February 5, 2008
UPDATE: Here is a map showing tornado damage and sightings. The death toll has risen to 17 (FOX reports 21). A natural gas station is burning northeast of Nashville, perhaps as a result of the storms.
Tornado reported in downtown Nashville
At 9:45 p.m., a tornado was reported sighted traveling from downtown Nashville area headed toward Goodlettsville.Tornadoes sirens in the downtown ares were going off and the authorities were telling people to seek shelter.
Tornado warning had been extended to 10:45 p.m. for the Davidson County area.
The National Weather Service reports a half-dozen tornadoes in Tennessee and northern Mississippi. Tornadoes have also been reported near Fort Campbell, just north of Nashville. A couple of people were killed and several injured in severe weather around Jackson, TN, about halfway between Nashville and Memphis. There were reports of tornadoes around Memphis, damaging the Hickory Ridge Mall.
The Tennessee Secretary of State was forced to close some precincts for a time.
January 11, 2008
From the Nashville City Paper
The campaign of Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will open its official Tennessee headquarters in Nashville Tuesday.
The headquarters will be located at 9 Music Square West. An open house will be held from 12 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Paul (R-Texas), a strict Constitutionalist with Libertarian leanings, has a strong fund-raising basis from a vocal group of supporters.
It doesn’t sound like Paul is about to drop out anytime soon.
December 29, 2007
From Saturday’s Nashville paper the Tennessean
The names, addresses and complete Social Security numbers of more than 337,000 Davidson County voters may be in the hands of thieves, Metro election officials said Friday.The information could be used by identity thieves. County election officials are warning the public to monitor their credit accounts for any suspicious activity.
Election officials had said earlier in the week that the computers stolen over the Christmas holiday from the Metro Election Commission offices at Howard School Building, 800 Second Ave. S., contained voters’ partial Social Security numbers, along with other personal information.
The Election Commission will send a written notice to all voters in Davidson County, alerting them to the potential danger of identity theft, within the next week.
The theft should not cause any problems for Nashvillians casting ballots in the upcoming presidential primary. Early voting begins Jan. 16.