Friday, August 17, 2012
Safeguard Against West Nile
As of Tuesday 26 West Nile virus deaths, have been reported to CDC, including 1 in TN. With West Nile on the rise, The Centers for Disease Control recommends using mosquito repellant, repairing window screens and emptying any standing water around the house including kiddie pools. Find out more ways to protect yourself here.
Nashville Gasoline Price on the Rise
Just as you head into the wknd for some r&r driving, be prepared that it's gonna cost you. Average retail gasoline prices in the Nashville area rose 6 cents during the past week, averaging $3.48 per gallon. We still beat the national average of $3.67. Download the free GasBuddy app for your smartphone to find the cheapest gas at www.gasbuddy.com
Goodlettsville All-Stars Rock The Series!
Our boys won! Goodlettsville 12-1 over Kearny, NB last night at the Little League World Series!
As we support our very own Goodletteville, TN Little League team in the national little league finals this week in Williamsport, PA, the families in attendance can thank donors for helping underwrite the travel expense. One donor, Nashville attorney Blair Durham wrote a check to the Goodlettsville team for $5,000. "This is the biggest moment in these young adults lives. We are happy to round out the donations so all parents can go," said Durham. Follow the games at www.littleleague.org.
It's hard to get sympathy when you are an I.R.S. man! George Albright, an Internal Revenue Service employee from Antioch was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday for filing made-up tax returns that made him $9,600 richer. He culled taxpayer names from IRS records and filed fake returns. Federal officials will supervise Albright for one year following his prison sentence. He is also required to repay the money he stole from the federal government.To read more...
Air Travel Delays Today
Late season flyaway vacations? Be prepared for long lines at the Nashville airport today! A large convention will be checking in around 1pm. Passengers are encouraged to arrive at the terminal 2 hours before their scheduled flight and check your flight status before you head to the airport. Remember pack smart before you depart. More travel tips and packing guidelines for travelers can be found here.
Help For TN Sex Abuse Victims
1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys will be sexually abused as children and 90% never talk about it.The Tennessee Children's Advocacy Center is encouraging Tennesseans to speak up with they suspect a child is in danger with a new campaign called "One with Courage. 47 Child Advocacy Centers in TN offer free support and counseling. Find one near you at www.onewithcourage.org
The Wilson County Fair Opens Today!
Exhibits, shows, rides and more! The gates open on one of the Top 50 Fairs in America tonight at 5pm. Adults $7, Kids 6-12 $5, 5 and under FREE! For directions and info go here!