Happy Hour: Don’t Cry Over Spilt _________

  • Jot and Brenda Raymond, two of the folks whose property was damaged in the TVA ash spill, have filed the first of what is sure to be many lawsuits against the TVA. [WSMV]
  • In another close call, a propane tanker car came off its tracks in Cookeville, but nothing actually spilled. [WSMV]
  • The folks in Bellevue were not so lucky after a dump truck driver didn’t notice that his fuel tank was punctured and drove around for half the day leaving a trail of diesel behind him. Hazmat teams spent the rest of the day cleaning it up. [WSMV]
  • If you heeded our advice this morning and tried to buy some of the extra playoff tickets, you were probably too late. They sold out in three minutes! [Tennessean]
  • TennCare fraud has been running rampant this month as a record number of Tennesseans have been busted. [WKRN]
  • Metro Public Works has been looping the fight songs of all the SEC and ACC college football teams from those giant speaker things downtown all day leading up to the Music CIty Bowl. [WTVF]
  • Following the introduction of some newfangled vanity plates for the state’s elected officials, we just want to take this moment to point out that Rep. John Deberry of Memphis ordered not one, not two, but ELEVEN vanity plates. Really? [Tennessean]

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