- Sue or be sued. Election administrators in eight Tennessee counties filed a lawsuit this week claiming that they were unfairly fired because they’re Democrats. In Tennessee, the majority party in the legislature can pick the election commissioners in each county and the commissioners choose the administrators. Since the Republicans took over this year, they chose their own commissioners, and the commissioners are the ones who are now being accused of doing the firing.
- Remembering No. 9. More than 4,000 folks turned out for Steve McNair’s memorial service yesterday including Mayor Dean, Governor Phil, and many of McNair’s former teammates. Though the real funeral won’t happen until tomorrow in Mississippi where McNair was from, friends and fans were grateful for the chance to remember him close to home.
- Bits & pieces. Councilwoman Megan Barry, along with Ronnie Steine, Tim Garrett, and Jerry Maynard, will officially file the non-discrimination ordinance on July 21st that would make it illegal for Metor to discriminate based on sexual orientation … Remember that it’ll probably be looking a little smoggy downtown today … Parents, teachers, and school administrators are trying to figure out what to do with McGavock High School … Revenue for the state came in at $134 million less than the original estimate last month.
A year ago on Nashvillest: We seriously thought that Green Hills was going to blow up, learned that we’re the 25th largest city in the US, figured out what to do with all of our homeless alligators, and followed along with Mayor Dean’s trip to New York to learn how to run a school system (sound familiar?
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