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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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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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Before they passed away last week, Francis Guess and J.D. Elliott were business leaders, civic activists and pillars of the Nashville community.

But their styles could not have been more different. 

Elliott was not a vocal leader. The taciturn executive was in his element in the boardroom, quietly building consensus.

But the nonprofit he oversaw, the Memorial Foundation, was one of Nashville's most active charities. Its gifts impacted countless organizations across the city, and it essentially saved the Adventure Science Center with a $1 million donation.

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It's not easy for candidates to get noticed in an election as busy as Nashville’s this year — with dozens of races and a packed mayoral field

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Tennessee has been trying to help kayakers and canoe enthusiasts find more places to put in to the state’s rivers. But some paddlers say the state hasn’t kept up with demand and may even be going backward.

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Civil rights leader and local businessman Francis Guess has died. The Nashville native was a pioneer who worked for racial justice at the federal, state and local levels.

Guess came from the old school of Nashville orators, demonstrating a bluntness that could leave audiences speechless.

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