Happy Hour: On The Prowl

  • The Tennessee State Highway Patrol is working to drop the “highway” from their name, as they would like for everyone to realize that they are more than traffic cops. [WTVF]
  • In other law enforcement news, the Metro Police Department is looking to add two more precincts to keep up with Nashville’s growth. One is going into the old Peterbilt plant in Madison and they’re still scoping out the second location, but the corner of 12th and Edgehill is looking like a good bet. [WSMV]
  • If you can’t make it to the ‘roo, you’re in luck: Vevo will be streaming the festival live and on-demand, and you can even watch it on your phone while spinning listlessly in your office chair and wishing you were up to your knees in mud and sweat in some field in Manchester, frying in the sun next to a row of putrid port-o-johns, instead of your boring cubicle. [WTVF]
  • Local charities and grocery stores are really feeling the pain of these skyrocketing gas prices. [WKRN]
  • Some parents are concerned about Metro teachers allowing students to use calculators for state exams. The teachers say that students have access to calculators on phones and computers, so why not let them use what they’ve got? [Tennessean]

Photo by Paul Beavers.