Bright & Early: Daily Grind Edition

Good morning, Nashville. You know the drill – here’s your roundup of the headlines today.

  • Tennessee is getting a little healthier, clearing the bottom 10 and clocking in at 39th healthiest state this year. [Tennessean]
  • ESPN reporter Erin Andrews is suing the West End Mariott for $6 million after she was videotaped changing in her hotel room in 2008. [Tennessean]
  • Occupy Murfreesboro is now camping out at the Civic Plaza in Murfreesboro, with their Occupy Nashville brethren on hand to advise them in case of arrests. [WTVF]
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline the downtown Nashville New Years Eve celebration. Also, our annual giant guitar drop at midnight will now be a giant-red-music-note-drop at midnight. [WKRN]
  • The DA has dropped the false drivers license information charges against Kenny Britt. [WTVF]
  • John Rich had a little too much Christmas cheer before boarding a Southwest flight from Vegas to Nashville yesterday. He was asked to leave the plane, which he did, cooperatively and calmly. [WKRN]
  • We might get a rainy-snowy-wintry-mix on Wednesday. Or we might not. [Nashville WX]
  • 47% of our roads in Nashville are ranked as “poor” in a study done by Applied Research Associates for Metro. Public Works says they need $20 million a year to keep the roads maintained, and this year they only have $12 million. [WTVF]
  • Deck the halls! The Senate is holding the first-ever bipartisan Secret Santa exchange this year, which doesn’t have much to do with Nashville, but we think it’s cute. [WSMV]
  • Lenox Village is getting some new noms, including Edgehill Cafe, Roadhouse Subs and Burger Republic. [Post Business]

Photo by Stephen Drake.

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