Good morning, Nashville. Brrr! We’re standing strong and repeating the mantra “we will not turn on the heat in May,” but we’re probably fighting a losing battle as temperatures won’t return to the 70′s until Thursday. The good news is that this chilly weather has been confusing the cicadas, silencing their noisy song at least temporarily.
- Forward march. Despite all the recent drama around Amazon’s two new Tennessee distribution centers, they’re moving forward and hiring 1,200 new employees in Bradley and Hamilton Counties. Amazon also says they’re evaluating locations for up to three more distribution centers in Tennessee, which would create an additional 2,700 full time and 4,000 seasonal jobs.
- Prez in the house. President Obama is in Memphis this morning, delivering the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School, and you can watch the address live at 11am central. He’ll also be meeting with several Memphis families who were affected by recent flooding, along with first responders and state and local officials.
- Sinkville. Here’s your friendly neighborhood sinkhole update of the day – A portion of Cumberland Drive in Clarksville collapsed around 4am this morning and will take crews most of the day to repair.
- Bits & pieces. A bill up for vote in the state Senate would amend the Constitution to abolish a TN income tax forever … Bill Anderson and Keith Urban got their stars in the Music City Walk of Fame this weekend … Belmont University will join the Ohio Valley Conference next season, but don’t expect the Battle of the Boulevard to go away … The Tennessee General Assembly is aiming for this Thursday to adjourn, which would be the earliest wrap-up in 18 years … “Vampire Blood May Be Banned,” the headline says it all … Get ready for the biggest electric rate increase in 30 years … Congrats to all of our new local college grads!
Photo by Neuski.
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