Ray Di Pietro

Ray Di Pietro

Full house: Former U.S. Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander sit adjacent to their replacements, U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty and U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn. (Photo: Ray Di Pietro.)

Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse dedicated in Nashville

By: and - October 22, 2022

The Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in Nashville was dedicated Friday afternoon, capping a quarter century effort to replace the aging Estes Kefauver Federal Building. Photographer Ray Di Pietro lives near the courthouse in downtown Nashville and documented the event. A host of state and local political luminaries were there, including former […]

Christmas morning bomb devastates Downtown Nashville block

By: , , and - December 25, 2020

At around 6:27 on Christmas morning, what appears to be an intentionally-set bomb detonated on Second Avenue in downtown Nashville just outside an AT&T infrastructure building. The Metro Nashville Police Department reports┬áthe bomb was inside a vehicle, believed to be a recreational vehicle (RV.) No one was killed and three people were reported injured. FBI […]