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The Tennessean

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Past articles by Sandy:

Nashville airport board bill marches on, despite concern from former FAA official

A key House panel continued to advance a bill giving the governor and House and Senate speakers appointment power over the Nashville airport board. → Read More

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to tout BNA growth, grant on Nashville visit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will visit Nashville International Airport on Friday to highlight federal support for new infrastructure. → Read More

Tennessee Republicans push for control of Nashville airport, sports venues

The bill would give the House speaker, Senate speaker and governor the power to appoint the majority of the airport and sports authority boards. → Read More

Nashville's top tourism exec to step back as city's global profile rises

Butch Spyridon is set to retire June 30 after 32 years as the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp top executive. → Read More

New poll: Metro Nashville workers oppose new stadium proposal

SEIU Local 205 polled 207 members in December and 59%, or about 122 people, don't like the proposed deal to build a $2.1 billion enclosed NFL stadium. → Read More

NFL owners approve league financing for Tennessee Titans' $2.1 billion stadium plan

NFL owners approved a combination of loans and grants valued at $200 million for the Titans' stadium project at their meeting on Wednesday. → Read More

Nashville's new NFL stadium proposal vote is near. Here's what you should know.

Metro Sports Authority members considered a proposed NFL stadium deal on Thursday, ahead of a Dec. 6 vote. → Read More

Loretta Lynn buried in family cemetery, public memorial planned

Loretta Lynn was buried in her family cemetery on her sprawling Hurricane Mills estate in West Tennessee. The country music star died Oct. 4. → Read More

Key takeaways from Nashville's sprawling downtown expansion plan

On the east bank of the river in downtown Nashville, a new city section as big as Midtown Atlanta is being planned. → Read More

Nashville airport volunteer honored for heroism during shooting

Earnest Cobble's most distressing day at work at Nashville International Airport arrived after he retired from his 25-year career. → Read More

Nashville detectives seek help finding man suspected of raping of 74-year-old woman

Metro Nashville police detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who raped a 74-year-old woman on Saturday. → Read More

Wawa convenience market, an East Coast favorite, teases Nashville locations

Wawa, the Philadelphia-area gas and convenience market known for serving up East Coast-style hoagies at its delis, is coming to Nashville. → Read More

Tennessee Titans 'very grateful' for state funding; lots more to do to get a new home

The Tennessee Titans will engage in public discussions through the summer about the viability of building a new NFL stadium. → Read More

Nashville Predators seek new fan experiences: Chips in jerseys, real-time gambles, NFT gifts

The Nashville Predators are betting that their future fanbase will be constantly connected to an ever-evolving digital marketplace. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee to offer up $500 million for new Nashville Titans stadium

A new state bill would increase the debt limit to fund a new Nissan Stadium roof. → Read More

Nissan Stadium renovations on 'pause' as Titans, Metro consider building an entirely new facility

Tennessee Titans officials have worked with Metro for the past year to plan a major redesign of the entire east bank across from downtown. → Read More

Tennessean Executive Editor Maria De Varenne announces retirement from journalism

Her career spans nearly 35 years, several states, and countless scoops, awards and accolades. → Read More

From Taylor Swift to the Stanley Cup: 25 epic moments as Nashville's Bridgestone Arena turns 25

The Stanley Cup and the Nashville Predators? Taylor Swift and Mick Jagger? Bridgestone Arena has seen it all since opening 25 years ago. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee tours devastated Tennessee communities: 'In just a moment, lives are lost'

Gov. Bill Lee spoke with reporters after spending the afternoon touring West Tennessee communities hit by the historic storm event. → Read More

Tornadoes, wall of storms leave death, destruction across South and Midwest

At least two dozen tornadoes moved through Southern and Midwest states late Friday into early Saturday, leaving death and destruction in their wake. → Read More