Good morning, Nashville. In light of the tornadoes that have swept through Nashville and the rest of Middle Tennessee in the last few years, Tennessee is now considered to be part of a new “tornado alley.” Though other states see a lot more tornadoes than we do, we’re actually leading the country in tornado-related fatalities. Many advocates are working to update building codes for mobile homes in the region in an effort to reduce that risk because they believe that most homes in the area aren’t installed correctly or equipped to handle twisters. Here’s hoping this Spring doesn’t bring us too much more in the way of severe weather.
- Sadness on 501 Broadway. Preds fans hoping for a shot at the Stanley Cup were sorely disappointed after last night’s loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. The game was definitely hard-fought, but the Preds ended up losing 5-3. Oh well. Only 164 days until next season!
- Family affair. One Davidson County family has their eye on four political seats ranging from Davidson County register of deeds to the US House of Representatives. The three youngest kids are running a PAC because they’re too young to vote.
- Bits & pieces. A FedEx truck took a tumble on I-440 late last night, blocking traffic until 4:30 this morning … Advocates are still working hard to get medical marijuana legalized in Tennessee … Congrats to Lipscomb for making the Princeton Review’s list of green colleges … Apparently $20 is the new going rate for the Tooth Fairy, which amounts to $400 when it’s all said and done.
Photo by Paul Nicholson.