Good morning, Nashville. So how about that snow? We slept through most of the alleged snowflakes, but we’ll take your word (and tweets!) on it. A few lucky kids in southwest Middle Tennessee got out of school today, but the rest of us are just bracing for some “lingering drizzle”! Doesn’t that sound fun? In other news:
- Twinkle, twinkle. Governor Haslam lit the Capitol Christmas tree last night, and it’s the first year we can remember without some sort of tree drama. Remember last year when we just couldn’t find a tree? Or the year before when the tree had an unfortunate incident with some wind? Our fingers are crossed for a safe and drama-free Christmas tree this year.
- We are the 10%. A US Department of Labor report shows that only 10% of the Tennesseans collecting unemployment benefits are actually turning in documentation that they are seeking work each week.
- Power plants for sale. TVA will begin selling off power plants as part of a plan to avoid hitting its $30 billion debt ceiling. They plan to sell the plants, then lease them from the new owners. The first plant to hit the auction block is a new natural gas plant in East Tennessee.
- Bits & pieces. The Preds won 2-1 against the Oilers last night, ending a 4-game losing streak … The Titans hope that this past Sunday’s performance means good things ahead for them … Dave & Busters at Opry Mills is back in business … Tennessee has issued over 6,500 photo IDs for voting … The Mt Juliet Meals on Wheels program joins a growing list of local charities in desperate need of donations … Bell Road at Percy Priest Dam will reopen on Thursday after being closed since August … Occupy Nashville just received a $1,045 security bill from the state.
Photo by Haider Nakkash.
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