Happy Hour: Birds Flying High

  • So that storm was a doozy, eh? Three big lightning strikes were enough to take down the  city’s 911 dispatching system, or most of it, leaving operators to record calls by pen and paper. [WTVF]
  • Organizers are now taking questions for Mike McWherter and Bill Haslam’s September 14th debate, so send ‘em some good ones (you know, like boxers or briefs, ideal date, favorite Nashville burger, etc.) [In Session]
  • As for the District 21 Senate primary, Jeff Yarbro’s camp says that he will be formally requesting a recount. Last week, Yarbro lost to incumbent Douglas Henry by just 13 votes. [WPLN]
  • Gaylord dropped $3 million on 13 acres of land that previously belonged to Two Rivers Baptist Church, and though they would have us believe that they have no idea what they want to actually do with it, we’re crossing our fingers for a little Opryland Part Deux action. [Tennessean]
  • Speaking of Gaylord, the Opryland Hotel is about to start rehiring many of the 1,743 staff they laid off after the flood. They expect to be able to rehire about 80% of them. [Tennessean]
  • It’s that time of year again! Preds single-game tickets go on sale this coming Saturday. [City Paper]

Photo by Jon Erickson.

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