Good morning, Nashville. It’s a slow news day, but there seems to be a lot of people crashing through places that are not supposed to be crashed through. Like this lady, who drove her car straight into Omni Sound Studios on Division Street in the wee hours this morning (cue the “smash hit” jokes). And this guy out in Cookeville, who for reasons unknown crawled into the ceiling at United Pentecostal Church and then came crashing down. People of Nashville and the surrounding areas, please stop crashing through things.
- Long live the Brass Stables. Starting today, certain property owners in downtown Nashville will be given the option to protect 300 historic buildings, including locations in Printer’s Alley, the Fifth Avenue national historic district and the American Trust Building. If owners vote yes to the historic overlay, they are agreeing that their properties cannot be demolished.
- Carded. Tennessee voters may soon have to provide photo ID to cast a ballot, due to a proposal that passed state Senate last night. The bill is waiting to be taken up by the State and Local Government Committee in the House, but is expected to pass this year (after failing the last few years).
- Bits & pieces. We’ll be getting a Fiat dealership by spring … Check out the new Metro Parks website, which looks somewhat suspiciously like the old Metro Parks website … The Bonnaroo lineup is coming today at 11am (don’t worry, we’ll have you covered) … Former Titan Albert Haynesworth has been accused of sexually assaulting a Washington, DC waitress … Southwest is cutting Nashville flights to Chicago Midway, Baltimore, Orlando, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Diego and Providence.
Photo by Art Rogue Studio.