Job Fairs and More in Today's News!
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE HIRING
There are more job fairs here in Nashville and Murfreesboro this week. The Saks Fifth Avenue distribution center in La Vergne is hiring, with job fairs from 8:30 to 3:30 today at the Tennessee Career Center at Metro Center ( 2200 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. ) and 8:30 to 3:30 Wednesday at the Career Center in Murfreesboro ( at 1313 Old Fort Parkway). READ MORE
GEORGE LINDSEY OF "THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW" AND "HEE HAW" DIES AT 83
George Lindsey, the actor best known for his portrayal of dim yet lovable gas station mechanic Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," died at 12:05 a.m. on Sunday, May 6 after a brief illness. He was 83. Born in Fairfield, Ala., on December 17, 1928, George Smith Lindsey was only child of Alice Smith Lindsey and George Ross Lindsey. As a young boy, Lindsey's best buddies were his dog One Spot and his pal Sappo, a lifelong friend and a popular foil for Lindsey's stand-up comedy act. Lindsey liked to hang around his Aunt Ethel's gas station, where the mechanics wore felt caps to keep the grease and oil from dripping into their hair. Those caps would inspire Lindsey's trademark "beanie" worn by Goober.
His career on the Andy Griffith show, then on Mayberry RFD, started with this scene: him being introduced to Sheriff Andy Taylor by his 'cousin' Gomer, and Gomer asking Goob to show off his impersonation skills.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blQrIySidOA Lindsey said, years later, his fans LOVED making him repeat that line.
VICE PRESIDENT ROLLS THROUGH NASHVILLE TODAYThe Vice President is coming through town today and your commute may be messed up because of it. Joe Biden will be coming from the Nashville airport to attend a fundraiser at a private residence.... so expect slow downs near the airport, I-24 near 440, I-65 southbound, and Old Hickory Boulevard in the Brentwood area. It'll all be over with by rush hour this afternoon.
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE AGAIN TODAY
You may see more severe weather today... including hail or brief high winds... and possibly some heavy rainfall. just giving you a heads-up.
MOTHER'S DAY SPENDING UP, MOBILE DEVICES HELPING SHOPPERS BUY GIFTS
And with Mother's Day coming up this weekend, a new retail poll finds we're spending about 12 dollars more this year on mom than last year, and that most of the people who have electronic tablets of some sort are using them to research Mother's Day gift options.
NEW POLICE TECHNOLOGY RAISES PRIVACY CONCERNS
New technology used by Sumner County law enforcement is raising privacy concerns. The high-tech cameras mounted on police cruisers gather data connecting thousands of license plates and locations a day and alerts officers of someone in the area matching the crime database. The technology has led to double the citations for revoked or suspended licenses in other cities while also finding stolen vehicles, abduction victims and wanted suspects. However, Hendersonville police say they're addressing privacy concerns by considering a purging policy of the database and are not lettting all officers have access.
"The Avengers" opened in theaters this past weekend. It was the runaway winner at the box office, raking in 200-point-three-million-dollars...breaking opening weekend sales records.
ARMY WIFE SKYPING WITH HUSBAND SEES HIM DIE, BULLET HOLE
An Army wife who witnessed her husband's death during a Skype video chat said she saw a bullet hole in a closet behind him after he collapsed. Capt. Bruce Clark, stationed in Afghanistan, suddenly fell… as he was talking via Skype... which is audio and video online... with his wife, Susan. For two hours, she kept the skype link open, while she and others frantically called for help. She finally saw two military personnel arrive in the room and check her husband's pulse. An Army spokesperson says they're still investigating how Clark died.
METRO OFFICER FACES DOMESTIC ASSAULT CHARGE
A Metro police officer is suspended after being charged with domestic assault. Brandon Smith is accused of hitting his girlfriend in the face after returning home from a pub in Bellevue.
SUPER MOON PICS
If you really wanted to see the 14% size difference of the "Super Moon" you had to catch it at moonrise when it was magnified low on the horizon. Yvett Thomas took a great picture of the moon from Wilson County and Mark Fagan took one in Sumner County. See them here.
THIS SATURDAY IS LETTER CARRIERS' FOOD DRIVE DAY
Saturday (may 12) is Letter Carriers Food Drive Day — so you're encouraged to buy some non perishables to donate or go through your pantry and find some things to give and your postal worker will deliver them to Second Harvest.