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1. Memphis councilman Smiley running for Tennessee governor -

MEMPHIS (AP) — Memphis City Council member JB Smiley Jr. said Wednesday that he is running for Tennessee governor.

Smiley, a Democrat, made the announcement in a video on social media. He also held an event at the Orpheum theater in Memphis.

2. Top Davidson County residential sales for August 2021 -

Top residential real estate sales, August 2021, 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.

3. Tennessee doctor launches 2022 gubernatorial bid -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Physician Jason Martin on Monday announced that he's running as a Democrat for governor in 2022, arguing that incumbent Republican Gov. Bill Lee's handling of the coronavirus pandemic prompted him to jump in the race.

4. Marchetti receives national recognition -

L. Gino Marchetti, Jr., managing partner of Taylor, Pigue, Marchetti and Blair PLLC, was recently presented the Richard Boyette Award from the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence for outstanding contributions to the foundation.

5. We have a winner! -

The first Tennessee State Fair was held at the Walnut Race Course in North Nashville in 1855. It was the same year poet Walt Whitman first published “Leaves of Grass,” Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine motor and Congress approved $30,000 to test camels for military use (clearly, that didn’t work out well).

6. Top Davidson County residential sales for February 2021 -

Top residential real estate sales, February 2021, 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.

7. Top Davidson County residential sales for fourth quarter 2020 -

Top residential real estate sales, fourth quarter 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.

8. Ex-Nashville TV reporter, campaign staffer joins Biden team -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A former Nashville TV reporter and one-time spokesperson for Karl Dean's campaign for governor has joined President-elect Joe Biden's White House communications team.

9. Baseball spurs million-plus rally in old Germantown -

In 2013, when Mayor Karl Dean announced plans to build the Nashville Sounds a new ballpark, it surprised many when he proposed the new facility to be constructed at the site of Sulphur Dell, the old Nashville Vols park, in Germantown.

10. Top Davidson County residential sales for October 2020 -

Top residential real estate sales, October 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.

11. 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.

12. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for 2019 -

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

13. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for December 2019 -

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

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. Mayor-elect inherits fight with state comptroller -

Nashville Mayor-elect John Cooper, who campaigned on a platform of restoring order to Metro’s finances, is inheriting a file of correspondence from the Tennessee comptroller’s office concerning how the city manages cash and what will happen to its 2020 budget without a key revenue source – privatized parking – which Cooper has said he won’t allow.

18. Bone McAllester adds veteran attorney Sloan -

Doug Sloan is joining Bone McAllester Norton PLLC to lead the firm’s land use and zoning practice.

He has more than 15 years of experience in government relations and land use and zoning regulations.

19. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for second quarter 2019 -

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

20. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for May 2019 -

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

21. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for April 2019 -

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

22. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for April 2019 -

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

23. Real estate frenzy shifts to those looking for rentals -

The uptick in residential property sales, in both condominium and single-family homes, has been well-documented, but the most active sector this spring is the rental market.

On any given Sunday, there are many more renters scouring the market than those seeking ownership, and there is no comparison to the speed of the game. In most cases, those seeking long-term rentals – six months or more – must rent the properties sight unseen.

24. Voucher promoters employ old model for new effort -

Parents and teachers will join Tennessee lawmakers this spring in trying to determine what Gov. Bill Lee’s Education Savings Account proposal, a school-choice option that is similar to school vouchers, would mean to them.

25. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for January 2019 -

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

26. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for January 2019 -

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

27. Events -

Business Studio: Marketing Your Brand Through Creative Partnerships. Enjoy a panel discussion on the unique business advantages of creative marketing partnerships by walking through the branding story of Studio Bank. Business Studio gathers Nashville’s small business community, entrepreneurs and creators for monthly events centered on growth and scaling, strategic marketing and networking. Studio Bank, 124 12th Ave. S., Suite 400. Thursday, 4-6 p.m. Information

28. Events -

Young Professionals Luncheon. Topic: Preventing Overwhelm & Burnout. Speaker: Nicole Provonchee, founder Bright Blue Consulting. Learn strategies to identify the early stages of overwhelmed and burnout. Williamson County Association of Realtors, 1646 Westgate Circle Ste. #104. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information

29. Lee: Legal to investigate if Shelby County breaking immigration law -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov.-elect Bill Lee says he will direct his legal team to investigate whether Tennessee's most populated county is following a new law that prohibits local authorities from requiring a warrant or probable cause before complying with federal immigration detainers.

30. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for 2018 -

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

31. Public pressure pushes health care to top priority -

Bill Lee waltzes into the governorship later this month with more goodwill on his side than most politicians have the right to expect.

The Republican, who takes the reigns Jan. 19, is inheriting a state with an unemployment rate under 4 percent, an improving education system, companies such as Amazon bringing in thousands of jobs and an approval rating of 57 percent, a Vanderbilt poll taken in December shows.

32. Lee releases inauguration schedule -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov.-elect Bill Lee has released his schedule of events leading up to inauguration on Jan. 19.

Lee's transition team announced Friday that the newly elected Republican will hold events that include free tours of the Tennessee State Capitol and the governor's mansion.

33. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for October 2018 -

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

34. Lee announces transition team -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov.-elect Bill Lee has tapped Nashville businessman Butch Eley to run his transition team.

Eley served on Lee's business advisory campaign coalition. Prior to that, he was the chief growth officer of DBI Services and founder of Infrastructure Corporation of America. He also served in former Nashville Mayor Bill Boner's administration as director of economic and community development.

35. Lee: Policy priorities, cabinet selections coming soon -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A day after securing enough votes to become Tennessee's next governor, Republican Bill Lee says he will soon reveal his top policy proposals and cabinet selections as he transitions into the office.

36. Results of top Tennessee races -

U.S. Senate

1,966 of 1,969 precincts - 99 percent

x-Marsha Blackburn, GOP 1,224,042 - 55 percent

Phil Bredesen, Dem 981,667 - 44 percent

Trudy Austin, Ind 9,422 - 0 percent

37. Republican Lee elected Tennessee governor, succeeds Haslam -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican businessman and political newcomer Bill Lee will become Tennessee's next governor, after he bested Democratic former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean on Tuesday

38. Tennessee Dems trounced by GOP, despite high midterm hopes -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Democrats began their Tuesday feeling like they had their best chance in years to regain some political clout in their conservative state.

Those aspirations quickly disappeared, as voters turned out in droves largely to give President Donald Trump a stamp of approval and echo much of what Republicans touted on the campaign trail.

39. Lee is now member-in-charge at Frost Brown Todd -

Frost Brown Todd has named Thomas H. Lee member-in-charge of the firm’s Nashville office. Lee succeeds Mekesha Montgomery, who led FBT’s Nashville team of attorneys for the past seven years and will now become chair of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Team while continuing to chair the Member Personnel Committee.

40. Haslam unveils upgrades to student assessments -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday unveiled new changes to improve the state's problem-plagued elementary and secondary school online testing process.

Haslam says TNReady will now produce faster test results, provide teachers with more resources to prepare their students for the test and offer schools more affordable technology devices.

41. Out of power for years, Tennessee Democrats see some hope -

MEMPHIS (AP) — Tennessee Democrats know something about disappointment. The last time voters chose a governor, the party pinned its hopes on a longshot punchline named Charlie Brown, who was trounced by 30 percentage points.

42. Lee dislikes lottery, likes education plans they make possible -

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee didn’t exactly shock anyone by saying he would fight legislative efforts to legalize sports gambling in Tennessee.

Lee, after all, is this campaign’s most likely to wear Jesus on his sleeve. And, it marked just one more opportunity for him to disagree with Democratic candidate Karl Dean, who, like most pragmatists, says he would sign sports betting into law if it’s done correctly.

