Happy Hour: The Neverending Story

  • Opry Mills has decided to sue its insurance company for $150 million, claiming that they’re not paying out nearly as much as they should in repair costs. The mall is estimated to have sustained upwards of $200 million in damage and so far only about $50 million has been covered. This is apparently the reason why they haven’t set a target reopening date yet. [Tennessean]
  • A judge as rejected the State Attorney General’s proposal to remove the Stieglitz art collection from Fisk University, which includes original works from Georgia O’Keefe, Pablo Picasso and Pierre-Auguste Renoir and was given to the school decades ago. About 200 of Fisk’s 800-member student body turned out for a protest of the proposal this morning in front of the Frist. [WKRN & Tennessean]
  • Six people were injured this afternoon in West Tennessee after an explosion a factory that makes military flares. The cause still hasn’t been determined. [WSMV]
  • The Spring Hill GM plant is getting some new life pumped into it by way of a new four-cylinder engine that will be produced there. The company is pulling up 400 of the workers they laid off when the plant idled nearly a year ago. [Tennessean]
  • Mayor Dean visited the old Peterbilt Trucks manufacturing plant out in Madison today to announce the administration’s plan to convert it into a new police precinct and DNA crime lab. [WKRN]
  • Oh hallelujah, they’re going to finally open the White Bridge Road flyover ramp on Friday that connects I-40 to Briley Parkway, which they have been working on for approximately one million years. Hopefully this will alleviate some of the West Nashville construction woes. [WKRN]

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