Tennessee AG Asks For 8 Execution Dates Before June

NASHVILLE, TN — Citing "the ongoing difficulty in obtaining the necessary lethal injection chemicals," Tennessee Attorney General asked the state supreme court Thursday to set execution dates for eight people prior before June 1. Tennessee has not had an execution since 2009. Three executions have already been set for this year. Billy Ray Irick, convicted of raping and murdering a 7-year-old girl in 1986, is scheduled to die Aug. 9. Two other scheduled executions will likely be delayed by appeals. The AG wrote the eight executions he asked for Thursday are for men who "have long since concluded the standard three-tier appeals process and each case has been thoroughly litigated… Read More

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Nashville Area Home Price Growth Among U.S.’s Largest

NASHVILLE, TN — Home values in the Nashville area grew 12.5 percent in 2017, the third-largest spike among the nation’s largest markets, according to a new study. The median home price climbed from $200,000 in 2016 to $224,900 in 2017 according to ATOMM Data Solutions. Only Kansas City, where home prices grew 13.4 percent, and Silicon Valley, where the jump was 13.3 percent, had larger growth. Daren Blomquist, ATTOM’s vice-president, told The Tennessean that in-movers are the reason for the increase, as people moving from markets with higher real estate prices are willing to pay more than relocating locals and still see it as a value-play. But, Blomquist warns, it’s… Read More

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TSU Students Steamed After 2 Weeks Without Water

NASHVILLE, TN — Residents of one Tennessee State University dorm returned to campus only to find their home-away-from-home was having problems with hot water. Now, two weeks since the beginning of the spring semester, the problem is still unsolved. A ruptured tank at Wilson Hall, one of the main residences for women at TSU, has caused what school officials say is an "uneven distribution" of water throughout the building. To repair the problem, water is shut off and residents are given "alternative facilities." Those alternatives include walking to other dorms or the gym to take showers. "It’s really unsafe to walk in the gym," student Shayla Conley told Fox 17.… Read More

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USDA says it helped more than 7 million rural residents

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Thursday that USDA invested in nearly 400 projects to provide essential services for more than 7 million people in rural areas across the country in Fiscal Year 2017. Tennessee Rural Development State Director Jim Tracy of Shelbyville said he is pleased that Tennessee’s 20 projects span 19 counties with an investment of over $109 million. "Supporting essential services in Tennessee’s rural communities is vital to the mission of USDA," Tracy said. "Investments we’ve made to improve the quality of life for our citizens include fire and police stations, schools, hospitals, and transitional housing for those addicted to opioids." USDA infused $1.5 billion into rural areas… Read More

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Lennox Companies Announces Buyout of Lynnfield Place Apartments

Lennox Companies (Lennox), a vertically integrated real estate owner – operator, is pleased to announce that its affiliate has successfully completed a refinance and simultaneous buyout of Lynnfield Place Apartments, in Memphis, Tennessee (Lynnfield or the Property) which closed on November 28, 2017. The Property, currently valued at $32.7 million, was purchased for $22,420,000 on November 19, 2014 through a Joint Venture with a foreign investment fund (the Investor). The Investor provided $5,936,000 in equity at acquisition. During the holding period, distributions to the Investor, which were paid on a quarterly basis, averaged 8.3% per annum and upon buyout, the Investor realized a net internal rate of return (IRR) of… Read More

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Clarksville Association of Realtors releases 2017 Clarksville Housing SnapShot

Clarksville Association of REALTORS Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Association of Realtors® (CAR) reports that the average daily number of properties on the market for 2017 was 1548, which is a 17.7% decrease from 2016’s average (1880). Also, for 2017, the average price of properties currently for sale was $221,000, which is 10.0% greater than 2016 ($199,000). 2017 Clarksville Housing Snapshot – Average List Price “The average growth rate for our area is 1.6%. We are currently at 3.28%, which means we are over 200% of our usual growth,” said Charles Pecka, 2018 President of the Clarksville Association of Realtors. “These statistics show that Clarksville Realtors are working extremely hard… Read More

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What You Need To Understand About Signing A Lease Before Moving To Tennessee

People have begun moving to Tennessee, for accomplishing their own personal and professional goals. If you are one of those who is intending to relocate to TennesseeOcala, then you ought to be definitely looking for apartments on your stay. There are many agencies which are offered to offer you for leasing an apartment at your preferred location. So, you can take their help in finding a suitable accommodation to reside in. They have updated the database of accommodations which will be a very useful source in renting a place out. But, individuals are hesitant to sign the rental arrangement that a landowner asks them to do. It will act that… Read More

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