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1. Titans will be without defensive tackle Casey, center Jones -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will be without four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey and starting center Ben Jones against Carolina on Sunday.

2. Tkachuk's trickery sends Flames past Predators 6-5 in OT -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk didn't think a comeback win was possible after Calgary's terrible start.

Then, he scored a pair of improbable goals for a come-from-behind win.

Tkachuk scored the tying goal with 40 seconds left in regulation and the winning goal with 1.4 seconds left in overtime on a between-the-legs shot as the Flames' beat the Nashville Predators 6-5 on Thursday night.

3. Democratic leaders call for review of $4M grant fund -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are calling on top Tennessee agency heads to address questions surrounding a contentious $4 million grant fund.

Glen Casada helped push the grant fund through as House Speaker before he resigned from the top leadership post in August amid a scandal over explicit text messages.

4. Emails cast doubt on claim of immigration visit to school -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Emails cast fresh doubt on a recent claim that immigration officials visited a Nashville school asking for student records.

In an Oct. 11 email among Nashville school officials obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request, district chief of staff Hank Clay said Una Elementary Principal Amelia Dukes told him she never said the incident was immigration-related. According to Clay, Dukes said a school employee told her it was U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after they left, but Dukes wasn't sure.

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7. $17.95M in SoBro-Gulch bridge funds diverted to other projects -

Mayor John Cooper is diverting $17.95 million from the stalled SoBro-Gulch Pedestrian Bridge project, allocated by the Metro Council in the FY2014 Capital Spending Fund, to neighborhood infrastructure projects throughout Davidson County.

8. Titans QB Tannehill back at work after father-in-law's death -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Focusing on football hasn't been very easy the past week for Ryan Tannehill.

The eight-year veteran quarterback is starting again in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans, trying to give the offense some much-needed help. Yet Tannehill started preparation for his second start learning his father-in-law died Oct. 23, and he attended the funeral Tuesday in Texas before turning his attention back to work Wednesday.

9. Tennessee Innocence Project raises $135,000 -

The Tennessee Innocence Project’s inaugural fundraiser drew nearly 300 individuals raised approximately $135,000 for the organization.

The group’s mission is to exonerate innocent men and women wrongfully convicted in the state of Tennessee. Former Tennessee Titan Eddie George served as emcee of the sold-out event and the keynote featured The New York Times bestselling author John Grisham.

10. Trial Lawyers name Welborn to state committee -

Butler Snow attorney Joseph F. Welborn III has been named to the American College of Trial Lawyers’ Tennessee State Committee.

Welborn has more than 28 years of trial experience in business and commercial litigation including shareholder, corporate merger and acquisition, banking, contractual, real estate, intellectual property and business tort disputes. He also is experienced in representing individuals and businesses in civil rights litigation, as well as catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases.

11. Events -

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Member Orientation. An opportunity to 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. Lunch provided. 11:30 a.m. 211 Commerce Street. Fee: Free to new chamber members. Registration is requested. Information

12. Low inventory creates good opening for reluctant sellers -

The next two months will be telling in the world of local residential real estate. There is the possibility that the year will end with a record-setting number of closings. Most real estate brokers say the number would be much higher with more inventory, an issue that has plagued the area since 2014.

13. Some politicians just can’t hide their inner biases -

Something about being in the public eye seems to invite foot-in-mouth disease.

Example 1: Last November, a newly elected Democrat from Memphis, State Rep. London Lamar, offered her social and political analysis in a Facebook video she made after the midterm elections:

14. 50 years later, musicians still find magic in Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ -

“Sonic fairy dust” is a phrase stuck in my head the last few days as I returned to “Abbey Road.”

It’s an apt assessment that I adopted from one of the folks I interviewed, music masters of various degrees, who generally genuflected while agreeing the album – which has just been released in a remastered/remixed version for its golden anniversary – was “sprinkled with sonic fairy dust.”

15. Bernstein: Growth not always great for those outside downtown -

Bob Bernstein has been in business in Nashville for nearly three decades, opening up his first Bongo Java location on Belmont Boulevard 27 years ago. He recognizes he has been a part of the change and growth of Nashville but is unsure what the city’s plan is for itself, and what that means for him as a business owner.

