Happy Hour: Christmas Came Early This Year

  • The folks in charge of the Music City Center construction are beefing up their hiring and training procedures to ensure that they’re not employing any illegal immigrants. This comes on the heels of a (very poorly worded) concern expressed by Rep. Mike Turner a few days ago, which he then filed in the form of a formal complaint with the Tennessee Department of Labor. [City Paper]
  • As promised, Opryland Hotel employees started hanging the Christmas decorations today and announced that their annual “Country Christmas” celebration will kick off on November 19th–just four days after the hotel is scheduled to re-open. If you want to book a night in advance and show them some love, they’re already taking reservations. [WSMV]
  • The Army Corps of Engineers released a 292-page review detailing everything they did and did not do in response to the May flood, citing poor communication and lack of backup systems as possible causes for mishaps. Though they maintain that what they did saved the city, they’ll head to the Senate tomorrow for a hearing tomorrow morning and are being blamed by many folks for pushing the situation from bad to worse. [Tennessean]
  • Two dogs were killed by a swarm of killer bees yesterday. A representative from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is still trying to figure out what kind of killer bees they were, exactly. [WKRN]

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