Thursday, October 25, 2012
PAYCHECKS FOR PATRIOTS: VETERANS' HIRING EVENT
There's a statewide job fair event today for military veterans. PLEASE share it on your FB page, tell anybody you know who has a military family member.
We tell them we're thankful for their service, then they come home and can't get a job and lose their homes. The Nashville location for the veterans' job fair will be at the Career Center at Metro Center 10 to 2 today. There'll be hiring events in Columbia, Chattanooga, Clarksville and other cities statewide.
HALLOWEEN AND FAMILY EVENTS THIS WEEKEND!
The Great Pumpkin Festival at Adventure Science Center
FRIDAY: THE WITCHING HOUR: HAINTS, CURSES AND CRITTERS
Travellers Rest presents a look into the dark corners of Tennessee's past with stories of monsters, ghosts, and other spooky things from tales once told around the fireside. A play will also be presented about the only documented trial for witchcraft in the state's history. Candlelight tours of the mansion will be offered along with other activities for guests of all ages. Fri Oct 26 6pm - 10
The annual "Hauntings at the Hermitage"....is Saturday… with ghost stories… haunted hay rides, a hay maze, outdoor movies on the lawn, food and kids' activities. (exit 221A from I-40 in Hermitage). www.thehermitage.com
Franklin's annual Pumpkinfest is Saturday. Includes arts and crafts vendors, a kids' activity area, music, giant pumpkin, music, a chili cookoff and more, on Main Street in Franklin. www.historicfranklin.com (Admission is free, 10am-6pm)
Join Mix 92.9 from 4 to 8pm Sunday at Newton Nissan in Gallatin for the annual Trunk or Treat Event: 60 car trunks full of treats, inflatables, food, costume prizes and more! Admission is free.
NON-HALLOWEEN FAMILY EVENT ON SATURDAY
Saturday is Family Fun Day at Rivergate Mall. The Goodlettsville police department will be doing fingerprinting of kids ages 5 to 12. At 1pm the Touch a Truck starts,with fire trucks, SWAT vehicles, police cruisers and more, lined up for kids to sit in the seat, turn the wheel and honk the horn. And at 4pm, the Goodlettsville All Stars, the Little League National Champions, will sign autographs and pose for photos.
CENTENNIAL PRINCIPAL WON'T BE CHARGED
The Centennial High School principal accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student nearly ten years ago will not be charged with anything. Dr. Frank Brown resigned Monday, after being accused of having a relationship with a student while he was teaching at McGavock High School and then as principal at Centennial.
MORE THAN 60% OF US NOW VOTE EARLY
More than 600 thousand people have voted early so far... which ends November 1st. Election day is Nov Nov 6th. Last year about 60% of all voters cast their ballots before election day...and it's expected that even more will this year.
GIANT PUMPKIN MAKES DRIVE FROM CANADA TO WILLIAMSON COUNTY
The great pumpkin is on its way to Franklin's Fall Festival.
Every year, the tradition is to get a GIANT pumpkin -- I'm talking so large they need a forklift and a tractor trailer to haul it -- from Franklin's sister city Carelton Place, Ontario, and show it at the Pumpkin Festival. About 50 thousand people are expected for this year's event, Saturday on Main street in Franklin. www.HistoricFranklin.com
HOMELESS MAN WINS LOTTO PRIZE
Talk about someone who really needed a win: a homeless man in South Carolina just won 200-thousand dollars in the lottery. He says now he can take care of himself and his family.
E-READERS MORE FOR THE UNDER 30 CROWD
There's a definite age gap when it comes to eReaders. People under 30 LOVE them... over 30, not so much. Older folks say they still like to turn the actual pages of a book. Younger people say, What's a book?
CHURCH VOLUNTEER ARRESTED FOR INDECENT EXPOSURE
A volunteer at a Murfreesboro church has been arrested for indecent exposure. 65-year-old James Steverson apparently exposed himself to neighbors and was arrested. He goes to court next month. (He volunteers at Christian Life Church)
CONSUMERS PLANNING TO SPEND MORE ON HOLIDAY THAN LAST YEAR
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? A new consumer survey finds most of us say our finances have improved enough that we're going to spend more than last year.... an average of 582 dollars per person. More than half of us say we've already got some money set aside and more than half say we will be shopping on Black Friday.
LAWMAKERS CONSIDER BILL TO BAN EMPLOYEES FROM USING SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS FOR HIRING
Lawmakers in New Jersey are considering a bill that prevents employers from asking to see your social media account as part of the hiring process. The bill sponsor says job seekers shouldn't have to agree to an invasion of their privacy to get a job.
MICROSOFT WINDOWS 8 COMES OUT TOMORROW
Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system comes out tomorrow... it's being unveiled later today. The new Windows 8 software is supposed to run on PCs, Ultrabooks, hybrids and almost all tablets.
BANK OF AMERICA BEING SUED
Federal prosecutors are suing Bank of America for more than a billion dollars for mortgage fraud against government programs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Countrywide Financial, which was later bought by Bank of America, churned out mortgage loans from 2007 to 2009 without making sure borrowers could afford them and then sold the loans to the government and you and I were left paying for them when they defaulted. This case, and dozens of others just recently, are part of the government’s efforts to punish banks for the housing crisis that sent the economy into a tailspin four years ago.
NASHVILLE HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY-BACK
There's a candy buy back again this year. Nashville Smile Team dentists will pay children a dollar per pound of candy, November 1st through 8th at their office on Trousdale Drive.
SATURDAY, A CELEBRATION OF ONE OF THE MOST RECORDED SONGS EVER
Local artists are celebrating this week's 80th anniversary of one of the most recognized Gospel songs of all time, "I'll Fly Away." The song was written in 1932 and has been one of the most recorded songs EVER. This Saturday, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and Charlie Daniels will lead a sing-along of the song at the Opry.