Good morning, Nashville. Over the weekend, a vandal struck the Tennessee State Capitol building and spraypainted messages along the outside walls and sidewalks. The messages said things like “Get out,” “RIP Tony Al” and “Welcome to the jungle,” along with some anarchy signs. Police weren’t able to identify the person from security tapes, though they do know that he or she was working solo. Metro is also trying to figure out who Tony Al is, though they have at least a couple of theories. The incident comes less than two weeks after someone egged and margarined (?) the outside of the capitol earlier this month, and no one is sure if the two things are related.
- Mmm. A downtown plant that turns solid waste into fertilizer is back online for the first time since the flood last year, when it was nearly destroyed by the floodwaters. Normally the plant “digests, tumbles and dries wastes” into a soil additive which is then sold for $100,000 each year. However, they’re still making some repair to the methane fuel source, so it’s actually costing the city about $1,000 a day for the extra natural gas.
- Council race gets nasty. District 35 Metro Council candidates Bo Mitchell and Tonya Jones are feuding over a community cleanup event this past weekend after Mitchell accused Jones of using Metro employees for political purposes according to some photos he snapped showing her cutting grass alongside some of the employees.
- Bits & pieces. A giant new mixed use development could be going in west of Nashville … Tennesseans are not very optimistic about the economy, according to a recent poll … Before you’ve even managed to get the dust out of your car, you can pick up some 2012 Bonnaroo tickets from now through July 1 … Sinkhole! … Meanwhile in Maury County, someone shot and killed an alligator … Tracy Morgan will be making his big apology downtown today.
Photo by Stephen Drake.
No related posts.