Good morning, Nashville. We’ve been following the story about Perry County’s outrageous unemployment rate for a while now, and Governor Phil is headed down there today to announce the creation of 1,500 new jobs that will hopefully help get the community back on its feet. Sen. Roy Herron, who has represented the area since 2002, released a statement yesterday detailing the history of layoffs and money they’ve already gotten from the state government which doesn’t really tell us much, but we’re eager to see what the governor has up his sleeve. We’re just glad it’s not the 15-25 call center jobs that WSMV was predicting a few weeks ago.
- A teacher in Portland, Tennessee is being charged with statutory rape after allegedly sleeping with a student, except neither party can agree on who raped whom. Some folks are even suggesting that if the teacher was the victim, her friendly, accessible teaching style may be at least partially to blame (???).
- The Office Depot on Murfreesboro Road had its hands full yesterday trying to get 50,000 honeybees out of its store (remember when this happened to Boot Country downtown last year?) And as a side note, we had no idea it was illegal to kill honeybees.
- Bits & pieces. National Pen Co. will be bringing a bunch of customer service jobs back onto US soil in Shelbyville from the Philippines … Metro Council members Michael Craddock and Vivian Wilhoite are eying six-figure-salaried countywide elected offices once their council terms are up this year … If you rode your bike today, let us know how it went!
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