Tag: Apartment

Sharing The Road

In late May, Nashville CBS-affiliate News Channel 5 reported the death of a young man who was riding a scooter downtown when he was fatally struck by a sport utility vehicle.  Talk of a 30-day ban on the scooters was rejected by the Metro Council, though an alternate plan for greater control over the scooters will be up for a vote on July 16. While local lawmakers work out the kinks...

Burglar-Proofing Your Property While You're Away

Summer is upon us, and while the appeal of warmer weather and lazy days gives us something to look forward to, it’s also enticing to those who make their living from breaking the law.  According to a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, which is a division of the United States Department of Justice, crimes like burglary and larceny occur more often in the...

Protecting Your Home From Wind Damage

The end of May 2019 was a challenge for many residents of the Midwest as a series of violent storms spawned deadly tornadoes.  Reports from Jefferson City, Missouri and Dayton, Ohio told tales of loss of life and financial devastation.  Middle Tennessee made national severe weather news in late Fall 2018 when an F2 tornado touched down in Christiana, killing one woman when it tore...

Sinkholes

Approximately 40 miles west of Nashville, Tennessee lies the bustling city of Dickson.  Though notable already for its connections to actors Anson Mount and Luke Perry, Dickson has now made national news for a phenomenon affectionately dubbed by locals as “The Dickson Hole.” The sinkhole first appeared in the early days of November 2017 following unusually heavy rain and subsequent flooding. According to the Nashville,...

Driving Out-Of-State

As the weather gets nicer, it’s natural to think of vacation.  The American Automobile Association regularly tracks the driving patterns of the average American, and the trusted authority on car travel has released the following statistics: Four out of ten American adults plan to go on vacation this year. Approximately 53% of those planning a vacation intend to travel by car. Southern families (62%) are more...