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1. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for March 2016 -

Top residential real estate sales, March 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

2. Nashville’s homeless: 2 groups with vastly different problems -

As Nashville and the surrounding counties continue to flourish, the homeless population also is expanding.

Nashville has faced homelessness in the past, but the problem can now be found on opposite ends of the spectrum, each with its own critical problems.

3. Connecting communities, one greenway at a time -

Nora Kern, 25, bikes each day from her home in East Nashville to her job on Music Row.

As the executive director of Walk Bike Nashville, she is perfectly comfortable zipping along bike lanes to get there, but Kern acknowledges there are plenty of other people who would commute by bike, too, if there was a safer way.

4. Impatient Clemmons anxious for minority voice to be heard -

Democratic state Rep. John Ray Clemmons is only halfway through his first two-year term representing District 55 in Nashville. But he’s not willing to wait years to speak out or push for change.

5. Middle Tennessee's $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for 2015 -

Middle Tennessee's $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for 2015, Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

6. Belmont’s Littlejohn named Professor of the Year -

Belmont’s Ronnie Littlejohn, professor of philosophy and director of the University’s Asian Studies program, has been named as the 2015 Tennessee Professor of the Year, an award selection determined by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

7. Patterson Law welcomes attorney, engineer Sekyi -

Registered patent attorney William Sekyi has joined Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C., as Of Counsel. Sekyi has 14 years of experience in intellectual property law and 16 years of experience as an engineer.

8. Events -

Williamson Chamber Annual Celebration. See a different side of the Williamson Chamber at this after-hours event that combines business with pleasure. The Annual Celebration is a time to recognize the Williamson County business community. During the State of the Chamber dinner, President and CEO Matt Largen will sum up the year’s accomplishments and preview what’s to come in 2016, followed by a keynote address by Randy Boyd, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Today, 5-8 p.m., The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Information and registration: http://members.williamsonchamber.com/events/details/2015-annual-celebration-353294

9. Give it up! You’re not giving your house away -

Last week we had some fun recounting “Stuff that Realtors say,” and the real estate brokerage community enjoyed laughing at itself but has demanded equal time. So we move on to “Stuff that buyers say” and “Stuff that sellers say.”

10. How will neighborhoods fare under Barry? -

Nashville’s mayors shape their reputations in very individual ways, and those legacies take shape over time.

Neighborhood advocates in Davidson County are poised, eagerly waiting to see if new Mayor Megan Barry will have a similar legacy to former Mayor Bill Purcell, the “put-neighborhoods-first mayor,’’ whose administration spanned 1999-2007.

11. Dean, Henry, Hyde named to YWCA board -

The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee has elected three new members for the 2015-2016 board term, including former Mayor Karl Dean.

Also, with her election as the first female mayor of Nashville, Megan Barry has resigned her position on the YWCA board.

12. Dean helped Nashville weather many storms -

As the sun sets on Mayor Karl Dean’s administration, we in the real estate community are extremely appreciative of the leadership he and his administration provided during the past eight years.

13. Other winners, losers emerge from Nashville mayoral race -

With a 55-45 margin, Megan Barry came out a clear winner over David Fox in the Nashville mayoral runoff, marking a historic day for the city.

Campaigning on a platform to carry on two-term Mayor Karl Dean’s vision for economic expansion, Barry picked up 60,519 votes to Fox’s 49,694 on Sept. 10 to become Metro Nashville’s first female mayor.

14. Fund established to close digital divide in Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Officials in Nashville have announced a fund to provide free or low-cost digital access to people in the city who don't have it.

Mayor Karl Dean's office said in a news release Tuesday that more than 40 percent of Metro Nashville Public Schools students didn't have access to computers or Internet connectivity at home in 2012.

15. Barry elected 1st female Nashville mayor; dashing GOP hopes -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Megan Barry's election as Nashville's first female mayor dashed Republican hopes of making inroads in one of the few remaining Democratic strongholds in Tennessee.

Barry, a Metro Council member, ended up cruising to a 10 percentage point victory Thursday over hedge fund manager David Fox, who had had embraced conservative voters while trying to paint his opponent as too focused on social issues. Fox also ran radio ads labeling Barry and husband, Bruce, as anti-Christian, and sought to blame her for past property tax increases and the city's worsening traffic.

