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Tennessee’s Next Governor: How Bill Lee’s Faith Would Influence State Policy If Elected

Few Tennesseans knew much about Republican businessman Bill Lee a year ago. But over the gubernatorial campaign, he's sketched a picture of what motivates him and what he'd do if elected Tennessee governor next month.

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Tennessee insurance companies who sell policies on the individual marketplace had some of the country's most profitable plans last year, according to a state-by-state comparison from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Few Tennesseans knew much about Republican businessman Bill Lee a year ago. But over the gubernatorial campaign, he's sketched a picture of what motivates him and what he'd do if elected Tennessee governor next month.

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Early voting begins this week in much of Tennessee, and Davidson County residents will see several referendum items on their ballots.


In 1795 composer Franz Josef Haydn was handed a libretto — something for which a symphonist would have no need. The title was "The Creation of the World." Nashville Symphony Chorus director Tucker Biddlecombe describes the piece it became, Haydn's Creation, as a gateway piece of orchestral music for choral singers.

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Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has been making the circuit this fall — of Rotary Clubs and American Legion posts and small-town diners — trying to tackle an ambitious task: Convincing voters to elect a Democrat for governor for the first time in more than a decade.

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In an eight to five vote, Tennessee’s Higher Education Commission denied Middle Tennessee State University’s proposal to transfer Indiana-based Valparaiso Law School to its Murfreesboro campus.

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The namesake of a large public housing complex in Nashville is being remembered Tuesday for his contributions to health care. John Henry Hale and his wife Millie are being inducted into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame, housed at Belmont University.

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Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation is planning to construct a small “pocket park” in North Nashville. The project is part of the city's 10-year Greenway's Master Plan to increase the number of green spaces across the city.

A selection of arts events that caught our eye in Nashville this week.

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Middle Tennessee’s network of 11 regional buses, which ferry suburban commuters into the city, have seen a decline in ridership in recent years. That’s despite a growing number of residents and jobs, which should increase demand for transit, researchers say.

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Neighbors: The Distressed Comedian

A stand-up comedian's inauguration-day tweet led to death threats. Fearing for his life he uprooted from New York to settle in Tennessee, but that’s only a fraction of Stephen’s story.

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In 1795 composer Franz Josef Haydn was handed a libretto — something for which a symphonist would have no need. The title was "The Creation of the World." Nashville Symphony Chorus director Tucker Biddlecombe describes the piece it became, Haydn's Creation, as a gateway piece of orchestral music for choral singers.

A selection of arts events that caught our eye in Nashville this week.

The Tennessee State University Meistersingers and student soloists gave a musical preview of the songs and spirituals one could find at TSU's Harry T. Burleigh Festival.

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