- A local community group says that 118 homeless people have died in Nashville so far this year, the worst on record. Many died from exposure to hazardous weather conditions.
- Nearby Mount Juliet is having a tough time conducting a special census of the city after erroneously identifying legitimate census takers as scammers and warning residents not to give out personal information.
- Protestors spent Friday afternoon outside of the Nashville office of Senator Lamar Alexander, urging him to vote “No” on the tax bill moving through congress. Senator Bob Corker had previously said he would vote No on the measure, but indicated that he had changed his intended vote to a “Yes.”
- A massive power outage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport has caused havoc on travelers nationwide, including Nashville. As of Sunday evening, crews were still trying to return the airport to normal operation.
- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says that gun crimes in the state are up 24.8 percent over the last four years, mirroring a trend in Nashville. This was the first time such a report has been prepared by the agency.
- A last-second field goal dropped the Tennessee Titans (8-6) 23-25 in their match-up against the San Francisco 49ers (4-10) Sunday and narrowed their road to their first playoff appearance since 2008. They will look to get back on track at home next Sunday against the
St. Louis Los Angeles Rams.
- Western Canada will be on the Nashville Predators Christmas card list after giving the team six points on the road. They wrapped up the annual trip with back-to-back shutouts against the Edmonton Oilers (14-17-2) 4-0 on Friday and the Calgary Flames (16-14-3) 2-0 on Saturday. The Preds return home Tuesday for a division game against the Winnipeg Jets (19-10-5).
- The Nashville Predators Foundation (the non-profit community outreach arm of the team) gave a Williamson County teen who is battling cancer a bedroom makeover.
- Getahn Ward, a longtime Tennessean reporter and professor at Tennessee State University died after a brief illness Saturday, leaving behind a legacy of more than a decade of tireless reporting in a very tough field. He was 45.
- A man allegedly finished dinner with his mother at Opry Mills Mall Friday night and then proceeded to break windows, destroy signs and climbed on a stage used for musical performances. We know the holidays are stressful, but come on dude.
- Despite reports to the contrary, the East Nashville Facebook Group still exists.
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