Good morning, Nashville. With 2010 coming to a close (!!!), it’s that time of year when all of our local news outlets start getting all retrospective on us. City Paper is the first to take a crack at summarizing one of the strangest years in Nashville’s history, highlighting that minor flooding incident (duh!), drama at the fairgrounds, our boring governor’s race, the ongoing Murfreesboro mosque debacle, our fancy new convention center and of course Randy Moss. We just can’t believe they left out the Giant Bellevue Beaver! The nerve.
- ‘Tis the season for flash mobs. For some reason, everyone decided to have flash mobs this weekend! Nashville staged a three-minute freeze in the Rivergate Mall while the Memphis Symphony Chorus sort of one-upped us with a Christmas singalong in the library.
- DUI numbers skewed. The number of DUI arrests in 2010 is drastically lower than in 2009, and the Metro Police Department is blaming the flood. Because so many officers were called off of DUI duty during the months of May and June to deal with flood-related stuff, far fewer folks were busted for driving under the influence. The number of traffic fatalities did not increase, however.
- Bits & pieces. If you’re headed to the post office today, build in some extra time as it’s the busiest mail day of the year … The Tennessee Tower is back open today after being closed for most of last week due to flooding … The Sommet CEO was busted for domestic assault over the weekend … There are some bridges in Wayne County leaking mercury, which does not sound very good … Kroger is recalling pet food in 19 states including Tennessee.
Photo by Vic James Photography.