16. Republicans hope Fox can break Democratic grip on Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A closer-than-expected mayor's race in Nashville has Republicans hoping they can grab one of the last remaining major elected offices in Tennessee that has eluded their grasp amid a statewide GOP wave.

17. Barry: This is no time to ‘put the brakes on’ city’s economy -

Local attorney Will Cheek III is backing Megan Barry in Nashville’s mayoral runoff because he’s impressed by how well she balances “socially progressive” convictions with support of business interests.

18. Fox: Dial back high-profile civic projects -

David Fox isn’t flashy, supporters say, but Nashville doesn’t need flash. Instead, it needs someone with a steady temperament to be Nashville’s next mayor.

“He said in one of his forums his legacy might be the David Fox Memorial Sewer Pipe. But he’s thinking about the little things, about the infrastructure,” says Townes Duncan, a former business partner of the mayoral candidate.

19. Nashville continues to increase parkland -

NASHVILLE (AP) — More than 4,500 acres of open space in Nashville has been preserved over the past eight years.

This week, Mayor Karl Dean's office announced that 568 acres of open space was added to Beaman Park Nature Center, ensuring that the park will remain the second-largest in Nashville, behind only Warner Parks.

20. Construction attorneys move to Dickinson Wright -

Nashville attorneys Rob Dodson and Slade Sevier have joined Dickinson Wright PLLC as members. Both were previously with Adams and Reese.

Dodson focuses his practice on the construction and energy industries. In addition to his primary construction practice, Dodson also has significant experience in general commercial litigation, insurance and products liability litigation.

21. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions for July 2015 -

Top residential real estate transactions, July 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

22. Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks to join Walk of Fame -

Award-winning recording artists Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks will receive the 64th and 65th stars on the Music City Walk of Fame during a Sept. 10 induction ceremony.

“Trisha and Garth are two great artists who represent what makes Nashville special,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said. “They are musicians. They are entrepreneurs. And they are generous community advocates. The way they care about Nashville is as inspiring as their music.

23. Nashville votes for mayor today in race featuring heavy spending -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The seven candidates vying to become Nashville's next mayor have spent a combined $12.5 million on their bids — the equivalent of $43 for every registered voter in Music City.

Voters go to the polls Thursday to choose among Councilwoman Megan Barry, attorney Charles Robert Bone, hedge fund manager David Fox, real estate mogul Bill Freeman, Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry, charter school founder Jeremy Kane and businesswoman Linda Eskind Rebrovick.

24. $12.5M spent so far on Nashville mayor's race -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The seven candidates vying to become Nashville's next mayor have spent a combined $12.5 million on their bids - the equivalent of $43 for every registered voter in Music City.

Voters go to the polls Thursday to choose among Councilwoman Megan Barry, attorney Charles Robert Bone, hedge fund manager David Fox, real estate mogul Bill Freeman, Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry, charter school founder Jeremy Kane and businesswoman Linda Eskind Rebrovick.

25. Five questions for Nashville's mayoral candidates -

In the more than 50 years under metro-politan government, Nashville has had only one one-term mayor. When the original limit was three terms, both Richard Fulton and Beverly Briley served 12 years. All the rest served two, four-year terms except Bill Boner, who did not seek re-election.

26. Rekindling the flame that was Jefferson Street -

Lorenzo Washington pushes “pause” on his conversation so he doesn’t have to compete with the scream of a fire engine as it roars past his Jefferson Street recording empire and into the barbecue-flavored haze of this steamy, storm-threatened mid-summer’s day.

27. Kings of Leon to headline New Year's Eve Nashville bash -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Kings of Leon will help Nashvillians ring in 2016.

The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. announced this week that the Grammy Award-winning family band from Nashville will headline the Jack Daniel's Bash on Broadway: New Year's Eve in Music City.

28. ‘The Fighting 26’ Democrats work to stay relevant -

Sometimes Tennessee Democrats must feel like a tree that falls in the forest: Does anyone hear them?

When Democratic legislative leaders called for a special session this summer on Insure Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam’s market-based plan to use federal dollars to catch 280,000 working people in a coverage gap, they found themselves alone.

