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Friday, December 27, 2013

 

THREE CENT POSTAL RATE INCREASE
Mailing a letter is about to get a little more expensive.  Look for a temporary 3cent increase for a first class stamp, making it 49cents a letter. Forever stamps can be purchased at the lower rate until the change and they are accepted forever – no matter how many rate hikes take place.  Bulk mail, periodicals, and package rates rise 6%.  The hike is supposed to last only two years, effective Jan 26 to help the Post Office recover from the severe mail decrease brought on by 2008 economic downturn.

Monday, December 23, 2013

TITANS ROCK

Nashville's team wins over Jags quelling a 3 game losing streak, coming back from 10 down at the half to a 20-16 win – now that’s a Christmas Miracle if there ever was one.  See the reaction to this win here!
 

CRACKER BARREL vs.

Friday, December 20, 2013

ADMINISTRATION EASING REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTHCARE LAW
The Obama administration is easing up on requirements of the federal healthcare law. The White House now says the millions of people whose insurance policies were canceled can buy minimum health coverage or completely avoid the requirement that most Americans have health insurance.  The original deadline was December 23rd for people to pick coverage to start on New Year's Day.  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

GOODWILL HOSTING JOB FAIR
The Goodwill Career Solutions center on Berry Road in Nashville will host a job fair from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Thursday, December 19 for Elwood Staffing. The company is looking to fill more than 200 positions in Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson and Wilson Counties.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

MIX DAY AT THE SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLES
Today is Mix Day with the Mayor and the Nashville Firefighters at the Salvation Army's Red Kettles in downtown Nashville. Mix will be blasting the Christmas music, and ringing the bells to help the Salvation Army raise money for their programs that include shelters for women and children, GED classes, emergency help in disasters, and of course, the Angel Trees at Christmas. We'll be at FOURTH AND CHURCH, from about 11 to 1. Drive by and bring cash, we'll come to your car window and get it.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

PRESIDENT OBAMA ASKS TECHIES IF THEY CAN HELP FIX HEALTHCARE.GOV
President Obama will sit down today with the heavyweights of the tech world to see if they can help fix Healthcare.gov.  Obama will meet with executives from Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and other leading technology companies to talk about ways to improve the government's healthcare website.  The October 1st rollout of www.Healthcare.gov was really messed up.   

SENATE TAKES UP BUDGET DEAL TODAY
The Senate will take up the big budget

Monday, December 16, 2013

CLASSES STILL OUT TODAY AT COLORADO SCHOOL
Classes will be out at Colorado's Arapahoe High School until after winter break... after a shooting there Friday. Seventeen year old Claire Davis is still in critical condition, as police try to figure out why her fellow student, Karl Pierson shot her, tried to shoot his debate coach, then killed himself.

TODAY'S BUSIEST MAILING DAY OF THE YEAR
Today is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year.

Friday, December 13, 2013

HOUSE PASSES BUDGET DEAL, NOW SENATE VOTES
The House approved a budget deal last night, the Senate is expected to vote on it next week. The two year bipartisan agreement reportedly does not raise taxes, it lowers the deficit and raises federal spending.

Thursday, December 12,2013

SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE TELETHON TONIGHT
If you wanted to adopt an Angel on the Air, or from the Salvation Army's Angel tree, but couldn't get out, here's your chance to help out! There are forgotten angels at Dailys and Twice Dailys stores, and there's an Angel Tree Telethon tonight, from 4 to 7, on Channel 4 www.wsmv.com You can make a donation by calling in. They'll be giving you the number on the air. 
 

LAMAR ALEXANDER'S CHIEF OF STAFF BEING INVESTIGATED
U.S.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

SATURDAY IS A YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR SANDY HOOK SHOOTING
This Saturday marks one year since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut and donations have poured in to help the families of those who lost loved ones.  Charities have collected 28-million-dollars since the attack last December.  

SCHOOLS REOPEN TODAY
Although it's cold outside, there's patchy, very thick fog, and whatever water was on the ground overnight, froze again, schools are open today. No school closings.

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