43. Lee won't use 'biblical' victim witness standard if governor -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A pastor who's an adviser to Tennessee GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee says the Bible requires victims of sexual misconduct and other offenses to have at least two or three witnesses.

44. Tennessee governor candidates square off in second debate -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democrat gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean said Tuesday he would happily sign Medicaid expansion into law in Tennessee, while his opponent Republican Bill Lee countered he would oppose such efforts.

45. Second governor's debate tonight in East Tennessee -

KINGSPORT (AP) — Democrat Karl Dean and Republican Bill Lee are scheduled to face off in their second debate for Tennessee's open gubernatorial race.

46. Haslam, Dean, Lee to headline gov's conference next month -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and the two leading candidates seeking to succeed him will be the keynote speakers at the governor's annual economic development conference next month.

A Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development news release says Haslam will speak on Nov. 1 at the conference in Nashville. It says Democratic gubernatorial nominee Karl Dean and Republican nominee Bill Lee will speak on Nov. 2.

47. Dean strongly supports universal pre-K in debate -

MEMPHIS (AP) — Democrat Karl Dean said he supports making pre-kindergarten education universally available in the state during the first debate of the Tennessee governor's race in Memphis on Tuesday.

48. Lee ends contract with state -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee is no longer contracting with Tennessee, alleviating questions circling him about possible conflicts of interest should he be elected in November.

49. Dean praises GOP governor he hopes to replace -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Democrat Karl Dean is giving campaign trail shout-outs to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam even as Dean seeks to replace him. Never mind that the popular term-limited governor has given his full blessing to Dean's GOP opponent, Bill Lee.

50. Leaders ignore calls to drop out of Obamacare lawsuit -

A Christian group pleading with Tennessee leaders to drop out of a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act could be compared to a tree falling in the forest.

If nobody’s listening, what chance do they have of being heard?

51. Former Virginia gov to visit Tennessee to campaign for Dean -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is swinging by Tennessee to help campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean.

52. Pence: Bredesen would make Senate Dem center of resistance -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Friday told a crowd of conservatives in Tennessee that a win by Democrat Phil Bredesen would help the U.S. Senate become the center of the Democratic resistance.

53. Dean expresses regret as Lee cancels governor's forum -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean said Thursday that he's disappointed GOP opponent Bill Lee made a surprise cancellation at a forum where the two were set to appear together, but stopped short of accusing the Republican of actively avoiding him.

54. Haslam has more in common with Dean than Lee -

When it comes to bipartisanship, Tennessee politicians talk a good game. But in the ballot-box battle, they’re all about party.

Take, for instance, two-term Republican Gov. Bill Haslam. He has more in common with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean than just about any Republican in the state, much more than with Republican candidate Bill Lee.

55. Lee: Faith-based group could reduce TN prison population -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee on Tuesday pointed to a Nashville faith-based halfway home as a possible model for reducing Tennessee's recidivism rate.

Lee told reporters that organizations like Men of Valor —where he has served as a board member for several years —should be studied by the state as a possible learning tool to help other communities.

56. Gov race ad: Pro-Medicaid expansion, Dean contrasts with Lee -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic nominee for governor Karl Dean is running a TV ad that touts his support for expanding Medicaid, drawing a contrast with Republican nominee and expansion opponent Bill Lee.

57. Legislators work all the angles for leadership posts -

With apologies to Robert Zimmerman, “the times they are a-changing.” Unlike Bob Dylan’s 1964 song of rebellion, Capitol Hill isn’t turning into a hotbed of liberals, although someday the first could be last. In fact, it could turn more conservative this fall before things take a different direction.

58. Business-friendly Dean, Lee split on bigger issues -

Gubernatorial candidates Bill Lee and Karl Dean appear to be cast in a similar mold – business-friendly moderates.

But when it comes to key questions, the difference between them is as wide as the Tennessee River is long. And the first separation runs along their ideas for Medicaid expansion.

