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1. Two added to board overseeing Ford plant site -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Lt. Gov. Randy McNally has selected two people for a new government panel that oversees the site where Ford plans to establish a massive electric vehicle and battery complex.

2. Governor puts 2 on new board overseeing Ford plant site -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has selected two people for a new government panel that oversees the site where Ford plans to establish a massive electric vehicle and battery complex.

The Republican's office says Tipton County Mayor Jeff Huffman and First Horizon National executive vice president and general counsel Charlie Tuggle will serve on the Megasite Authority of West Tennessee.

3. Menzie named president of Cumberland Trust -

Cumberland Trust, an independent trust company, has named Jennie Menzie president and elected her to its board of directors. Menzie will serve as president, chief operating officer and corporate counsel.

4. From ‘It’s curtains!’ to ‘curtains up!’ -

The show must go on? No, March 14, 2020, changed all that when the shows definitely did not go on. Theaters, concert halls and other arts venues around Tennessee were forced to cease operations as COVID-19 began its march across the state. A jarring situation, certainly, but given that a life in the performing arts is one that requires near-daily adapting to new challenges, everyone from actors and musicians to artistic directors and CEOs initially took it in stride.

5. Biden promise to strike extremists faces new Afghan reality -

WASHINGTON (AP) — By promising to strike the extremists who killed 13 Americans and dozens of Afghans, President Joe Biden now confronts the reality of finding and targeting them in an unstable country without U.S. military and intelligence teams on the ground and no help from a friendly government in Kabul.

6. Taliban takeover prompts fears of a resurgent al-Qaida -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lightning-fast changes in Afghanistan are forcing the Biden administration to confront the prospect of a resurgent al-Qaida, the group that attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001, at the same time the U.S. is trying to stanch violent extremism at home and cyberattacks from Russia and China.

7. Mayor names Jurkovich public affairs senior adviser -

Tom Jurkovich has joined Mayor John Cooper’s administration as senior adviser for public affairs.

Jurkovich will provide strategic leadership in communications, community outreach, issue management, and coalition building as part of the effort to advance the mayor’s priorities on a range of policy areas, including transportation, sustainability, affordable housing and economic development.

8. At six months, Biden convenes Cabinet but roadblocks loom -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden marked six months in office with a crowded Cabinet meeting, a gathering meant to symbolize both a return to normalcy due to vaccines and a display of the federal government doing the people's business.

9. Biden's first 100 days: Where he stands on key promises -

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he rounds out his first 100 days in office, President Joe Biden's focus on reining in the coronavirus during the early months of his administration seems to have paid off: He can check off nearly all his campaign promises centered on the pandemic.

10. Pinnacle adds Frazee as financial adviser -

Nashville commercial real estate lender Michael Frazee has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a financial adviser, based at the firm’s Symphony Place headquarters office. Frazee is part of commercial real estate manager Tyler Muesch’s Nashville team.

11. Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Congress riven along party lines has approved the landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a major triumph on legislation marshaling the government's spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upended a nation.

12. Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Congress riven along party lines approved a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a triumph on a bill that marshals the government's spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upended a nation.

13. Events -

TSBDC Virtual Workshop. Selling online/e-commerce. This 90-minute workshop will teach you how to create an online store utilizing a website platform like Shopify. It will cover drop shipping techniques, payment processing and promotion for a small business. Taylor Parker, who has been involved in e-commerce for five years, will teach the class. Zoom meeting. Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Information

14. Ready or not, sports is back in a big way -

In less than three weeks, the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball tournament will be in full swing at Bridgestone Arena. Probably. Maybe.

The tournament format is set, television times have been announced and the Metro Public Health Department has been busy reviewing plans submitted by the SEC to stage its showcase event March 10-14.

15. 'Overwhelm the problem': Inside Biden's war on COVID-19 -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The meetings begin each day not long after dawn. Dozens of aides report in, coffee in hand, joining by Zoom from agency headquarters, their homes or even adjacent offices.

The sessions start with the latest sobering statistics meant to focus the work and offer a reminder of what's at stake: new coronavirus cases, people in hospitals, deaths. But they also include the latest signs of progress: COVID-19 tests administered, vaccine doses shipped, shots injected.

