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U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper has built a sizable fundraising advantage over his top challenger in the Democratic primary for Tennessee’s fifth congressional district with just under a year to go before the 2022 election.
Nashville's first draft for a new Metro Council district map ricocheted through the city over the weekend.
Why it matters: The draft, driven by population shifts in the 2020 census, showed Antioch and southeast Nashville growing as a power center. An additional district could be moved there as the population continues to surge, meaning another position to represent the area on the council.
In a bit of an upset for a Nashville-based playlist, it took until Week 3 for readers to drop some Jason Isbell suggestions for our Music Monday playlist. Isbell is in the midst of his residency at the Ryman Auditorium.
- Shout out to readers Cathy, Carl, Jami, James, Hank and Michael for recommendations this week.
The Nashville Public Education Foundation released on Thursday a new poll showing deepening dissatisfaction with public schools during the pandemic.
Why it matters: Nearly half of the 500 voters polled in September said they thought Metro Nashville Public Schools had gotten worse over the last five years.
Nashville became home to one of the country's most popular sports podcasts this year when professional wrestler, executive and native son Jeff Jarrett launched his "My World" podcast in partnership with Ad Free Shows.
Why it matters: Nashville has a deep history in pro wrestling. Stars such as Stone Cold Steve Austin and Sting and the Ultimate Warrior got their start here. Jarrett's family has played a starring role and has deep ties to the industry.
Nashville's food scene continues to get more star-studded with celebs such as Justin Timberlake and Miranda Lambert opening new restaurants this fall.
👋 Axios Local's Emma Way here! I'm visiting the Axios Nashville crew next week from Charlotte, and there are a lot of new restaurants I want to try since my last trip here pre-pandemic.
- The spots on my short list are Instagrammable and trendy. I'm out to see if they live up to the hype.
A coalition of city leaders is slowly making progress on its mission to attract a women's professional sports team to Nashville.
- The women's professional sports ad hoc committee, led by influential attorney Margaret Behm, met last week to hear an update from the city's consultant.
Several local advocacy groups are teaming up to raise money for Afghan refugees heading to Nashville.
- At-large council member Zulfat Suara told reporters a new fundraising effort will give refugees "the resources and support that they need to transition into their new home."