Bright & (Not So) Early: Eye To The Sky Edition

  • Nashville’s hotel tax revenues have been doing just fine despite the flood, only falling 2.2% from last year even though the Opryland Hotel is out of commission. Opryland normally accounts for about 20% of the hotel tax revenue in Davidson County. [Tennessean]
  • A local musician expressed some concern that US Census data was being discussed and analyzed in local coffee shops, Nashville-style. Since the forms can contain some sensitive information, many folks believe they should be handled more securely. [WSMV]
  • It’s Bastille Day! Go eat something French. [Tennessean]
  • Here’s another update on how some of the flood relief organizations are handling all that money you donated. [WTVF]
  • Metro’s health department is receiving daily complaints about bedbugs in Davidson County. If you suspect you have some, you can report them to Metro at (615) 340-5616. [WKRN]
  • Based on last month’s sales tax collections, things are looking a little better. [WPLN]
  • Flood cleanup is a little more challenging in Gallatin as workers are running into some language barriers with the local Hispanic community. [WKRN]
  • Nissan is short on some important parts and are reportedly considering shutting down production at plants across the country, which could hit pretty close to home. [Tennessean]
  • The feds estimate that 7,100 teachers could be laid off in Tennessee in the fall. [WPLN]

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