16. Mule Day canceled due to COVID issues -

The city of Columbia and the Maury County Bridle and Saddle Club – organizers for the annual Mule Day Parade and festivities – have announced the cancellation of Mule Day 2021, which had been planned for April 8-11. The decision was made after consideration of all potential options, and included input and recommendations from local health and public safety officials.

17. Christianity on display at Capitol riot sparks new dialogue -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Christian imagery and rhetoric on view during this month's Capitol insurrection are sparking renewed debate about the societal effects of melding Christian faith with an exclusionary breed of nationalism.

18. Analysis: Biden issues call to unity that comes with urgency -

WASHINGTON (AP) — As newly inaugurated leaders often do, President Joe Biden began his tenure with a ritual call for American unity.

But standing on the same Capitol steps where just two weeks ago rioters laid siege to the nation's democracy, Biden's words felt less like rhetorical flourishes and more like an urgent appeal to stabilize a country reeling from a spiraling pandemic, economic uncertainty, racial tensions and a growing divide over truth versus lies.

19. Top Davidson County residential sales for 2020 -

Top residential real estate sales, 2020, for Davidson County, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

20. After a tumultuous 2020, Black leaders weigh next steps -

DETROIT (AP) — As a barrier-breaking year draws to a close, there's one undeniable fact: the strength of Black political power.

Black voters were a critical part of the coalition that clinched President-elect Joe Biden's White House bid. The nation will swear in its first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent as vice president, Sen. Kamala Harris, who herself may be a leading presidential candidate in four years. And as the global push for racial justice continues, Congress is set to welcome several new Black, progressive freshmen next year.

21. Millions of hungry Americans turn to food banks for 1st time -

The deadly pandemic that tore through the nation's heartland struck just as Aaron Crawford was in a moment of crisis. He was looking for work, his wife needed surgery, then the virus began eating away at her work hours and her paycheck.

22. Frost Brown Todd names Cote member -

New Frost Brown Todd member Jennifer Cote brings more than 15 years’ experience advising employers on employee benefit plans with a focus on employee stock ownership plans and executive compensation.

23. Top Davidson County residential sales for September 2020 -

Top residential real estate sales, September 2020, for Davidson County, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

24. AP FACT CHECK: False claims swamp first Trump-Biden debate -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached no such thing.

25. Lipscomb selects vice provost for health affairs -

Quincy Byrdsong, a veteran health care and higher education leader, has been appointed vice provost for health affairs at Lipscomb University.

For more than 25 years, Byrdsong has served in various leadership roles at health systems and medical schools and universities across the country. In his new role at Lipscomb, Byrdsong will oversee the university’s health science programs, provide vision for the institution’s growth in these areas and engage more collaboratively with other health care entities in the community, Bledsoe said. He begins his post Oct. 1.

26. Thomason names 4 Nashville shareholders -

Ten attorneys have been named shareholders at Lewis Thomason, including four based in Nashville. The Nashville attorneys are:

Brad Craig, who focuses his practice on general civil litigation defense, employment law, and education law in the Nashville office. He also regularly counsels boards of education on a variety of issues and his practice includes defending public entities and private businesses before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office for Civil Rights, and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.

27. Liberty Bell Awards to Behm, Nelson, Mosley -

The Nashville Bar Association has chosen Margaret Behm, Jeanie Nelson and Juli Mosley as the recipients of the 2020 Liberty Bell Award for their work in creating Votes for Women, a permanent exhibit at the Nashville Public Library on woman suffrage and the legacy of the 19th Amendment.

28. 10 years after BP spill: Oil drilled deeper; rules relaxed -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years after an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico, companies are drilling into deeper and deeper waters, where the payoffs can be huge but the risks are greater than ever.

29. Bradford Group merges with Dalton Agency -

The Bradford Group has merged with the Dalton Agency to create Nashville’s fourth-largest public relations and advertising agency as measured by revenue.

Jeff Bradford will lead the Nashville office of the merged firm as president, sharing leadership with his longtime business partner, Gina Gallup, who will be senior vice president.

30. Nations flood economies with aid; airlines retreat from NYC -

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.

31. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for February 2020 -

Top commercial real estate sales, February 2020, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

32. Stocks roar back from big losses after emergency declaration -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street roared back from its worst day in 30 years Friday with a broad rally that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly 2,000 points higher — its biggest point gain ever — after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency.

33. FEMA opens Nashville intake center to aid tornado victims -

NASHVILLE (AP) — As residents continued to dig out from a series of deadly tornadoes that hit Tennessee last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced it was opening an intake center in Nashville on Tuesday.

34. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for the 2010s -

Top commercial real estate sales during the 2010s for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

35. 3 years in, no sign of Trump's replacement for Obamacare -

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would "immediately" replace President Barack Obama's health care law with a plan of his own that would provide "insurance for everybody."

36. TBA selects 33 for Leadership Law program -

The Tennessee Bar Association has picked 33 attorneys from across the state for its 2020 Leadership Law program.

Now in its 17th year, Leadership Law is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities.

37. Baker selected president of Nashville Bar Association -

Laura Baker, a shareholder at the Law Offices of John Day, has been named 2020 president of the Nashville Bar Association.

She has spent more than 12 years representing clients in personal injury, wrongful death and tort litigation across the state, and has successfully represented clients in hundreds of injury cases including motor vehicle, wrongful death, and slip and fall accidents, as well as medical negligence and products liability cases.

38. Mulvaney getting second-guessed over his defense of Trump -

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming.

First, President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff stirred up a tempest by acknowledging that the administration had held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that country to investigate Democrats and the 2016 elections. Then Mulvaney went on television Sunday to defend his boss in effusive terms — and ended up making a new problematic comment.

39. Technology companies drive a broad rally on Wall Street -

Technology companies powered a rally on Wall Street Monday that gave the market its third straight gain.

The surge in tech stocks followed a decision by the U.S. to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. Chipmakers including Qualcomm, Intel and Micron, all rose.

40. First Tennessee and Capital banks to be First Horizon Bank -

NASHVILLE (AP) — First Tennessee Bank is becoming First Horizon Bank. So is Capital Bank.

41. Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign.

42. First Tennessee bank exits Virginia to focus elsewhere -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Tennessee-based bank is exiting the Virginia market to focus on high-growth markets in the Carolinas, Florida and its home state.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the lone Capital Bank office in the state will close by April 26. The First Horizon National Corp. unit's Virginia location wasn't a traditional bank branch, instead handling consumer, commercial and private banking lines of business in Virginia and elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic region.

43. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for 2018 -

Top commercial real estate sales, 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

44. Analysis: For Trump, low drama on trip, signs of acceptance -

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there has been a constant to President Donald Trump's tumultuous first two years in office, it has been that his foreign trips have tended to be drama-filled affairs — the president barreling through international gatherings like a norm-smashing bull, disrupting alliances and upending long-standing U.S. policies. But at this year's Group of 20 summit, Trump appeared to settle in among his global peers.

45. Bradley welcomes 8 associates in Nashville -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has added eight attorneys in the firm’s Nashville office as associates. They are:

Elliot A. Bertasi is a member of the Healthcare Practice Group. Prior to law school, he worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C., and in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where he was executive editor of the Alaska Law Review and co-director of the Street Law Society. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

46. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for October 2018 -

Top commercial real estate sales, October 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

47. More races go to Democrats, including Senate seat in Ariz. -

NEW YORK (AP) — No, it wasn't a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night.

As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, firming up their grip on the U.S. House and statehouses. The slow roll of wins has given the party plenty to celebrate.

48. Petra Coach opens first European office -

Petra Coach, a business coaching firm based in Nashville that works with leaders, teams and corporations, has announced the launch of Petra Coach Europe. The move marks Petra Coach’s first international expansion of its coaching services, which were created by founder and CEO Andy Bailey.

49. ‘They keep coming and I can’t get them out’ -

When officers do hourly security checks at the Loudon County Jail, they’re often walking into a potent brew of danger.

Officially, the jail’s capacity is 91 inmates. But the actual population runs between 170 and 180 on average and was up to 210 inmates at one point this summer.

50. US retail sales rise at a healthy 0.5 percent pace in June -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month despite higher prices and modest wage gains, a sign of underlying consumer optimism.

