Good morning, Nashville. We’re happy to be alive and well after Friday’s severe weather across the southeast. Two Middle Tennessee tornado touchdowns were confirmed in Jackson and Cheatham counties, but Nashville escaped relatively unscathed with just some early school dismissals, power outages and hail damage.
- Much love to Burger UP. Burger UP co-founder Michael Pontes died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head inside the restaurant this weekend. We’re sending all of our love to both his family and everyone in the Burger UP family during this difficult time. The restaurant has been closed since Saturday and will re-open on Wednesday.
- Tardy to the party. Sen. Rick Santorum made a last minute campaign pitstop at Belmont University last week, and despite showing up 45 minutes late due to a Sean Hannity interview, about 600 people stuck around to hear the senator speak. We won’t wager a guess at how many attendees were bored students looking for witty Twitter fodder,but this gives us a pretty good idea.
- Bits & pieces. Shots fired at Young Buck’s vehicle on I-24 this weekend missed the rapper, but caught his girlfriend … The Preds beat the Florida Panthers 3-1 on Saturday … Taylor Swift got Punk’d by Justin Bieber … Three former Sommet Group execs are being charged with multi-million dollar fraud … Belmont is headed to the NCAA Tournament once again … The “Fairy Godmother” Project paired over a hundred teen girls with prom dresses this weekend.
Photo by Paul Beavers.