Happy Hour: Teach It!

  • Hundreds of teachers spent the day at Legislative Plaza protesting new legislation that they feel attacks teachers’ unions and collective bargaining rights. [WPLN]
  • Tennessee had its first statewide tornado drill for state schools and businesses today, marking the start of this charming time of year we call Tornado Season. [WKRN]
  • Sen. Bill Ketron out of Murfreesboro has proposed a new law that would ban the practice of Sharia Law. He says it would only apply to the political part and “does not go against anybody who practices the religious tentacle of Sharia.” [WSMV]
  • Franklin teachers would like to assert that they have not been exchanging candy for shoulder rubs from students, thank you very much. [Tennessean]
  • The days of free street parking may be limited for Hillsboro Village. Starting next month, the city will be installing 43 new parking meters along Belcourt Avenue that will cost $1 per hour between 8am and 6pm. [WSMV]
  • Always on the lookout for sinkholes around here, we felt the need to point out this SUV-sized one out in Bellevue that has residents understandably concerned. [WKRN]
  • Tim McGraw still says he won’t be getting into politics anytime soon, as he’s been saying for many years, but he’s still interested in running for governor or state senator someday, maybe. [WSMV]

Photo by Nathan T. Baker.