VOL. 40 | NO. 50 | Friday, December 09, 2016
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: WEDDINGS
Don’t be average ($32K) when you can have it all for $100K-plus
When Donte Noble, 30, and Elliott Holt, 38, get married December 17 at the Bridge Building in downtown Nashville, it will be the wedding of their dreams.
For brides looking to create a totally customized wedding, the dream usually starts and ends with the dress.
The image went viral, one of the first signs to hit the internet alerting the world Gatlinburg was on fire. Cupid’s Chapel of Love, one of the area’s most iconic little white wedding chapels, was up in flames.
I fell in love with the Great Smoky Mountains in 2003. Taken by the overwhelming natural beauty, the history of the people, the heart of the community, I also fell in love with the person who took me there.
SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL
The Haslam Administration is forging ahead with plans to nab a statewide facilities services contractor after an outside analysis backed up a study showing estimated cost savings of more than $35 million a year at Tennessee universities.
RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK
Moving can be an emotional, tortuous, brutal experience. But those relocating need not undertake the task alone. There are companies, equipped with living, breathing human beings, that can take the stress from the process.
November 2016 real estate trends for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
In light of the Tennessee Titans’ 6-6 record and continuing relevance in the NFL playoff picture, I offer those three little words that are so hard to say:
TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS
Those looking at the Tennessee Titans’ season thus far as half-empty see a 6-6 team with enough flaws to offset many of the positive steps that have been taken this year.
First down: Stop Von Miller. If you watched the Super Bowl last year, you know what a one-man wrecking crew Miller is. Wherever he lines up across the line from the Titans, they will have to account for him and simply cannot let him harass Marcus Mariota and the offense.
Scott Troxel of Keller Williams has been elected as the 2017 president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors. His one-year term of service will begin Jan. 1.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
Nissan took a model year off from its largest SUV, the Armada, but it’s back for 2017 restyled and re-engineered with a plush ride, a well-equipped interior and more horsepower than ever.
Any salesperson who’s been in the game for more than a day knows that products and services aren’t sold based on price. Top sales pros first focus on the value of what they’re selling and how it can best meet the customer’s needs.
“Gilmore Girls,” a show that ran on the WB, and the CW, from 2000-2007, has been streaming on Netflix since July of this year. I like it. I like the fast-paced dialogue, the pop culture references and the younger, thinner, less-burdened Lauren Graham.
Do you wish you were making more money?
NASHVILLE (AP) — In a state that heavily favored President-elect Donald Trump, a Vanderbilt University poll says optimism in Tennessee has grown about the future of the state and country since the spring.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A healthy increase in home values and higher stock prices drove up U.S. household wealth in the July-September quarter, though the gains are largely concentrated among wealthier Americans.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed for the sixth straight week in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election win, marking new highs for the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher Friday morning as major indexes continue to set records. Technology companies are rising on company earnings. Health care and household goods companies also trading higher after lagging the market over the last few weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The likelihood that young adults will earn more than their parents has plummeted in recent decades, a study has found, fueling concerns that the American dream of steady upward mobility is foundering amid a widening wealth gap.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's central bank has increased its growth forecast this year and next for the country's economy, Europe's biggest.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there's more coming down the road.