Happy Hour: Ars Gratia Artis Edition

  • It’s no secret that Fisk University has been in a tough financial situation for a while, but the state attorney general ruled today that they should at least be able to keep their Georgia O’Keeffe collection, which they thought they’d have to fork over to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in New Mexico. And by “keep,” we mean sell half of it to Arkansas to bail themselves out of financial trouble. [WSMV]
  • Metro Animal Control is up to its eyeballs in animals seized from hoarders–an unfortunate trend in Middle Tennessee. Since they have to keep the animals at the shelter as evidence in each case, there are cages spilling out into the hallways and outdoors, meaning that they’re holding off on investigating any new cases until they can get the place cleared out. [WSMV]
  • Some state officials are bravely reaching out across the border to Georgia for help in creating a new college savings program for families in Tennessee. Georgia has been running a successful program like it since 2002, so we’re hoping we can learn a thing or two. [WTVF]

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