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Fox ‘Comfortable’ With Anti-Christian Attacks; Barry Says ‘It’s All False’

In a radio ad targeting Nashville’s African-American voters, mayoral candidate David Fox is painting his opponent as anti-Christian. He accuses Megan Barry of fighting with faith groups and opposing public prayer.
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A pair of Tennessee lawmakers are proposing letting the operators of ticketed events ban guns — even if their venue is in a government-owned park.

Senate minority leader Lee Harris, D-Memphis, and state Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, are behind the measure, Senate bill 1432. They say it will put an end to the controversy over whether guns can be barred from amphitheaters, stadiums and other places that are run by private companies but owned by local government.

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In response to a batch of negative ads aimed at mayoral candidate Megan Barry, Howard Gentry made a surprise public endorsement on Monday. The former candidate had said he wouldn’t take sides in the runoff.

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Voters came to the rescue of the Nashville Fairgrounds and Speedway in a referendum four years ago. Now its future has become a concern in the mayor’s race.

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In a radio ad targeting Nashville’s African-American voters, mayoral candidate David Fox is painting his opponent as anti-Christian. He accuses Megan Barry of fighting with faith groups and opposing public prayer.

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The final two candidates for mayor debated the privatization of government jobs Monday in front of the Rotary Club of Nashville. They came down on different sides of one major decision by the Metro School Board.

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House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Stewart says the wrong group has been tapped to lead an upcoming investigation into Tennessee's prisons.

The Nashville representative raised the complaint Monday, less than a week after Gov. Bill Haslam's administration agreed to commission the inquiry. 

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Mayoral candidate David Fox gained endorsements today from two prominent race car drivers who support his vision for repairing the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.

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With 10 candidates now in the run-off for five at-large Metro Council seats, a few hundred votes could determine who wins. So some candidates are tweaking their tactics.

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Chris Scott F. — as his byline appears in Nashville’s homeless newspapers — has built at least a half-dozen flooring systems in the woods between the Adventure Science Center and the Civil War-era Fort Negley.

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A retired Tennessee couple is midway through an unusual quest: to spot 100 species of birds in every single county in the state, all 95 of them.

I spent a hot summer morning with Ron Hoff and Dollyann Myers — once described as the "power couple of international bird-watching" — to try to help them see some more.

You can listen to our conversation below, but I encourage you to scroll down further as well to hear Hoff in action. 

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