59. Lee, Dean set for 3 debates in Tennessee governor's race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean are slated to face off in three Tennessee governor's race debates in October.

60. Panel dismisses GOP gov race campaign finance complaints -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee panel has dismissed campaign finance complaints against two Republican gubernatorial candidates that preceded the Aug. 2 primary election.

The Registry of Election Finance on Wednesday dismissed a complaint about GOP gubernatorial nominee Bill Lee from June. The complaint claimed Lee used his businesses to supplement his campaign without disclosure and beyond limits.

61. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for July 2018 -

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

62. It’s Lee’s to win unless he makes a rookie mistake -

When Bill Lee drove a tractor through tiny Eagleville last October, hardly anyone noticed.

Only a handful of supporters milled around in the parking lot of the Farmers Co-op in southwest Rutherford County that morning where Lee spent a few minutes talking to people inside the store before emerging to ride to another town as part of a statewide tour, a precursor to an RV ride he would take later in the Republican primary race.

63. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for July 2018 -

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

64. MLK, MTSU grad helps ensure safe environment for construction workers -

If you’ve work on a construction site in Middle Tennessee, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Kaylah White.

White, the executive director of the Middle Tennessee Branch of the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee, will visit or contact any of the organization’s 192 members’ offices, project sites or company events to provide information on worker safety, OSHA and codes compliance, networking or anything else needed to grow the business.

65. Homeless champion chosen for Kraft Award -

Charles Strobel, founding director of Room in the Inn, will be honored with the 25th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award.

Established in 1993, the Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award recognizes community leaders who embody the strength of character and unwavering integrity of the late Joe Kraft.

66. Haslam, GOP governor's group tout Lee in Tennessee race ad -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is touting Bill Lee as his prospective successor in a first statewide TV ad by the Republican Governors Association.

In the ad, Haslam touts the state's progress under his leadership and says Lee is the right choice to take Tennessee to the next level.

67. Mixed success for candidates favoring Trump in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Basking in the afterglow of an emphatic Republican primary victory in her Senate bid, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn proclaimed it a win for the agenda of President Donald Trump, a statement from Tennessee voters that they want to give him their full support.

68. Lee, Dean to face off in Tennessee governor's race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Businessman Bill Lee defeated three other Republicans in a bruising primary for Tennessee governor Thursday, setting the stage for a competitive fall contest against former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, who cruised to the Democratic nomination.

69. History at stake in Tennessee clash for US Senate -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn are on a collision course to claim their own slices of history in a critical U.S. Senate race.

70. Rough governor's race highlights Tennessee primary election -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Four candidates who have spent tens of millions of dollars of their own wealth fighting over who is more devoted to President Donald Trump face off Thursday in the Republican primary for Tennessee governor.

71. Rough governor's race highlights Tennessee primary election -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Four candidates who have spent tens of millions of dollars of their own wealth fighting over who is more devoted to President Donald Trump face off Thursday in the Republican primary for Tennessee governor.

72. Hard to find an ‘adult in the room’ in this year’s campaign ads -

TV executives, ad reps and political consultants will hate to see this governor’s primary race end. But they can take solace from all the pain they’ve helped dole out while dining on caviar and grilled halibut while in the Caribbean Islands this fall, if they like fish eggs.

73. With rough GOP primary, Tennessee Dems see gov's race chance -

NASHVILLE (AP) — While the Republicans in contention for Tennessee governor spend big to sort out who is most devoted to President Donald Trump, the two leading Democratic hopefuls recently stood side-by-side at a debate and, for an hour, pretty much agreed.

74. Spending in Tennessee governor's race tops $51M -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee governor's race tab has topped $51 million before the Aug. 2 primary.

Adding activity from July 1 to 23, four Republicans have spent $45.7 million, infused $40.2 million of personal money and raised $13.2 million otherwise.

