Good morning, Nashville, and happy first Monday of 2011! We hope you guys had a fun, relaxing and safe holiday and that you’re a little less cranky about Monday than we are (that is, if you’re even awake)! Starting January 1, a couple of new laws went into effect in Tennessee including a new measure that requires more DUI offenders to use those fancy breathalyzer devices that don’t allow them to start their cars unless they pass the test. Another law requires prisons to check the documentation of all inmates to verify that they’re in the country legally. Those who aren’t are reported to the federal authorities.
- As the guitar turns. Downtown Nashville’s New Year’s Eve celebration included a guitar drop for the second year in a row, except the guitar stalled about 10 feet above the stage this time. Despite the problem, everything else went fine and somehow 2011 still arrived on time.
- Salty days. All the snow over the holiday seriously depleted the salt supplies in many Middle Tennessee communities. Time to spring for some new stuff!
- Bits & pieces. More than 700 people took advantage of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office’s sober ride program over NYE, which was 700 less drunk people on the road. Success! … Sudanese refugees will be travelling into Nashville from all over the region to vote on a referendum that could split Sudan in two … Police are still looking for the gentlemen who busted into Holland House last week and robbed everyone … A massive weekend clinic in McGavock High School is still looking for volunteer eye doctors and dentists to provide services to people in need … Jeff Fisher would like to keep his job, please.
Photo by liebeiststark.
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