Happy Hour: Dam It

  • Things aren’t looking too good for the Army Corps of Engineers today following the Senate subcommittee hearing on the Nashville flood. Though they defended their actions, they admitted that communication broke down because they failed to read their emails from the National Weather Service and pass on pertinent information. Mayor Dean also testified that the city never received any notification about water releases from the dams, including a release from the Old Hickory dam which caused a 19-foot rise in the Cumberland River. [City Paper]
  • Rocky the raccoon, who has been wreaking havoc all over Legislative Plaza and terrorizing everyone therein (okay, not really) was finally captured. His weakness, apparently, was barbecue chicken. [WSMV]
  • More than 150,000 folks have already turned out for early voting in Tennessee. Early voting runs through the end of this month and you can get some more information over at the Davidson County Election Commission. [WTVF]
  • Watch out for those ‘skeeters! A batch of them were discovered to be carrying West Nile Virus near Old Hickory. [Tennessean]
  • The unemployment rate for Davidson County rose slightly from May to June, and this makes us very sad. [Tennessean]

Photo by Stephen Yeargin.

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