75. More growth, less protection -

Metro Nashville police are “disgusted” with a status quo budget and the Metro Council’s move to renege on a cost-of-living promise.

Firefighters in the “It City” fear personnel cuts could be coming this year, hurting their response times and increasing property damage.

76. 2 Dems give final debate pitch before Tennessee gov primary -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Two leading Democratic candidates for Tennessee governor were largely in agreement on the issues during their final debate Sunday night before the Aug. 2 primary.

At Pellissippi State Community College, ex-Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh were on the same page in support of raising the minimum wage and expanding Medicaid, and against Confederate flag vanity license plates in Tennessee and a new anti-sanctuary cities law.

77. What statewide candidates have to say about education -

Gov. Haslam and the General Assembly have invested in education during the last eight years. Has that been a good investment and should it continue? What do the candidates propose for the next four to eight years?

78. Tennessee GOP gov race: Candidates chip in $33M, spend $33M -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Four Republicans have spent $33 million-plus in Tennessee's primary for governor, unleashing about $33 million of personal wealth.

Reports through June show ex-state economic development commissioner Randy Boyd has added $14.2 million in personal cash and spent $15.7 million since the race began.

79. What statewide candidates have to say about rural Tennessee? -

Like most of America, Tennessee’s metropolitan areas have prospered during the last eight years, while the rural areas have lagged in almost every measure. The state has 19 of its 95 counties classified as “distressed.” What can and should we do to give every Tennessean a chance to succeed?

80. What statewide candidates say about opioids, public safety -

The spread of opioid abuse claimed more than 1,600 lives in Tennessee in 2016, and it is getting worse. Methamphetamine abuse, while not getting the headlines, has increased. Gun violence and murder is increasing. What proposals do our candidates have to help Tennesseans address these public safety issues?

81. What do statewide candidates say about infrastructure investment? -

Is investment in public infrastructure important? And should Tennessee have more dedicated revenue sources to pay for construction and maintenance of infrastructure across the state, or is the existing tax structure – primarily the state tax on fuel, and wheel taxes – sufficient to pay for what Tennessee needs to sustain and grow its economy?

82. NRA endorses Black in Tennessee governor's race GOP primary -

NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Diane Black has landed the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in a crowded Republican primary field for Tennessee governor.

In a news release Thursday, the influential gun rights group's Political Victory Fund said Black is the only Tennessee gubernatorial candidate with an "A'' rating and a "perfect record" on Second Amendment issues.

83. What statewide candidates say about health care - According to Think Tennessee’s State of Our State dashboard, the state ranks near the bottom in the number of adults with heart disease, obesity and diabetes. It also ranks near the bottom of all states for the health of senior citizens, infant mortality and number of adults who smoke, and at the absolute bottom in childhood obesity. Tennesseans are, on the whole, not healthy. What can and should our next political leaders do about it?

84. Enthusiasm not enough to turn Tennessee blue -

Tennessee’s legislative Democrats are eternally optimistic. They don’t have much choice but to look on the bright side with 75-24 and 28-5 deficits in the House and Senate.

So when they put a nearly full slate of candidates on the ticket for November’s general election – about 110 districts – and say they’ve got a good chance of picking up seats, they almost have to be taken with the proverbial grain of salt.

85. Blue wave? State Democrats more likely up a creek -

Tennessee Democrats are hoping a “blue wave” will wash across the Volunteer State this fall and help them regain a number of seats lost over the last decade. Republicans are banking on red voters to crush any wave by capitalizing on the popularity of President Donald Trump when November arrives.

86. Dems tussle on charter schools in Tennessee governor debate -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The two leading Democrats in Tennessee's open governor's race tussled during a debate Tuesday over charter schools, the National Rifle Association and one candidate's use of federal flood money to build a downtown Nashville amphitheater.

87. Democrats to debate tonight in Tennessee governor race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The two leading Democrats in Tennessee's open race for governor are meeting for a head-to-head debate.