16. Spyridon: ‘Growth doesn’t scare me. Assholes scare me’ -

Since 1991 Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, has been a fixture as Nashville’s unwavering champion for visitors as Nashville’s hospitality industry has evolved from niche music fans to a year-round destination for convention, business and leisure – as well as the music.

17. Kempf: Not embracing our riverfront is missed opportunity -

Lucy Kempf, the executive director of the Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Planning Department, who moved here three years ago after working in growth and development in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade, wants Nashvillians to embrace the riverfront.

18. Giarratana: Think vertical to help preserve non-urban neighborhoods -

Tony Giarratana has for decades devoted himself to transforming downtown Nashville into a vibrant, walkable community for residents and office workers, building such landmarks as The Cumberland, the Bennie Dillon Lofts, Viridian and 505 on Church Street.

19. Capehart: Growing cities have to invest in mass transit -

When Tifinie Capehart returned to Nashville in 2007 after a few years away post grad school, it was mainly because Nashville didn't do as poorly in the recession as some other cities she was looking for work. She began work as a community planner with Metro Nashville Planning Department right as the city was seeing more infill development in some of the inner city neighborhoods.

20. Nostalgia Nashville isn’t coming back -

Everyone seems to have a version of what Nashville used to be, the city that drew them or where they grew up. All of those versions are different, but they all have one thing in common – they don’t exist anymore.

21. US Figure Skating awards nationals to Nashville, San Jose -

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The final qualifying event for the U.S. figure skating team headed to the 2022 Beijing Olympics will take place in Nashville after the city was awarded that year's national championships.

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23. Report: Tennessee student progress largely stagnates on test -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee students largely stagnated on a 2019 national test compared to 2017, except for a rebound in fourth grade math after a 2017 decrease, state officials said.

Tennessee's Department of Education says the Nation's 2019 Report Card released Wednesday shows no other statistical gains compared to 2017.

24. Bonino's hat trick leads Predators over Blackhawks 3-0 -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nick Bonino scored the goals and his Predators teammates made it an easy night for Pekka Rinne.

Bonino had a natural hat trick, Rinne made 20 saves for his second consecutive shutout and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 on Tuesday night.

25. Amazon spends big to remake Seattle's liberal City Council -

SEATTLE (AP) — Brian Sweeney has a long list of complaints about Amazon, from the way it treats warehouse workers to the low taxes it pays and its effort to win concessions from cities to bring in jobs. So when he learned the online retail giant – which is building an "operations center of excellence" in Nashville that is expected to hire 5,000 employees – had poured $1 million into remaking the Seattle City Council with more business-friendly candidates, he pulled out his wallet.

26. Predators include no-movement clause in Josi's 8-year deal -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Nashville Predators finally have their captain Roman Josi signed to a long-term deal, and general manager David Poile is so confident in the defenseman's future he included a rare no movement clause in the eight-year, $72.4 million deal.

27. Nashville to end ICE contract to house immigrant detainees -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The sheriff's office in Tennessee's largest city will stop contracting to house detained immigrants for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Dec. 1, Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall announced Tuesday, calling the issue a distraction.

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29. Gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting Dove Awards -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards after they edited out part of his acceptance speech earlier this month in which he called for prayers after a police shooting in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.

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31. Former Vice President Gore to speak during climate event -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore will speak at Vanderbilt University on climate change as part of a worldwide event called "24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action."

According to the school, the presentation in Nashville, Tennessee, will be one of thousands happening around the world on Nov. 20. The worldwide event is led by Gore and The Climate Reality Project, which he founded and chairs.

32. Texas man guilty of stalking, threatening Taylor Swift -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A 27-year-old Austin, Texas, man has pleaded guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters and emails to pop star Taylor Swift's former record label.

Federal prosecutors in Nashville said in a news release the letters to Big Machine Label Group began in January 2018 with Eric Swarbrick asking the CEO to introduce him to Swift.

33. Titans force 4 turnovers by Winston, hold off Tampa Bay -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are very happy their stingy defense came up with four turnovers and another late-game stop.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers leave town ticked off over an inadvertent whistle that cost them a fumble return after stopping Tennessee's fake punt in the final minutes.

34. Tennessee unemployment rates down in 90 of 95 counties -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee officials say unemployment rates dropped in 90 of the state's 95 counties last month.

