- PSA: Today is election day in the run-off for Vice Mayor between council members Sheri Weiner and Jim Shulman. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- PSA, Part II: While you’re in the voting mood, be sure sure to give us an entry for the “Best Blog (local)” category in Nashville Scene‘s Best of Nashville! Nashvillest ❤️s you.
- The Metro Council passed a series of bills Tuesday night that cleared the way for the $275 million MLS stadium to be built at Fairgrounds Nashville, capping off a contentious debate around the issue. The awarded franchise is expected to begin play in 2020.
- In other council action, about 200 homes in the Edgehill neighborhood are now under a conservation overlay after substantial debate among residents and community leaders. Opponents say the overlay is too restrictive.
- The Nashville Public Library announced this week in an email to cardholders that they will be automatically renewing checked out items for as many as three times (about 63 days) without having to log into the website. That’s handy for busy folks.
- A man in a suit and tie walked into a bank branch in Belle Meade yesterday afternoon and handed a note to the teller demanding money. Police are asking for help in identifying him, or his tailor.🕴
- Earlier in the day, the soccer ownership group and Stand Up Nashville entered into a Community Benefit Agreement that set out guiding principles for the construction and operation of the new stadium to include underrepresented groups in the bidding process for various contracts, as well as setting baseline wages for workers. The agreement is the first of its kind in Nashville, but is not directly enforceable by the city.
- Construction workers discovered bones while excavating a site in East Nashville near Nissan Stadium, though they are not quite sure if they have found human remains. The unrelated bag of bones we told you about Monday have been determined to be human remains, so police are investigating the area near Percy Priest Lake as a likely crime scene.
- The Nashville man who struck a cyclist with his car on Natchez Trace Parkway last year will spend 10 months in a federal prison in New York and pay $10,000 in fines. In addition to the collision, he was charged with lying to the police and obstruction of justice.
- WKRN has a story about a woman who traced her ancestors back to the construction of Fort Negley, and then met the decendents of the family that owned them as slaves. The fort and nearby ballpark are suspected to have mass graves on the property.
- Remember to make sure your outdoor pets have plenty of shade and water as the temperatures continue to rise.
- The Wild Feathers wrapped up their set at Live on the Green this weekend and band member Ricky Young accidentally gave away his guitar to a spectator, not realizing that he might not see it again after the show. They are asking for help in reuniting it with the band.
- Nashville Business Journal has a first look at the plans for bar, rooftop bar, hotel and … axe throwing … concept in the former Paradise Park space on Lower Broadway called The Downtown Sporting Club. That’s a lot going on.
- The Goodwill in East Nashville will close at the end of September, citing a need for more operating space to process donations and prepare them for the retail floor. The affected employees will be offered positions at one of the other locations around Nashville.
- Dawn Deaner spent 20 years as a public defender and sat down with the Nashville Scene to talk about what’s next for her and some thoughts on the current state of the criminal justice system in Nashville.
- We … we are not writing about John Rich’s opinions on tennis shoes. 🙄
Today is the final day to vote for us in the “Best Blog (local)” category in Nashville Scene‘s Best of Nashville! Remember to vote in at least 25 categories for your ballot to count.
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