29. Cardwell a link to Metro’s past, present -

Metro Trustee Charlie Cardwell definitely is a member of the “good old boys” network that ran Nashville for decades.

Just ask him.

But he also knows that era is long gone and he continues to serve Nashville, as he’s done since 1958.

30. Former mayor Purcell traces city transformation to 1978 election -

Former Mayor Bill Purcell lived through the transition from the good old boys who ran Nashville to the “new Nashville,” in which a displaced Yankee became mayor in 1991 and began the type of forward-thinking, executive-style leadership that has propelled Nashville to skyline-shattering status on the national stage.

31. Boner, Peel and a reporter’s call spark a city’s embarrassment -

Nashville’s mayor broke into a broad smile and funny walk, pointing across the main dining room at the old TGI Friday’s on Elliston Place to a young reporter seated at a long table with eight colleagues and friends.

32. Haslam needs to back up call for more local control -

If Gov. Bill Haslam is trying to build political capital, he’s making the right move by trying to light a fire under local officials.

He might also want to turn up the flame on his own game.

33. Big band, big stadium, big deal -

Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed our name. Well, hell, Mick, if it’s puzzling you, it’s Nashville. Music City USA.

We’re the national media’s flavor of the day – the “It city,” which has gone from being a secondary concert market – remember The Beatles played Memphis, not Nashville – to one of the country’s prime touring destinations.

34. Nashville early voting sites axed unless more funding added -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Unless more funding is acquired, the Davidson County Election Commission is prepared to cut the number of early voting sites in Nashville's general election from 11 to one.

Multiple media outlets report the election commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday to operate only one early voting site — the state's legal minimum — if the Metro Council approves Mayor Karl Dean's proposed budget without changes.

35. Events -

Walk of Fame Park Reopening with Loretta Lynn & Jack White. Grammy-winning artists Loretta Lynn and Jack White will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame and will join Mayor Karl Dean in the official ribbon-cutting of the newly renovated Walk of Fame Park. Today, 1 p.m. Free and open to the public.

36. Democrats seek return to relevance in Tennessee politics -

NASHVILLE (AP) - For a party once accustomed to dominating state politics, the outlook for Tennessee Democrats is bleak.

Over the past decade, Democrats went from controlling all three branches of state government to giving up GOP supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature, losing two governor's races by wide margins and watching as the state Supreme Court appointed the first Republican attorney general since Reconstruction.

37. Baker Storey McDonald adds industry veteran -

Commercial real estate veteran Tom Frye, who spent the last 14 years as managing director of CBRE before retiring last year, has joined Baker Storey McDonald Properties, Inc.

Baker Storey McDonald focuses in retail and restaurants. Clients include Pier One, Old Navy, and Michaels, and grocery chain Sprouts. Frye’s focus will be uncovering development opportunities as well as urban retail; capitalizing on the ground floor spaces available in many of the new office and apartment buildings.

38. Community Health Systems to open new office in Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Franklin-based Community Health Systems is bringing back-office jobs from across the country to a new Nashville office.

The health care giant announced Thursday that it will build a 240,000-square-foot office in the south Nashville neighborhood of Antioch at an estimated cost of $66 million. More than 2,000 jobs will move to Davidson County.

39. Burchfield is new president of DSi -

John Burchfield has been promoted from executive vice president to president of the Nashville-based DSi, one of the nation’s leading electronic discovery service providers.

DSi’s gross annual revenue has nearly tripled since Burchfield was hired three years ago as vice president of business development, according to the company, with the employee count growing from 65 to 85 during the same period.

40. Next mayor must solve traffic, education woes -

“Traffic is getting worse by the day.” I must have heard that complaint six times last week. Those exact words.

Perhaps some road construction coupled with Vanderbilt’s graduation complicated the situation, but that seems to be the feeling here.

41. Xerox Adding 400 Jobs in Nashville -

Xerox is hosting a recruiting open house Saturday to fill 400 new, full-time customer care jobs.

The open house will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 801 Royal Parkway, Suite 200, facility. The new employees will be located at this 50,263 square-foot, state-of-the-art call center to provide technical support on behalf of a Xerox client.

