- As if we haven’t voted enough, the Nashville Scene is already looking ahead to next August’s mayoral race by telling us who has categorically ruled out running. Nashville mayor David Briley has said he will seek re-election despite a turbulent start to his term.
- A trade magazine for public transit organizations has a wide-ranging interview with
Nashville MTA WeGo President/CEO Stephen Bland in which he talks about the failed referendum and what is next for the city’s bus system.
- Police have arrested and charged a 15-year-old with the murder of his father in May after a duffel bag containing the remains was found near Percy Priest Lake on September 2. Police say that a friend of the suspect accompanied the teen when he was disposing of the body in May. 😨
- It’s not much, but there will be at least a few lanes between the Fifth + Broadway development and Bridgestone Arena that will soon re-open after being closed since June to allow for utility work. The rest of downtown remains nearly impassible.
- The US Census Bureau says that Nashville grew by about 106 people per day in 2017 after preliminary data had shown a slight dip in that number below the 100-people-per-day milestone. The Nashville Metropolitan area, which includes Murfreesboro and Franklin, has an estimated 1,904,226 people living in it last year.
- Actor and investor Ashton Kutcher was in Nashville Thursday night for WeWork’s Creator Awards, and he had nice things to say about the city. Cool, we guess.
- A Murfreesboro couple have created a skin patch that when worn before a night of heavy drinking is said to alleviate or prevent the resulting hangover the next morning. We assume they are making a small fortune on Lower Broadway whether or not it works.
- Nashville pedestrian deaths were already on the rise (even before the scooters took over), prompting city leaders to evaluate how to fix the city’s most dangerous roadway crossings with “quick fixes” or more permanent solutions. Advocates are upset at the slow progress of the improvements.
- A high performing elementary school in East Nashville has gone from being one more diverse in the system to being nearly all-white, prompting calls for officials to work to change that trend. Of the 57 new students admitted this year, four were black and four were Hispanic.
- The Tennessee Titans (1-1), playing without their starting quarterback and several other players, pulled off a 20-17 upset win over the visiting Houston Texans (0-2) Sunday afternoon. The Titans travel to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars (2-0) next Sunday.
- The Vanderbilt University football team (2-1) came up just short against #8 Notre Dame (3-0) Saturday in South Bend, Indiana 22-17. They host South Carolina next Saturday.
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