The Commerce Department said Monday that sales at retailers and restaurants increased 0.5 percent in June, following a big 1.3 percent gain the previous month. May's figure was revised sharply higher from an initial estimate of 0.8 percent.

51. Dorman to expand in Portland, add 215 jobs -

Dorman Products, an automotive parts manufacturer, will invest more than $55 million to expand operations in Robertson County.

Headquartered in Colmar, Pennsylvania, Dorman is a leading aftermarket supplier of original replacement parts, automotive hardware, brake parts and fasteners for both automotive and heavy vehicles.

52. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for January 2018 -

Top commercial real estate sales, January 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

53. Middle Tennessee's $1M-plus residential transactions for 2017 -

There were 690 commercial real estate transactions worth $1 million or more in Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Sumner and Wilson counties in 2017, according to Chandler Reports.

Davidson County had the most with 333, followed by Williamson (152), Rutherford (104), Sumner (51) and Wilson (50).

54. City’s building boom remains on rise -

As Nashville welcomes 2018, it’s entering its fifth year in the national spotlight as one of the fastest-growing – and most popular – cities in the nation. It’s a popularity seen in tourism, as well as the number of people choosing to live and work here.

55. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's curious case for shrinking monuments -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made a curious case for stripping federal protections from vast stretches of two of America's national monument lands.

For one, he said his decision will give Native Americans back their "rightful voice over the sacred land." But they already have specified rights on the land, thanks to the national monument designation under the Antiquities Act, and fear losing those rights under his decision. That's why they're fighting his action in court.

56. Restaurant workers are in control amid high demand -

In 2011, Nick Pellegrino had one of those life-changing ideas that he just couldn’t shake. A musician and songwriter, he was exhausted from the hustle of that industry.

The Staten Island native couldn’t stop thinking about launching a once-a-week, family-style Italian meal for customers. He decided to trade music for food, and Mangia was born.

57. Solar eclipse signals biggest day at Clarksville airport -

Clarksville Regional Airport set a single-day record on the day of the solar eclipse as eclipse viewers flocked to the area, which lay in the “path of totality.”

“The total solar eclipse was a great day for the airport. Clarksville Regional safely supported the arrival and departure of 161 aircraft – ranging from light-sport aircraft to multi-passenger charter jets on Monday,” Airport Manager John Patterson says. “Not only did we welcome a record-number of aircraft, we had the opportunity to offer fuel sales and services to them. Pilots and their passengers not only got to experience totality, but they also enjoyed the great Clarksville experience we provide here at CKV. Our staff received so many compliments about the airport, and the ease of working with us during an unusually high-traffic day.”

58. Top Midstate commercial transactions for second quarter 2017 -

Top commercial real estate sales, second quarter 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

59. As Russia scandal touches his son, Trump privately rages -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The snowballing revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential campaign have broadsided the White House, distracting from its agenda as aides grapple with a crisis involving the president's family.

60. Behind-the-scenes guardians of Nashville’s heroes -

A volley of gunshots slightly interrupts my calm as I stand on one of my favorite knolls in the Nashville National Cemetery.

Of course, nowadays, volleys of gunshots can be heard too often in the Nashville area. Generally, it signals something bad has happened, the result of greed, anger or mortal stupidity.

61. US stocks inch lower as oil prices keep dropping -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Thursday morning as oil prices continue to drop and energy companies take sharp losses. Banks are climbing as bond yields increase, which will allow lenders to charge higher interest rates on loans. Health care stocks are a bit higher as Congress prepares to vote on a bill intended to roll back much of former President Barack Obama's health care law.

62. US home prices rise at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer available properties, a trend that many analysts say may not be sustainable.

The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index, released Tuesday , increased 5.8 percent in February, the most in 32 months. Such strong price gains and slightly higher mortgage rates may eventually cool off demand.

63. MadeFirst hits high note with Nashville's New Year’s drop -

The fellow who makes sure Nashville’s New Year gets off on a cheerful, multi-colored note wanders across his MadeFirst complex – a 30,000 square-foot office and warehouse – in East Nashville and smiles brightly.

