Good morning, Nashville. A federal judge ruled in favor of the plaintiff in NAACP’s civil rights lawsuit against Metro Nashville Public Schools and mandated that the child be transferred back to Bellevue Middle School, which is the school she went to before Metro’s controversial rezoning. The judge also ruled that John Early Middle needs to come up with some textbooks for its students within 24 hours since many students had gone book-less for the entire first week of school.
- New public art approved. We’re not sure what to think after seeing the approved renderings of the public art that will soon be placed outside of the Metro Courthouse. We’ll spare you the explanation and let you have a look for yourself. This design was the second attempt after the original plan “featured mock cranes and a fog machine.” Wait, what?
- No more urban chickens. The days of urban chicken coops are over for us here in Nashville. The Metro Council ruled last night that the health risks outweighed the benefits and voted to outlaw the practice. It was nice while it lasted.
- Bits & pieces. Metro Police are stepping it up around school zones and have already written over 60 speeding tickets … Breaking: Tennessee still can’t figure out an effective way to enforce the texting while driving ban … Metro wants to keep adult-oriented businesses downtown and away from the suburbs.
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