Good morning, Nashville. In the past we’ve often joked about the questionable state of the Cumberland River. Members of the Metro Council even swam across it once just to get us all to stop talking about how gross it is. Now residents of a neighborhood near Madison are complaining that some raw sewage from an unfinished property on Miami Avenue has been leaking into the river for months. They’ve been upset about this for quite some time and Metro Water is supposedly trying to look into fixing it, finally. Sounds like a nice day for another swim, huh?
- A group called Nashville’s Priorities is trying to gather enough signatures to land the Music City Center on a ballot for Davidson County voters to decide. Though the group has a long way to go to rounding up 25,000 folks to sign, officials aren’t extremely thrilled at the prospect because they feel it’s the job of elected officials to decide things like this.
- After yesterday’s story in the Tennessean about how children of undocumented immigrants being ineligible for most Angel Tree programs, several readers banded together to provide toys and Christmas presents for the 4-year old girl featured in the story.
- Bits & pieces. We hope you enjoyed the balmy 60-degree weather yesterday because we’ll be back down into the 30s by this afternoon … The Preds won and Sully racked up another hat trick … Hickory Hollow residents are none to pleased about the proposed WIC clinic that might go into Hickory Hollow Mall.
Photo by pfly.