Thursday, October 24, 2013

NES WARNS CUSTOMERS ABOUT PHONE SCAM
Let's start with the latest scam that's going around, even though YOU may not fall for it, please remember the older people in your life who might, and pass this along if you can. Nashville Electric Service says thieves are calling customers, telling them their NES payment hasn't been received, and threatening to cut off the customer's electricity if they don't use a credit card and make a payment over the phone. You guessed it: some people are falling for it. NES says it will NEVER ask for payment information over the phone. If someone contacts you and asks you to do such nonsense, NES wants you to call them. 
( NES Customer Relations: (615) 736-6900.)
They also remind you that NES employees always carry proper identification and never call or go door-to-door to request personal information such as bank account numbers. If you have doubts about the legitimacy of a request, contact NES at 736-6900.

NASHVILLE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRIES HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING WORKERS
If you really want a job, it really looks like you could get one. We have so many new restaurants and hotels in Nashville, that managers say they can't find enough quality employees. There are openings right now for culinary and housekeeping staffers, and some of the businesses say they considering applicants without hospitality experience to meet the demand.

SEASONAL WORKERS
You wanna earn some extra Christmas money? This is the time of year many businesses are adding seasonal workers. You can get a list of who's hiring, at www.jobs4Tn.gov 

JOB FAIR
And there's a job fair in Williamson County today (Thursday), 10 to 2, at the Factory in Franklin. Dozens of employers looking for workers. If you go, dress professionally, take your resume' and be ready for an interview.

TONIGHT IS EXPECTED TO BE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON, FRIDAY NIGHT, FIRST HARD FREEZE
Tonight is the first official freeze of the season, tomorrow night the first hard freeze. Not only will you have to bring in the plants and cover things, but Metro Animal Control reminds you to make sure your animals that have to be outside are taken care of.  If you see an animal without food, water and shelter, please call Metro Animal Control, 615-862-7928.

BRITISH COMPANY CREATES REFLECTIVE JACKET FOR CHICKENS
Oh, and don't forget to put coats on the chickens! lol. Yes. So many families have chickens as PETS that there's actually a market for this: chicken jackets. They're insulated, and made from reflective material to keep chickens safe when they cross the road! You can get a chicken jacket for about 20 clucks. I mean  bucks.

YOU'RE NOT JUST SEEING THINGS. THOSE ARE ELK IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY
And, no, you're not seeing things, there really are ELK running around in Williamson County. Three of them, part of a domestic herd, got loose from Greenview Circle between Franklin and Thompson's Station. If you see them (after you finish taking photos), you're asked to call the Williamson County Sheriff's Department. ( Non-emergency number. 615-790-5560)

THIS IS THE FINAL WEEKEND BEFORE HALLOWEEN.
This is the final weekend before Halloween, which means there'll be lots of parties this weekend. Just reminding you so you can plan accordingly. (Trunk or Treat this Sunday night, with Mix at Newton Nissan in Gallatin. Get info at www.mix929.com)

ONE-HANDED BASKETBALL PLAYERS SIGNS WITH FLORIDA
A one handed basketball player has committed to play at the University of Florida. The young man is AMAZING, and you'll be uplifted by his story. 

11-YEAR-OLD FACES ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES
A Washington state middle school boy was arrested Wednesday and faces an attempted murder charge, after he brought 400 rounds of ammunition, multiple knives and a handgun to his school, police said.  The 11-year-old was booked into a juvenile detention facility after the incident that caused the lockdown of Frontier Middle School, Vancouver Police said. The school, in Vancouver, Washington, was locked down for about two hours. Parents received letters alerting them of the situation, said Kris Fay, a spokeswoman for the Evergreen School District.
There were no injuries. Police did not say who was allegedly being targeted.

HEARING ON HEALTHCARE WEBSITE
The House opens the first in a series of hearings about the launch of the healthcare exchange website. The witness list at today's hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee includes private contractors who took part in building the website.

BULLYING FOR HIGH SCORING
Some people were shocked and outraged, after a parent of a North Texas High school football player filed a bullying complaint against a rival team's coaching staff because the rival team BEAT THEM, 91 to nothing.
The parent says that's bullying. The coach disagreed.
And now the school says it's investigated, and they agree that the coach and players were not BULLYING... and, in fact, could have scored more, but kept giving the losing team breaks. YOu can see the story on our mix Facebook page and leave your comment if you'd like. 

FIRSTBORNS ARE SMARTEST
Oh... and here's a tidbit to get some family conversation started! A new study claims that first-born kids are the smartest of the bunch. Bring that up at Thanksgiving and see what happens. Get back to me on that, okay?

NATIONAL SOURPUSS DAY
Celebrate the Grumpy! Today is national Sourpuss day. A day to appreciate the grouches in our lives, and realize that they're BORN that way, just like you were born to be the ray of sunshine that you are. ( A study conducted by psychologist Dr. David Zald, of Vanderbilt University in Nashville reveals that grumpy people's brains are wired to make them more cantankerous than others. They can't help it.)

HALLOWEEN ONE OF BIGGEST SHOPPING HOLIDAYS ALL YEAR
Hopefully this won't make YOU too grumpy to hear about: but Halloween is the fourth biggest SPENDING holiday of the year, after Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. We spend on costumes, candy, decorations, candy, pet costumes, cards, candy-- did I say candy?

50 SHADES ACTOR CAST
Actor Jamie Dornan has been cast in the lead role of the 50 Shades of Grey movie.

BOSTON RED SOX WIN FIRST WORLD SERIES GAME
And the Boston Red Sox have won the first game of the world series.