The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development says unemployment rates checked in at less than 5% in 90 counties and 5% or greater in the remaining five. Officials say rates dropped in 12 of Tennessee's 15 distressed counties in September.

35. CoreCivic, other private prison firms try to lock down negative image -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Top private prison companies have formed an advocacy group to rebut growing backlash from Democratic presidential candidates and other industry critics.

The Day 1 Alliance announced its formation Friday. Nashville-based CoreCivic will provide the group's initial funding. Florida-based The GEO Group and Utah-based Management & Training Corporation will join in leadership roles.

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37. Predators' Rinne flawless in blanking Wild 4-0 -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The way Pekka Rinne was playing, the Predators' slow start was irrelevant.

Rinne made 26 saves, Colton Sissons had a goal and an assist and Nashville beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Thursday night.

38. Tennessee announces state's 2nd vaping-related death -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Health officials in Tennessee say a second person in the state has died from a vaping-related respiratory illness.

News outlets report the death in West Tennessee was confirmed Thursday by the state Department of Health. No other details about the victim were immediately available. Tennessee's first confirmed vaping-related death was reported last week. The victim was a 26-year-old Nashville man.

39. Gov. Lee hasn't decided on Trump refugee choice -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he hasn't decided yet if he'll accept President Donald Trump's offer to let states refuse to accept refugees.

The Republican told reporters Thursday that he hasn't yet talked to his team about how to respond to the move, which also lets local governments refuse to accept refugees.

40. Stackhouse enters 1st season at Vandy with revamped roster -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt has a new men's basketball coach in Jerry Stackhouse along with a revamped roster featuring six new Commodores.

And Stackhouse is ready to put the past, well, in the past.

41. Titans kicker Ryan Succop designated to return from IR -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee kicker Ryan Succop has been designated to return from injured reserve, allowing him to return to practice with the Titans.

The Titans announced the move Wednesday.

Succop was put on injured reserve Sept. 4, needing more time to recover from offseason surgery on his right, kicking leg. Succop went through his usual pregame kicking routine last weekend. He cannot be added to the active roster until Monday at the earliest.

42. Former clerk, paralegal joins firm as associate -

James Brandon Tomlin has joined MTR Family Law as an associate.

Tomlin is a 2019 graduate of Belmont University College of Law, where he was president of the Family Law Society and was a member of the Belmont American Inns of Court. Tomlin graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2015 with a degree in criminal justice.

43. Clarion Partners invests in Aertson Midtown -

The Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund Inc. has closed on its first investment, an $18 million structured debt investment to Buckingham Companies for the recapitalization of Aertson Midtown.

Aertson is a newly constructed, best-in-class property in the heart of Nashville’s Midtown/West End neighborhood.

44. Think tank finds $732M for Tennessee's poor is unused -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has amassed more than $732 million in grant money intended to help poor working families with no plan for how to spend it.

According to conservative think tank the Beacon Center of Tennessee, the state receives $190.9 million annually through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Last year, Tennessee spent just $71.1 million of that money.

45. Dolly, Stapleton, Pink to perform at CMA Awards -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Dolly Parton will perform a new song "Faith" in a gospel medley, Reba McEntire will revisit her hit "Fancy" and Chris Stapleton will perform a duet with Pink at this year's Country Music Association Awards.

46. Events -

Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham, authors and presidential historians, will be featured in Ingram Hall at Blair School of Music. This fall’s Chancellor’s Lecture Series, led by interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente, is themed “Culture of Respect; Culture of Caring.” Langford Auditorium. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Free. Additional dates: Nov. 21: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author and MacArthur Fellow. Dec. 3: Journalists and authors Seven Pinker, Carl Zimmer and Amanda Little with Jon Meacham. Information

47. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for September 2019 -

Top residential real estate sales, September 2019, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

48. Leaving it all on the field with football analogies -

With football season devouring the minds and souls of the Midstate, it is interesting to try to gain knowledge from the brain trusts – aka head coaches – who impart words of wisdom throughout the season.

49. Block grant’s effect on rural hospitals uncertain -

How Tennessee’s rural hospitals would fare if the state gets the green light on block-granting some $7.9 billion in federal TennCare matching funds might depend less on the block grant and more on larger trends affecting hospitals – including growth in outpatient surgery and telemedicine.

