Happy Hour: Just Bloom Already

  • News Channel 5 debunked a few more claims today by the developers of the proposed Festival Tennessee theme park in Spring Hill. In addition to that Michael Jackson movie project they never finished and the discussion about moving the Grand Ole Opry, no one has trademarked the Festival Tennessee name, the company failed to produce two music magazines it announced in 2004, they’ve never contacted the NBA about bringing a team to Spring Hill, they’ve never talked to TDOT about installing the new exit they would need, and some eviction troubles back in Florida because CEO David Peterson couldn’t come up with $8,000 in rent. [WTVF]
  • Brentwood native and Preds rookie Blake Geoffrion has been cleaning up on the ice this week, scoring his first and second career goals and contributing to last night’s glorious victory over the Canucks. [Tennessean]
  • Metro Schools Director Jesse Register gave his “State of the Metro Schools” address last night and emphasized that they wouldn’t be outsourcing any jobs despite the budget cuts. About 600 custodial positions were outsourced last school year. [City Paper]
  • Metro Police will have some extra bicycle and horseback patrol units out tomorrow for the teachers’ march on the Capitol over the collective bargaining issue, which they anticipate drawing about 5,000 people. [WSMV]
  • The clouds are starting to roll in and meteorologists are expecting about 1-3 inches of rain tomorrow. If you’re near a creek or other body of water, keep an eye on those flood advisories. [Nashville WX]
  • And in really important news, the Tennessee State Senate will be honoring Allen Benton, the man behind Benton’s Bacon, with a Senate resolution. [Post Politics]

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