Shelley Mays, The Tennessean

Shelley Mays

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Shelley:

Then and now: Williamson County's changing landscape

Check out photos of Williamson County's past and what's there now. → Read More

Predators construct downtown outdoor skating rink for 'Hockey Day in America'

In celebration of 'Hockey Day in America' on Sunday, the Nashville Predators built an outdoor rink that opened Feb 1, and will remain open until Feb. 23. → Read More

One hand-carved animal at a time, Franklin artist chases dream of building an entire carousel

For 27 years, master carver Ken Means has been turning blocks of wood into large, magical animals in hopes of building a carousel for a community. → Read More

First look: Graduate Nashville's decor inspired by Dolly Parton, Minnie Pearl and Vanderbilt

Graduate Nashville, a new Midtown hotel, opened its doors in January. The decor is inspired by Dolly Parton, Minnie Pearl and other country stars. → Read More

Williamson County couple grows thousands of iris, daylilies and more at Iris City Gardens

Macey and Greg McCullough celebrate 25 years growing irises on their Primm Spring, Tenn. farm. → Read More

See the progress for yourself: Mack Hatcher construction moving along

On average, the incomplete loop carries 19,691 vehicles per day, according to TDOT data. → Read More

Military honors for celebration of life for Hendersonville Marine

Hundreds attended the celebration of life for William "Carter" Ross, believed to have died in a training exercise off the coast of Japan. → Read More

Get ready for peak fall color in Middle Tennessee

Peak color is predicted for the week of Nov. 12 in Middle Tennessee. → Read More

Get ready for peak fall color in Middle Tennessee

Peak color is predicted for the week of Nov. 12 in Middle Tennessee. → Read More

Columbia vigil for mother, children killed in apparent murder-suicide

Mourners gathered in Columbia on Tuesday for a prayer vigil for family and surviving members of an apparent murder-suicide that involved a mother and four of her children. → Read More

Police surround Franklin office building looking for homicide suspect, find it empty

According to the Franklin Police Department, officers believed a suspect in a deadly Sunday shooting might have been hiding inside the building. → Read More

Shawn Mendes has scooter accident in Nashville

Shawn Mendes talks about crashing while riding scooter in Nashville → Read More

James Beard award-winning chef opens restaurant

Chef Tandy Wilson's new Germantown restaurant is called Mop / Broom Mess Hall. → Read More

Free pet adoptions at Nashville shelters

Mars Petcare sponsored free adoptions at Nashville Humane Association and two other shelters the weekend of Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. → Read More

Brenda Lee, Jeannie Seely, Ben Folds, Ray Stevens inducted into Music City Walk of Fame

Brenda Lee, Jeannie Seely, Ben Folds and Ray Stevens were inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville on Aug. 21, 2018. → Read More

7th annual Franklin Watermelon Festival

The 7th annual Franklin Watermelon Festival celebrated the fruit of summer with activities on Saturday. → Read More

Daniel Hambrick's mother at Black Lives Matter Protest

More than 200 people turned out Saturday to protest and remember Daniel Hambrick, who was shot and killed by a Nashville police officer. → Read More

First day of school at Poplar Grove in FSSD

A tunnel of cheerleaders, a photo spot and an informal prayer session marked the first day back to school at FSSD's Poplar Grove School. → Read More

Hilary Williams carries on family legacy with new debut album

The daughter of Hank Williams Jr. survived a nearly fatal car accident and channeled her pain and recovery into music. → Read More

Mike Looney speaks on the dropped assault charges

A judge dropped two assault charges Wednesday against Williamson County Director of Schools Mike Looney. → Read More