Good morning, Nashville. Mayor Dean has proposed the purchase of the old Hickory Hollow JCPenney building for $3.25 million. The location would be turned into an expanded library, a new community center and 2.6 acres of “green space.” The proposal will go before Metro Council on November 15. In other news:
- Foggy. More than 50 people still have court dates set after the October 28-29 arrests of Occupy Nashville protestors. The cases are being reviewed by the District Attorney’s office, but whether they will be dismissed or not remains to be seen.
- Light it up. In other “Occupy” news, the protestors turned on Nashville Electric Services this past Friday, decrying the fancy hotels, meals and entertainment expenses made by top-level staff that were uncovered in a recent NewsChannel 5 investigation. NES president Decosta Jenkins paid a visit to Occupy Nashville several hours prior to the march to assure them that he is in the process of repaying any inappropriate expenses, but the march continued.
- Womp womp. A nice 10-point halftime lead crumbled under the Titans as they ended up losing yesterday’s hometown match against the Bengals. The loss chalks up the fourth of the season for the Titans, rendering them an even 4-4.
- Bits & pieces. West End was closed for an hour on Saturday due to a “suspicious package,” which turned out to be a fake bomb used by Caterpillar to run bomb exercises … Saturday’s auction of 23 Fifth & Main units was a “downer” for owners, who expected to get more than 67% of their asking price … The Preds took home a 4-3 win this weekend against the Sharks … Magnet school applications begin today for Metro students for the 2012-13 school year … A job fair is being held today from 11am-2pm at the Holiday Inn on Elm Hill Pike (various employers) … Nashville Sports Authority will vote on the $25 million LP Field improvement proposal today.
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