- Residents and businesses are frustrated and uncertain about the future six months after the Christmas Day bombings in downtown Nashville. The photo gallery shows the Christmas decorations still up in some of the buildings.
- The Davidson County Election Commission will appeal a ruling handed down last week that declared a July 27 referendum vote as improper because of numerous issues with the original petition. The city had effectively sued itself to block the referendum from moving forward.
- The city’s homeless population is getting vaccinated for COVID-19 at a higher rate (about 60 percent) than residents overall (about 46 percent) thanks to targeted programs aimed at ensuring the vulnerable population avoids the disease.
- The ACLU has sued the State of Tennessee over a law set to take effect July 1 that requires businesses to post a sign outside of gendered bathrooms that may be used by anyone other than their sex at birth. The bill was one of several aimed at transgendered individuals from the past legislative session.
- Only about nine percent of those that have applied for rental assistance during the pandemic have received it according to a report from the Metro Action Commission, a lag blamed on inadequate staffing and other challenges.
- The flea market at the Fairgrounds Nashville returned this weekend for its second monthly event since COVID-19 restrictions lifted, but it remained mired in traffic and parking woes with ongoing soccer stadium construction.
- Nashville isn’t taking any chances with the next pandemic, ordering a comprehensive review of its response over the last year and a half to better prepare.
- Be sure to give yourself plenty of time if you are flying out of Nashville International Airport this summer, as ongoing construction and very high volume are making it take longer to board your flight. Guess that’s getting back to normal.
- Some city events, like the Music City Bowl and American Fest, will have not have as much financial support from the city’s event marketing fund this year because of shortfalls during the pandemic. The fund instead directed money at other events, such as the
NASCAR IndyCar Music City Grand Prix race next month.
- The Iroquois Steeplechase was held this weekend, with the event pushed back a month from its typical time and held for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. Snap Decision won the main event, which is a horse race with obstacles to jump over.
- Vanderbilt Baseball will play the first game of the College World Series Championship today against Mississippi State after a 3-1 win over North Carolina State to set up an elimination game that was ultimately ruled a ‘no contest’ because of COVID-19 protocols.
- Nashville SC scored a stoppage time goal to draw CF Montreal 1-1 Saturday night at Nissan Stadium. The team returns to action this Saturday at home against Philadelphia Union.
- A concert series at ACME Feed and Seed aims to bring about a ‘Renaissance of Live Black Music’ to Lower Broadway, an area that tends to have only white performers in the local bars and restaurants.
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