Good morning, Nashville. Governor Haslam has announced his plan to improve public safety in Tennessee over the next few years. The plan of 11 objectives and 40 action steps targets drug crime, violent crime and the rate of repeat offenders in Tennessee. Several steps of the plan are already underway, including a database to track the purchase of products used to make meth, a statewide meth lab cleanup system and a new anti-meth communications campaign.
- Metro Water on the interwebs. If you’ve ever tried to pay your water bill online, well, you’ll be pretty excited about Metro Water’s new WebConnect system which will let customers view bills from the past 12 months, open service requests, see payment and consumption history and more. Everyone will be getting a new account number in January, so keep an eye out for that in your bills this month.
- Opry Mills update. More construction permits have been issued for Opry Mills stores looking to open this spring, including the Disney Store, Bath & Body Works, Saks Off 5th, Old Navy and two new restaurants. Several stores are also looking for employees, so if you’re in need of work head over to the Opry Mills Facebook page for more info.
- Bits & pieces. The December unemployment rate was the lowest since February 2009, at 8.5% … TripAdvisor says Nashville is the top travel hotspot for 2012 … The Tennessee Tea Party is no more … We let you know earlier this week, but don’t forget that MTA fares increase today … The legend of Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee moonshine will be featured on the Discovery Channel’s show Moonshiners … More than $4.5 million in rebates has been doled out to 19,000 Tennesseans using Energy Star appliances … A 17 year old was shot and killed in downtown Nashville last night.
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