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The name Goodlettsville has been mentioned countless times on national television.
It's free publicity for the small city just north of Nashville.
The team of middle schools boys has given their hometown an amazing opportunity.
Goodlettsville, Tennessee is a place you won't often find on the newspaper's front page.
The city of 16,000 simply goes about its business, and for the last two weeks that business has included a lot of baseball.
"There's not a person in town that hasn't heard, seen, or talked about it," says Goodlettsville Mayor John Coombs.
Mayor John Coombs says he has never seen anything like it.
Goodlettsville is receiving national exposure like never before.
"We're not but ten miles out of Nashville. We've always been shattered by Nashville, but I think we're shattering Nashville today," says Mayor Coombs.
Life long residents recognize the opportunity.
"You know we've remained hidden for a long time, kind of in the country, kind of in the city, and nobody knew about it - now they do," says Goodlettsville resident Regina Workman.
It's why economic development director Tom Tucker is so excited.
"As I've told some other folks, this is a win, win, win," says Tucker.
Tucker says the little league team gives Goodlettsville a natural brand -- a small town, with good kids, doing great things.
He hopes empty office space will soon be filled by new businesses looking for something special.
"What a great job they have done, and we're going to be able to parlay this right into our marketing campaign as we do this, so it's a natural, and we're going to take advantage of that," says Tucker.
Whether recruiting industry at home or even overseas in Japan, the name Goodlettsville now means something more.
"I mean they have done this city proud, and it has been a field of dreams for all of us," says Mayor Coombs.
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Monday, August 27 2012, 12:28 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
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