- A sizable chunk of downtown Nashville experienced a power outage this afternoon that lasted about two to three hours. We heard a few reports of folks stuck in elevators, but all in all it wasn’t too catastrophic. There isn’t even an exciting explanation for it other than a “failed insulator” and a blown circuit. [WKRN]
- We can’t even believe that it’s time to talk about CMApocalypse again, but the first round of headliners were announced today and include Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Reba, Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, and the Zac Brown Band. We have a feeling that CMApocalypse Bingo is gonna be mighty good this year… [WTVF]
- Metro Schools got rave reviews from the Nashville Chamber of Commerce for the first time in years in the Chamber’s annual report card. By “rave reviews,” we mean that they still warn of a looming budget crisis and criticize some accounting issues, but hey! We’ll take what we can get. [Tennessean]
- A “mysterious” bat fungus is sweeping the state giving the Tennessee agriculture folks a run for their money, as they typically rely on bats to control the insect populations that would otherwise wipe out their crops.
Photo by Chad Lunn.