The Democratic debate with former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh will take place Tuesday evening at Belmont University's McAfee Concert Hall.

88. Marijuana law reform supported by Fitzhugh, Dean at forum -

MEMPHIS (AP) — Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Tennessee House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh expressed support Thursday for eliminating criminal punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana statewide if elected governor.

89. You don’t miss your water until your well runs dry -

As people and businesses pour into Tennessee, state leaders are working on a plan to keep its taps flowing.

The water management plan, TNH2O, is a legacy project for Governor Bill Haslam, who assembled a high-level group in January to ensure the state’s water supply can flow in abundance and to the right places as population growth, development and new business transform the face of Tennessee over coming decades.

90. Democrat, Republican debates set in Tennessee governor race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Separate debates for the Democratic and Republican hopefuls in Tennessee's open race for governor are slated for the upcoming weeks.

The Democratic debate with former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh will take place the evening of June 19 at Belmont University's McAfee Concert Hall.

91. Super PAC boosts Lee in Tennessee GOP governor's race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A super PAC is praising Tennessee Republican candidate for Bill Lee in radio ads as the "conservative outsider we need."

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press , Tenn Values PAC spokesman Chris Butler said the 60-second spot is airing in the Chattanooga, Knoxville and Tri-Cities markets. He didn't disclose how much the ad-buy costs.

92. Briley adds $125M flood defense to proposed budget -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Mayor David Briley has added a long-debated $125 million flood protection system for the downtown area to the city's proposed capital improvements budget.

The Tennessean reports the system, which includes a flood wall, has been rejected by the Metro Council three times. The proposed protection system was developed after then city was hit by a flood in May 2010. That flood brought 19 inches of rain to the city and killed 11 people.

93. Tennessee candidate: Florida students used as anti-gun props -

NASHVILLE(AP) — A Republican candidate for Tennessee governor claimed Tuesday that the "liberal media," teachers unions and the "far-left lobby" have used students who survived Parkland, Florida's deadly school shooting as "props to push their anti-gun agenda."

94. Tennessee GOP gov hopefuls mixed feelings on Trump tariffs -

MARTIN (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to raise tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel drew concerns from most candidates for governor at a forum on Thursday, who said they worry a trade war could harm Tennessee's farm exports, particularly soybeans.

95. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for March 2018 -

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

96. Tennessee GOP gubernatorial candidates square off in debate -

MEMPHIS (AP) — Republican candidates for Tennessee governor said Wednesday that Memphis did not do the right thing when it removed statues of Confederate-era leaders from city parks last year.

U.S. Rep. Diane Black, Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd and Williamson County businessman Bill Lee squared off in Memphis during the first televised, Republican-only debate during the campaign to replace Gov. Bill Haslam, who faces term limits.

97. Candidates for governor give millions to their own campaigns -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee candidates for governor are raising millions of dollars in contributions, but the big money is coming from the contenders themselves.

A campaign finance disclosure report released this week shows that Republicans Diane Black and Bill Lee had the most in contributions this quarter — each around $3.3 million — but both either loaned or gave $3 million of their own money to their campaigns. Republican Randy Boyd raised a little more than $2.6 million, but $2 million was money he gave to himself.

98. You get more than a house when buying on Hampton -

Hampton Avenue is the “Hotel California” of real estate, a place where, as Don Henley, the late Glenn Frey and Don Felder of The Eagles wrote, “you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”

99. Democrats need viable candidates to catch blue wave -

Republicans called it the “kickoff” to what they hope will be a great election season. Democrats are downplaying a lopsided loss in the 14th Senate District special election, saying it won’t represent results later this year in President Donald Trump’s midterm.

100. Time is right to address mass transit shortcomings -

For those who are unaware, there will be a referendum on May 1 that allows voters- residents of Davidson County to decide if the city should move forward with a transit plan. As the material being disseminated by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce notes, today is the best day you will have in Nashville traffic, plan or no plan.