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2008 News Links

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Tennessee's 2009 Traffic Fatalities

Music City Bowl Closings

MET Singers Honor Choir

Volumetrics Eating Plan

Monday, Dec. 29


Saturday, December 27

Nashville Christmas Tree Recycling

Friday, December 26

Thursday, December 25

Wednesday, December 24

Tuesday, December 23

Monday, December 22

December 21

December 18

  • Victims of Rome Finance's predatory lending and bad business practices can contact the Tennessee Attorney General's Division of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-342-8385 or www.state.tn.us/consumer.

December 17

December 13

Singer Finding Her Own Niche In Nashville

A young Nashville-based artist is burning up dance clubs across the country. A chance meeting landed her help from a music industry veteran.
 Karissa's MySpace page
 The Rutledge


December 11

December 10

2008 Wish List Ideas For Kids

  • Donate Money at Salvation Army's Forgotten Angels ONLINE or call (615) 737-GIVE.
  • Department of Children's Service Christmas Wish List - (615) 253-3308 or (615) 253-3300

Room In the Inn, 640 W. Main St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129. 615-896-7016

Homeless Shelters & Services in Nashville

The Last Minute Toy Store takes place at 61st Avenue United Methodist Church, 6018 New York Ave., Dec. 18-21. A limited number of free tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis at 6:30 a.m. each day. Participants are encouraged to arrive early.

To get in touch with the new Nashville Sounds owners, send e-mail suggestions or leave comments to mfpbaseball@gmail.com or http://mfpnashvillesounds.blogspot.com/

December 8

Help name a baby pygmy hippo by CLICKING HERE.

Learn more about Wreaths Across America

Find out where your child's school air quality ranks.

Domestic Violence Assistance:

December 7

American Red Cross Holiday Mail For Heroes

December 6

Second Harvest Food Bank 

December 5

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

December 3

How to Buy a Prepaid Phone and Save on Cell Phone Service

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, Tennessee Lives Count

Mental Health or substance abuse info can be found at www.state.tn.us/mental

For information about radiation therapy

For a complete list of 51st GRAMMY Awards nominees, please click here.

December 2

To find out more about Food Stamps and Eligibility CLICK HERE.

TDOT Prepares Roads For Winter Weather By Giving Tips and Information

Bonnaroo Announces 2009 Dates

December 1

Understanding the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency

CyberMonday.com and about online holiday shopping as well as online shopping tips from the Better Business Bureau

ConsumerSearch.com collects product reviews

RetailMeNot is a mega coupon code site

BeatMyPrice.com is a site that shops for you.

BlackFriday.info lists sales at major retail stores

FatWallet.com tracks online deals

PriceGrabber.com comparison shops for you and offers free shipping.

Woot.com consistently delivers deals

Best Buy


Middle College at Austin Peay State University

November 30

Click here for more information about Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

November 28

To help the Salvation Army, click here or call the Salvation Army at 615-242-0411

CyberMonday.com and about online holiday shopping as well as online shopping tips from the Better Business Bureau

Deal-finding sites:

ConsumerSearch.com collects product reviews

RetailMeNot is a mega coupon code site

BeatMyPrice.com is a site that shops for you. 

BlackFriday.info lists sales at major retail stores

FatWallet.com tracks online deals

PriceGrabber.com comparison shops for you and offers free shipping.

Woot.com consistently delivers deals

November 26


Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, Tennessee's largest municipally administered parks

Information about autism:

November 25

Institute announces 2009 TOP SAFETY PICK winners

President George W. Bush's speech at Fort Campbell

Information about autism:

November 24

  1. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
  2. The U.S. Census Bureau has opened local offices in Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis to carry out operations for the 2010 census. The bureau will fill more than 3,000 jobs. Anyone interested in applying for these jobs should visit: 2010CensusJobs.gov.

November 20

  1. Smokeout 2008: Tips and Benefits On Kicking the Habit
  2. To join in the smoke-free Nashville's efforts call 340-0401 or e-mail Robert Taylor at Robert.Taylor2@nashville.gov.

