Happy Hour: Bouncing Right Back

  • Good news! Our water reserves are holding steady enough that Mayor Dean said car washes can reopen for at least a few hours every day. Sadly, they’re revoking our temporary HOV lane privileges as of next Monday. [WTVF & Examiner]
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander says that a new EPA guideline regarding lead paint could drastically slow down recovery, so he’s asking for a delay. [Tennessean]
  • Local news outlets have been keeping an eye on some possible shadiness related to Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas’ methods for collecting crime data. Now it appears that some of the evidence has been stolen. [WSMV]
  • CSX is reopening the route between Memphis and Nashville after completing some flood damage repairs weeks ahead of schedule. [WPLN]
  • In case you weren’t able to snag tickets for tonight’s benefit at the Ryman, it’ll be livestreaming online from Hulu. The event kicks off the Opry’s 85th birthday bash, benefits the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and features the likes of Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs and Steve Wariner. [Hulu]
  • Roy L. Waldron Elementary School in LaVergne was one of the lucky winners of the Pepsi Refresh grant and was awarded $25,000 this morning for rebuilding their playground. [WKRN]

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