Good morning, Nashville. Franklin is really stepping up its game in an effort to catch more folks in the act of speeding. Though we rarely think to use “Franklin” and “speeding” in the same sentence, police have purchased two new SpeedSpy boxes, which they can hide around town to find out where the most offenses are happening and dispatch officers accordingly. The SpeedSpy is said to look like an unsuspecting lunch box strapped to an utility pole. So, moral of the story: If you a lunch-box-on-a-pole shows up in your neighborhood, it’s probably time to slow down.
- Draft order announced. The NHL has released the draft order and the Preds hold 5 of the 72 available selections. Perhaps our hockey-minded readers can chime in on what this actually means for the team, but we do know that there’s going to be a giant NHL draft party at the Franklin O’Charleys tomorrow night if anyone’s down.
- Minus the fail. The Music City Star commuter train that everyone forgets about is dropping their fares by more than 50% out of Donelson Station as of July 1, probably because they’d like for people to actually ride it. And also, tomorrow is your last day to snatch up the coveted July 4th fireworks train ride tickets (okay, so there are still 400 left).
- Bits & pieces. Titans running back Chris Johnson has bestowed upon himself the nickname “Every Coach’s Dream.” Jeff Fisher isn’t quite on board with that … We’re not exactly sure what the CyberKnife is, but it sure sounds cool … Break-ins have doubled in Germantown, Hope Gardens, and Buena Vista over the past few weeks, so be careful out there … A brand new mural honoring the Freedom Riders went up on Jefferson Street yesterday.
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