Town news: Streets to be blocked; council president urges courtesy

Streets downtown to be blocked for events

The Nashville Town Council has approved street blockages downtown for the following events:

  • The We Care Gang’s Abe Martin County Picnic and NASHCAR Outhouse Races Saturday, Sept. 17. West Main Street from Van Buren Street to Bittersweet Lane and Jefferson Street from Molly Lane to Old Hickory Lane will be blocked most of the day. Parking in those areas will be blocked off Friday night.
  • Big Woods Brewing Co’s Quafftoberfest Saturday, Sept. 24. Molly’s Lane between Van Buren Street and Honeysuckle Lane will be closed from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Old Settlers Day Saturday, Sept. 24. East Gould Street between Locust Lane and Buck Stogsdill Way will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the intersections will not be blocked, so drivers can still use Locust Lane and Buck Stogsdill Way.
  • The Parade of Lights Saturday, Dec. 3. It will start on East Washington Street near the high school and take Jefferson, Gould and Van Buren streets back to the high school, between 6 and 7 p.m.

Town offers Notes to Note about courtesy downtown

In his monthly Notes to Note ordinance reminders, Nashville Town Council President “Buzz” King asked residents to look out for each other: No. 1, clean up after your dogs when you take them on a walk, and No. 2, be careful around pedestrians.

If someone looks like they’re going to step into a crosswalk, stop for them; don’t speed up, King said.