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Leon Russell’s Magical Storybook Tennessee Cottage — This Home’s for You

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This remarkable Tennessee home appears to have been ripped from the pages of a storybook, which is not inappropriate when you consider its lineage. It was owned by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell, the musician who penned a number of classic hits, including "A Song for You," "Tight Rope," and "This Masquerade."

He lived in the Hermitage, TN, home, described as "magical" by all who see it, for five years, before he passed away in 2016 at the age of 74. The home is being sold by Russell’s widow, Jan, for $999,900.

"I still get a feeling of peace whenever I drive up," says listing agent Diane Wilhoit. "It has such creative energy, you draw from its feeling and its really cool vibe."

Wilhoit recalls that the Russells felt that...

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Ski & Snowboard forecast near Hermitage, TN

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Enjoy The Music In Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee is the best place in the country for music lovers. If you love country music, you are never going to get tired of all your music choices. Nashville also has a thriving music scene for other types of music, but it is best know for country music. The city is steeped in music history and there plenty of historical sites for you to visit where you can learn even more about the history of country music.

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After vandalism, cleaned Andrew Jackson tomb unveiled

NASHVILLE – A ceremony has been held in Tennessee to unveil the restored tomb of President Andrew Jackson, six weeks after profanities were painted on it.

Officials posted on The Hermitage’s Facebook page the cleaned tomb was presented to the public Sunday in Nashville.

Andrew Jackson Foundation CEO Howard Kittell said in April that someone marred the stone covers of the graves of Jackson and his wife, Rachel, with black and red paint. He said the word "killer" was written, along with profanities. Anarchist symbols were drawn at the site.

Jackson served as president from 1829 to 1837. He was beloved as a man of the people but also oversaw the forced removal of Native Americans from the southeastern U.S.

Jackson was buried at his home on June 10, 1845.

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Patricia “Pat” Joyce Frey

She was a native of Springfield, TN and the daughter of the late Clyde Owen and Clellie Lee Ramsey Brooks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Woodrow “Woody” Frey. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Wauford, sisters, Minnie Sanders (Albert) and Sandra York.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna. Burial will follow in Mapleview Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy Merritt (Steve) of Murfreesboro, brothers, Dennie Brooks (Mary Ann), Jack Brooks (Sara), grandchildren, Kimberly Shearin (Chris), Tiffanie Claiborne (Quincy), Christina Barnes, Eric Barrett (Brandi), Jamie Jackson, James Merritt (Melissa), Terry Merritt, 22 great grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews.


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Vandals strike President Andrew Jackson’s tomb

NASHVILLE, TN – (WZTV/CNN) – Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage attracts visitors from all walks and parts of the world to see the seventh U.S. president’s home, way of life and tomb.

"It’s the same thing as visiting as visiting George Washington’s tomb at Mt. Vernon or Thomas Jefferson’s tomb at Monticello," said Howard Kittell, president and CEO of the Andre Jackson Foundation.

But Saturday, Kittell said disrespect is why the foundation is respectfully covering up Jackson’s tomb. He was laid to rest in 1845. His beloved wife, Rachel, who died in 1828, is also buried there.

Kittell said on Friday morning, just before a scheduled board members’ portrait at the site, the grounds crew arrived to find someone had vandalized President Andrew and Rachel Jackson’s graves in Rachel’s garden.

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Andrew Jackson’s Tomb Vandalized

HERMITAGE, TN — In what officials at the home call "unprecedented" in the 200-year history of The Hermitage, the tombs of President Andrew Jackson and his wife Rachel were vandalized overnight Thursday.

Members of the Andrew Jackson Foundation, the successor to the Ladies Hermitage Association, which owns The Hermitage, discovered the vandalism Friday morning, saying that red and black spray paint covered the tomb and that profanity was spray painted on the tombs as well.

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Metro Nashville Police are investigating.

Rachel Jackson died December 22, 1828, just six weeks after her husband’s election to the presidency...

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14 Tennesseans Win Over $3.6 Million From Non-Winning Instant Lottery Tickets

The Tennessee Lottery’s “Play It Again!” program awarded more than $3.6 million to 14 Tennesseans this week, with prizes ranging from $1,000 to $2 million. Players win by entering non-winning instant tickets online.

Misty Moses, a restaurant manager from Benton who won $500,000, arrived with her entire immediate family, all of whom were thrilled. Ms. Moses said she will invest and pay bills with her prize.

“There was no way in the world I ever thought this would be me,” said Russell Holladay, a road project employee from Huntingdon who was one of five winners of $200,000 each. “I’m going to hug your neck!” he told Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove, who notifies the winners by telephone and is on-hand to award the special prizes.

Lea Garcia of Maryville, a paralegal and massage the...

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Exhorta SSO prevenir accidentes en carreteras

El domingo, con el inicio de la campaña de Morena, en diferentes partes del mundo los mexicanos mostraron su apoyo a AMLO. La gráfica, en Paris, Francia

La prensa internacional medida a través de medios como el español El País, los estadounidenses The New York Times, The Financial Times, el inglés The Economist, la consultora Bloomberg, la Agencia Francesa de Noticias (AFP) que retoma encuestas locales como la del diario El Financiero o las revistas Newsweek o Times da como un hecho el triunfo de Andrés Manuel López Obrador, candidato del Frente Juntos Haremos Historia, conformado por Morena, PES y PT para la justa presidencial del 1 de julio de este año

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El candidato al Senado de la República de la coalición "Por México Al Frente" pidió al mandatar...

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Mary Ruth Baker Naylor

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeff Streszoff officiating.

Interment will immediately follow the services at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Naylor, born Oct. 26, 1921 in her grandmother’s house in Giles County, passed away quietly March 22, 2018 in her home in Lebanon.

She moved to Lebanon from Nashville after she retired from the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in 1985. She was a graduate of Maryville College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in high school education.

She taught school at Goodlettsville High School for several years, and after she had eight wonderful children, she began to teach in the Metro Nashville Schools...

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