Good morning, Nashville. We can’t believe we’ve just been sitting and suffering through the deafening drone of the cicadas for the past few weeks when we could have been phoning in a noise complaint, which is exactly what one Cookeville man did last week. He thought the noise was coming from loud machinery, and sheriff’s deputies had to break the news that the noise won’t stop for another week or so. Unfortunately, WKRN reports that “no cicadas were arrested on the noise complaint.”
- Down in flames. Trace Adkins’ Brentwood house burned to the ground on Saturday as he was on a flight en route to Alaska. Thankfully, his wife and three daughters made it out of the house safely, but the family lost most of their belongings and several vehicles.
- Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks. Vanderbilt’s baseball team is advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals, which they’ll be hosting for the first time, after taking down Belmont 6-1 last night. Belmont put up a good fight in their first NCAA Tournament ever, winning against Oklahoma State and Troy before falling to the ‘Dores.
- Bits & pieces. We’re super bummed that Adele had to cancel the rest of her North American tour due to illness, including the Ryman stop … Here’s your monthly reminder that the no-texting-while-driving law is pretty hard to enforce … Noted: Never cut in line at a tattoo parlor … A local man with Tourette’s Syndrome is documenting his experience with a new treatment on his blog … Bellevue is finally getting not one, not two, but three liquor stores … Students at Nashville Christian School and Columbia Academy will be the first in Middle TN to have an iPad for every kid in the classroom this coming school year … We won’t have any relief from 90-100 degree temps this week, which should make for a pleasant CMApocalypse and Bonnaroo … Cuts in state funding and mandated teacher salary increases may have students at MTSU paying more in tuition next year, though they hope to keep costs the same through other budget cuts.
Photo by x30mileswest.