Rep. Blackburn Gets An Answer And An Admission In GM Ignition Switch Hearing

Rep. Blackburn Gets An Answer And An Admission In GM Ignition Switch Hearing
In her opening remarks, Blackburn pointed out that the problematic switch was first used in a vehicle made at GM's plant in Spring Hill, the Saturn Ion. Credit: Congressman Blackburn's official photo

In Congressional HearingTu, Brentwood Republican Marsha Blackburn tried to pin down just when General Motors executives knew about problems with a faulty ignition switch. The flawed device has been blamed for dozens of fatal wrecks.

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Nashville Reads Contests Use Book As Jumping Off Point

Nashville Reads Contests Use Book As Jumping Off Point
Most entries in the photo contest use the book's cover as part of the image; instead Elissa Pugh posed a baby near a display promoting Nashville Reads in the library's lobby. Via Instagram

Only one prompt was given in the first ever Nashville Reads short story contest: tackle the idea of a “non traditional family.” Winner Rosie Forrest responded with a snapshot of a teenage girl left alone.

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Still Another Step Before State Decides Fate Of Cordell Hull Office Building

Still Another Step Before State Decides Fate Of Cordell Hull Office Building
Historic preservationists have urged the state to keep the Cordell Hull, calling the building next to the statehouse a key example of midcentury modernist architecture. Credit: Bartleby via Flickr

Everyone agrees the state’s Cordell Hull office building is old and leaky. But just how extensive its damage is and whether it’s worth saving continues to be a matter of contention. Before officials make up their minds whether to fix the structure or tear it down, they want to reconcile the differences between two conflicting reports.

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Dear Tennessee Officials: Keep The Cordell Hull Building. Signed, 1422 Petitioners

Dear Tennessee Officials: Keep The Cordell Hull Building. Signed, 1422 Petitioners
Connie Pearson created the petition to save the building. She handed it to General Services department spokesman David Roberson on the steps of what was originally intended to be the building's front entrance. Behind them is a photograph of Cordell Hull, the Tennessean who was the longest-serving US Secretary of State. Credit Nina Cardona/WPLN

A former state employee on Wednesday delivered a petition with more than 14-hundred signatures asking Governor Bill Haslam to spare the Cordell Hull Building from the wrecking ball. Officials are currently reconsidering plans to demolish the 60-year old structure that some say is beyond repair. Preservationists argue it’s an example of modernist architecture that’s worth keeping.

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Gallatin’s Newest Employer Is SO Italian

Gallatin’s Newest Employer Is SO Italian
What's the best way to sell shoes designed for hunters and outdoorsmen? If you're a nearly 500-year old Italian firearms manufacturer, the answer seems to be draping them over the shoulders of shirtless male models during a runway show. Credit: Beretta via YouTube

When Beretta opens its Gallatin factory, that facility will be devoted to straightforward firearms manufacturing. Even so, a quick look at the nearly 500 year old company's broader operations shows a certain continental style to doing business.

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Nashville Home Sales Reach Pre-Recession Milestone

Nashville Home Sales Reach Pre-Recession Milestone
The 2013 totals from still lag slightly behind the figures recorded a decade ago, which was the first time sales hit the 30-thousand mark.

Just over 30,000 homes were sold in the Nashville area last year. According to the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, it’s the first time that’s happened since 2007, and marks a rapid rise towards pre-recession levels.

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