Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Walking Horse Celebration Starts Today
The Tennessee Walking Horse celebration begins today in Shelbyville, TN with new more stringent laws to protect the horses. There are flat shod classes, kids activities, and those yummy charity donuts. Goes through Sept. 1.
Cancer Survivor's Second Chance Job
Middle TN Breast cancer survivor Lisa Crandall took her second chance at life and started a new Kettle Corn business. Stop by her booth at the Wilson County Fair which runs through the 25th.
Late Car Payments Fall
According to a nat'l auto lenders group, this year the numbers for late payments on car loans are at the lowest they've ever been. Gold stars for on-time payments, guys!
Sumner Food Bank Numbers Up
However hunger numbers across America are at all time highs. In Sumner County food bank directors are seeing record numbers, giving away up to 50,000 pounds of food a month with people waiting over night in sleeping bags to get food. Find a food bank near you. .
In Entertainment News…Lisa Marie Presley made her Opry debut last night, Dick Van Dyke is to receive a Lifetime Achievement award from The Screen Actor's Guild , and Miley's got a new song - a DubStep Track with Borgore called "Decisions". See the video here.
Murfreesboro Police Officer Loses Cool in Gas Line
An off duty police officer allegedly punched a man in the mouth because he was frustrated the gentleman was talking on a cell phone and taking too long at the gas pump. At this time, Rutherford County Sheriff's Department is standing behind the officer.
150 Job Cuts At Nashville Hospitals
St. Thomas Hospital and Baptist are cutting 150 positions to save costs. Most of the positions won't require layoffs because they were unfilled, but it will mean the closing of the Baptist Fitness and Wellness Center.
Be Wary of Mid-Tn Scammers
Police are warning Lawrence County residents of a potential scam involving a couple in a van seeking to talk about name brand products, such as Dawn dish detergent. They enter the homes, planning to later use information they gain to defraud the home owner. If you are approached in this manner call your local Sheriff's Dept.
Parent Teen Quality Time Boosts Self Esteem
A new study shows private time between a parent and their teen increases self esteem and social confidence, even if the teen seems unreceptive. While everyone is busy, both parent and child are happier when even minutes a day are spent catching up.
A Massachusetts couple lost their lives trying to save their dog that jumped overboard into a lake Monday. The couple drowned, but the dog was retrieved unharmed by Animal Control. An important reminder to us all - wear life jackets while boating. They make life jackets for people and pets. Find more safe boating tips here.
Metro police said a tip to Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of a convicted felon this week wanted for two recent convenience store robberies. Your tips matter….go to nashvillecrimestoppers.com or call 74-CRIME if you have a tip or suspicions on any crime. www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com
Viral Blog Brings Outpouring To Single Mom and Sick Child
Maddy Christison, a 3 yr old from Crieve Hall in Nashville has been diagnosed with an incurable debilitating muscle disease. Her mom, a single mother of 4 has been trying to shoulder everything alone, until a neighbor stepped in and took the story viral through a blog. Now everyone wants to help. Contribute or donate to the yard sale and read the blog here.