64. Haslam's trustee appointments -

Gov. Bill Haslam's appointments to boards of trustees for Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Tech, Austin Peay, University of Memphis and East Tennessee State:

65. Baker Donelson security chair joins Nashville office -

Alisa L. Chestler, the chair of Baker Donelson’s Privacy and Information Security Team, has joined Baker Donelson’s Nashville office. Chestler will continue to maintain a presence in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where she was previously based.

66. Feds preview rules of the road for self-driving cars -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials are previewing long-awaited guidance that attempts to bring self-driving cars to the nation's roadways safely — without creating so many roadblocks that the technology can't make it to market quickly.

67. Barry gets high marks for first year on the job -

Not yet a year into her first term, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is standing shoulder to shoulder with Metro Nashville Police and the black community in an effort to avert disaster.

“The heart wrenching tragedies in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights were painful to experience as a mayor, as a mother, as an American,” Barry says. “But they have served to sharpen our focus and bring sometimes uncomfortable issues to the forefront of our national conversation.”

68. Mt. Juliet orchard owners giving up their slice of Eden -

MT. JULIET – Bouncing the decade-old John Deere Gator through the golden-delicious orchard – the pastoral locale for so many autumn memories with my kids (when they were kids) – driver and orchard-master Tommy Breeden jostles us around trees, over uneven ground and beneath low-hanging fruit.

69. Obama signs major overhaul of toxic chemicals rules into law -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed the first major overhaul of toxic chemicals rules in 40 years into law on Wednesday, calling it proof that Washington can function despite intense polarization.

70. Tennessee’s top 25 college coaches -

David Climer's "purely subjective" list of the top 25 college coaches in Tennessee:

1. Tim Corbin

Vanderbilt baseball

In 14 years, Corbin has built Vanderbilt baseball into a perennial national power through exceptional recruiting and player development.

71. Tennessee universities embrace online courses -

When MOOCs (massive open online courses) hit the Internet three years ago, they promised to bring the resources of the world’s top universities to the furthest corners of the globe – at least those with Internet access.

72. US, states announce settlement with BP over gulf oil spill -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The deal, once approved by a judge, would resolve all civil claims against BP and end five years of legal fighting over the 134 million-gallon spill. It also would bind the company to a massive cleanup project in the Gulf Coast area aimed at restoring wildlife, habitat and water quality.

73. Boner, Fate and our summer of shame -

Phil Bredesen knew what he was trying to do. He just didn’t know if he could accomplish it.

“I had this sense that Nashville was ready for change,” says the former Metro mayor and Tennessee governor, reflecting on his early motivation for taking on the system that had run Nashville for decades.

74. Top commercial real estate transactions March 1, 2014-March 1, 2015 -

Top commercial real estate transactions, March 1, 2014-March 1, 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

75. First Tennessee bank parent acquires company -

First Tennessee bank parent acquires company

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The parent company of First Tennessee bank has acquired a Raleigh, North Carolina financial company.

First Horizon National Corp. purchased TrustAtlantic Financial Corp. for $80 million on Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported ( the deal is subject to approval by regulators and TrustAtlantic's shareholders.

76. First Tennessee bank parent acquires company -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The parent company of First Tennessee bank has acquired a Raleigh, North Carolina financial company.

First Horizon National Corp. purchased TrustAtlantic Financial Corp. for $80 million on Wednesday.

77. 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.

78. 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.

79. How Jack White changed Nashville’s music industry -

The change in the Nashville music scene in the few scant years since Jack White and his Third Man team settled here is palpable.

In some cases, it’s simply sonic. Get away from the steel guitars and fiddles of the PG-rated honky-tonk Disney World that is Lower Broadway, visitors are as likely to hear rock guitars and drums as they are to hear the rootsier sounds of country or even Americana.

80. Murfreesboro sees surge in upscale, multi-family housing -

Cruise down Medical Center Parkway in the Gateway area of Murfreesboro, just east of I-24, and you’ll see a $60 million construction project dominating the horizon.

Henley Station’s 403 apartments are being constructed on Robert Rose Drive, featuring a mixture of three-story brick townhomes, garden apartments and flats that owners say will create “an experience,” not just a place to live.

81. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for Dec. 2013 -

Top December 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

82. The secret, dirty cost of Obama's green power push -

CORYDON, Iowa (AP) — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.

