Bright & Early: Hoop It Up Edition

Good morning, Nashville. We’re in a hurry this morning, so you know the drill!

  • What a nasty Friday, right? Folks in West Tennessee spent a good part of their morning in the basement as the storm system moved into the state. Obviously this means that we’re next, so keep an eye on those weather alerts. [Nashville WX]
  • The Nashville Electric Service is catching some flack for a policy change that will forbid unmarried people living at the same address from being on the same bill. They say they’re simply adhering to a federal policy, but some are arguing that it unfairly favors married couples. [WSMV]
  • It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a good sinkhole story. This time, it’s in someone’s backyard in Murfreesboro. [WSMV]
  • City transportation officials are pretty pleased with the first year ridership for the Music City Circuit, which has seen 200,000 passengers since its inception in April 2010. For the uninitiated, the Circuit bus is a free bus route that serves the immediate downtown area. [City Paper]
  • The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has noticed an “alarming” number of child sex trafficking across the state over the past two years. [WSMV]

Photo by Stephen Drake.