Happy Hour: On The Horizon

  • Local meteorologists are keeping an eye on the storm system slated to move through tomorrow evening. The system could include a “major tornado outbreak,” though the worst of it looks like it’ll happen south of the border. [Nashville WX]
  • Tennessee State University is cutting eight majors, all of which produce an average of 2 to 9 graduates every year anyway. [Tennessean]
  • Tennessee’s unemployment rate held steady at 9.5% during the month of March. [WTVF]
  • Mayor Dean announced his new plan to keep 22,000 acres of land open in Nashville for parks and greenways, including adding 6,000 acres of parkland by 2035. He hopes that this helps us become the greenest city in the Southeast. [WSMV]
  • The TVA is giving Tennessee $26 million for energy conservation and reduction projects. Additionally, the TVA will be shutting down 18 older coal plants and improve emissions at the rest of them. [City Paper]

Photo by Stephen Yeargin.