Good morning, Nashville. A Billy Currington concert in Alberta, Canada went horribly wrong over the weekend when a storm blew through and caused the stage to collapse. Though they tried to clear the stage about three minutes before the storm hit, one person was killed and fifteen other folks were injured. Currington managed to escape with a gash to the head while some of his band members sustained multiple injuries. Two people are still in critical condition.
- Rocketown moving. Rocketown is trying to figure out what to do now that Metro is kicking them out of their current space downtown because of the new convention center. Though they’ve picked out a new building, they’re waiting on the Metro Housing & Development Authority to make a final offer on the old building.
- Tax free fail. Tax-free weekend kicks off this Friday, but it comes a week too late for some families in counties where school starts today. Since the main purpose of tax-free weekend is to give back-to-school shoppers a break, many wonder about the poor planning.
- Bits & pieces. Residents in Westmoreland, TN are wondering why a tornado warning wasn’t issued last week … The city is looking at past five years’ worth of crime data to determine where to put the next police precinct … The Tennessean tries to explain why men are suffering more emotional stress due to unemployment … MTA’s bus schedule changes start this week.
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