November 19

  1. Watch the LIVE Cam of Shiba Inu puppies as they sleep, play and do what puppies do best.

  2. If you feel cheated by a lender contact: Department of Financial Institutions at 1-800-778-2415

  3. Go to www.coupons.com to find savings and discounts on all different items.

  4. CLICK HERE to view Metro's missing persons.

  5. Check out www.tsa.gov to find out how your airplane travel will be effected during the holidays.

  6. The Frank Memorial Fun at F & M Bank
    3519 Tom Austin Hwy
    Springfield, Tenn. 37172

November 17

Eric Volz To Be Retried In Nicaragua

November 16

Operation Christmas Child

Tennessee Budget Hearings

November 15

Annual Comedy Event to Benefit Monroe Harding

November 14

School Attendance/Arrest Information

Former Detective's Response to Trial Witness Claims


November 13

Gaylord's A Country Christmas

Happy Tales Humane

Upcoming Green Ribbon Committee meetings

November 12

Check out behind the scenes red carpet interviews with CMA and BMI stars.

To review the Plum Book (U.S. Government Policy and Supporting Positions): 2008 Edition. The Plum Book is used to identify presidentially appointed positions within the federal government.

November 11

Virtual College Fair that takes place 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13

Tennessee Titans visit a Franklin elementary school. Titans Brandon Jones Talks About Books From Birth Program To make reservations for the event Friday night at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club, visit Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital Web site or call 615-936-6353.

Consult iStorez.com and PriceAdvance to compare prices while you shop

November 8

Safe place for animals
Call 615-451-7342 for adoptions
Sumner county animal shelter 615-452-2616

For information about Cover Tennessee, which is voluntary health insurance coverage divided into four components

Report card on Tennessee schools

A Web site that allows people to actually move up the ultrasonic scale to test their hearing.

Faces of Hope Children's Therapy Center

November 7

The state of Tennessee created a Web site that provides information on resources it provides. The site is organized by topics.

To volunteer to ring the bell, call the Salvation Army at 615-242-0411.

To contact pit bull rescue, call Dr. James Carroll at 615-446-7080. His address is 1200 Highway 96, Burns, TN 37029

Emergency Preparedness Survey for Davidson County

November 6

Food Drive To Benefit Gracework Ministries

Find information about attire at Robertson County Schools

Learn how to donate shoes through Soles 4 Souls

Learn more about Babies in the Workplace.

To volunteer to ring the bell, call the Salvation Army at 615-242-0411.

November 5

To apply for home energy assistance,  click here.

November 3

Department of Commerce & Insurance or call 615-741-2947

Voter Complaints

Blasting blog

Consumer Reports' found these electronic Web sites great for their return policy:

November 1

Halloween Candy Buy-Back

October 31

District 3 Councilman Walter Hunt

Information about the Nov. 8 fall harvest fundraiser dance in Clarksville or call 931-542-6327

HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies

October 30

St. Lukes Community House's deadline for charitable giving is Nov. 7, 2008.

Angel Tree's deadline for charitable giving is Friday, Oct. 31.

Need a ride to the polls? Call the NAACP at 615-329-0999 or Nashville Pride newspaper at 615-292-9150.

October 29

To sign up for curbside recycling in Bellevue visit www.recyclenashville.com.

Bridgestone Firestone Tire Recalls Can Be Replaced Here:

  • Firestone Complete Auto Care
  • ExpertTire
  • Tires Plus
  • Hibdon Tires Plus
  • Wheel Works stores

October 28

Avoiding Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Results of early and absentee voting in Tennessee through Oct. 28

October 27

Used Car Savings For Savvy Shoppers

For more information on the lawsuit against Blue Hippo, visit the Tennessee Attorney General Web site then click on Office Information and Cases of Interest.

Nashville's new downtown transit station, Music City Central

Cold Weather Money Saving Advice

October 25

Click here for a list of early voting locations.

October 24

  • Participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Nashville Saturday morning. Registration begins at 8am, the walk is at 9am at LP Field, the home of the Tennessee Titans.
    --- Click here for more information
    --- Visit cancer.org for information about the American Cancer Society.
  • The Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition will hold a 5K memorial Run/Walk to memorialize live that have been lost to drugs or alcohol. The run starts at 8am on Saturday, October 25. Events last until 2pm.
    --- Click here for more information

October 23

Claim Undelivered Tax Refund or Stimulus Check

Metropolitan Transit Authority

October 21

ChaCha text messaging service



Information about felons and voting rights

Interested in becoming a Metro police officer?

