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Driver who hit cyclist on video says he’s not a ‘bad man’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An SUV driver accused of hitting a cyclist on a Tennessee road in a collision captured on video says he’s “not a bad man.” The video has been viewed more than 2 million times after Greg Goodman posted it to Facebook on Saturday. Goodman was cycling ...

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At 70, John Prine is the hippest songwriter in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first time a new country songwriter named Kacey Musgraves saw one of her songwriting heroes, John Prine, she had an unusual proposition when she approached. “I said, ‘Hey, my name is Kacey and I am a really big fan. I don’t want to offend you ...

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Tennessee city looks to privatize airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville’s mayor may privatize the operations of city-owned Nashville International Airport to generate funding for mass transit in middle Tennessee. The Tennessean reports Mayor Megan Barry’s office confirmed hearing a presentation in May from Oaktree Capital Management, an investment firm that has also made bids to ...

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Tennessee Capitol evacuated after tunnel fire, no injuries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee state Capitol has been evacuated over concerns about smoke from a fire that broke out in a tunnel being built beneath the building. WKRN-TV reports that the fire was extinguished by Monday afternoon. It’s unclear what caused the fire. No injuries were reported. Lawmakers ...

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Gov. Haslam vows to stay on sidelines of race to succeed him

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam won’t endorse any of the Republicans seeking the nomination to succeed him, but said he has spoken to several potential candidates about the emotionally taxing nature of a running a statewide campaign in Tennessee. Haslam was the subject of heavy criticism from his ...

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Law could allow guns at Nashville bus hub used by schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police and security guards keep watch as thousands of children zigzag through Nashville’s downtown bus hub each morning and afternoon, catching buses between home and school. Barring some court challenge this month, the authorities likely won’t be alone in carrying lethal firepower through the Music City ...

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