Good morning, Nashville. It’s the holiday season and the sound of Christmas music fills the air downtown thanks to those giant speaker-boxes on every street corner. The extra dose of holiday flavor makes just about everyone a little more cheerful–everyone, that is, except for the state workers in the Rachel Jackson Building on Sixth and Church. The workers have evidently complained about the speaker outside their offices so many times, claiming that the music prevents them from using their conference room, that the volume was lowered and lowered and finally turned off altogether. Public Works even tried just turning it on between 7-9pm when people likely wouldn’t be in the office to hear it, but they kept on complaining. We’re not sure what these folks have against a little Bing Crosby around the holidays, but we feel as though someone should cheer them up. Maybe they knocked down our Christmas tree?
- Bird’s eye view. A semi carrying a load of frozen turkeys flipped over on I-24 early this morning, leaving the frozen birds scattered all across the highway for hours. Fortunately no one was seriously injured and the wreck was cleaned up by rush hour.
- Smoke ‘em out. Out of all 50 states, Tennessee is the worst at funding anti-smoking programs for kids. The total state contribution for these programs is currently resting at $200,000, which is reportedly less than one percent of the revenue it gets from cigarette tax each year.
- Bits & pieces. We think that Perry County, AL is the only place in the world that would be excited about getting all the TVA’s toxic ash from the Kingston cleanup … Nashville home sales were up nearly 60% last month … The CMA pumped one million dollars into Nashville schools for Christmas … Lots of folks in Franklin are without water this morning due to a water main break.
Photo by Justyn with a Y!.