Tuesday October 16, 2012
FREE Dental Friday 10/19 @ Cane Ridge Antioch
Cane Ridge Dentistry in Antioch is inviting people who can't afford to see a dentist, to come out anyway. Free Dentistry Day is Friday at the Bell Road clinic from 7a to 3p. All the professionals are volunteering their time and services for some 300 people who need dental care. This is the third year for the clinic to offer a free service day. Volunteers are welcome as well as donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, etc. To find out more information on services or volunteering services, call 615-717-0507 or click www.CaneRidgeDentist.com
On This Day...
In 1793, Marie Antoinette lost her head. America watched as "Everybody's Baby", Jessica McClure was rescued from an abandoned well in Midland, TX 25 years ago today. Angela Lansbury (87), John Mayer (35), Suzanne Somers (66)and The Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea (50) are celebrating birthdays today. It is World Food Day (www.worldfooddayusa.org), Dictionary Day, National Boss's Day, and Positive Attitude Month.
DCS Struggles To Handle Hotline Calls
More than 400 times a day a concerned person dials a hotline to report child abuse or neglect. More call center employees and better training are aimed at handling the call load more effectively. The biggest problem with heavy call loads is the number of callers that give up and hang up when their call isn't answered quickly enough. DCS stresses that calls do make a difference, and when you call don't hang up. Out of 170,000 calls last year, 65,000 became actual cases.
Liquor Legislation Up For Vote in 8 Mid-TN Towns
When early voting begins Wednesday in Tennessee, not only candidates will be up for election. At least eight small towns will be deciding whether to allow alcohol to be served in restaurants or sold in package stores.
The First Lawsuits Begin in Meningitis Cases
A Hendersonville woman sickened by fungal meningits after receiving a steroid injection for back pain is suing the supplying pharmacy, New England Compounding Center, for $15 million. Janet Russell and her husband Robert Russell filed the lawsuit on the grounds of negligence on the part of the pharmacy. The FDA has found more questionable medication from the same pharmacy, and investigations are underway.
Nashville Padlocks Area Stores For Synthetic Pot
Metro police padlocked three beer and tobacco stores in an ongoing campaign to crackdown on the sale of synthetic drugs, in this case synthetic pot. Metro padlocked Wings and Gas on Centennial Blvd, Lulu's Discount Tobacco on Clarksville Pk, and Lucky Corner on Charlotte.
In God We Trust Legally Hangs on Putnam Courthouse
The Putnam County Commission voted unanimously last night to allow the phrase "In God We Trust" to hang over the county courthouse. The legislation also encourages such signage on other public buildings.
Nashville Historic News
Standard Candy Company celebrates 100 years of the chewy, bumpy, chocolatey goodness of the GooGoo. And Hatch Show Print, the maker of Nashville's signature signage since 1879 is moving. One of the oldest letterpress shops in the U.S. will be moving into the County Music Hall of Fame and Museum's new expansion. They will be open in the museum in 2013.