Good morning, Nashville. As part of a last-ditch effort to salvage some jobs within Metro, the city council will be going back over some budget revisions tonight that will hopefully save 17 positions. In order to come up with the extra money, the proposed amendments would shave off some funds from the Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as pulling some additional money from the rainy day fund. And apparently this is the first time in Metro’s history that this year’s budget is actually less than last year’s.
- The wrong button. A legislative aide has been reprimanded by her employer, Sen. Diane Black, for sending out a pretty offensive racist email forward from a state computer. She was busted by some bloggers and now the TN Democrats are calling for her to be fired.
- More MNPS shakeups. Whether or not Metro meets up with NCLB benchmarks, the shakeups have already begun with new principals being appointed at 21 different schools within the school system.
- Bits & pieces. Attendance is way up at the Nashville Zoo, and we blame Gumu … More storms today, maybe … Being in Newsweek‘s top 1,500 schools isn’t good enough for Franklin High … Franklin’s text message crime tips are actually working … Archaeologists have removed the remains of the Civil War soldier from the ground in Franklin.
A year ago on Nashvillest: Checked out one of the best ways in town to not get a DUI (or worse?), hugged our Sounds, dreamed of free root beer floats, busted some not-so-bright criminals on Craigslist, and braced ourselves for the Bible theme park.
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