Good morning, Nashville. Life at the Spring Hill GM plant has been a rollercoaster over the past few months with the announcement that production would halt indefinitely after November and the subsequent loss of the bid for GM’s new smaller car. The latest talk involves several new manufacturing possibilities that could keep the plant open. Though it’s still “just speculation,” the Tennessean reports that the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, a car-based pickup truck, or even the next generation Chevy Escalade could be in the cards.
- No jobs for us. With the nearly 11% unemployment rate in our state has a lot of people wondering why we’re still outsourcing state call centers to India. The Department of Human Services contracts with companies that use India-based call centers to manage incoming calls regarding some social services. Many folks wonder if the tax dollars saved by the contracts are worth keeping the jobs overseas.
- More questions. In another bizarre twist in the McNair case, police have discovered that some guy may have updated his Myspace status two days before the murder to read, “Who is McNair in 09? RIP Sahel Kazemi.” They’re working to verify that it was actually posted on July 2nd, but it looks a tad bit suspicious.
- Bits & pieces. Some officials in Williamson County are reluctant to jump on board with the effort to ban guns in local parks … BMI is sending some jobs our way from NYC … We’re jealous of the Memphis Zoo because they have a new baby elephant.
A year ago on Nashvillest: We were still a little shocked by the enormous Music City Star fail on the Fourth of July, congratulated Keith and Nicole on the birth of Sunday Rose, chuckled at some truly mixed reviews, and discovered a whole underground city in Madison.
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