October 20

Schedule of community flu shot clinics in Davidson County

Results of early and absentee voting in Tennessee through Oct. 18

Under Our Skin, a documentary about Lyme disease, shown at Nashville's Belcourt Theatre and information about Lyme disease and the Lyme Disease Foundation

  • Mediators to resolve neighborhood/neighbor disputes.
    They're often volunteers. To find one near you, go to the National Association for Community Mediation's Web site, at www.nafcm.org <http://www.nafcm.org/>.  Or find a private mediator by checking www.mediate.com <http://www.mediate.com/>

October 18

Percy Priest Yacht Club's Equalizer Regatta

October 17

Anyone in Davidson County who needs a smoke detector should call the Nashville Fire Department at 615-862-5282.

To get help if you face foreclosure, contact the Woodbine Community Organization.

Where and when to vote during the early voting period and on Election Day

October 16

Lt. Ronnie Shirley's legal documents on his termination.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Education First Fund

October 15

For details regarding times and early voting locations, contact the local county election commission office or the Tennessee Department of State Division of Elections.

October 14

Early voting schedule in Davidson County

Voter identification and registration information

  • state by state list of voter requirements
  • voter identification requirements by state as provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures
  • The Federal Elections Commission has a national mail voter registration form that allows people to register by mail
  • Pew Center on the States' updates on voter initiatives
  • October 13

    ConsumerReports Bluetooth buying advice

    October 12

    Mending Limbs

    October 11

    Nashville Community Music School

    October 10

    For information about online saving deals, visit the following Web sites:

  • FreeShipping.org
  • Pricegrabber.com
  • MyGroceryDeals.com
  • October 9

    MazePlay in Lascassas, Tennessee is open from Sept. 27 to Nov. 2, 2008. CLICK HERE for more information.

     Visit our Fall Fun section for information about other fall activities.

    Information about sleeper/bassinet linked to infant strangulation

    October 8

    BioTenn, a statewide public education and outreach campaign in Tennessee

    October 5

    Submit a question for the presidential debate at MyDebates

    October 3

    Presidential Debate Weekend Activities

    Nashville CARES AIDS Walk

    2008 Race for the Cure

    Walk As One

    October 2

    Nashville's Second Harvest Food Bank receives generous donation.

    The Comptroller of the Treasury's Division of State Audit has released the Financial and Compliance Audit for Tennessee State University for the year ended June 30, 2007. Click here for audit highlights and the complete report.

    Southern Festival of Books takes place Friday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 12.

    Tennessee Housing Development Agency

    Nashville CARES AIDS Walk

    October 1


    Click here for more information about how gum chewing affects surgery recovery

    Sharing your thoughts with the future president

    Tennessee Housing Development Agency

    To quit smoking and chewing tobacco call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or click here. Also, to reach the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, click here

    Stimulus Payment Help

    *If you have already filed: www.irs.gov "Where's My Economic Stimulus Payment?" and IRS Stimulus Payment hotline at 1-866-234-2942

    *If you need to file: IRS Office, 801 Broadway. It is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; it will be closed Oct. 13. Also call the IRS Information Line at 1-800-829-1040.

    September 29

    Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks will hold an open house for its new comprehensive care center. CLICK HERE for more information.

    More information about autologous stem cell transplants, which are stem cells collected from an individual and given back to that same individual.

    September 25

    United Way of Metropolitan Nashville's Supplying Hope for a New Day

    September 24

    Schedule of community flu shot clinics in Davidson County

    September 22

    Know of gas station that still has gas? Post that gas station to help all during this gas shortage.