50. Already ready for next Southern Festival of Books -

Nothing beats the Southern Festival of Books when it comes to Nashville’s annual events. I’m not even sure what comes in second.

My involvement with the festival, which recently completed its 31st edition, dates to the second in 1990. Among my very first assignments for The Tennessean was to interview one of the participants, Tom T. Hall, about the lineup of more than 140 authors expected. It included such notable authors as William Styron, Shelby Foote, Alex Haley and Sue Grafton.

51. Brewers, restaurants pair fare to benefit Nashville Food Project -

The food event calendar is crammed with opportunities to eat and drink with purpose. I think I’ve counted more than a half dozen “dining in a field, on a farm” type gatherings this fall alone. I get it, because October should be the best and driest time to sit out under the stars and contemplate how farmers get food from their soil to your fork.

52. Goldsmith finds success in career detour -

This is a story that plays out many times in Music City: So, this musician moves to Nashville … you know how it goes.

Yes, Thomas Goldsmith started out working at a car wash and then experienced a slight upgrade to restaurant dish washer.

53. Josi, Arvidsson lead Predators to 6-1 win over Ducks -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville got plenty of scoring against Anaheim, more than needed with Pekka Rinne nearly flawless in goal.

Roman Josi and Viktor Arvidsson each had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to a 6-1 victory over the Ducks on Tuesday night.

54. Great Smoky Mountains park ends backcountry campfire ban -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park has lifted a ban on backcountry campfires.

Parks officials say in a news release that they ended the ban Tuesday after it was put in place Sept. 26. Officials say that recent rain and cooler temperatures in the last couple of weeks have lowered drought risks and fire danger in the park.

55. Former Democratic Tennessee Sen. Tate dies at 65 -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Former Democratic Tennessee state Sen. Reggie Tate has died. He was 65.

Democratic state House Minority Leader Karen Camper says she spoke with Tate's family about his death Monday, saying the two families have known each other for decades. The news drew an outpouring of sympathy and remembrance from both Republicans and Democrats.

56. JPMorgan to push to hire more with criminal records -

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. is announcing an expansion of its policy to hire more people with criminal records, potentially giving more former offenders a second chance to find work.

57. Predators sign top draft pick Tomasino to entry-level deal -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed first-round draft pick Philip Tomasino to a three-year contract.

The Predators announced the entry-level deal with the forward on Monday.

Nashville took the 18-year-old Tomasino with the No. 24 pick in the June draft. Tomasino has 23 points in 12 games this season with Niagara in the Ontario Hockey League, and the 6-foot, 181-pound center had 72 points in 67 games with Niagara last season.

58. 6 Tennessee cities get grants to improve downtown buildings -

NASHVILLE (AP) — State officials say six Tennessee cities are receiving grants to upgrade commercial buildings in their downtown areas.

The state Department of Economic and Community Development says in a news release that the Commercial Facade Improvement Grants can be used for painting, brick repair, new awnings, signs, windows and doors, and other improvements.

59. Tennessee doling out $5.9M in grants to 117 charter schools -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee education officials are distributing almost $5.9 million in grants to aid 117 charter schools in the state.

The Department of Education announced Monday that the grants account for about half of the $12 million allocated to the department's Charter Schools Facilities fund in Gov. Bill Lee's budget.

60. Charge dropped against Tennessee man seen riding atop car -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee judge has dropped one of the charges against a man accused of riding for 20 miles atop a car driving down an interstate at high speeds.

The Tennessean reported on Monday that Ronnie Sellars no longer faces a "clinging to a vehicle" charge in Wilson County, but disorderly conduct charges are still pending in neighboring Davidson County.

61. Bredesen introduces renewable energy firm -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A new business venture by former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen takes on global warming by helping companies fund solar panels in communities with dirty-power electric grids.

The Democrat plans to introduce Clearloop on Tuesday at a conference headlined by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It's Bredesen's first big public foray since losing a U.S. Senate bid last year. Former campaign staffers Bob Corney and Laura Zapata are teaming up with him in the company.

62. Casey recovers fumble, Titans hold off Chargers' rally 23-20 -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans came up with an amazing goal-line stand stopping the Los Angeles Chargers.

Not once, twice but thrice.

