Morning Roundup: Hot Hot Heat


Read 'em and kneel: Nashville may be the 18th most literate city in America, but we're the fifth most religious state, according to a recent study. (Turns out we actually are behind Mississippi in something--they were No. 1.) But since the literacy study excluded religious bookstores, I guess that means we're not reading our Bibles? ... Wait, no wonder you weren't reading Bible verses. Murder, forgery, bankruptcy and backroom deals--those are the stories you clicked on the most this year on Post Politics. ... Breaking news: Nashville's more than just a country town, and the good news doesn't stop there. It's also really hard to get caught texting while driving here, so LOL away. Nashville's middle and elementary schools have been ranked, with Glenview Elementary sweeping the polls. But if you don't find your school on the list, you'll be happy to hear Metro is planning on adding six new magnet schools next year. ... The Nashville Business Journal has named "30 Women of Influence" from area businesses, and congrats go to the likes of entrepreneur Gina Butler of Gigi's Cupcakes and Emmylou Harris for Bonaparte's Retreat. Speaking of dog-loving entrepreneur types, Fetch! Pet Care is looking to expand in the Nashville area, and is seeking five franchisees to offer their pet care services in town. ... A suspected illegal immigrant has been charged in the fatal two-car crash that took place on Christmas morning on Haywood Lane. Twenty-two-year-old Ramon Olea is currently under a federal immigration hold. ... Three convicted felons have been rounded up on charges in a series of apartment complex robberies--they may be involved in a total of six. Pun intended: Apparently, numerous large-complex apartment fires are burning through the Red Cross disaster relief budget in Davidson County, and the same thing is in danger of happening in Williamson County as well. ... Planning on dressing skimpily for New Year's Eve? It's gonna be cold. ... But that chill can't be colder than the news that the Opry Mills Disney Store is closing by Jan. 23 due to the old economic downturn. I guess fairy tales don't come true.

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