    For information about Rutherford Leap laptop pilot program, contact James Evans, community relations coordinator for Rutherford County Schools at 615-893-5812 or evansj@rcs.k12.tn.us

    To support Second Harvest Food Bank's canned food drive, click here

    September 20

    Child Passenger Seat Safety

    September 18

    Mars Petcare US Voluntary Limited Food Recall

    September 17

    Web Extra: Sanitation Worker Saves Woman

    If you're looking for a job and need some assistance, visit the following Web sites:

  • Wiser Worker
  • Tennesssee jobs listed in Employment Guide
  • Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Nashville Career Advancement Center
  • National Council on Aging
  • September 16

    More Information on the Child Support Program and Licenses Revocation

    September 15

    To view Metro Police's interactive crime maps Note: You must disable pop-up blockers to use this application.

    September 13

    For more information on the pet food recall click here.

    September 12

    Local Nashvillians take to the streets for Sunday's inaugural Wounded Warriors Charity Motorcycle Rally. Visit www.woundedwarriorsfamilysupport.org for more information.

    Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcVXCeWk0PE to view the video of Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper dancing with daughter at her wedding reception.

    Copy of Vince Young police report detailing the quarterback's mental state when he was reportedly missing - Editor's note: The time was incorrectly noted as 5:30 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m. and Young was not at the stadium

    To donate to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Hurricane Response Fund

    September 11

    September 10

    A complete list of the nominees for the 42nd annual CMA Awards.

    To find out more about Snack Attack or other teen-related programs at Nashville's public libraries, click here.

    For information about the public meeting for the West Nashville community plan, click here. The document will guide land use and zoning decisions for the area, which includes Cockrill Bend, Belle Meade and Sylvan Park.

    To read the entire Hulsey family defense attorney's statement

    September 9

     George Jones wins one of six Kennedy Center Honors. CLICK HERE to find out who are the other previous and past recipients.

     To submit questions for the presidential debates including one in October at Belmont University, click here.

     Affordable Housing Services has launched an effort to help elderly neighbors with basic fix-up and repair jobs. To volunteer your time or services, call (615) 251-0025.

     Prepare for a child's tomorrow by saving for their college education today with the Path2College 529 Plan.

     A state audit of red flags in Spring Hill's city records was issued by the Tennessee Division of Municial Audit. The state's audit outlines 16 different findings that include instances when the city had inappropriately transferred money, ignored bid requirements, kept poor records of contracts, failed to create a purchasing policy, and kept inadequate minutes for meetings.

    September 7

    MySpace Presidential Debates

    List of state wineries 

    September 6

    Tennessee State Fair

    Cover Tennessee

    September 5

    Find information about Nashville Crime Stoppers at nashvillecrimestoppers.org/contact.htm

    From Sky5 - Honey Suckle Hill Farm

    September 4

    Find out all the information you need to know about the Early Voting Schedule for Nov. 4, 2008.

    More information about Cover Tennessee

    September 3

    CLICK HERE to find out if you qualify for utility company rebates and state tax credits with a tankless water heater.

    September 2

    www.redcross.org - Visit the American Red Cross website to donate to the Hurricane Gustav evacuee relief effort.

    www.columbiapolicedepartment.org - Information about cold cases from the Columbia Police Department.

    www.fightcrime.org - Check out the attorney general release report that aims to show that quality pre-k prevents dropouts and cuts crime.

    www.ready.gov - Tips for being prepared for emergencies.

    www.state.tn.us/homelandsecurity - Supplies that should be included in emergency kits.

    September 1

    Rutherford County EMA is asking for buses to give Hurricane Gustav evacuees a ride to Wal-Mart in Smyrna from the National Guard Armory. Those who are able to help should contact the Rutherford County EMA at (615) 267-4989.

    www.caninecompanions.org - guide to understanding dogs and why they bite to reduce any risks.

    August 31

    Emergency Volunteer & Donation Hotline 866-586-4483.

    August 30

    Help the American Red Cross prepare for Gustav

    August 29

    To donate to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Hurricane Response Fund

    August 28

    CLICK HERE to learn more about how to volunteer for the Nashville Area Red Cross

    Hear an up-and-coming artist from Nashville's music scene by visiting: www.karissamusic.com

    August 27

    Save Energy, Save Money with TVA's Energy Right program

    Memorial Blog For Vanderbilt Assistant Professor Pierre Colas

    Dramatic Water Rescue Caught On Camera

    August 26

    Nashville International Airport and flight delay information from the FAA

    United Way of Metro Nashville

    August 25

    Clean Hands are Cool Hands - Education effort with Hannah Montana's Mitchel Musso to teach children and teens to clean their hands often.

