Good morning, Nashville. We were pleasantly surprised when we woke up this morning and realized we’d made it through the weekend. While we were off frolicking at the film festival and throwing Wayne Coyne around in a giant hamster ball, some Vanderbilt students braved the rain to build a new playgroud for the kiddos at Murrell School. You may remember reading about these guys back in February, and with the help of about $20K in donations and 250 volunteers, they finished up the project this weekend. A few months ago while tutoring at Murrell, they noticed that the playground was pretty gross and unsafe. So now it’s not!
- Summer work program. The state is trying to help our younger disadvantaged Tennesseans find summer jobs with some of the state agencies. If you or someone you know is interested, the deadline is May 15 and you can call 1-800-255-5872 for more info.
- GM layoffs. As GM gets closer and closer to filing for Chapter 11, they’re saying that 1,600 people will be laid off over the next few days. No word on how this will affect the Spring Hill plant yet.
- Bits & pieces. The TVA finally asked the feds to dismiss all the lawsuits over the Kingston ash spill … Meanwhile, they say that 2011 is too soon to expect them to clean up their coal plants … $2 million and a lot of renovations later, you may like what you see at the Farmer’s Market.
Photo by winnith!.
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