Good morning, Nashville. The Metro Council voted to keep the 287(g) federal immigration enforcement program at last night’s meeting after also voting not to discuss the issue before making the decision. Dozens of folks opposing the program had shown up at City Hall to protest, but left abruptly after the vote was made and were reportedly upset that the council hadn’t allowed a discussion to take place. Councilwoman Megan Barry, one of only three council members to vote against the measure, came out and apologized to the crowd after the vote.
- Very funny. Titans coach Jeff Fisher attended a rally in support of Rocketown yesterday wearing a Peyton Manning jersey and declaring that he “just wanted to feel like a winner.” Though some folks thought it demonstrated a sense of humor and sportsmanship, quite a few Titans fans didn’t really appreciate the joke.
- Don’t call it a comeback. A preservation group is fighting tooth and nail against Mayor Dean’s October 5th decision to close the fairgrounds because they’ve managed to dig up a piece of state legislation signed in 1901 that commits Davidson County to hosting the state fair forever.
- Bits & pieces. The Music City Star fake-crashed into a Metro Bus yesterday to practice disaster preparedness … A guy jumped out of a Greyhound bus that was sailing down I-65 yesterday, for some reason … Williamson County police shot a suspect who had allegedly robbed a Kroger pharmacy in Franklin when he pulled out a (very convincing) fake gun … Our cotton crop is about a month behind this year thanks to all the rain.
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