    August 23

    City of Franklin Environment Meetings

    Free Rides For Austin Peay

    August 21

    Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

    August 20

    Nashville Opera: Raise Your Glasses

    August 19

    Sleeping Well; What You Need to Know

    When and Where to Train to Combat Animal Cruelty in Your Community

    August 18

    Shopping and Safety Tips For Bassinets & Cradles

    Education Consumers Foundation

    The Most Effective Schools Campagin

    August 15

    Visit www.safelinkwireless.com to find out more on free cell phones and airtime for income-eligible customers.

    Wilson County Fair

    August 13

    Advisory Council Outlines Plans To Improve Special Education

    State Offers Raises To Some As Other Positions Are Cut

    Vacancies For School Crossing Guards

    August 6

    The Healing Center

    To report bed bugs, call the Metro Public Health Department at 615-340-5630.

    To apply for home energy assistance for Davidson County residents, click here. For information about agencies across the state that provides assistance, click here.

    Egyptian Lacquer Manufacturing Company Cleanup

    August 5

    Schools Offering Free Produce

    August 4

    AIDS and HIV information from the AIDS charity AVERT and other HIV/AIDS-Related Resources and Links

    For information about keeping children safe at home and on the go, click here.
    Find more tips for parents of babies and toddlers from ConsumerReports.org.

    August 3

    What's New With Metro Schools?

    August 2

    Highway Condition Report

    August 1

    Williamson County Fair

    July 31


    Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday

    For information about van pools in the greater Nashville area call 615-862-8833 and visit the Regional Transportation Authority's Web site

    July 30

    Davidson County Election Commission

    Metro Schools

    Back To School 2008: School Start Dates

    Tennessee Health Care Facilities: http://health.state.tn.us/HCF/Facilities_Listings/facilities.htm

    Ombudsman Long-Term Care Program: http://www.state.tn.us/comaging/ombudsman.html

    Suggestions from AARP on how to evaluate nursing homes: http://assets.aarp.org/www.aarp.org_/promotions/text/life/NursingHomeChecklist.pdf

    July 29

    Warning about RSI Investigative Services

    Tennessee Department of Health and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    Consumer Resources:

    July 28

    State of Tennessee's Bridges

    Tennessee's Adequate Yearly Progress Results and High Priority Schools and High Priority Systems

    Mount Juliet's Fire Code Concerns

    July 26

    Volunteering In America

    July 25

    Information about Erik Jackson, a young child recovering after falling in a well

    Gaylord Opryland Poolapalooza

    Walden's Puddle Wish List

    July 24

    BMI Calculator for Child and Teen

    July 23

    Feed America First

    Energy Saving Tips

    A list of new laws that went into effect July 1 in Tennessee

    Middle Tennessee Locksmith Association

    Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennesssee

    July 20

    Information about bats and rabies

    State of Tennessee Property Freeze Program


    July 19

    Information About West Nile and Mosquitos

    Bridges To Care (helps the working uninsured find health care)

    July 18

    Burglary Prevention Checklist for Homes

    Encores and More Consignment Sale

    To check traffic conditions in Tennessee

    July 17

    Virtual Worlds - Entropia Universe and Second Life

    2008 Emmy nominations

    July 16

    Which Diet Works Best?

    Resources For Finding Missing Children


    July 15

    GM Fact Sheet

    CLICK HERE to view the 68 principal and assistant principal changes made at Metro School.

    To read more about Kentucky's new booster seat law CLICK HERE, and if you want to know Tennesse's child seat laws visit tennessee.gov.

    Visit www.trysensa.com to learn about a new approach to weight loss.

    Find the growing season for your favorite fruits and vegetables at Pick Tennessee Products.

    July 14

    To report suspicious activity, call the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's toll-free tip line at 1-866-DHS-2ICE  or click here.

