Good morning, Nashville. Today is the last day of school for Metro students, and although we’re not sure we’re ready for them to be running loose and stealing our lawn ornaments all summer, we can certainly remember the importance of this sacred day for the kiddos. And hey, a few less buses and 15 mph school zones messing up our commutes sounds great to us. So school’s out, the college kids have peaced out for a few months, and now we enter this thing we call Summer In Nashville. We’re feeling good.
- Pwn3d. We’re absolutely loving the fact that News Channel 5 has called out Metro Council members Eric Crafton, Vivian Wilhoite, Sandra Moore, and Pam Murray for either not paying their property taxes at all or paying them extraordinarily late. Crafton seems to be the biggest offender with an outstanding balance of over $15,000.
- Metro shake-ups. With the summer vacation will come some pretty big changes in a few schools (besides the four that are closing down altogether), namely Schwab and Napier Elementary schools, Cameron and Early Middle Schools, and Whites Creek High School. Because they’ve got some of the lowest test scores for No Child Left Behind, the schools will be replacing a pretty good chunk of their staff, teachers, and administration.
- Bits & pieces. A woman who accidentally killed her husband as part of a bondage fetish game was changed with criminally negligent homicide … We have no idea what Project Edison is, but apparently it’s costing our state a lot of money … June 12th is D-Day for your analog television. If you’ve been waiting to make the switch, now is the time … Our public transportation situation is looking up after yesterday.
Photo by alexa sullivant.