Happy Hour: We Got Our Flippy-Floppies

  • Long live the KR Harrington water treatment plant! It’s finally back up and running, as Mayor Dean announced today, but let’s not all rush out and wash our cars and/or water our lawns and/or fill our swimming pools  and/or tap the fire hydrants for fun just yet. Metro Water officials are still asking us to give it a few days to settle out, though no one’s going to arrest you if you want to give your car a bath (hopefully!) Speaking of, car washes can return to their normal hours starting tomorrow. [WPLN]
  • Metro Codes has put the kibosh on the temporary Tent City site, which was set up on some land out near Hickory Hollow donated by businessman Lee Beaman through the Otter Creek Church of Christ. The homeless folks have to leave by July 5th. [City Paper]
  • Clean-up crews are still working around the clock to get Opryland and the Grand Ole Opry back on their feet. We’re likely to hear an update from Gaylord on Wednesday about the progress that’s been made and maybe a target date for reopening. [WSMV]
  • Fatal crashes were down significantly over the past few Memorial Days, with six car fatalities and one pedestrian killed. Sixteen people were killed last year and 13 in 2008. [WTVF]
  • The United States Congress is threatening to cut an emergency fund that would provide Tennessee with an additional $340 million in flood recovery funds. Since we are sort of counting on that money in light of Tennessee’s perpetual state of broke-ness, state lawmakers say that “all bets are off” when it comes to state budget cuts if the federal money is off the table. [WSMV]

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