Happy Hour: It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

  • Tennessee Speaker of the House Kent Williams collapsed today, reportedly from low blood sugar. An AP reporter took a Very Controversial Photo of the incident with his cell phone and was subsequently escorted out of the chamber by some State Troopers, for some reason. [Nashville Scene]
  • The flood was so fierce that it actually broke the National Weather Service’s river gauges, which are supposed to help predict which places are going to flood. [WSMV]
  • After touring the damaged water treatment plant today, Mayor Dean announced that the the busted Harrington plant won’t be fixed until the end of the month. Which is really only two weeks away, and we can totally handle that. Right? Then we’ll celebrate with a big ol’ water party. [WPLN]
  • We do want to take a minute to issue a huge Nashvillest congratulations to Arnold Myint, owner of PM, ChaChah, and Suzy Wong’s House of Yum. He was chosen to compete on the next season of Top Chef: Washington, DC and we can’t think of a better kitchen wizard to represent our city’s fine cuisine. [Tennessean]
  • The latest word on the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is that it could take “months” to reopen. The good news is that they did have a little bit of flood insurance coverage. [Tennessean]
  • A woman who moved to Nashville after losing her home to Katrina has now lost a good part of her home to our flood. She had some nice things to say about FEMA this time around, though. [WKRN]

Photo by Megan Morris.