Good morning, Nashville. Whether you’re reading this from under your covers at home or you’re cursing the school children for that snow day you didn’t get, the winter weather is on its way. As predicted, the city is taking every possible precaution including readying emergency response crews, putting the electric company on standby, working out a plan for towing abandoned vehicles, preparing to de-ice the airport, closing down the schools, and of course stocking up on the essentials. We’re already hearing some reports of slick spots on the roads and bridges that have iced over, so we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Be careful! Weather.com is reporting that “this could very well end up being one of the top snowstorms in Nashville history.”
- Music City Center preparation begins. Metro announced some road and parking lot closures starting next week while they try to prep things for construction of the new convention center. This “prep” includes removing “asbestos and other hazardous materials,” so you’ll probably find us moseying around the city the long way.
- Roadmap for the Bible. The Tennessee Board of Education approved a curriculum which teachers can use to teach the Bible in schools. The curriculum is supposed to be a roadmap of sorts to keep the teaching consistent and non-controversial–which, in itself, is probably going to be controversial.
- Bits & pieces. A Nashville doctor is running between here and Haiti trying to inoculate earthquake survivors for various diseases … The economic whizzes at MTSU say that there’s a 50% chance we could be back at a “normal” unemployment rate by 2014 … A local bail bondsman whose face is on MTA benches all over town has the same name as the fast food robber, and they look the same and went to school together! Isn’t that funny/unfortunate??
Photo by Silenus81.
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