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Dr. Elizabeth Cato picked home grown tomatoes for friends who gathered to honor her late husband Pat Patrick on the second anniversary of his death.                 - photo by Bill McCarty

Love letter; remembering Pat Patrick

  Love Letter: Property Assessor Vivian Wilhoite knows how to put a spin on her presentations. “Did you get something from us in the mail?  It wasn’t that we were…

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Beat the Summer Heat

The heat of summer is upon us – faces are sun-kissed and electricity bills are at an all-time high. Cranking the AC seems like the only way to survive these…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Like it or not, Trump is changing things in the world

Last week on his way to the G-20 Summit of world leaders in Germany, President Trump first landed in Poland where he arguably delivered his most powerful and defining speech…

Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

Erroneous Accounting Data is worse than No Data

The introduction of Quick- Books and other accounting software has greatly expanded, and in some cases enhanced the availability of accounting information.  However, the programs will post exactly what is…

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Captain Tom built it as a church

Captain Thomas Green Ryman, who owned thirty-five steamboats on the Cumberland River, dropped in on a tent meeting held by the evangelist, Sam P. Jones, in the late 1800’s. This…

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A Guide to the Newest Nashville Neighborhoods

You’ve heard the numbers – dozens and dozens of people are moving to Nashville each day. We have been coined as the “it” city, appealing to all ages, career paths,…

Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

The Most Precious Possession

If someone should ask you, “What is the most precious asset you own?” What would your answer be?  No doubt you might say one of the following:  My home, my…

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Sanctuary city bill, Judge Coleman and Dutchman’s Curve

Ordinance 739, nicknamed “the sanctuary cities bill,” dominated discussion at John A’s usually low-key July breakfast.  Looming large was the Thurs., July 6 final Metro Council’s vote. Opponents took John…

Horace Johns

Soft skills for success at work

Do you ever wonder why some people go to the top in business, politics, education, or any other endeavor? Is there something special about a business CEO, a university president,…

Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

Putting the “Spin” on Your Financial Future

Are you bothered by inertia? Inertia is what makes spinning a raw egg on its top or bottom impossible. Why? The yoke is not attached to the shell and creates…