Good morning, Nashville. The kids are back in school today! Miracles happen. For those keeping track at home, Metro used up their ninth snow day yesterday out of, well, four that were built into the schedule. February 11th and 21st will be make-up days and three more have been tacked onto the end of the year. Though the roads were still a bit slick today, Metro had SUVs patrolling back roads to make sure they were safe for buses. If not, they were asking parents to have a back-up plan in case their bus couldn’t get to them. Speaking of icy roads, some Tennessee counties are looking at the possibility of using sand and calcium chloride rather than salt since it’s cheaper. The problem is, they have to clean it up once everything melts and it doesn’t work as well.
- Germantown businesses robbed. Two of our favorite Germantown haunts, Zackie’s Original Hot Dog and Cocoa Tree, were robbed overnight. The robberies follow a string of home burglaries in the neighborhood and some believe they’re probably connected.
- A whole lotta holes. You’ve probably noticed all of the gigantic potholes opening up, which happens every year in the winter but is probably worse this year because the weather has been awful. Report interstate potholes to TDOT or call Metro’s pothole hotline (yes, they have one of those) at 862-8750 for non-interstate holes.
- Bits & pieces. A coalition of more than 50 businesses have come together in support of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance currently making its way through Metro Council … Anthropologie is opening up one of its accessories-only stores in the Green Hills Mall … Metro charter schools could enroll 4,000 students by 2018, which would triple their current numbers … A suspicious package was found at a Marine recruiting center in Donelson this morning.
Photo by Jeffrey Davis.
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