Each time, they needed the replay official to overturn the call on the field turning what the Chargers thought were a pair of go-ahead touchdowns and a final ruling that gave the ball — and the game — to the Titans.

63. Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens join Country Music Hall of Fame -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The bestselling country duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn, joined the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside comedian and singer Ray Stevens and record executive Jerry Bradley on Sunday evening, in a star-filled ceremony full of tributes to their lasting legacies.

64. US gives endangered status to Tennessee freshwater fish -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has granted endangered species status to a Tennessee freshwater fish.

The Center for Biological Diversity says the nearly extinct Barrens topminnow was proposed for endangered species protection four decades ago. The fish is found only in Middle Tennessee in clear, spring-fed Barrens Plateau streams.

65. Mayor: Nashville emergency shelters will open this winter -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Mayor John Cooper says emergency shelters for the homeless will open this winter after all.

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67. Kessel scores twice, leads Coyotes past Predators 5-2 -

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The way Phil Kessel had been playing for the Arizona Coyotes at the start of the season, scoring a goal was just a matter of time.

The veteran forward put it all together Thursday night, scoring his first two goals for Arizona, and Christian Dvorak scored his third goal in two games as the Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 5-2.

68. Invasive tick found in 8 Tennessee counties -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Agriculture officials say an invasive tick that could threaten the heath of cattle has been found in eight Tennessee counties.

Federal and state officials said in a news release Thursday that invasive Asian longhorned tick has been discovered in Claiborne, Cocke, Jefferson, Knox, Putnam and Sevier counties. The parasitic arachnids were detected in Roane and Union counties in May.

69. Tennessee State AD Teresa Phillips to retire in June 2020 -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Teresa Phillips is retiring as Tennessee State's athletic director, a job she's held since April 2002.

70. Nashville: Emergency shelters won't open this winter -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The city of Nashville says emergency shelters for the homeless during the winter won't open this year because of a lack of funding and resources.

News outlets report the decision was announced Monday during an Emergency Weather Committee and Stakeholder meeting.

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72. Tennessee reports its 1st death from vaping-related illness -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Health officials have reported Tennessee's first death from a vaping-related respiratory illness.

Nashville health officials on Thursday confirmed the adult male's death amid a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses, including 53 cases reported in Tennessee.

73. Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry -

DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter.

74. Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported each other through success and loss.

75. Lee taps 38 to serve on census panel -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has appointed 38 people to a panel that will work with the U.S. Census Bureau on the 2020 Census.

Lee's office announced a wide variety of appointees to the Tennessee Complete Count Committee on Wednesday.

76. Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry -

DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter.

77. Opioid industry presses for settlement as trial looms -

CLEVELAND (AP) — With a trial looming, major drug distributors and manufacturers are pressing to settle thousands of claims against them related to the nation's persistent opioid crisis.

The companies are negotiating with state attorneys general as jury selection is expected to wrap up on Thursday in the first federal trial over an overdose epidemic that has claimed more than 400,000 American lives in the past two decades. Arguments are scheduled to begin Monday against some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry unless they can strike a deal.

78. Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported each other through success and loss.

79. Lee taps 38 to serve on census panel -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has appointed 38 people to a panel that will work with the U.S. Census Bureau on the 2020 Census.

Lee's office announced a wide variety of appointees to the Tennessee Complete Count Committee on Wednesday.

80. Prominent donors take sides in Tennessee's US Senate race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Donors are choosing sides in Tennessee's open race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

During his first few weeks running, Republican Bill Hagerty raised $1.9 million and spent $24,400 through September. Hagerty's contributors included ex-Gov. Bill Haslam, former Congresswoman Diane Black, Nashville Predators Chairman Tom Cigarran and CoreCivic CEO Damon Hininger.

81. Survey: Nashville hotels most expensive in U.S. -

A new survey by Cheaphotels.org lists Nashville as the most expensive city in the U.S. for hotel rates.

Only centrally located hotels rated 3 stars or more were considered for the survey.

82. McLeod joins Butler Snow’s Nashville office -

Robert R. McLeod has joined Butler Snow’s Nashville office and will practice with the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation group.

Before joining Butler Snow, McLeod clerked for Judge Thomas W. Brothers.

