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Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

Tax Law: Should We File Jointly?

Peter J Reilly is a Contributor to Forbes Magazine.  He writes about taxes and business. He wrote an article entitled; “Take Care If Filing Jointly With A Financially Irresponsible Spouse”…

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Hermitage event, Shakespeare and Fall feature

Hermitage event: Phil Ponder reminds us the Donelson-Hermitage Exchange Club will hold their Second Annual Field of Honor Veterans Day Weekend Novem- ber 8-12. The display of 1,000 American Flags…

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Five Questions You Can Use to Interview Potential Realtors

Buying or selling a home is no minor transaction, and many people like to improve their odds of a positive experience by involving a real estate agent. But despite knowing…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Immigration and the RAISE Act

For the last two years, the immigration debate has focused on enforcement and illegality.  Ways to deal with a wall on the border with Mexico, criminal aliens, deportation, sanctuary cities,…

Councilman John Cooper (c) spoke about a Ft. Negley controversy at John A's July Breakfast as emcees Walter Hunt, Charlie Cardwell and Joe Hobbs look on.

Second Eclipse and Fort Negley’s Future

Lin Folk, who just turned 100, wrote Dru’s Vues, “I am about to see the complete eclipse of the sun for the second time! I saw my first one on…

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Neutrals vs. Colors

Colors within a home have tremendous power. Not only do they affect the moods of residents and visitors, they can also make or break the selling process. Recently, neutral colors…

Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

What Do You Want? Really?!

You are walking along a deserted beach and you stumble upon what appears to be an urn.  Picking up the urn and brushing away the sand, you encounter a genie. …

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…