Good morning, Nashville. We can’t help but get a little bit bitter about the buckets and buckets of rain that we’re getting, especially when it starts destroying our pumpkin crops. Reports from a few weeks ago said that the rain was actually helping stave off a pumpkin shortage, but now we’re learning that it’s reducing the overall size of the pumpkins. Way to ruin everything, rain.
- News of the weird. The Murfreesboro teacher who we credit with having the creepiest mugshot/newspaper photo ever was apparently allowed to teach even after he was accused of inviting some kids over and video-taping them having sex.
- Big news for country music fans. Garth Brooks, best-selling solo artist of the 20th century, is officially ending his retirement soon and playing a big show in Vegas.
- Bits & pieces. H1N1 flu vaccine injections are here, sort of … Dickson County’s balanced budget was short-lived … Legendary blues musician Johnny Jones passed away age age 73 … Laura Bush is in Nashville … A state trooper working at the Capitol is suspended for sending out a racist email.
Photo by Jason Tan.