Happy Hour: The Digital Age Is Upon Us

  • After tonight, analog television is no more. If you’re still not sure whether or not this affects you, check the above flowchart from our friends at the Consumerist. [Consumerist]
  • GM appears to be holding the Spring Hill plant for ransom to the tune of $200 million. Says Governor Phil: “The numbers that they were talking about are well outside of what I think we can do today, in terms of with the budget situation we have. That’s not something we’ve traditionally done and I don’t need to tell you, given the conversation we’ve just been having, this is not a year in which I’ve got a spare couple hundred million dollars lying around in the rainy day fund for something like this.” [WKRN]
  • Oh hey, another drug bust en route to Bonnaroo. What is this world coming to?  [WSMV]
  • The CMA Fest is still going on, so please remember that a bunch of roads will be closed downtown this weekend. If you don’t plan around them, you’ll probably regret it. [WKRN]
  • The assistant principal at Jere Baxter Middle School was shot last night after an argument, didn’t realize it, and died after crashing into another car. [WSMV]
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer, who declared the Kingston TVA ash spill to be 100 times worse than Exxon-Valdez, is trying to get the Department of Homeland Security to disclose other coal ash dump sites across the country. Their answer? They can’t, because the materials stored inside are dangerous enough to pose a security threat if the wrong folks were to tamper with them (Thanks to Justin C. for the tip!) [Huffington Post]

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