Happy Hour: Whole Lotta Love

  • Tennessee’s unemployment rate is still 9.4% just like it’s been for the past several months. Though some people look at this as not getting any better, we prefer the “not getting any worse” perspective. [Tennessean]
  • Many folks are complaining that locals aren’t getting the Music City Center construction jobs like we were promised in the beginning. Rather, they say contracts have been awarded to out-of-state firms bringing in workers from all over the country. [Tennessean]
  • The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Baily Circus elephants marched down Broadway this morning in preparation for the circus which starts this weekend. Fun fact: One of the elephants is named after President Barack Obama because he was born on inauguration day. [WSMV]
  • Meteorologists are still calling for anywhere from 1-3 inches of snow across the midstate tonight. This has already caused traffic jams a’plenty all over the city, so please be careful! [WTVF]

Photo by Denise Mattox.