Bright & Early: And The Bottom Drops Out Edition

Good morning, Nashville. As many of us remain glued to the earthquake and tsunami coverage in other parts of the world this morning, our hearts go out to the friends and families of those affected, especially those in Tennessee. Here’s your abbreviated Bright & Early:

  • We’ve got a beautiful weekend ahead! Get out and enjoy it. [Nashville WX]
  • Also try not to be That Person who forgets to set your clock forward on Sunday morning. [National Geographic]
  • Spring is awesome, but it also means we’re at a greater risk of wildfires. [WZTV]
  • Davidson County’s unemployment rate has jumped by 0.5% since December, but most people think it’s only a temporary “blip.” [Tennessean]
  • All of those make-up snow days for Metro Schools could leave the district running short on substitute teachers since many of the regular teachers already had Spring Break plans that couldn’t be changed. [WTVF]
  • And as for the regular teachers, they could be facing some layoffs soon. [WKRN]
  • Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey doesn’t really appreciate some of the rhetoric being thrown around during this year’s legislative session. [City Paper]
  • Another strike against the proposed Spring Hill theme park came out of Nevada this week, as a woman claims she was scammed by developers when they were proposing Festival Las Vegas back in 2004. [WSMV]

Photo by Eva Maria.