Anna's News

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

FEWER TRAVELING THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND
What are you doing this weekend? AAA Travel reports fewer of us are traveling this weekend, but it seems to be because the fourth falls on a Thursday, and many of us have to get back to work on Friday.
You know what that means, right? Nobody's going to get anything done on Friday except talk about the fireworks, and how tired they are. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT TODAY
There are a lot of new laws going into effect today. One I think you'll like is that the sales tax on food in Tennessee will drop today from 5.25 percent to 5 percent. Other new state laws include making incoming college students prove they've had their meningitis shots, and one that lets home-schooled students participate in public school athletic programs. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

WEEKEND TRAFFIC ADVISORY: SECTION OF I-440 TO CLOSE FOR 10 WEEKENDS
Don't forget this story! If you do, you may be in for a hassle instead of a smooth trip this weekend. TDOT is closing down a one-mile stretch of I-440 EAST, between I-24 and I-65, to do repair work on the road. It'll be closed Friday night to Monday morning for the next TEN weeks! That means you'll need to find a different route, starting tonight at 9, till Monday morning.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

SUPREME COURT RULING
Hopefully you've heard by now, the Supreme Court has ruled that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples,  including tax, health and retirement benefits. (Same-sex marriage has been adopted by 12 states and the District of Columbia.)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

GOODWILL RESPONDS TO 'LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE' STORY
Before you stop giving to Goodwill over that NBC Story that's being repeated, let's see what's going on here in Tennessee.

Monday, June 24, 2013

MUSEUM'S EGYPTIAN STATUE MOVING BY ITSELF
Whoa! This is so weird, and so cool! There's an Egyptian statue at a Museum in Manchester, England, in a glass-enclosed case, that's been caught on time-lapse video, moving by itself!

WILDFIRE IN COLORADO
They're still fighting wildfires in Colorado. The West Fork Fire has burned more than 70 THOUSAND acres and threatens the town of South Fork. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

WEEKEND EVENTS YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK OUT
LIGHT EXHIBIT AT CHEEKWOOD
The Bruce Munro light exhibit — happening at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art,   www.cheekwood.org

Thursday, June 20, 2013

NASHVILLE DANCIN' IS TONIGHT
Free, live concerts at Riverfront Park. Parking is free, shuttle to Riverfront is free, and shows are free!
Get all the info HERE.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

FIRES IN WESTERN UNITED STATES
Hot temperatures plus high winds are making it difficult for fire crews to gain the upper hand on wildfires throughout the Western United States. The most devastating is still the Black Forest Fire in Colorado.
In Arizona, a wildfire burning about 100 miles north of Phoenix grew to five-thousand acres in just a matter of hours yesterday.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


AFGHAN TROOPS IN CHARGE OF SECURITY FOR THEIR OWN COUNTRY
Afghan troops are now in charge of security across their own country.  NATO-led forces have now turned over control for the last 95 districts in Afghanistan...  where troops from the U.S. and other countries had been in charge since 2001. They started turning over security control three years ago. 

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