The June 2022 Edition

Local Authors Are Gathering This Weekend At Franklin Book Festival – And You’re Invited By TOM WOOD / JUNE 2, 2022 Think of it as a big – a really big – book club meeting that you’ve been invited to join. The Authors Circle Franklin Book Festival is this weekend (June 4-5) at Williamson County Library, a gathering of some three dozen Nashville-area authors. It’s a free event Continue reading

The May 2022 Edition

What would it take for Nashville to host a Super Bowl? A new stadium and hotel rooms By TOM WOOD / May 13, 2022 Barring unforeseen circumstances, Nashville will host a Super Bowl before the end of the decade. I explore that possible scenario for the Ledger in its May 13-19 edition. That may sound like a bold prediction, but based on ongoing discussions between the Tennessee Titans, Continue reading

The April 2022 Edition

Author Womack – Just Like His PI Denton – Makes a Comeback in ‘Fade Up From Black’ By TOM WOOD / April 2, 2022 I first met Nashville author Steven Womack about a decade ago when I attended my first Killer Nashville writer’s conference. He’d been a journalist, like me, and I listened and learned to what he had to say about the writing process and publishing industry. Continue reading

The Feb.-March 2022 Edition

I first met Nashville author Steven Womack about a decade ago when I attended my first Killer Nashville writer’s conference. He’d been a journalist, like me, and I listened and learned to what he had to say about the writing process and publishing industry. I still am. Author Womack with his new book and 1994 Edgar Award -Courtesy of Steven Womack Our paths crossed occasionally Continue reading

The January Edition 2022

MTSU gambles that $100 million facilities makeover will lead to other upgrades as well By TOM WOOD / January 21, 2022 Middle Tennessee is in the process of investing $100 million in its athletics facilities, a process that could boost everything from attendance to future conference affiliation during a time of fast-moving changes in collegiate athletics. I explore the subject for the Ledger in the January 21-27 edition, Continue reading

The November 2021 Edition

COVID-19 is a national disaster for families and FEMA funeral assistance program aids By TOM WOOD / NOVEMBER 19, 2021 Before being assigned the Ledger’s Nov. 19-25 cover story, I had no idea that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had a funeral assistance program. And unless you lost a loved one to COVID-19 over the last two years, you probably weren’t aware of its existence, either. But as Continue reading

The October 2021 Edition

Lipscomb University program helps make Nashville a destination for animation projects By TOM WOOD / OCTOBER 22, 2021 I’ve lived in and written about Nashville for more than 40 years, but until recently I had no idea of how big Nashville’s reputation for animation had gotten. Sure, I knew “VeggieTales” was done here. But I didn’t know that in 2015 Lipscomb University launched an animation program that was Continue reading

The August 2021 Final Edition

Dollar General Expansion Plans Grow; Killer Nashville Celebrates 15th Anniversary By TOM WOOD / AUGUST 20, 2021 The past decade has taken a toll on some of America’s most recognizable company brands, a situation only made worse since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Paul Dittman, the Haslam College of Business assistant department head for Supply Chain Management, says the “retail apocalypse” of store closings experienced during both the 2008 Continue reading

The August 2021 First Edition

Pigskin, Papers and Publications: August Has Football, Writing and Killer Nashville Ahead By TOM WOOD / AUGUST 10, 2021 Now that the Music City Grand Prix is in the rearview mirror, let’s turn our attention to my three-pronged passion for books, football and newspapers … not necessarily in that order. High schools, colleges and the NFL are all in camp and the Titans’ first preseason game is Friday, Continue reading