Nashvillest Public Service Announcement: Today is the last day to vote early in Tennessee. There are eleven polling sites around Nashville for early voting. This is your last chance to vote before the Tuesday, November 6 mid-term elections.
- Lime, one of the two scooter companies in town, says that its riders have logged more than 100,000 miles on its scooters. The company also says those scooters traveled at about 3.5 mph on average. 🛴
- WPLN takes a look at what a community oversight board would look like, should the amendment pass on November 6.
- A state audit has found that many elevators (which many people ride every day) and carnival rides (which most folks don’t) in Tennessee are not up to acceptable safety standards. Can we talk for a second about how those are somehow those are managed together?
- That 629 area code we told you about has started showing up in more and more places. So far, your Nashvillest staff has seen it mostly in robocalls.
- The Metro Housing and Development Agency is under fire for underestimating the costs of incentives given to developers, which has been a factor in recent budget shortfalls for the city. Some council members are criticizing the lack of transparency between the agency and the city’s financial officials.
- A racial bias study in police activity was cited by Nashville mayor David Briley as required reading ahead of the vote on the community oversight board, which is a departure from the police department’s dismissal of the report as fundamentally flawed.
- The union representing the police department has filed a cease-and-desist letter against the Community Oversight Now group for using images of Nashville police officers without their permission. The two groups have traded barbs over an ad that misstates the total cost of a community oversight board as a tax increase, which is not the effect of the charter amendment.
- A boutique hotel targeted at bachelorette parties will open mid-month near downtown, in case you’re wondering how well that market is doing. 👰
- Nashville’s Jewish community has come together to call for healing and an end to hate speech in the wake of this weekend’s horrific shooting in Pittsburgh at a synagogue that left 11 dead and others injured.
- A major construction project to replace a housing project in East Nashville with mixed income homes broke ground on its next phase Wednesday. The Envision Cayce will include 101 new units, with 45 allocated for current residents.
- More than a million Tennesseans have voted early, with 122,000 of them coming from Nashville/Davidson County. Today is the final day to vote early, with Election Day next Tuesday, November 6.
- A homeowner in Hermitage has not had much luck keeping a sink hole from damaging her property, in spite of the efforts of the water company and others. 🕳
- While the Tennessee Titans (3-4) have struggled lately, the front office opted not to make any major trade before Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline. The Titans travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys (3-4) next Monday.
- The Nashville Predators (9-3-0) defeated the Vegas Gold Knights (5-6-1) 4-1 Tuesday night at home in a game where forward Ryan Hartman had two goals and defenseman P.K. Subban got the better of his brother Malcom who was in goal for the Golden Knights. The Predators head to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning (8-2-1) tonight before returning home to host the Boston Bruins (7-3-2) Saturday.
- Good news came for the Preds as goaltender Pekka Rinne was re-activated off the injured reserve list Wednesday. He had been out for several games with an undisclosed injury.
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