Happy Hour: Stepping It Up

  • A huge congratulations goes out to former Nashville mayor Bill Purcell who’s been appointed as the new director of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. He’s set to start his new gig on September 1st. [WTVF]
  • Metro is contracting an Atlanta-based firm to design and engineer our brand new 1.2 million square foot convention center to be built downtown. Why oh why did it have to be Atlanta? [City Paper]
  • To all the Nashville drivers who like to do 35 mph on the interstate, a state Supreme Court ruling says that cops can pull you over for going too slow. Let that be a lesson. [WSMV]
  • A Donelson man was busted for running an “aggravated prostitution” ring through Craigslist–”aggravated” meaning he had HIV. [City Paper]

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