Good morning, Nashville. A few months back, we learned that Tennessee was one of two states receiving $500 million as part of a huge education grant called Race to the Top. The Metro Education Committee met yesterday to figure out how to use Metro’s $30.3 million slice, which can’t be used toward the operational budget. So far, the plan is to fund more teacher and principal evaluations to help retain good faculty and to beef up technology programs.
- Dreaming the dream. Unsurprisingly, Nashville is at the bottom of the heap in the petition to bring the World Cup to the States. But since everyone seems to think this is because no one in Nashville knows the petition exists, here you go. Now go vote!
- What does this big red “X” button do again? The Metro Council might hold a hearing about the 1,300 dashboard-cam police videos that were accidentally deleted. The videos, deleted by a contractor, contained important evidence in many DUI arrests and other incidents.
- Bits & pieces. Goodlettsville-based Dollar General is testing out some beer and wine sales in other markets … The City of Lakewood voted to contest the results of an election which would have made them a part of Metro Nashville… Today continues to be a little cooler, but storm chances are picking up … Wilson County Fair attendance was down 96,000 people from last year’s opening weekend, for which they are blaming the heat … Rutherford County election officials are in some hot water after accidentally closing the polls for a day during early voting … A car rear-ended an MTA bus this morning in West Nashville … Hooray for the Smyrna Bowling Alley, which is reopening
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