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Amazon Chooses Nashville As New 5,000-Job Distribution Hub

Nashville will be home to a new distribution hub for the retail giant Amazon, bringing 5,000 corporate jobs to the city in what public officials are describing as the "single largest jobs commitment" in the state's history.

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Longtime Williamson County Rep. Charles Sargent has died after suffering from cancer.

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Amazon says its new operations hub in downtown Nashville will include 1 million square feet of "energy-efficient office space." But it's still unclear how the facility will be powered.

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Amazon’s 5,000-job announcement for Nashville also has major implications for the site in downtown Nashville where employees will work from a new 1-million-square-foot office space.

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Amy-Jill Levine has spent her life trying to understand how two religions have diverged from the same source, took different interpretations of similar texts and collided repeatedly throughout history.

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Nashville will be home to a new distribution hub for the retail giant Amazon, bringing 5,000 corporate jobs to the city in what public officials are describing as the "single largest jobs commitment" in the state's history.

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Nashville has added another mural to its growing street art scene, after French graffiti artist Blek Le Rat visited the city last week and left his mark.

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Court dates have already been rescheduled twice for Nashville police Officer Andrew Delke, who faces a homicide charge in the July fatal shooting of 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick.

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Rural hospitals close when they don't have enough paying patients to care for, but they're also now penalized when the same patients show up over and over again. That puts rural hospitals in a precarious position of occasionally needing to keep people away from their care.

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TVA unveiled a new solar project this month that’s split across two sites in Tennessee and Alabama. It will provide over 300 megawatts of power to Facebook’s new data center in Huntsville.

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More than 100,000 people have lost coverage from TennCare over the last year, according to monthly figures kept by the agency. The state's Medicaid program has been playing catch-up in purging people who no longer qualify for benefits.

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