The January 2020 Edition …

The business of sports booming in Nashville, but can we afford to keep the ball rolling? By TOM WOOD / January 23, 2020 When Nashville was crowned 2019’s king of the sports world last December by Sports Business Journal, my first thought was, “Great, but what do we do for an encore?” Some of the answers can be found this week in the Nashville Ledger, when I look at the Continue reading

The December 2019 edition: TN hit hard by MLB contraction plan

By TOM WOOD / December 23, 2019 It sure has been a busy December between getting ready for Christmas, spending a weekend with fellow authors at Dickens of a Christmas and working on my next articles for the Nashville Ledger weekly newspapers, which will be posted online on the day after Christmas and in print in the Tennessee Ledger and Hamilton County Herald editions in East Tennessee and the Continue reading

The November 2019 Edition

Three Nashville universities welcome new coaches It sure is cold outside as I write this, but things are heating up as what is shaping up as a unique season in Nashville’s college basketball arenas. For the first time as far back as I can remember, three of Nashville’s universities are debuting new men’s basketball coaches at the same time. You already know a couple of Continue reading

The ‘Words on Water’ launch party edition

After ‘Words on Water’ launch in Franklin, we hope you’ll dive into our anthology By TOM WOOD / October 26, 2019 What a bunch of fun! The Harpeth River Writers want to thank everyone who attended the October 23 launch party for our water-themed anthology WORDS ON WATER at Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor in Franklin. If you weren’t able to make it, here is the story on our event. Continue reading

The October 2019 edition, Part I …

By TOM WOOD / October 1, 2019 The calendar says Autumn, but it is only starting to feel like there is a touch of fall in the air . . . which leads to today’s topic — an invitation to join our Nashville authors at this weekend at Fall Fest at the Hermitage. You can read more about the event at the below. This event comes hot on the heels Continue reading

The September 2019 edition: Higher power lifts P.I. to calling

An ‘otherworldly’ experience on an otherwise perfectly normal night 15 years ago changed Sheila Wysocki’s life. She calls the 2004 event at her Nashville home a “God nod” (one of Wysocki’s pet phrases) and tells how she was in bed doing Bible-study “homework,” not at all thinking about the murder of her college roommate two decades earlier. Wysocki, who is now considered one of the Continue reading

The Football edition: Star running back carries heavy load for Vandy

By TOM WOOD Hey folks, hello to all the Georgia Bulldogs fans … hope you’re having a great Labor Day weekend in Nashville. The college football season kicks off full-force this weekend with a prime-time showdown on Saturday between host Vanderbilt and the visiting Bulldogs. The game features two of the best running backs in the nation, Vandy senior Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Georgia’s D’Andre Swift. Continue reading

The August 2019 / Killer Nashville edition

Killer Nashville highlights a busy month for authors, and writing for the Ledger Star Watch list cites conference founder Stafford,  and JKS Communications president DeCuir By TOM WOOD Hey folks, it’s been a busy month here in Music City. I spent the past weekend the 14th annual Killer Nashville writers conference and wanted to share some photos. In addition, I’ve already got a story on Nashville Sounds pitcher Tim Dillard Continue reading

The July 2019 edition … A Tennessean dreams of walking on the moon

Men on the Moon: Exploring the Past Present, Future of Space Travel Astronauts Seddon, Wilmore Pay Tribute to Apollo 11 Missions, Look at Return to Lunar Surface and Beyond By TOM WOOD It’s now just a little more than 50 years since the Apollo 11 crew — Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins — made their historic trip to the moon and back. I Continue reading

The May 2019 edition: Hemp in, Tobacco out

After lifetime of growing tobacco, Springfield’s Bill Corbin leads the green rush to Tennessee’s fastest-growing crop By TOM WOOD Hemp is everywhere. According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, the cannabis plant’s one-year growth of hemp, which has sparked the CBD oil craze, has been phenomenal. In 2018, there were 226 licensed hemp growers in Tennessee who worked 1,034 acres in 221 fields scattered across Continue reading