The November 2023 Edition

Grand Opening of Tanger Outlet Center Boosts Rebirth of Southeast Nashville By TOM WOOD / OCTOBER 27, 2023 This date marks the grand opening of the Nashville Tanger retail outlet center in Antioch, which will officially end the two-decade-old “shopping and dining desert” in southeast Nashville as Councilwoman Joy Styles calls it. I write about the rebirth and revitalization of the Antioch area in the Oct. 27-Nov. Continue reading The November 2023 Edition

The October 2023 Edition

Predators Returning to Their Roots To Reset And Build Franchise for a Brighter Future By TOM WOOD / OCTOBER 13, 2023 Twenty-five years ago, the Nashville Predators made their debut with rookie head coach Barry Trotz and promising left winger Andrew Brunette. They lost their first game but won the second on a goal by Brunette, a historic moment in what would be his only season on Continue reading The October 2023 Edition

The July 2023 Edition

SEC Media Days Is Just The Latest Draw In Busy Summer For Nashville Sports Tourism By TOM WOOD / JULY 14, 2023 Hey, guys, I’ve been busy writing for the Ledger about various sports-related events in Nashville and it’s not over yet. Look for my preview of the third annual Music City Grand Prix. There have been several changes for the Aug. 4-6 that I’ll be sharing. Look Continue reading The July 2023 Edition

The April 2023 Edition

First Responders to Covenant Shootings Discuss Emotional Support They Received By TOM WOOD / APRIL 20, 2023 I recently attended a Metro Nashville Police media briefing where the first responding officers spoke for the first time about their actions in the horrific March 27 mass shooting at Covenant School which resulted in six deaths … three children and three adults identified as Evelyn Dieckhaus, William Kinney and Hallie Continue reading The April 2023 Edition

The March 2023 Edition

The year was 1978 when minor league baseball returned to Nashville. Larry Schmittou’s dream — the Nashville Sounds — were a hit with fans from that first game at packed Herschel Greer Stadium. Now, 45 years later, the Sounds are two weeks away from launching their eighth season at sparkling First Horizon Park in the Germantown neighborhood where pro baseball began some 140 years ago. Continue reading The March 2023 Edition

The March 23 Edition

SEC Tips Off March Madness in Nashville With High Hopes for Vandy and Businesses By TOM WOOD / March 5, 2023 To their credit, the city of Nashville and all the downtown merchants have fully embraced the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball tournament, which returns to Bridgestone Arena for a March 8-12 run. Here’s hoping local basketball fans show the same love for our hometown team, the Vanderbilt Commodores, Continue reading The March 23 Edition

The February 2023 Edition

Eggstra, Eggstra! Read All About How Latest Shortage Affects Consumers, Restaurants By TOM WOOD / February 1, 2023 That’s my punny headline for my latest Ledger story about the egg shortage crisis is affecting Tennesseans, both consumers and those in the restaurant industry. Punny headline but not a laughing matter. Avian flu has killed millions and millions of shortages and the prices have gone up at grocery stores Continue reading The February 2023 Edition

The January 2023 Edition

Developers Focus on Belle Meade Plaza As Next Nashville Major High-Rise Project By TOM WOOD / JANUARY 23, 2023 If you’ve been in downtown Nashville the last couple of years, you’ve certainly noticed Music City’s vertical growth. High-rises, towers and cranes are everywhere, changing the city’s skyline. Suburban neighborhoods have seen similar growth and changes, though perhaps not as towering. That could soon change on the outskirts of Continue reading The January 2023 Edition