Good morning, Nashville. How about all that snow this weekend? Nashville was a beautiful winter wonderland for about an hour on Sunday, but rising afternoon temperatures erased all traces of our short-lived snowpocalypse. We’ll see spring-like temperatures in the 50′s and 60′s this week, but hey, what do you know? There’s a small chance of snow again on Friday. Weather bonus this week (and next): Step outside on a clear night and you may be able to spot the planet Mercury.
- Bonna-boo-hoo. Saturday was a sad day for thousands of anxious Bonnaroo ticket buyers, who were turned away by a glitchy website. The festival finally suspended ticket sales and announced that they will try again this coming Saturday at 11am. Second time’s the charm?
- Jobs!The Nissan plant in Smyrna plans to add 1,000 jobs over the coming year, with 1,300 more coming in 2013. The first round of jobs will staff a second shift on the truck line for assembly of the Infiniti JX, the second batch will be hired on for lithium-ion battery and Leaf electric car production.
- Bits & pieces. Students at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School got a surprise on Friday when hip hop artist Drake showed up to chat with students and hand out tickets to his show at Bridgestone Arena … A pair of Brentwood sisters racked up sales of 1,800 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year … You’ve heard of a flashmob, but how about a cashmob? … Warren County inmates overwhelmed the jail’s sewage system to protest the lack of hot dogs on the menu, but the story is way less gross than it sounds … The Preds defeated the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Sunday … Nashville finally had an Instameet … Green Hills is getting a Vera Bradley … Don’t mind that noise, it’s just us, weeping into our keyboards: Gas prices could climb to $5 this summer and are already at record highs … Legislation to repeal Tennessee’s law requiring helmets for motorcyclists over 21 is on the table today.
Photo by Paul Nicholson.