Good morning, Nashville. We’ll start off today with a burning question: Which of you folks are among the lucky 5,000 Nashvillians whose parking tickets were found stuffed in clerks’ desks at the Metro courthouse yesterday? Because your editors have collected a number of parking tickets around town over the years, and we’re pretty sure no one has ever stuffed ours into a desk. Either way, the tickets are hiding no more, the clerks in question have been fired, and the 5,000 will soon be receiving letters telling them that they still need to pay up.
- This is Amurrica. On the heels of the whole Guns In Bars bill debacle, the Tennessee Senate just passed another piece of gun legislation that specifies that any gun made completely in Tennessee won’t be subject to those pesky federal regulations.
- We can’t wait. A group of dedicated folks are working out a plan to revitalize Centennial Park. If you love Centennial as much as we do for its hodgepodge of strange and seemingly unrelated statues (Parthenon? Oyster? Monument to transportation? What?), then you’ll be happy to know that the plan includes adding a place for musicians that “will resemble a landmark in England.” Awesome.
- Bits & pieces. Knox County Schools have unblocked GLBT websites after being faced with a lawsuit from the ACLU, claiming that the whole thing was the result of a glitch. Metro doesn’t seem to be budging … Green Hills Mall security officers seem to be calling shenanigans Tuesday’s mugging that took place in the parking garage … Councilman Eric Crafton wants to require that all Metro employees be residents of Davidson County.
A year ago on Nashvillest: We were a little bit horrified when a projector screen came crashing down on the Hannah Montana movie set, failed at explaining the clown in a box with a beer scenario in the Gulch, and were kind of offended when Hotel Preston called us all rednecks.
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