Good morning, Nashville. We’re a little brokenhearted this morning over the Preds’ loss to Vancouver in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals last night, ending their glorious playoff run for 2011. The Preds fell 2-1 to the Canucks at Bridgestone last night after one of the hardest-fought series we’ve ever seen, and though we’re all pretty bummed this morning, Nashville hockey fans couldn’t be more proud. With the best record in the NHL, the Canucks will move forward to play either the San Jose Sharks or the Detroit Redwings in pursuit of the Stanley Cup.
- Upping the ante. As the fight against sales tax continues, Amazon.com is proposing three additional distribution centers in Tennessee on top of the two it already planned to build if they’re able to avoid charging sales tax. Altogether, the three other centers could bring nearly 4,000 full- and part-time jobs to the state.
- Dangerous debris in Harpeth. The Harpeth River Watershed Association is hoping to skim the Harpeth River for dangerous metal debris that they say is hiding beneath the surface left over from the May floods. Over the course of the summer, they’ll use canoes and inner tubes to locate and extract the dangerous objects.
- Bits & pieces. Married couples are now the minority in Nashville … Thousands of honey bees swarmed O’Charley’s in West Nashville before being gathered up by a beekeeper and relocated … Rutherford County Schools officials are now including a DUI Wall of Shame in one of their newsletters to highlight teachers who are repeat offenders.
Photo by Paul Nicholson.