    July 13

    Donations in memory of Jkoby Burroughs

    July 12

    Express Your Vote

    July 11

    50 Ways to Keep Your Car Safe

    To donate to Honor Flight, a group that will take 100 local World War II veterans to the World War II Memorial in D.C. in September, write to the VFW Post 4893: Honor Flight, 101 Eddy Lane, Franklin, TN 37064-2936. They can also be reached by calling 615-591-0201.

    Consumer Resources:

    July 10

    Top 10 stolen cars in Tennessee (Click on Hot Wheels, then click on "view all states") 

    Resources to prevent, respond to identity theft

    If you were a client of either Transforming America or JL Kirk, you can file a complaint by calling the Tennessee Consumer Affairs office at 615-741-4737 and the Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee at 615-250-4222. You can also file a complaint online with the BBB or with the state Consumer Affairs.

    July 9

    Website in memory of Leif Brittain

    2009- 2010 Metro Schools Student Assignment Plan: part 1

    2009- 2010 Metro Schools Student Assignment Plan: part 2

    Kaiser Permanente's Weight Management Initiatives

    Web site set up by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency for property owners to list rental property

    July 8

    Read the school board meeting agenda

    Learn more about Teen and Tween Dating Abuse

    Tennessee Department of Safety and a performance audit in May 2008

    July 7

    Music City Star ticket refund information

    Children being tested for cholesterol

    Jewish Federation of Nashville and about Jewish dietary laws and database of Kosher products

    July 6

    Update on Carmen Thompson (Volunteer paralyzed in the Hurricane Katrina clean-up)

    July 5

    Zingo Designated Drivers

    July 4

    Nashville Symphony: http://www.nashvillesymphony.org/

    Singer/songwriter Michael McDonald: http://www.michaelmcdonald.com/

    Songwriter Phil Vassar: http://www.philvassar.com/

    July 2

    Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home in Clarksville

    July 1

    To provide information about Estelle Richardson's death at the CCA-run detention facility

    Heavy Babies At Risk For Arthritis

    Mayo Clinic; New Scan Detects Breast Cancer

    American Heart Association

    MTA 4th of July Bus Schedule Changes

    Music City Star Fireworks Express (4th of July Rides)

    Metro Action Commission Offers Help With Bills

    June 30

    A list of new laws in Tennessee

    New fares and route changes effective in July for Nashville MTA

    June 28

    Foreclosure Advice: Williams County GAP Community Development Recources

    June 27

    Sports Medicine

    Warner P, , , a, r, ks

    HIV/AIDS-Related Resources and Links

    June 26

    Better Business Bureau news release warning about misleading ads, products and services

    Ti, ps for preventing Heat-Related Illness and tips to keep cool, save energy and help the environment

    Sudekum Planetarium at Adventure Science Center

    , Information about puppy mill rescue in Hickman County

    J, une 25

    Form a neighborhood watch association

    Project for Student Success

    June 24

    For information about, Erik Jackson, a young patient recovering after falling in a hole

    To view concept images for the proposed new convention center in Nashville

    June 23

    Information about the silent auction and benefit c, oncert for Terry and Carmen Thompson at the Factory at Franklin

    June 22

    Spc. Justin Wood's Funeral Arrangements

    June 21

    United Way Books For Babies

    TBI Sex Offender Registry

    June 20

    Find a Job T, ennessee Department of Labor

    Find a car, pool in Nashville

    Skin Cancer Foundation

    Information about funeral arrangements for Monroe Carell, Jr. and memorial donations


    June 19

    Salvation Army Donations,

    Find adult and kid swimming lessons in your area at www.clubswim.com.

    American Cancer Society and Monroe Carell, Jr, Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and summer camps for children with cancer

    2008 Consumer Confidence Report about water quality

    June 18

    To find out about air quality:

    Long-term Care Services offered in Tennessee 1-866-836-6678.

    Brush up on yo, ur basic first aid.

    CLICK HERE to see pictu, res or take a tour of the $1.2 million home for sale by Metro's former schools director, Pedro Garcia.

    Learn more about sleep ap, nea at www.sleepapnea.org

    Find coupons that will help trim your grocery bill at www.coolsavin, gs.com and www.smartsource.com

    June 17

    Learn more about Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis by CLICK HERE!

    Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

    Metro's Former Schools Director, Pedro Garcia's home for sale.

    Metro's 2008 Revised Consolidated 24 Hour Vehicle Assignments List

    Metro's Recommended Fleet Reductions By Departments

    June 16

    Click here for more information about the New Manhattan Project supported by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexande, r.

    Click here for more information about the state's voluntary buyout, program.

    To block cell phone spam, you can register your cell phone number with the National Do Not Call registry at www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/04/dncfyi.shtm. And you can file a complaint about cell phone spam with the FCC by going to www.fcc.gov.

    June 13

    Find ways to save money by clipping coupons

    June 12

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration news release about raw red tomatoes and Tomato consumer page

    Read the Division of State Audit's recent performance audit report.

    Kids Count Click here to take a look at the Well Being and opportunities for Tennessee Kids

    Tennessee has been hit by the tomato, salmonella outbreak. CLICK HERE to Learn what tomatoes are safe and what the salmonella symtopms are.

    June 11

    FBI Preliminary Annual Uniform Crim, e Report

    June 10

    For more pictures of man Metro pol, ice said exposed himself to a 4-year-old inside a pet store

    June 9

    Tennessee Leads The Nation In Bankruptcy Rate

    Teach Tennessee,, a statewide program that challenges mid-career professionals, retirees and others to teach.

    Goody's filed chapter 1, 1, bankruptcy. To see a list of their stores that are closing CLICK HERE.

    June 6


    Treating Varicos Veins

    Rule about annual law enforcement notices filed by Tennessee municipalities with a population of 10,000 people or less in order to ticket motorists on interstate highways.

    June 5

    Clean Air Partnership/ air quality

    Centennial High School New Dress Code

    400 Mile Long Yard Sale

    June 4

    , Sumner County's first resource center, for low-income resident, s, Gallatin Shalom Zone, 615-452-7575

    June 3

    Nine Metro School Zones Remain Active

    , Summer Engery Saving Tips

    Organizations that wish to participate in the summer food service program can get , more information by contacting the Metro Action Commission at ww, w.nashville.gov/mac/ and 615-862-8860. The Metro Action Commission is located at 1624 5th Ave. N.

    Blog links for Pacific Modeling and Acting Academy, http://pacificmodelingandacting.blogspot.com/ and http://www.topix.com/forum/city/everett-wa/TEQ370ETC6HE7SV03/p6

    June 2

    To see how Consumer Reports tests lawn mowers, watch this free video

    For information about Metro Schools' Standard School Attire, http://www.mnps.org/Page15449.aspx

    May 29

    Learn more about hospice care for your loved ones by visiting the Hospice Foundation of America.

    Smoking Cessation Classes

    , www.tnfbf.org - Tennessee Firefighters Burn Foundation

    May 28


    To find information about Dow Chemical Company product, s and services, www.dow.com/products_services/

    May 27

    With high gas prices, www.leasetrader.com helps SUV lease holders find a way out.

    May 24

    M, usic City Event Calendar

    Autoshows.cc Motor Sport Event, home of Southeastern motorsports events

    May 23

    Inside Politics Preview of Legislative Wrap-up

    May 22

    Guide to green living for your home and other resources for green living

    Find out more about why the Nashville MTA Board of Directors approved 25-cent fare increase, removal of low-performing routes and Night Owl; and reduction to Eighth Avenue South route at www.nashvillemta.org.

    Maria's Miracle Fund - In memory of Maria Sue Chapman (2003-2008), daughter of Steven Curtis Chapman.

    Find the ultimate so, urce for airplane seating, in-flight amenities and airline information at www.seatguru.com.

    Find great airfare deals at , www.farecast.com.

    Plan your next trip with www.travelzoo.com. They have over 12 million subscribers with travel information.

    May 21

    For information about Madison Church of Christ's project to send thousands of care packages to members of the 506th Brigade Combat Team before Father's Day.

