Monday, December 23, 2013

TITANS ROCK

Nashville's team wins over Jags quelling a 3 game losing streak, coming back from 10 down at the half to a 20-16 win – now that’s a Christmas Miracle if there ever was one.  See the reaction to this win here!
 

CRACKER BARREL vs. DUCKS

Cracker Barrel has returned Duck Dynasty products to the shelves and has issued an apology to customers after a flood of complaints, in a record quick 24 hour turnaround decision.  So don’t panic – there will be camo enough to go round this Christmas. Read more.
 

SHOPLIFTING SPREE FOILED AT KOHLS
This weekend police arrested a woman allegedly shoplifting from the Donelson location of Kohl’s and…it just went downhill from there.  Upon trying to leave the scene, she crashed into a patrol car, as the officer approached, while shouting for her to stop.  She was charged with evading arrest, vandalism, and assault of an officer among other things.  Photos here. But on a good note, Kohls is open round the clock from now through 6pm on Christmas Eve at all locations. 
 

NATIONAL GUARD  SURPRISES FAMILIES
100 troops got to surprise their families by returning home to Smyrna on Saturday.  They have been deployed in Kuwait as part of  Project Enduring Freedom, many of who have not been home in over eleven months.  Most families didn’t have a clue their military loved ones were coming home – Now that’s what I call a Christmas present! More...
 

THE HOBBIT HOLDS FAST TO NUMBER ONE
Sequels abound this holiday! The Hobbit sequel held onto it’s number one box office spot, with the challenger – Anchorman 2 taking the 2nd place spot in a pre-Christmas weekend of great movies.  Frozen holds fast to the number 3 spot, followed by American Hustle and Saving Mr Banks respectively. Movie update...
 

AVOID HOLIDAY HOUSE FIRES
A residence on Cahal Avenue in Nashville was engulfed in flames yesterday afternoon.  No one was injured, but it does highlight the need for extra vigilance for safety.   The TN State Fire Marshall says the number one cause for fires during the holiday is decorations placed too close to a heat source, followed by old or poorly maintained lights, and overloaded electrical outlets. 
Check here for a full list of tips to keep you safe this holiday. 
 

19,000 HOMES WERE WITHOUT POWER ON SATURDAY,  and several funnel clouds were sighted, but there were no confirmed touchdowns of tornadoes. Power to most of those homes was restored by the end of yesterday. Storm damage photos...
 

PEDESTRIAN CAUTION THIS HOLIDAY

Heavy rains may have been a factor in the death of a pedestrian killed crossing the street in Hermitage Saturday night at the busy intersection at Andrew Jackson Parkway.  Do be careful as pedestrians crossing the streets and walking in busy parking lots on these final shopping days.  Do not assume that drivers can always see you. More...
 

BASH ON BROADWAY FOR NEW YEAR'S TOPS DESTINATION LIST
Mark your calendars for Sunday Dec. 29th when according to The Huffington Post and Self Magazine, Music City becomes one of the top New Year celebration destinations in the world  with the three day Bash on Broadway complete with The Music City Bowl, lots of music and the dropping of a mega-gigantic light up Music note.  More details.
 

MURFREESBORO CRIME FIGHTERS TURN SANTA'S HELPERS
Police in Murfreesboro hit the streets playing Santa this weekend delivering food they collected for the Feed the Families program for the sixth year in a row.  Officers see need first hand, and the folks who protect the community – also – Feed their community. More...
 

WEIGHT GAIN ISN'T A GIVEN WITH THESE TIPS
If you are worried about the weight gain of the holiday, GIVE MORE!  If you spend a lot of time walking in big malls and standing in line, walking miles to your parking space, and hustling to get your house clean for guests – you burn tons of calories and you don’t even realize you are burning them!  Scrubbing a bathroom for 30 minutes is a whopping 200 calories!  Buy more – clean more – then – eat the chocolate! For a collection of articles on protecting your fit figure or just avoiding the inevitable weight gain of the holiday browse here.
 

HOLIDAYS ARE GREAT FOR JOB SEARCH

For those who are unemployed this holiday, don’t stop your job search during Christmas, in fact increase your search with online applications.  According to an online hiring site - Less competition for jobs, more hiring in January than any other month, and a fresh new budget for managers to bring in new folks with the new year increase your chances for starting 2014 EMPLOYED!  So hit those hiring sites! MORE...