Good morning, Nashville. According to numbers gathered by the Nashville Rescue Mission, homelessness is still on the rise in Nashville. Like many other things, we can probably chalk it up to recession-era job loss and a lack of affordable housing. Between 2008 and 2009, the Mission’s nightly average rose 15 percent and the total number of meals provided over the course of the year increased 14 percent. Metro reports that approximately 1,700 of Nashville’s homeless are children. For information on how to help or donate, check out the Nashville Rescue Mission or the United Way of Nashville online.
- Look out for deer. Deer are apparently attracted to salt, and with TDOT slathering layer upon layer of salt and brine onto the roadways this year, Tennessee is seeing more and more of them darting out in front of cars. So seriously, be careful. We don’t want to see anymore of this.
- Small victories. Childhood obesity decreased by almost 2 percent in Tennessee according to a study released by ETSU.
- Bits & pieces. NES shut off power to parts of downtown in the middle of the night to fix what broke yesterday … A bunch of crazies will be polar-plunging into Percy Priest Lake tomorrow morning for charity … Tennessee is getting more than $55 million in federal grants to fix up our rail system.
Photo by Karen Alisa.
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