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No. 677: Super Tuesday
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No. 677: Super Tuesday

🇺🇸 Super Tuesday, what do I do? How many potholes have been filled? And more!

Good afternoon, everyone.

It's Super Tuesday, which means you'll be confronted with a whopper of a ballot should you show up to vote. To navigate the madness, consult Megan's guidance below.




From Megan Podsiedlik

National journalists have already descended upon Nashville with the hopes of capturing some sensational B-roll for primetime. Welcome to Super Tuesday, when millions of voters in fifteen states will head to the polls to crown a nominee. 

In Davidson County, 28,531 people voted early — just over half the amount that showed up early for the presidential primary in 2020. There’s a chance, however, that both absentee and early voting numbers were higher four years ago thanks to the pandemic. Before you vote today, let’s take one last look at the primary ballot.

Depending on your primary affiliation, you may see either the Republican delegate or Democratic Executive Committee elections at the end of your ballot. Davidson residents who live in odd-numbered school districts will be voting for new board members. (Be sure to check out the Pamphleteer’s guide if you need a quick refresher.)

Berry Hill residents will see a city commissioner race between incumbent Greg Mabey and his opponent John Harvey. Meanwhile, residents of the county at large will choose the next Circuit Court Judge for Division IV out of four candidates: Tusca Alexis, Audrey Anderson, Stanley Kweller, and Stephanie Williams.

And finally, the Assessor of Property race has incumbent Vivian Wilhoite facing off against former MNPD administrator Tomesia Day. Wilhoite, who ran an energetic campaign for mayor last year, endorsed Freddie O’Connell after exiting the race. Meanwhile, newcomer Day has accrued some interesting endorsements, including one from former progressive candidate for DA, Sara Beth Meyers and another former mayoral candidate and council member, Sharon Hurt.

You can find your polling location and sample ballot on the Davidson County Election Commission website.


Here’s a list of a few locations holding election night coverage for 2024’s presidential primary in Middle Tennessee.

Join Nashville Young Republicans for their Election Night Watch Party, starting at 6 p.m. at Sip Sobro.

Join Williamson County’s GOP for their Official Super Tuesday Watch Party for Middle Tennessee,  starting at 5:30 p.m. at Mama D’s in Brentwood.

Join WWTN 99.7 FM for the Tennessee Trump Supporters Victory Party,  starting at 3 p.m. at the Nashville Palace in Music Valley.


DOT handles potholes on interstates and state routes while the Nashville Department of Transportation oversees work on local roads. NDOT has reported filling 11,952 local potholes since Jan. 1. (Source: Axios)


Bipartisan Tennessee bill would bring recycling to all homes, paid for by private business (Lookout) Lawmakers on Wednesday will consider a bill that could bring recycling to every home in Tennessee, a $220 million undertaking that would be entirely paid for by private-sector companies whose packaging otherwise ends up in the state’s brimming landfills.

5 dead after plane crashes near I-40 East in West Nashville (WKRN) The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) said at around 7:40 p.m. the control tower at John C. Tune Airport received a message from the pilot of a single-engine plane, saying they were experiencing engine and power failure and needed emergency approval to land. Officials gave approval to land on Runway 2, but the pilot then radioed the plane wasn’t going to make it to the airport.

Report: Tennessee student and teacher spending rose, so did education debt (Center Square) Tennessee schools saw an 18.4% increase in inflation-adjusted per student funding between 2002 and 2020, according to a new report. Spending on employee benefits increased by 56.5% over the same period. Tennessee spent $1,992 per student on employee benefits in 2020 compared to $1,273 in 2002.


  • 417-Unit Ariza Bellevue Seeks Final Site Approval In Nashville (Now Next)
  • California real estate firm pays $34.25M for Antioch apartment complex (NBJ)
  • James Beard-nominated chef opens Green Hills restaurant (NBJ)
  • Developer adds again to east side Lincoln Tech site (Post)
  • Edgehill STR townhomes see listing price increased (Post)


View our calendar for the week here and our weekly film rundown here.

📅 Visit our On The Radar list to find upcoming events around Nashville.

🎧 On Spotify: Pamphleteer's Picks, a playlist of our favorite bands in town this week.

👨🏻‍🌾 Check out our Nashville farmer's market guide.


🎻 Celtic Session with Emerald Rae @ Vinyl Tap, 7p, Free, Info
+ fiddler and folksinger

🎸 Mitch Rowland @ Eastside Bowl, 8p, $25, Info
+ indie pop

🎸 The Kills @ Brooklyn Bowl, 8p, $54.85+, Info
+ garage/ blues rock

🎸 Chelsea Wolfe @ The Basement East, 8p, $27.50, Info
+ goth metal

🎺 Todd Day Wait @ The Underdog, 11:30p, Free, Info‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌
+ Honky Tonk Tuesday afterparty, down the street

🎸 Honky Tonk Tuesday @ American Legion Post 82, 5p, Free, Info‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌
+ two-step lessons @ 7p, The Cowpokes @ 8p

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