Good morning, Nashville. The folks in Rutherford County are still reeling from last week’s EF-4 tornado and now wonder whether a siren warning system could’ve saved lives. We tend to take our own siren system for granted here in Nashville (especially when we hear it every five minutes for two hours straight), but it’s a pretty easy way for the city to tell us that there’s a tornado lurking nearby. Rutherford County officials say that they’re too broke to pay for something like that, and also that Rutherford is too spread-out to benefit from a siren system. Until then, they say, you’ll just have to rely on local news.
- Shaking things up. Now that the Preds are out of the playoffs, they’re looking to see what might happen with the eight players who could become free agents in July including everyone’s favorite–Steve Sullivan. Don’t go, Sully!
- Organ donations down. We were a little shocked when we read this article saying that there are only 345 organ donors in the whole state of Tennessee, which we think can’t possibly be right. Either way, if you’re not already, check out Tennessee Donor Services for more information about becoming an organ donor.
- Save the date. The seventh annual Dining Out For Life event will take place on Tuesday, April 28th. All you have to do is eat out at a participating restaurant, and all or part of the proceeds from your meal will go to Nashville CARES for AIDS prevention education and support services around Nashville.
- Bits & pieces. The public memorial service for WSMV’s Dan Miller is this morning at 10am at Westminster Presbyterian at 3900 West End Ave … A 68-year old running enthusiast from Fairview is running his 100th marathon at that big Country Music shindig in a few weeks … Interesting story about the Nashville Cubans’ reaction to President Obama’s relaxing of the travel policy.
Photo by ryan2013.