straw buyers.”

Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Keith McLeod Fund

For the first time in more than a decade, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is putting together a major exhibition of Islamic art.

Organizers hope it'll widen Tennesseans' conception of art from the Muslim world.

"Ink, Silk & Gold" has been three years in the making. It includes more than a 100 works from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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The homeless encampment between Adventure Science Center and Fort Negley has until the spring to clear out.

Metro Parks had tried to evict the campers several weeks ago, only to agree to allow more time for homeless outreach services to find other housing options.  Tuesday, the Parks Board approved an April 1st deadline for completely ending the encampment.


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