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 April 2022 Edition

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 Feb.-March 2022 Edition

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 January Edition 2022

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 November 2021 Edition

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 October 2021 Edition

The September 2021 Edition

Staying Fit During the Pandemic Isn’t Easy, Choosing Between a Trip to the Gym or Home By TOM WOOD / SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 Stay home or go to the gym for a workout? That’s a question people face daily as they try to stay in shape during the pandemic era. Some have no qualms about heading to a fitness facility and working up a good sweat next to Continue reading The September 2021 Edition

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 Final Edition

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 The August 2021 First Edition

The August 2021 Racing Edition …

IndyCar Solicits Your Opinions and Feedback On How the Music City Grand Prix Fared By TOM WOOD / AUGUST 9, 2021 So, whadja think? Year One of the Music City Grand Prix is in the rearview mirror and IndyCar.com wants your opinion. Click here to give your feedback. The drivers gave the city, the fans and the atmosphere high marks. The race course? After nine cautions and a Continue reading The August 2021 Racing Edition …

The June 2021 edition …

Why are TV sports ratings falling? It’s a simple question with complex answers By TOM WOOD / JUNE 25, 2021 My June 25 Nashville Ledger story explains how the sports world — and our viewing habits — changed in the 15-plus months since COVID-19 struck full-force and the great pandemic pause of 2020 began. The lockdown immediately darkened arenas and stadiums across the country. Sometimes, months passed before Continue reading The June 2021 edition …