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I'm With Her Triples Up Vocal Talent

Jul 24, 2017

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Havighurst)  I’m With Her, the all-star folk trio of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan, has released its first original band-written song.

 

“Little Lies” - a live in studio performance released on YouTube - is a single in advance of I’m With Her’s first recording, an EP of five cover songs recorded on stage in New York in 2015.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Havighurst) Guitarist Jimmy Nalls, who died in late June after 20 years afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease, lost his ability to play but he never lost the admiration of his fellow guitar players in and out of Music City. Over two years, a number of leading pickers and studio musicians worked pro bono to finish an album Nalls had started. The final product is The Jimmy Nalls Project, which was released just days before Nalls fell at his home and died from his injuries.

(music – “Wood And Wire” from The Jimmy Nalls Project, 2017)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee chapter of the NAACP is urging officials to remove a statue of a Confederate general from in front of a county courthouse, echoing similar efforts throughout the South.

Elenora Woods, president of the NAACP's Chattanooga chapter, said Wednesday that the group will write letters to local leaders asking for the statue of Alexander P. Stewart to be moved from the Hamilton County Courthouse lawn, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris and three others to federal district court judgeships.

On Thursday, Trump nominated Norris for judge in western Tennessee.

The Collierville Republican was first elected to the Senate in 2000 and has been majority leader since 2007. He works in the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP.

Trump also nominated Thomas Lee Robinson Parker in western Tennessee. He's a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  If you’re not familiar with the remarkable life and mid-state legacy of the late Jim Ridley, here’s your chance to remedy that oversight.

The College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State and White Avenue Studio are partnering to conduct a memorial for Ridley Friday evening in Nashville.

Ridley was the long-time editor of Music City’s alternative news weekly, The Nashville Scene. He died a little over a year ago following a short illness.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  An upcoming race for Rutherford County’s state Senate seat is highlighting the continuing struggle within the Republican Party between the conservative and moderate wings of the GOP.

State Senator Bill Ketron recently announced that he plans to run for Rutherford County Mayor next year. That prompted the current county mayor, Ernest Burgess, to announce his candidacy for the seat Ketron is vacating in the Senate. State Rep. Dawn White then quickly jumped in to challenge Burgess.

MADD is...mad about changes to Tennessee DUI law

Jul 13, 2017
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving says a new state law that went into effect July 1 puts the rights of drunk drivers above those of victims.

Lawmakers say they were forced to make the changes because of a Supreme Court ruling that made it illegal under most circumstances to charge DUI suspects who refuse a blood tests.

Tennessee drivers can still have their licenses revoked for refusing to take a blood-alcohol tests, but can't face additional fines or jail time.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan pledged on Wednesday to passing a "strong, bold" Russia sanctions bill even as President Donald Trump's spy chief voiced concerns over the legislation that aims to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election.

"I'm a Russia hawk," Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters. "We want to move this Russia sanctions bill."

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Music City is always finding ways to give back.

Wednesday night Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack and Brandy Clark will headline a charity concert benefiting the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Foundation CEO Chuck Fuschillo says with the incidence of Alzheimer’s on the rise, you will be impacted by the disease in one way or another.

“It’s affecting more than five million people nationwide. In Tennessee, your state alone, it’s more than 110,000 people.”

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A vigil of support is planned for Tuesday tonight at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, following word that the Center’s Mosque was vandalized over the weekend.

The Daily News Journal says expletive laced graffiti was sprayed on walls, doors and pavement Sunday.

The mosque’s construction was the focus of a long-running 2010 lawsuit trying to void its building permit. The center has endured public protests, vandalism, arson of a construction vehicle and a bomb threat.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee couple has been charged in the death of their 11-month-old daughter, who authorities say died after being left in a hot car.

Chattanooga police arrested Travis McCullough, 30, and Jessica Tollett, 24, on Sunday in connection with the baby's death on Saturday, news outlets reported.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --   The Greater Nashville Realtor’s Association reports a record number of home sale closings last quarter.

 

Just over 11,000 properties closed in the second quarter. That's about a three percent jump over last year and a little over 100 closings above the previous high in 2006.

 

The Nashville Business Journal notes that if mid-state home prices continue to rise at the current pace they’ll reach all-time highs by the end of this month.

 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  You may not be a fan of the band Linkin Park, but suicide prevention advocates say you still should be aware of the recent death of the band's lead singer, Chester Bennington.

The Associated Press says that the 41-year-old Bennington was found hanged in the bedroom of his Los Angeles home July 20.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee’s culinary scene is getting a lot of attention from foodies. 

Just one example, Stephanie Burt, host of the Southern Fork podcast says she’s recorded more episodes in Tennessee than any other spot outside her home base in South Carolina. She says Nashville is one of her favorite places to eat.

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The world’s only normal breast tissue bank marked its 10th year collecting and researching healthy women’s breast tissue last week.

Contrary to what you may have seen on social media, the so-called "Goldwater Rule," a code of ethics prohibiting most psychiatrists from giving opinions about the mental state of anyone they have not evaluated, remains in effect.

The rule reemerged in headlines Tuesday in the form of an article on the health news web site, Stat News.

The Senate voted Tuesday to begin debating a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. It remains uncertain as to what that replacement might look like. No formal legislation has been drafted. But senators moved to take the procedural first step, known as a "motion to proceed." The vote was 51 to 50, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie breaking vote.

Debate will now begin, most likely on a measure to fully repeal the law, also known as Obamacare.

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