Good morning, Nashville. The holiday season is officially here with the arrival of the Tennessee Christmas tree. The 50-foot tree made the trek from a family farm in Oak Hill to downtown this morning where crews put it into place in front of the State Capitol. If you’re able to stroll by today, you catch sight of the decorations going up. Those hoping to see the lights come on will have to wait until November 30th.
- So much for a vacation. Speaking of Christmas, our state lawmakers are looking at the possibility of being pulled into a special session December 14-17 to deal with some controversial piece of workers comp legislation. They won’t be receiving any per diem for the session if it happens.
- And we shall call it… The newest addition to our skyline, the Pinnacle, had its signs put on yesterday by some helicopters which apparently caused quite a stir on the street below. We’ve also heard that the signs are pretty enormous and unattractive, but hey–it’s still a cool building. As such, we think it needs a nickname like the Batman Building. Ready, set, go!
- Bits & pieces. Public colleges in Tennessee could see a 5% tuition hike next year … Former Parks Director Jim Fykes says he wants nothing to do with Metro Parks & Rec once the current director resigns, because who really wants to inherit a $2 million deficit? … The family of Miley’s tourbus driver who was killed in the crash last week revealed that he had a heart attack at the wheel … Metro has opened up another H1N1 vaccination clinic at the Hickory Hollow Mall.
Photo by Justyn with a Y!.
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