Dollar General Ups Takeover Offer, Threatens Hostile Bid

Dollar General Ups Takeover Offer, Threatens Hostile Bid
Dollar General is already the largest small-box retailer in the U.S. and has been expanding into new states in recent years. Credit: Dollar General

In a letter to Family Dollar's board of directors, Goodlettsville-based Dollar General has increased its $10 billion bid by roughly two percent after being rejected in favor of a smaller offer from Dollar Tree.

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Gulch Developer Sees Downside To Exponential Growth: Losing ‘Neighborhood’ Feel

Gulch Developer Sees Downside To Exponential Growth: Losing ‘Neighborhood’ Feel
The $53 million Gulch Crossing is under construction now, with a scheduled completion date of next spring. Sony Music, Earl Swensson Associates architecture firm and commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley plan to move in. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

When Marketstreet Enterprises started snapping up property in what would become known as the Gulch fifteen years ago, the idea was to establish an urban neighborhood.

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Attorney Known For Desegregation Of Tennessee Universities Dies

Attorney Known For Desegregation Of Tennessee Universities Dies
George Barrett stands with Rita Sanders Geier at a Vanderbilt University event. Credit: Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Nashville civil rights attorney George Barrett has died. He was affectionately known as “Citizen Barrett” as he would take up civil justice causes. In recent years, he unsuccessfully challenged Tennessee’s law requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

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Nashville Schools Re-brand, Beef Up Middle Grades To Stem Student Loss

Nashville Schools Re-brand, Beef Up Middle Grades To Stem Student Loss
Metro Nashville Public Schools rebranded many of its high school reforms in recent years under the "Academies" program. The "Middle Prep" project is a similar effort to help describe some reforms already in place and others that are completely new. Credit: MNPS via Instagram

Don’t call it “middle school” in Nashville any more. The public school system is re-branding grades five through eight as “middle preps” and adding foreign languages and extracurriculars in an effort to compete with private schools and other county systems.

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Nashville’s Investment Fund Hanging In There After Year One

Nashville’s Investment Fund Hanging In There After Year One
The Nashville Area exchange traded fund will invest in public companies headquartered in Davidson and adjacent counties. Founders, including Bill Decker of Decker Wealth Management, announced the fund Friday on the east bank of the Cumberland River. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

CNBC called it a “wacky” idea when it launched a year ago – a fund that invests in companies solely because they’re based in a particular city, in this case - Nashville. The Nashville ETF has beat the odds, but maybe not for long.

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