42. Events -

Nashville Small Business Forum. Mayor Karl Dean and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a small business forum and resource fair designed to help Nashville businesses, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at The Cordelle event space, 45 Lindsley Avenue.  A panel of Nashville government officials and public leaders will provide an overview of Nashville's small business incentives and assistance programs. Following the panel discussion, a business fair will feature representatives from more than 10 local, state and federal agencies and organizations all focused on helping small businesses. Panel participants include Terry Cobb, director of development services in the Mayor's Office of Economic and Community Development; Corey Davis, director of business growth initiatives at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; Michelle Hernandez Lane, minority and women business assistance director in the Metro Finance Department; Metro Council At-Large Councilman Jerry Maynard;  and Davita Taylor, business diversity development director at the Metro Nashville Airport Authority. No fee. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m.

43. Big lineup announced for Nashville's new amphitheater -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville's new riverfront amphitheater will open July 30 with a headline show by seven-time Grammy nominee Eric Church, ushering in an inaugural outdoor concert season featuring big names from past and present.

44. Nashville Sounds owner, players marvel at new park -

Ten days before the Nashville Sounds’ scheduled home opener at their palatial new digs, First Tennessee Park in Germantown was still very much a work in progress.

Frank Ward, owner of the Class AAA Pacific League team, was strutting around like a proud father, all but ready to pass out cigars to an expectant media as workmen painted, pounded and pushed to make everything ready in preparation for opening of the 10,000-seat facility.

45. Sounds like a hit for neighbors -

For months, sounds of construction surrounded the Nashville Sounds’ sparkling new First Tennessee Park in Germantown.

The constant thump-thump-thump of pounding jackhammers competed with the irritating, high-pitched beeps of vehicles backing up. Ka-ching! Cranes lifted steel beams into place, keeping time with a syncopated thrumming of never-ending drilling. Ka-ching!

46. Nashville proposes moving police headquarters, jail -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville city officials have announced a plan to move the Criminal Justice Center, which houses police headquarters, along with the Metro Jail and the sheriff's office.

Mayor Karl Dean, Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson and Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall announced the $149 million proposal on Tuesday. In turn, the city would sell off the properties, which are located on prime downtown real estate.

47. New dates for demolition, reconstruction of Fort Nashborough -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Metro Nashville Parks' officials say the aging Fort Nashborough historical site along the riverfront will likely be demolished this summer and rebuilt in 2016 or 2017.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1yLX8eX) reports the $1 million project was originally slated to begin last year and be completed sometime this year.

48. Public invited to grand opening of Nashville ballpark -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the grand opening of First Tennessee Park, the new home of the Nashville Sounds.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will join Sounds Owner Frank Ward at the ceremony, which will usher in a new era of minor league baseball in Music City.

49. What better place for an NRA convention? -

When the National Rifle Association announced that it would hold its 2015 convention in Nashville, the timing was propitious.

In 2010, gun sales and handgun permits were booming, and Tennessee had just enacted a controversial and contested new “guns in bars” law that allowed people with handgun permits to carry concealed firearms into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.

50. Grammy museum is bringing gallery to Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Grammy Museum is opening up a gallery in Nashville this summer, promising to give visitors an immersive experience on the art and technology of making music.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced on Thursday that the Grammy Gallery will be located on more than 7,000 square feet in the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum at the Municipal Auditorium. It is expected to open in August.

51. Metro Nashville budget hearings to begin Monday -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Budget meetings for Metro Nashville will begin Monday and will be streamed online and broadcast on television.

In January, Mayor Karl Dean asked departments to submit scenarios reflecting a 3 percent budget cut for the upcoming fiscal year. That information from the hearings will help the mayor develop his budget, which will be presented to the Metro Council by May 1.

52. Mayor's morning winter storm update -

NASHVILLE – With the brunt of the winter weather behind, the city is seeing significant improvement in conditions outside.

“Nashvillians deserve our praise for their cooperation and patience throughout this winter weather,” said Mayor Karl Dean from the Emergency Operations Center. “While we’re still expecting some slippery roads and cold temperatures today, we’re hopeful that we’re nearing the end of this.”

53. Mayor Dean's morning snow emergency update -

NASHVILLE – Nashville residents should avoid driving if possible today as ice and snow have made driving conditions dangerous.

