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City Picks

Here are just a few of the headlines in today's City Picks: Free book appraisal every Thursday, Cultural Arts Center classes resume and Derailed at 12th and Porter. More

Lake Providence begins work on new church for 3700 members

A new 102,000-square-foot building is a step closer to reality for the congregation of lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Construction began this week on the $14-million facility on a 36-acre site in the 5800 block of Nolensville Road. . T.W. Frierson Contractor Inc.expects to complete the work in December 2002, according to Bob Upton, senior contracts administrator for the company. More

City Paper primer

Back To Class - The City Paper offers articles in every section with school news you can use. More


Few pairings promise audiences a wider range of styles and sounds than tonight

Nashville Symphony Chorus holds auditions this month

For those unaware, Nashville has one of the most exciting choruses in the country, the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and it is holding auditions Aug. 26, 27 and Sept. 9, at the Woodmont Christian Church on Hillsboro Road. Auditions must be scheduled by appointment by calling Art Burkitt at 646-5099. Mr. Burkitt asks that no calls be made after 9 p.m. More

Lightning gives warning

I could see black clouds building up in the west, and they were moving toward the lake. I had not heard any thunder, so I continued to fish. The hair on my arms started standing up and tingling. I was standing up. I put the rod and reel down quickly and I sat down. I continued to watch the clouds moving in from the west; I cranked the engine and went straight to the shoreline. More

Fisher's experience important to secondary

Those players competing for jobs in the Tennessee Titans secondary this training camp can be certain that an extra set of watchful eyes are keeping track of their every move. That extra set of eyes belongs to none other than Titans head coach Jeff Fisher, a former defensive back at Southern Cal and with the Chicago Bears, who still stays in touch with the goings on in the defensive backfield. More

School board approves administrative changes

The Metro School Board has approved a $70,000 appropriation to implement the new position of chief instructional officer and to fund the cost of other changes to reorganize the school system

Burros, Cobras banking on veteran quarterbacks

Back To Class - With a rare fourth-year starter, Tim Gray, returning at quarterback and a wide-receiving unit Coach Ron Aydelott called More

Kats' 'Mr. August'

Diminutive Jones comes up big when it counts. Reggie Jackson may have been

Dunham gets gold, chance for more

Mike Dunham got a pot of gold from the Nashville Predators and a chance to earn a gold medal with the U.S. Olympic team all within 24 hours. More

Death Notices

Maxwell Area petitions for conservation overlay district

Maxwell Area Neighborhood Association in East Nashville is petitioning for a neighborhood conservation overlay district. Louis Jackson, association president, said if the roughly 120-resident-strong group of residents succeeds, Maxwell Area will be the second neighborhood association in East Nashville to implement the overlay. Lockeland Springs was the first neighborhood in Davidson County to take advantage of the process. More


I wish I could take a little bit of Nashville, a small patch of green trees, peaceful atmosphere and smiling faces, to my home country Israel. More

Chair by any other name would sound as sweet

No one invented language

The year car horns drown out an orchestra

Where will the budget cuts lead us when we deprive young students of opportunities to appreciate painting, sculpture, music, dance and other enrichments that are deemed non-essential and, thus, non-funded. What is being ignored in this planning

News Briefs

Here are the headlines in today's News Briefs: Vanderbilt parties at First Day fest, Gay Pride Week starts Saturday and Japanese festival at Edmondson Library. More

ELL programs get increased funds and training

Back To Class - Metro

Friends of Sevier Park to choose coordinator

Vanzant takes on challenge in packed talk-show arena

Author Iyanla Vanzant has overcome so many obstacles it