Good morning, Nashville. The District 5 recall election between Metro Councilwoman Pam Murray and rabble-rousing challenger Jamie Hollins was a little too close for comfort last night with the current tally at 541-538 in favor of Hollins. At least three provisional ballots still haven’t been counted, which means the race could tip in either direction. Hollins, a 35-year old lawyer, has spent the last few months diligently building support for an effort to overthrow Murray on the grounds that she spends most of her time in Detroit and doesn’t fulfill her duties as a representative of District 5.
- Democracy wins. Always the champion of pressing social issues, the City of Franklin is declarking war on chain-link fences from marring their landscape. Existing fences would be allowed to stay, but as for any new ones, Franklin is putting its foot down.
- Yep, GM still closing. In an effort to help out the 2,000 folks who are scheduled to be laid off from the Spring Hill GM plant later this month, GM has offered 840 jobs in Lansing, Michigan. The plant will be officially closing its doors the day before Thanksgiving.
- Bits & pieces. After a couple of weeks off, westbound I-440 will be closing again this weekend … The Parks & Rec department will be announcing the final number of layoffs they’ll be making as a result of their budget shortage … ABC is holding a casting call at Buffalo Billiards tomorrow for their new weight loss show.
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