“The roads are extremely dangerous this morning. If you can stay home, stay home,” said Mayor Karl Dean from the Emergency Operations Center. “Not only will that help you keep yourself and your family safe, but it will also give Public Works crews the space they need to treat and clear our roads.”

54. Events -

Nashville Chamber Member Orientation. Learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. You’ll also learn how your business plays a role in the Chamber’s mission of creating regional economic prosperity. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce St, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

55. Nashville unveils $100 million flood protection system -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Mayor Karl Dean on Wednesday unveiled a $100 million flood protection plan for Music City that includes a 2,100-foot-long flood wall located on the city's downtown riverfront.

56. Morning winter storm update from Mayor's Office -

Mayor Karl Dean continued to urge residents and visitors to be cautious as they go about their business Wednesday morning and warned about expected record-low temperatures in the next few days.

“Please, use your discretion and be careful,” Mayor Dean said from the Emergency Operations Center. “With extreme cold temperatures heading our way, our attention will soon turn to keeping residents and visitors safe and doing our best to make sure our homeless have refuge.”

57. Nashville mayor's initiative seeks to help students succeed -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says enrollment is now open for the 2015 Mayor's Summer Scholars Academy.

The academy is a free, four-week intensive program that seeks to help Metro school students be successful and achieve their college aspirations. Students currently in the seventh, eighth, ninth or 10th grades are encouraged to apply.

58. Nashville seeks moratorium on Music Row condo onslaught -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The onslaught of high-end condo developments along Nashville's storied Music Row looks to be coming to an end - at least for now.

City planning officials are recommending a moratorium on new projects seeking to raze or significantly alter buildings that helped build up Nashville's reputation as the capital of country music.

59. Top January 2015 residential real estate transactions -

Top January 2015 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

60. Nashville officially abandons Amp rapid bus transit proposal -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville's Metro Transit Authority is officially abandoning a $175 million bus rapid transit project that had attracted vocal opposition.

The panel's CEO, Steve Bland, says that while the project known as the Amp will not move forward, strategic planning for dealing with Nashville's rapid growth will get underway soon.

61. Top 2014 residential real estate transactions -

Top 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

62. Coalition announces effort to preserve Nashville's Music Row -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Fresh off their successful effort to prevent the demolition of a Nashville studio that once recorded the likes of Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, advocates want to include all of the city's Music Row area in their preservation efforts.

63. Top November 2014 residential real estate transactions -

Top November 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

64. Immigrants find room to grow in Nashville's public gardens -

With the growing season wrapped up for winter and the temperature hovering at 45 degrees on a recent Sunday, the community garden off Wedgewood Avenue looked to be draped in a brown afghan with just a few patches of green peeking through.

65. Top October 2014 residential real estate transactions -

Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

66. Germantown was into mixed-use before it was cool -

Even before Mayor Karl Dean’s announcement that the $60 million ballpark would be constructed in Germantown, the area was flourishing – not to the extent that it is now, but it was experiencing growth and development.

67. Bridgestone relocating headquarters in Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Bridgestone Americas plans to move its Nashville headquarters to a new downtown facility that will allow it to consolidate its current staff with three out-of-state business units, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday.

68. Nashville mayor challenges governor in food drive -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is challenging Gov. Bill Haslam to another "food fight."

The competition, which kicked off Monday and runs through Nov. 21, pits the two offices against each other for who can donate the most food to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville.

69. Nashville mayor punts transit project to successor -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says a $175 million bus rapid transit project that has attracted vocal opposition will not get underway before he leaves office next year.

70. TSU’s Honors Director to lead national group -

Dr. Coreen Jackson, the director of the Tennessee State University Honors Program, has been appointed President of the National Association of African American Honors Programs.

Jackson, who served as the vice president of the NAAHP since October 2013, was appointed president at the organization’s annual convention in Jackson, Mississippi.

71. City refocuses its domestic violence plans -

Ruth Freeland, an attorney who helped women obtain orders of protection against domestic abuse in her native Australia, found herself on the other side of issue in Nashville.

In court and facing her abusive American husband, Freeland says it was an unsettling situation.