83. NY comptroller: Wall Street profits may slow -

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Though Wall Street recorded $10.1 billion in profits for the first half of 2013, New York's comptroller said Tuesday that federal budget dithering, higher interest rates and litigation may slow earnings for the last half in a securities industry that's kept trimming jobs.

84. Despite beefed-up line, Titans' running game is a mess -

This was supposed to be fixed by now.

But Sunday’s four downs inside the 1-yard line showed definitively that the Tennessee Titans running game is still very much in flux.

Four times – two Jackie Battle runs, a Ryan Fitzpatrick scramble and a batted pass that Fitzpatrick caught himself – yielded no yards and plenty of questions about the Titans supposed built-to-dominate offensive line.

85. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for August 2013 -

Top August 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

86. Health care’s ‘lost opportunity’ -

More than two years after leaving state office, Phil Bredesen, the popular former governor and mayor of Nashville, is still on the go. While enjoying a post-political life in Nashville that includes gardening and grand parenting with wife Andrea Conte, Bredesen remains active in promoting bipartisan solutions to issues such as the national debt as a speaker and as a member of the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.- based think tank.

87. First Tennessee recovers, finds new markets -

Doyle Rippee, a veteran banker with more than three decades of experience, took over as First Tennessee’s market president for Middle Tennessee at the height of the recession.

With more than $2.5 billion in deposits, First Tennessee – owned by parent company First Horizon National Corporation of Memphis – is big enough to be considered a strong regional bank in the state and in a handful of other nearby states.

88. Top commercial Midstate real estate transactions for June 2013 -

Top June 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

89. Success at any age -

There’s little doubt that the number of women-owned business is growing in the United States – Middle Tennessee included.

Any woman of any age who has the nerve, the will, the support and vision can be her own boss, from spirited teenagers and hard-driving millennials to the “accidental entrepreneurs,’’ created by the recession and second (or third career) baby boomers.

90. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for March 2013 -

Top March 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

91. Cybera adds leadership to support expansion -

Cybera, Inc., a provider of network and application security solutions, has expanded its executive team by adding Greg Tennant as senior vice president of marketing and strategy, and Ron Robinson as senior vice president of sales.

92. Austin Peay’s rapid growth mirrors Clarksville's -

The Great Recession hit about the time Timothy Hall took over as president of Austin Peay State University in 2007. Hall steered the school through the turbulent times and says APSU is now stable and thriving.

93. Top residential real estate transactions of December 2012 -

Top December 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

94. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar leaving Cabinet -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources throughout the nation, will step down in March.

95. Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, two potentially controversial picks for his second-term national security team.

96. More new pharmacists than the market ordered -

The stereotypical image of the local pharmacist counting out pills and dispensing prescriptions from behind the drugstore counter is increasingly irrelevant.

Case in point: Belmont and Lipscomb universities are poised to release 149 new pharmacists into the workforce this month, the first graduating classes of their new pharmacy schools.

97. Home sales sends stocks higher, but problems loom -

NEW YORK (AP) — On a day that brought both good and bad news about the economy, investors chose to see the glass as half-full.

U.S. stocks edged higher through most of Thursday, pushed up by a batch of bright earnings reports and encouraging news about home sales. But the gains were kept in check by a disappointing report on unemployment claims, a decline in some European markets and weakness at big-name companies like Aetna, UPS and Dow Chemical.

98. GOP DEBATE FACT CHECK: Promising gain without pain -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executing a classic Washington dodge, Newt Gingrich told Americans that Medicare and Medicaid could be kept solid merely by ending fraud in the system, a promise of gain without pain that ignores the aging population and other great forces pressing on the programs.

99. Memphis-area banks see opportunity in Midstate -

With its announcement just days ago that it’s chosen a Nashville market president, Metropolitan Bank – which is co-headquartered in Memphis and in Ridgeland, Miss. – became the latest to direct some attention east of the Tennessee River. As part of its expansion into Nashville, Metropolitan announced it is looking for an office location and key talent with which to staff it up pending regulatory approval of the expansion.

100. First Tennessee joins debit card fee trend -

When officials with the parent company of First Tennessee Bank walked through the company’s second quarter earnings in July for analysts, they noted that the implementation of stricter rules governing debit card fees would mean an annual $15 million to $20 million hit to the company’s revenue.