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The Chatter Class: An alternate approach to property tax

The vote two years ago to require a public referendum on property tax increases put a serious crimp in the ability of Nashville’s elected officials to raise revenue when needed. More

Walking the Fine Line

The CEO of a $200 million business that’s tops in its state spots the chance to grow beyond his traditional turf. He secures the backing of his local board as well as his holding company, which has the means to back up his ambition. The plan is set in motion. More

Real Estate Matters: Where there's a will, there's a low-cost way to transfer homes

Q: I am the co-executor of an estate of a relative and was left the house in the will. We have been unable to sell the house. I've been paying the mortgage and costs for a couple of years. I recently decided to move into the house. More

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New partner in charge of Adams and Reese office

Adams and Reese have named two Nashville lawyers to management positions. More

Stocks rise on durable goods report

U.S. stocks rose for a second day after orders for durable goods unexpectedly advanced in July and analysts said new investments by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will boost their earnings. More

Accounting firm moving part of local office

Accounting firm Horne is moving some of its operations from Palmer Plaza into 13,000 square feet of space in Grassmere Business Park. More

Aegis inks Texas deal

Brentwood-based health care marketing firm Aegis has been tapped by a Dallas hospital to help with a new community-health initiative. More

Plea deal in the works for Stokes

Barry Stokes’ creditors last night received an e-mail from the U.S. Attorney’s office inviting them to a meeting this Friday at the downtown library. More

Civic Bank & Trust names new president

Civic Bank & Trust announced this afternoon that it has tapped Robert Perry to serve as its new president. More

Healthways shares plummet on new guidance

It was early 2008 all over again yesterday for Healthways investors, who saw their holdings drop more than 20 percent after the company lowered its quarterly guidance. More

HUD chief: Housing rebound unlikely before 2009

A recovery in the U.S. housing market from the worst slump since the Depression is unlikely until “well into 2009,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston said yesterday. More

Watkins alum, trustee commissioner of school

Gov. Phil Bredesen has named Susan Basham commissioner of Watkins College of Art, Design and Film. More

State Roundup: Area district now part of regional science/tech initiative

The footprint of The Tennessee Valley Corridor, a regional economic and technology development organization stretching from southwest Virginia to northern Alabama, was officially expanded to include Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District. A ceremony including Congressmen Bart Gordon and potential gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp took place last week in Murfreesboro. More

The Chatter Class: Bells Bend debate incomplete without asking transit questions

With the Bells Bend debate still in full swing, some observers have renewed their fondness for the approach Portland, Ore., has taken with urban planning. That city, with its revived downtown areas, has long been touted as a planning model to mimic. More

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Executive Appointments

Perdue to lead new Kraft unit More MNAA official named to board of business quality group Bulow adds prosthetist Construction association names local officers EMI CMG exec to head up Christian music trade group

Creating Places: Will May project hold up over the long term?

This is the second of two fictional future trips to Bells Bend, where the May family and developer Tony Giarratana have proposed a mixed-use development they say will ultimately generate 95,000 jobs and $100 million in annual tax revenues. Read the account of the first ‘visit’ to May Town Center, go to and search for “Grandpa Fred.” More

Church goes mental with Bordeaux buy

Greater Christ Temple Church paid $3.55 million for the former Riverside Hospital, a one-time mental health facility. More

The rehabilitation of a former fraudster

Last Tuesday, Bankruptcy Judge George Payne’s downtown courtroom was the backdrop for an intriguing and almost feel-good side story to the sordid saga of 1Point Solutions, whose founder stands accused of stealing more than $15 million from employee pension and benefits plans. More