Bright & Early: Drip Drop Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Here’s the day’s news roundup:

  • This soggy weather has the Army Corps of Engineers keeping a close eye on water levels in Nashville and the surrounding areas. A flood watch is already in place for Montgomery, Christian, Todd, Stewart, Houston and Humphreys Counties. [WTVF]
  • Another win for the Titans this week, 23-17 against the Buffalo Bills. [WKRN]
  • Thirteen Occupy Nashville protesters were arrested for trespassing at an unoccupied office building on Charlotte Pike Sunday morning. [WKRN]
  • Mississippi State and Wake Forest will play at LP Field on December 30 in the 2011 Music City Bowl. Both teams are first-time Music City Bowl participants. [The City Paper]
  • Meanwhile, Vanderbilt will be heading to Memphis to play against the Cincinnati Bearcats in this year’s Liberty Bowl. [WKRN]
  • The National Federation of Independent Business in Tennessee is calling on the state GOP to reduce the number of weeks that Tennesseans can collect unemployment benefits. [The City Paper]
  • Happy 15th birthday to the Bridgestone Gaylord Sommet Center Arena! [WTVF]
  • The Preds lost 3-2 at home Saturday night in a game that included an epic fight and Jordan Tootoo watching the last 4 minutes of the game from the penalty box. [The City Paper]
  • Speaking of the Preds, they may look at increasing the ticket tax (currently capped at $1.75 for hockey games and $2 for other events) as part of ongoing arena lease negotiations with Metro. [Tennessean]
  • Metro’s graduation rate has dropped to 76% following new state diploma requirements. [The City Paper]

Photo by Kerry Woo.