Monday News Rodeo: January 16th, 2017

  • If you’ve bought milk in Tennessee since 2003, you can hop in on this class-action lawsuit and get anywhere from $45-70 back. There has been lots of misinformation floating around about this story, but the reason about why this is happening is actually pretty dark and terrible, so here it is if you would like to read it. [WKRN]
  • ‘Tis the season: Look out for those potholes! And file away this guide for submitting vehicle damage claims through the State for future reference. [WKRN]
  • Google Fiber, AT&T, Comcast, and Metro are banding together to get rid of a lawsuit by Nashville Electric Service concerning One Touch Make Ready–an ordinance that passed last year aimed at letting Google move Comcast and AT&T’s equipment to attach Fiber equipment on utility poles. The short of it is that AT&T and Comcast are already suing Metro in federal court over the policy, and want NES’ lawsuit dismissed because the outcome will be dictated by the federal case anyway. Sounds like a mess! [Nashville Business Journal]
  • Friday was Muslim Community Day at the Tennessee State Capitol. [Tennessean]
  • After that most recent cold (cold cold) snap, the Metro Homelessness Commission is working a plan to better help homeless folks when temperatures drop. [WSMV]
  • Sprouts is coming to East Nashville! It’s looking like you’ll have to wait until 2019, though. [Nashville Business Journal]
  • Every day, we’re getting a leeeetle bit closer to getting a pro soccer team. [Nashville Business Journal]
  • A gas pipeline leaked around 630 gallons of gasoline near Chattanooga, but thankfully it didn’t quite reach the Tennessee River. The pipeline has since reopened and its owners, Colonial Pipeline, are footing the cleanup bill. [WKRN]
  • State Rep. Sheila Butt is seeking to ban the use of food stamps for sugary, fatty foods. [WKRN]
  • Steve McNair’s son is trying out a new athletic pursuit: Dance! [Tennessean]

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