Good morning, Nashville. Congrats to the Titans, who ran off with a 24-10 victory over Arizona at last night’s preseason home opener at LP Field. We’re also happy to report that whatever they did to repair the giant sinkhole seems to be holding up. Predictably, Chris Johnson seems to be off to a great start and Vince Young wasn’t looking too shabby, either. And heck, as long as we can avoid losing the first six games of the season, we’ll be doing better than last year.
- How vital is vital? The state is scrambling to salvage more than 100,000 “vital” documents that were inside a flooded warehouse back in May. The total price tag for the damage to the warehouse and the document restoration is estimated to be around $7 million.
- Gravediggers. We might not have seen much looting right after the flood, but police have seen a huge increase in the looting of graves along the Cumberland River bank. Because of all the erosion caused by the flood, the graves are easier to get to and folks are stealing and selling artifacts they find.
- Bits & pieces. Construction is underway on the controversial Murfreesboro mosque … Almost two weeks into the school year, some Metro classrooms still don’t have permanent teachers … If you see a swirling mass of birds around dusk, it’s probably just the Purple Martins prepping for their migration to Brazil … If you want to keep up with how Tennessee is using the Race to the Top funds, they’ve launched a brand new website that’ll help you do just that … Starting today, you can apply for rebates on Energy Star appliances from the TVA.
Photo by urbanwoodchuck.