Monday, July 2, 2012
AMAZON HIRING 1,500 PEOPLE
Amazon is hiring about 15 hundred people for its fulfillment centers in Lebanon and Murfreesboro. You can get applications through July 13th at Middle Tennessee Career Centers. Applicants must be at least 18-years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, be willing to work all shifts and overtime as required, pass a drug screening and background check, be able to lift 49-pounds and stand or walk shifts ten to 12 hours long. Amazon is working with Tennessee Career Centers to conduct initial screenings and scheduling of interviews. Interviews will begin in July, so applicants are encouraged to get their paperwork done immediately. The facilities are expected to begin operation this fall. Hourly pay ranges from $11 to $13, plus benefits.
Applications for Amazon jobs are available at the following Middle Tennessee Career Center locations: from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning July 2 through July 13: Dickson, Franklin, Gallatin, Lebanon, McMinnville, Metro Center, Murfreesboro and Nashville South.
NASHVILLE TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS
Nashville set record high temperatures for the fourth day in a row. Sunday hit 104-degrees, breaking the previous record of 101 that was set in 1954. Our new all-time high record was set on Friday when we hit 109-degrees. One Nashville resident posted on FB, "I sat outside for awhile, and it was like sitting in an oven. Then the wind blew. It was like sitting in a convection oven."
NEED A PLACE TO COOL DOWN? TRY METRO COOLING STATIONS, SALVATION ARMY
Metro Nashville has designated several community centers, regional centers, golf course club houses and the Nashville Farmer's Market as cooling stations for residents to beat the heat. The cooling stations will remain open during regular business hours at most locations.
The Salvation Army spent the past few days distributing bottled water under the Jefferson Street Bridge. Anyone in need of water could stop by. Volunteer Ron Harmon told Nashville's News 2, "We've been coming down here handing out water anytime the temperature is over a 100 degrees." Harmon said the Salvation Army will distribute water under the bridge on any day that is above 100 degrees. www.Nashville.gov for complete information
METRO POLICE HAVE "ZERO TOLERANCE" POLICY FOR FIREWORKS BAN
Metro Police are cracking down on people violating the city's fireworks ban. Officials say they have a "zero tolerance" policy this year because of the extremely dry conditions and will issue citations to those who are caught using fireworks. The citation will cost violators 50-dollars.
MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS
The city of Clarksville is the latest to implement a mandatory water restriction, that’ll remain in effect until the water levels go back up. Other Mid-State cities, including Murfreesboro and Franklin, have also issued water restrictions. If you live in one of those areas, you’re asked not to wash your car, water your yard or use it for anything other than drinking, cooking or bathing. And if you live in an area with a burn ban, it includes outdoor grills and campfires. Some areas include a ban on fireworks, and police say they're cracking down on people who violate that one, because shooting fireworks could lead to fatal fires. You can find out whether your area is under a fireworks ban at www.BurnsafeTN.org
NEW STATE LAWS IN EFFECT
Several new laws went into effect the first of this month, including one that requires new welfare applicants to go through a drug screening process, a law that lowers the Tennessee sales tax on groceries to five-and-a-quarter percent, and one that bans students from wearing baggy pants or other indecent clothing on school grounds.
TDOT REACHES HALFWAY MARK ON BRIDGE REPAIRS
That construction on I-24 is half-way done. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says it's reached the halfway mark on the bridge repair work... and the $8.6 million project is expected will be finished by the end of August.
PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR NASHVILLE'S ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Crews are working to put the final touches on Nashville's annual Fourth of July Celebration.This year's event, Let Freedom Sing! at Riverfront Park is supposed to be bigger and better than ever, with more fireworks, a longer display and room for 20-thousand more people than the 125-thousand people who attended last year. When the music starts, at whatever fireworks display you're seeing, remember that Mix 92.9 will have patriotic music you can crank up, and add to the fun! You can hear it on the air, or online at www.mix929.com
We'll also link to the fireworks online, so you can see News 2's feed at www.mix929.com.
You can also see it on Comcast Channel 245. Read more at www.MusicCityJuly4th.com
BRAZILIAN OFFICIALS OFFER TIME OFF PRISON FOR READING
Officials in Brazil are giving prisoners time off their prison sentences, for reading. The prisoners who are eligible for the "Redemption Through Reading" program get four weeks to read a book and write an essay, which has to be error free and legible with proper paragraphs and margins. They can shave up to 48 days a year off their sentences by reading one book a month.