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Take a lonely Hobo into your home

Hobo, like the legendary characters he was named for, is a dog with a sordid past. A 3-year-old cockapoo, Hobo was found over the Fourth of July weekend this summer near Old Hickory Lake. He was covered in mud, soaking wet and exhausted. Those who found him theorize he fell off a boat and struggled to shore, living in the woods until he was rescued. More

totally ArtCentric 13 fund-raiser starts Friday

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville

DeMoss Cemetery obstacle for H.G. Hill

Developers of an H.G. Hill shopping center proposed for an area of Bellevue and supporters of a historic cemetery on the property are heading for a showdown in Metro Council. The project was approved by Planning Commission staff, but was then disapproved by the actual commission by a 7-0 vote Aug. 16. More

Casting off into a long retirement

Retirement is like sex. Men love to talk about it, but when the time finally comes, they're good for about 15 minutes

City Picks

Here are just a few of the headlines in today's City Picks: 'Moon Women' author signs book, Blair music auditions start this week and Holly Williams plays 12th and Porter.

Permanent structures add life to your garden

YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD GARDENER - Many of us get bogged down thinking about only the plants in our gardens. We never give ourselves the luxury of thinking about adding the other components to make the garden extra special and unique

City Confidential

Ricky Sullivan, The barbecue guy, is a funny guy. The Nashville homeboy punctuates most sentences with a laugh or a self-effacing joke More

Shakespeare in the park has fun, fairies and it's free

The bargain of the century, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night's Dream. Filled with fairies, mistaken identities, magic (people were being turned into donkeys long before Pinocchio) and general lightheartedness, the show is, best of all, free! Through Sept. 9 in the Centennial Park band shell. Preshow entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m.

Death Notices

Time for a state of the Nashville media address

A few random thoughts on the state of the local media that occurred to me the other day while switching stations. Everybody talks about Steve Gill

Council votes to raise MARTA fee

Metro Council approved a $4 increase Tuesday night in the charge for auto emissions testing, bringing the total charge to Davidson County motorists to $10. More

City gets passing grade

Zero Population Growth (ZPG), a non-profit environmental organization, has been grading cities for more than a decade. Cities are divided into three categories: major cities, component cities and independent cities. Nashville, an independent city

Davis: The 'Heart and Soul' of Hillsboro Village

The Davis Cookware and Cutlery Shop in Hillsboro Village was closed for a couple days when Mary Lou Davis passed away last month at age 73 after a long battle with cancer. Wife, mother and businesswoman, Mary Lou was not a household name in some circles of Nashville. More

State highway travel increases by 48 percent

The average daily traffic figures over the last decade reveal a travel pattern that is about triple the population growth figures compiled by U.S. Census Bureau

Last call for fresh veggies from church produce stands

People interested in buying homegrown produce directly from the farm have a few more weeks left to visit the morning markets at five churches throughout Nashville. More

District-by-district statistics identify high-crime areas

Metro Council members learned Tuesday night which of their districts has the biggest crime problem, as part of an effort to put more police officers where they can do the most good. More

Clothing Center makes difference in kids

Tucked away in the City Paper Tuesday, after you passed stories of a rash of break-ins and thefts in one part of the city, and an effort to get enough community policing to keep pace with crime all over the city, there was another story: More

FBI got its man

The FBI, in the news for a series of blunders as well as spying within its ranks, did something right this week. After more than a year on the run, Eric Franklin Rosser, indicted for child pornography offenses before he jumped bail, was captured in Thailand. Granted, he was captured by the Thai police, but they had been involved in a joint investigation with the FBI. More

News Briefs

Here are the headlines in today's News Briefs: Heritage Keepers names speakers, Blair Music offers adult programs, 7-day, 375-mile bicycle ride set and 615 Music works on 'Today' promo. More

The reparation of remembering a usable black history

More usable history would be one that gives greater emphasis to black successes in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. That kind of history inspires, instead of breeding victimhood. More