Happy Hour: Feeling Choppy

  • Finally, a good ranking for our fair state! According to Transportation for America, Tennessee is the eighth best state for bridge maintenance. [WTVF]
  • Someone has been calling folks in Tennessee claiming to be a TBI debt collectors, except the TBI isn’t really in the business of debt collection. So if you receive one of these calls, which will generally be from a 901 area code, just ignore it. [WTVF]
  • Speaking of scammy things, an 81-year old lady in Cookeville was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison for scamming people out of thousands of dollars on the internet. Sheesh, we always thought our grandparents were good at the computer because they could simply double-click. [WKRN]
  • The TBI says campus crime is down about 4.6% on college campuses all across the state from this time in 2010. [WKRN]
  • The Nashville Public Library system isn’t immune to the proposed 3% budget cut for all Metro departments. They say a cut could mean less staff and decreased hours of operation for some of the smaller libraries. They’re also feeling the pressure to host author signings and appearances since we basically have no bookstores anymore. [WSMV]
  • The CMA Fest could really use your help, if you’re really brave! It’s for a good cause. [WKRN]

Photo by Capt. Jason Scott.

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  • Steph

    The thing about the Country music lovers not having internet… well, it’s a tab deeper than that. I actually have every single page of that Nielsen research report and it’s very interesting. Yes, there is that percentage that doesn’t have internet and doesn’t care to, but it’s QUICKLY shrinking.

    It’s also easy to pass judgement on that 42% and on Country fans in general for not wanting to embrace new technology, but that’s not really it at all. Many, many people who cite Country as their favorite type of music live far from major metropolis’ and the cost of getting regular internet access is just too expensive right now. Sure there are satellite internet providers, but the cost on those are still just a bit out of reach for many of those who say Country is their favorite. Add in the price of the computer, the router, etc… well, many people just find the expense daunting.

    Times are changing though. That number shrinks every month. Country fans, while typically slow to embrace the newest technology, are getting more and more savvy.