Good morning, Nashville. About 5,000 people are still without power after the nasty storms that rolled through yesterday morning. Crews are working hard to clear the remaining debris and restore phone and power service. Unfortunately, there’s still a moderate chance of severe weather late this afternoon through tomorrow morning. Hang in there!
- 4 more years. The Metro school board has voted to extend director Jesse Register’s contract for another four years, a full year before his contract expires. Three board members wanted to wait until this year’s test scores are released, but were outvoted.
- Boo hiss. The noisy song of the cicadas has been measured at around 90 decibels, “if you get real close to them,” and guess what? Prolonged exposure to sounds louder than 85 decibels can cause hearing damage! If you work outside for longer than four hours a day, it’s time to think about getting some earplugs.
- Not cool, man. Several of Tennessee’s biggest businesses, including Nissan and FedEx, are voicing disapproval of
HB600/SB632, the bill signed by Governor Haslam this weekend that prevents local governments from establishing their own anti-discrimination laws and overturns Metro Nashville’s recently established anti-discrimination policy. Comcast also took to Twitter to voice their disapproval.
Bits & pieces. A new charter school will open at Hickory Hollow mall for the 2012-13 school year … Incense is meant to be burned, not smoked, and if you smoke it you will end up in the hospital like these two boys … The new NES rate hike will add an average of $6 to our bills next month … Nashville is the 14th most dangerous city for pedestrians, surprise! … A Franklin family is working hard to help tornado victims in Joplin, MO.
Photo by mikerhicks.
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