- Many Tennessee residents are getting a special notice from Amazon.com in their inboxes this week. Oh, you didn’t know you were supposed to be paying taxes to the state on your online purchases? Surprise!
- The mystery of the abandoned plane in Cornelia Fort Airpark has been solved, sort of. 74-year-old Russell Brothers has been identified as the pilot and claims that when his radio and landing gear stopped working, he needed to land somewhere familiar. Brothers’ criminal past – money laundering, drug smuggling, extortion – makes the story that much more interesting.
- It’s settled – The Preds will take on the Phoenix Coyotes in round 2 of the playoffs. And by “take on” we mean annihilate.
- Our favorite flag adoring, singer/songwriter/music video star, Youtube sensation and former “goobernatorial” candidate Basil Marceaux is currently in the slammer for contempt of court following a traffic ticket appeal.
- Speaking of flag lovers, a Gibson County high school senior was denied admittance to her prom because of her custom-made Confederate flag dress.
- Willie Weesner of Rutherford County has been arrested approximately 200 times since 1979. So many things to say about this story, so little time.
- Ever wanted a pair of boots from Dolly Parton, Kid Rock, Josh Turner, Wynonna, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, Little Richard, Emmylou Harris or Peter Frampton? It’s your lucky day! These artists (and more) are auctioning off their boots to raise money for the Music City Walk of Fame.
- Bits & pieces: The guns in parking lots bill is a no-go … Gas prices are down, enjoy it while it lasts … Or just spend all the money you just saved on gas on your rising rent costs … Abandoned foreclosure homes could make our mosquito problem worse … UT’s Hall of Fame basketball coach Pat Summit is writing a memoir … From the Department of Tell-Us-Something-We-Don’t-Know, half of new college grads are jobless.
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