Bright & Early: Gotta Get Down On Friday Edition

Good morning, Nashville, and happy Friday! Here’s what’s going on around town this morning:

  • Transportation for America found that our town is not exactly the safest place to be a pedestrian. [WTVF]
  • Opryland Hotel is getting things underway for the holiday season by bringing on 450 seasonal workers. If you’re interested, go here to apply. [WKRN]
  • Metro Councilman Jamie Hollin was finally able to get the council to pass as resolution honoring high school students who protested the infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill earlier this year. [WPLN]
  • LaVergne doesn’t get much in the way of publicity, but they’ve been ranked one of the top 25 most affordable cities in the country according to Money magazine. So, we guess that’s something. [WTVF]
  • Congrats to our Nashville Rollergirls who have qualified for a spot in the WFTDA South Central Region Playoffs! [Out & About]
  • Remember when everyone thought that thousands of dead birds and fish everywhere were ushering in the apocalypse? Three thousand dead fish were found floating around in a Murfreesboro pond this week. [WTVF]
  • A Brentwood robbery victim who was forced to hand over his phone turned to Facebook to tell friends to call the police. [WKRN]
  • Nashville is not immune to the teen sexting trend as Metro has seen several child porn incidents in which juveniles have been the perpetrators. [WKRN]
  • Eleven new Tennessee sites were added to the National Register of Historic Places including Fort Nashborough (finally!) and the Tennessee State Office Building. [WTVF]
  • If the kiddos haven’t had their immunizations for school yet, officials will likely start sending them home today. [WTVF]
  • In exchange for a picture with Keith Urban, a midstate teacher has vowed not to assign homework to her students for the rest of the year. Thanks, Keith! [WTVF]
  • So the good news is that Tennessee’s unemployment rate didn’t go up for the month of July, but it also didn’t go down. [WPLN]

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