72. Embracing immigrants with open arms -

Immigrants have warmly embraced Nashville, and increasingly, the city is warming up to them, welcoming a broad international community to add to the city’s burgeoning success.

“Immigration is obviously a sensitive issue and people get passionate about it, but I think Nashville has benefited a great deal from the fact that it’s become more diverse, benefitted a great deal from the influx of new immigrants, and I think that our rise to prominence and our increased prosperity, is actually linked to that,’’ says Mayor Karl Dean, who recently created the Mayor’s Office for New Americans [MONA].

73. Surprise career twist for area’s top recruiter of corporations -

Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.

But ask others about her and they’ll talk about an exceptional ability to lead, build trust and forge relationships with a diverse range of people, and, above all, her will to win.

74. Waller adds health care attorneys -

Waller has announced the hiring of Steven E. Blumenthal and Kristen F. Johns to the law firm’s Nashville office.

Blumenthal is a veteran transactional attorney with extensive health care information technology and data privacy and security experience. Johns most recently served as assistant general counsel with Emdeon, a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions.

75. HipD: Donelson finds its cool side -

The tag “Hip Donelson” evoked plenty of snickers, eye rolls and snarky comments when it first appeared. After all, the local joke goes, Donelson’s known for hip replacements – not hipsters.

76. Mayor appoints Tennessean's Cass communications advisor -

NASHVILLE – Mayor Karl Dean today announced that he has appointed veteran reporter Michael Cass as communications advisor/speechwriter in his office, where his responsibilities will include preparing and writing speeches. Cass has worked for 19 years as a reporter, including at The Tennessean since 1999 with the last nine years covering Metro government and politics. He will assume the post starting Oct. 20.

77. Nashville mayor creates office to help immigrants -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is creating a new office that is dedicated to offering aid to the city's booming immigrant population.

78. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions July 2014 -

Top July 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

79. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transaction for first half of 2014 -

January through June 2014 residential real estate transactions of $500,000 or more for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

80. Dean, Cooper to raise funds for Georgia's Nunn -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Two of Nashville's top Democrats are planning a fundraiser for Michelle Nunn's U.S. Senate bid in Georgia.

Mayor Karl Dean and his wife, Anne Davis, have scheduled a fundraiser at their Green Hills home on Monday. The Tennessean reported (http://tnne.ws/1qzwDQH) that U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tennessee, will be an honorary host.

81. John Seigenthaler, Tennessee journalist, dies -

NASHVILLE (AP) — John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.

82. Nashville soliciting ideas for city encyclopedia -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville is planning an online encyclopedia of the city's history and culture, and Mayor Karl Dean's office is holding a series of community meetings to solicit ideas for the site.

83. Homebuyers pay the price for Nashville's 'It City' status -

From the national press, one might think Nashvillians’ main concern these days is what new gastropub to try or which A-lister is playing a secret show at Third Man Records.

But eavesdrop at any coffee shop, bar or restaurant where locals gather and you’ll hear a different story.

84. If it’s broken, fix it before being squeezed -

There are a number of buyers of residential real estate who feel sellers should reconstruct the home following the inspections.

As the process goes, homes are placed on the market and priced based on location and condition. Since the Tennessee Residential Property Disclosure was ushered into the picture in the 1990s, the ages of the roofs, water heaters and HVAC systems are disclosed, as well as any defects in virtually all aspects of the structures.

85. Music City Center celebrates 1-year anniversary today -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Music City Center, Nashville's $623 million convention center that dominates six city blocks downtown, is celebrating its one-year anniversary Tuesday.

The 1.2 million-square-foot center opened with great fanfare last year as Mayor Karl Dean announced that the city had met its goal of 1 million hotel rooms being booked even before the facility had opened.

86. Metro unveils final design for West Riverfront Park -

Mayor Karl Dean today unveiled the final design and new renderings of phase one of the West Riverfront Park, an 11-acre civic park on the site of the former Thermal Transfer Plant.

The park will include more than one mile of multi-use greenway trails, Nashville’s first downtown dog park, ornamental gardens, a 1.5-acre event lawn called the Green and an amphitheater. Construction on the park began earlier this year.

87. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for April 2014 -

Top April 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

88. One million new residents headed to Middle Tennessee: Where will they live? Will we be ready? -

For Middle Tennessee, the question is not, “If we build it, will they come?” It’s more like, “How will we build it before they come?” During the next 20 years, Middle Tennessee’s 10-county region will absorb 1 million new residents. That’s twice the growth rate of the rest of the nation.

89. Nashville becomes latest open data city -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville has become the latest city to join the open data movement, and people who live, work and play in Music City might soon be able to access a treasure trove of information about the city.

90. Events -

Real Estate Investors Network Real Estate Investors Network. Williamson County Lunch Group. Rehabbers, builders, commercial, mini-storage, wholesalers, private lenders, transaction funders, hard-money lenders, bankers, title attorneys, realtors, and vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. Today, 11:15 a.m., Bosco’s Restaurant & Brewery, 2000 Meridian Blvd, Ste 110, Franklin. Information: reintn.org. Additional April opportunities include:

91. Events -

Momentum in Bellevue. Matt Wiltshire, director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, is the featured speaker and will discuss opportunities that lie ahead. 7 p.m., CrossPoint Church, 7675 Memphis-Bristol Hwy, Hwy. 70.

92. Events -

Nashville Chamber Business After Hours. An opportunity to develop relationships, walk away with new connections and market your business to more than 200 attendees. Pre-registration required. today, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Factory at Franklin Jamison Hall, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

93. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for March 2014 -

Top March 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

94. Events -

International Business Council Luncheon. "Reforming Reform in China: The State, Markets and Foreign Enterprises” is the topic for today. Dr. Ken DeWoskin, chairman of the Deloitte China Research and Insight Center, and Chris Cooper, Americas leader, Deloitte Chinese Services Group, will share their points of view on useful questions and best answers in regards to China, ranging from general economic, regulatory, and market trends through sector and M&A activities, reform promises and prospects, and MNC strategic responses. 11:30 a.m.-noon, registration and networking. Noon-1 p.m., program and lunch. Baker Donelson Event Space, 211 Commerce Street, Nashville.

95. For-profit charter schools bill fails in House -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to allow charter schools in Tennessee to be operated by for-profit groups failed in its final committee vote Thursday before reaching the House floor for debate.

The Calendar and Rules Committee voted 10-7 against the bill after House Speaker Beth Harwell of Nashville raised what she called "grave reservations" about it.

96. For-profit charter schools bill fails in House -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to allow charter schools in Tennessee to be operated by for-profit entities has failed its last committee vote before reaching the House floor.

The House Calendar and Rules Committee on Thursday voted 10-7 against the bill after Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell of Nashville spoke out against the measure.

97. Events -

Are Patent Trolls Exhausted? A host of legislative efforts to curb so-called “Patent Trolls” are being pushed in a variety of venues, including an anti-troll statute introduced in Tennessee. But what is a Patent Troll? Are they really the source of the problem? And is it worth dismantling the patent system to kill them off? Baker Donelson hosts this intellectual property roundtable featuring speaker W. Edward Ramage as part of the ABA Intellectual Property Roundtable Series. Today, Noon-1 p.m., Baker Donelson Center, 211 Commerce Street, First Floor Special Events Center, Nashville. Program and lunch are complimentary. Registration: rsvp@bakerdonelson.com.

98. Sebelius visits Nashville to push health exchange -

NASHVILLE (AP) - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius visited Nashville on Thursday to urge Tennesseans to sign up for insurance through the federal health care exchange before a March 31 deadline.

99. Lady Vols, Nashville share Final Four dream -

Isabelle Harrison hopes The Road to Nashville – site of next month’s NCAA Women’s Final Four – is paved with gold for her and her University of Tennessee basketball team.

For Harrison, a Hillsboro High graduate, Nashville native and UT junior, it would be a sweet homecoming.

100. Bill to block Nashville Amp project worries Haslam -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday raised concerns about efforts by fellow Republicans in the state Legislature to block a dedicated bus lane project through Nashville.

The governor told reporters after a speech to the Nashville Chamber of Commerce that although he has not formed an opinion about whether the project - called the Amp - is a good idea, he's worried about the possible precedent of legislative committees deciding over individual transportation projects in the state.