Happy Hour: Ride That River

  • Remember the second TVA ash spill that happened a few weeks ago? No, not Kingston or Alabama–the Ocoee River one that happened between those two but never quite made the news. Well, the TVA has finally drafted a plan for getting that cleaned up. [WZTV]
  • Just as we thought, the guy who donated the $8000 painting to Goodwill had no idea it was worth that much. He’s taking it all in stride, though, and said he’s just happy that the money made it to a good cause. [WKRN]
  • About two dozen new unemployment centers will be opening their doors to Tennesseans all across the state that will hopefully make it a bit easier for them to cope with the high demand. Each center will start processing unemployed folks in groups to help speed up the process. [WKRN]
  • A Nashville prosecutor is on his way back home now that President Obama is starting to wind things down at Guantanamo. Lee Deneke, a Nashville native, had been supervising several prisoners’ cases to ensure a fair trial. [Tennessean]
  • We were sad to hear that Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike passed away today at the age of 76. [Tennessean]

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