Good morning, Nashville. If you’ve been enjoying all the live-tweeting and Facebooking by some members of the Metro Council during meetings, you can consider it a thing of the past. The Council attorney warned the twittering council members that such use of social media to inform the public could be a violation of the open meetings act. Since some folks don’t have access to Facebook and Twitter, the updates could be seen as a form of closed communication. It was a good run, but at least Councilman Cole’s string of snarky responses makes things at least partially bearable.
- A helping hand. Yesterday, we mentioned that many Metro Students were missing out on meals due to school closures. With more than 70% of students qualifying for and receiving free and reduced lunch, we’re happy to see organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank stepping in and trying to provide those missed meals.
- Fang fingers! We know that lots of you, like us, have been glued to the Olympics for the past couple of days. We’re incredibly proud of our two Preds, Ryan Suter and Shea Weber, who led their respective Olympic teams to a win this week. Way to go, boys!
- Bits & pieces. Our electric bills will be going up again in March … In case you haven’t heard, you can now use your Kroger card to save money on gas at Tennessee Shell stations … TDOT is actually $8 million over budget for snow and ice removal … A local psychologist notes that he’s seeing higher rates of depression among Nashvillians this winter … The TVA is 70% finished with the dredging of the Emory River.
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