Good morning, Nashville. With the frigid temperatures finally rearing their ugly heads in the past few weeks, it’s that time of year where many of us bust out the space heaters and complain about how cold it is in the office. However, the kids of Shayne Elementary School of Nolensville Road have gone without heat for nearly a week. One student’s mother finally called up WSMV to get the story out and now it seems that Metro is scrambling to get the problem under control. Stay warm, kiddos!
- Vaccine recalls. As part of the nationwide recall of children’s Swine Flu vaccines, Tennessee has seen 11,210 doses yanked off the market. State health officials want to emphasize, however, that the vaccines were perfectly safe; they just weren’t as strong as they needed to be.
- Volunteer state. According to the IRS, Tennesseans gave at least $3.8 billion in charitable donations last year. This number only includes donations that were deducted from federal tax returns, so the actual figure is probably a lot higher. Go us!
- Bits & pieces. Our friends at NashvilleWX keep us updated on the whole Christmas snow situation … The two people who attacked that kid at the Green Hills Mall a while back and then stuffed him in his trunk were convicted yesterday and both received 15-year sentences … If you get a weird phone call from NES, it might not be NES.
Photo by rumielf.
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