Happy Hour: Dog Days of Summer

Happy Friday, Nashville! We hope you’re as excited about the long weekend as we are. Whether you’re sticking around here and grilling out or taking off on a weekend road trip, be careful out there. Even though gas prices are high, AAA predicts the roads will still be crowded and Tennessee troopers will be handing out tickets like it’s going out of style. And believe us, you won’t want to miss the surprise we’re cooking up for you next week.

  • Ever since the Chapman family’s tragedy made national news earlier this week, increased efforts are being made to give consumers better access to technology that could help prevent similar accidents. According to experts, nearly 50 children are hurt each week across the country by back-over accidents. [WSMV]
  • We like to think that Tennesseans do it best when it comes to backyard barbecues, but just in case you’re new to the grill, WSMV has you covered with a pretty comprehensive guide to the art of the cookout including the tools and tips you need to make this weekend one to remember. [WSMV]
  • Davidson, Williamson, and Rutherford counties will all see 25-cent increases in school lunch prices beginning next fall. An April 2007 study found that in 85% of Davidson County schools, more than 50% of the student body already receives free and reduced lunch. No word yet on how this will be affected. [WKRN]

Nashvillest wishes you a really happy Memorial Day weekend!

Photo by cgrantham.

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