Happy Hour: Whatchoo Talkin’ ‘Bout Willis?

  • The folks at the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation have given us the green light to frolic in the rivers and streams again, because the bacteria levels are finally back to normal. [WTVF]
  • A few flood victims have taken to camping out on their land until their homes are rebuilt. [WSMV]
  • Tennessee has only heard about 15 complaints of businesses price-gouging or ripping off flood victims. This either means that we can pat ourselves on the back for being such an honest state or that the incidents just aren’t being reported. So, reminder! You can report things like this to the Tennessee Consumer Hotline at Nashville, 1-800-342-8385. [WPLN]
  • The Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital is getting a makeover! They’re slated for a $250 million expansion in the fall to offer more services for premature babies and children with heart disease or cancer. [WZTV]
  • Nike staffers managed to rescue thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from their Opry Mills store by boat and then decided to donate it to flood victims. [WSMV]
  • Additionally, please watch out for lightning this weekend, okay? We love you all and want to see you back here next week. [Nashville WX]
  • And of course in non-Nashville news, the world lost Gary Coleman today. RIP, Arnold. [CNN]

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