83. Events -

Business Studio: Building Your Brand in a Digital World. CEO’s, executives and business owners are focusing on everything but brand. Successful entrepreneurs and business owners know their brand, build personal brand, know their brand stories and are experts at sharing their value while building brand loyalty. The question is – How do you do this in a digital world? Center for Nonprofit Management, 37 Peabody St., Suite 201. Thursday. Registration & networking: 3:30-4 p.m., Program: 4-5 p.m. Fee: Free. Information

84. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for September 2019 -

Top residential real estate sales, September 2019, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

85. GM, union reach tentative deal that could end strike -

DETROIT (AP) — Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill.

86. 'Patsy and Loretta' highlights bond between iconic singers -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Writer-director Callie Khouri is drawn to stories about female friendships and country music, and her latest television film "Patsy and Loretta" combines those passions into the true story of a friendship between two of country music's most powerful voices.

87. Midstate market continues to defy rational expectations -

“Third Quarter 2019 Home Sales Showed Unprecedented Growth,” reads the Greater Nashville Realtors’ news release announcing third quarter sales numbers. It might sound hyperbolic, but it’s really not overstating the situation.

88. You should run away to avoid Politicon circus -

The temptation is to say a circus is coming to town, but this involves a less appealing bunch of clowns: Politicon arrives next weekend.

“All of your favorite political heroes and villains in one Unconventional Political Convention,” its website states.

89. Nashville’s Kurds feel betrayed by ‘very good’ America -

Cevahir Mustafa and her friend, Jameela Khoshaba, welcome the guy with long, white hair who walks up to the driver’s side of their black SUV after they leave Mazi International Market in downtown Little Kurdistan.

90. Got good employees? Here’s how to keep them -

Losing an employee, or a group of employees, hurts a business. The cost of onboarding is an obvious factor, but there’s also the institutional knowledge and customer relations the individual takes when he or she departs.

91. Holding employees tough with Amazon looming -

Amazon created much excitement when it announced its plan to sink $250 million into Nashville with a new operations site in the Nashville Yards downtown.

State and company officials announced a projected 5,000 corporate management positions and IT-focused jobs with an average salary of $150,000.

92. Need a holiday job? You’ve picked the right time & place -

For those who had their pick of seasonal jobs during the 2018 holiday season, it’s a time of glad tidings: This year the pickings are just as plentiful.

For those who are doing the hiring, it’s a time of great joy in terms of consumer enthusiasm. It’s also a great challenge to find the manpower to meet it. They are responding with flexible hours, bonuses, discounts, on-site meals and more.

93. Former attorney general named Metro law director -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Former Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper will take over as the Nashville law director.

Newly installed Mayor John Cooper announced Tuesday that Bob Cooper will lead Metro's Department of Law beginning Nov. 4. He will replace current law director Jon Cooper. The three Coopers are unrelated.

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95. Embattled former speaker Casada defends grant fund -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Disgraced former Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada says a $4 million state grant fund should not be frozen despite questions raised by legislative leaders surrounding the intention of the taxpayer dollars.

96. Vrabel: Titans switch to Tannehill at QB looking for spark -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Coach Mike Vrabel says the Tennessee Titans will start quarterback Ryan Tannehill on Sunday against the Chargers looking to spark an offense that has scored just a touchdown over the past 10 quarters.

97. Rinne helps Predators drub Golden Knights in Vegas, 5-2 -

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nashville's Pekka Rinne has been a Vezina Trophy finalist four times, and won the award honoring the league's best goalie in 2018.

He's been a vital part of the Predators' success over the years.

98. Crossover artist Lauren Daigle reigns at Dove Awards -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauren Daigle reigned at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards on Tuesday, winning artist of the year, song of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year.

99. Pain MD owner, employees accused of $38M health care fraud -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The majority owner of Pain MD and three employees are charged with more than $38 million in health care fraud.

The charges are part of an indictment filed Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Nashville. It charges that between 2010 and May 2018, Michael Kestner, Brian Richey, Jonathan White, and Daniel Seeley conspired to enrich themselves by submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE.

100. Musicians Hall of Fame to honor group with New Jersey roots -

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Seven years after hitting the road to perform and share their stories of recording with some of the biggest names in pop music, a New Jersey-based group of former A-list session musicians is being recognized for its efforts.