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Adam Tamburin
Aug 5, 2022 - Politics

Andy Ogles wins GOP primary for Tennessee's 5th district

Andy Ogles waves to voters on Election Day.
Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles waves at a polling place. Photo: AP/Mark Humphrey

Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles won a fiercely contested Republican primary for Tennessee’s 5th congressional district, which includes part of Nashville.

  • Ogles' victory was powered by rural and suburban voters who were drawn into the district earlier this year, dramatically changing the contours of the race.
Nate Rau
Aug 5, 2022 - Politics

Democrats dominate Nashville school board races

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Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

The Democratic slate of candidates steamrolled to victory in the Nashville school board elections.

The intrigue: A sense of mystery hung over the four races because for the first time, they were partisan.

Nate Rau
Aug 5, 2022 - Politics

Activists-turned-candidates win Tennessee legislative races

Charlane Oliver poses for a portrait.
Charlane Oliver. Photo: courtesy of the Oliver campaign

Two candidates who rose through the ranks as social justice activists won their legislative primaries, ushering in a new wave of progressive leadership for Nashville.

State of play: Charlane Oliver won the District 19 Democratic primary to replace retiring Sen. Brenda Gilmore. Oliver defeated former Metro Councilmembers Jerry Maynard and Ludye Wallace.

Nate Rau
Aug 4, 2022 - Politics

A preview of Nashville's Aug. 4 elections

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Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

The Republican Party has been on steady retreat in Nashville as the city shifts further to the left. But today's election could put that dynamic to the test.

  • Republicans can claim no elected judges or elected state lawmakers other than a tiny sliver of northern Davidson County in Sen. Ferrell Haile's district. Meanwhile, progressives have made inroads in the nonpartisan city council.
Adam Tamburin
Aug 4, 2022 - News

Green tires at Music City Grand Prix mark a new era

A tire with a bright green wall.
Photo: courtesy of Bridgestone

Racers in the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix this weekend will use a new and more sustainable Bridgestone tire made with natural rubber.

  • Researchers extracted that rubber from the desert shrub guayule that is native to the southwestern United States. It was grown at Bridgestone's experimental farm in Arizona.
Adam Tamburin
Aug 3, 2022 - News

Police promise enhanced school presence

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Police presence at Nashville’s public schools will be more pronounced than ever going into the new school year Monday.

  • Chief John Drake announced yesterday that overtime officers would be stationed at all public elementary schools for several hours every day starting next week, with other on-duty officers scheduled to visit the campuses as well.
Nate Rau
Aug 3, 2022 - Sports

Sounds retire Tim Dillard's jersey

Tim Dillard and family at his jersey retirement ceremony.
Tim Dillard and his family at his jersey retirement ceremony. Photo: Casey Gower courtesy of the Nashville Sounds

A promotion to the Nashville Sounds is supposed to be a pit stop on the way to a big-league career of ESPN highlights, charter flights around the country and many millions of dollars.

Yes, but: That's not at all how things worked out for Tim Dillard — he stayed and became a local legend instead.

5 great places to get hot chicken in Nashville

Photo: Courtesy of 400 Degrees Hot Chicken

Hot chicken and Music City go together like three chords and the truth. Several restaurants around town pay homage to the original Nashville delicacy. Here are five places to start your own hot chicken journey.