    Only immigration attorneys and two federally approved nonprofit groups in Tennessee can give out immigration advice. Here's information about those two groups - World Relief Agency, 615-833-7735 and Catholic Ch, arities of Tennessee, Inc., 615-259-3567 and www.cctenn.org

    Travel Web sites suggested by Consumer Reports:

    May 20

    Renew Your Tennessee Vehicle Registration Online

    www.flyingthunder.org - Four restored, full operational and combat-certified Vietnam era helicopter escort motorcycle riders from, , , California to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. for Memorial Day.

    The following list is information about tornado shelters:

    May 19

    Calculate The Coast of Your Trip at AAA

    Raise Fuel Economy and Lower Emission In What, ever You Drive

    Find best local gas prices at www.nashvillegaspri, ces.com

    The YMCA of Middle Tennessee's Camp Widjiwagan is a day camp for first through eighth graders. Overnight camp is for fourth through ninth graders.

    To file consumer complaints with the Tennessee Depart, ment of Commerce and Insurance, click here<, /B>.

    The following list is information about tornado shelters:

    May 18

    Complete list of ACM Award Winners

    May 17

    Nashville Chinese Association

    Boat Safety

    May 16

    Operation Dad 2008 - donate one dollar or one item for Father's Day care packages for Fort Campbell soldiers.

    , Information about the number of proposed layoffs in Metro and the departments affected.

    Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Tennessee Summer Games happened at Lipscomb University,, Friday, May 16.

    May 15

    The safety campaign features a used life jacket exchange program to be held Saturday & Sunday, May 17-, 18, at the local Bass Pro Shops store at Opry Mills in Nashville.

    M, ay 14


    Stem Cells Help Repa, ir Damaged Heart

    International Home Exchange helps homeowns, ers meet online to swap houses rather than pay for a hotel to save money on vacations. - www.intervac.com

    May 13

    Lynette Fay Complaint

    , Crystal Mears Complaint<, /P>

    Jennifer Beita Complai, nt

    Cheryl Mears Morre, ll Complaint

    2008 State of Metro Address

    Sumner Cou, nty Sheriff's Office: Seized dog will be available for adoption.

    May 12

    For more, information about the commemorative dinner plates, email Tom and , Jeri Duggan at tdapp2@aol.com or call 615-441-1162.


    Bredesen Addresses State Budget Cutbacks
    Gov. Bredesen's State Budget Speech

    May 10

    Food Package Sizes Shrinking

    May 9

    Military Spouse Day 2008, A Proclamation by President Bush

    May 8

    Free skin cancer screenings will be offered a, t three locations on Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. Click HERE for more information.

    Baby Bottles, Food Warmers Recalled

    May 7<, /B><, P>The Nation's Largest Teacher Thank Yo, u Card project

    City of Clarksville

    State budget hearings

    May 6

    Seven new sites in Tennessee have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. CLICK HERE to learn about the sites.

    May 5

    www.realsimple.com - Tips on how to save on, wedding flowers.

    The Andrew Joseph Memorial Fund can be found at any Bank of , America

    GAP Community Development Resources

    May 4


    May 2

    Tennesse Renaissance Festival

    More About Kroger's Tax Rebate Gift Card Program

    May 1

    Find carpooling to Nashville and surrounding cities at eRideShare.com

    Special Web site created real estate agent to sell Adam "Pacman" Jones's house

    Nashville MTA

    April 30

    For in, formation about spring break trip, contact YTB CEO Duane Vancil at duane@ytb.com and www.y, tb.com/

    New requirements for physicals for student athletes

    April 29

    Click Here for surveillance video and an uncut interview regarding the 19-year-old store clerk found shot on Dickerson Pike.

    Create a Kids' Carpool at www.dividetheride.com with Divide the Ride

    Tennessee's Donor Registry - www.tndonorregistry.org

    Dining Out For Life

    Nashville Symphony

    April 28

    Grease control and Household waste alternatives and , residential waste and recycling facilities

    Neighborhood Market Summary

    April 27

    TBI Sex Offender Registry

    April 25

    Second Harvest Food Bank

    Nashville Rescue Mission

    Salvation Army of Nashville

    Internal Revenue Service

    Governmental Resou, rces To Combat Identity Theft

    Free Cr, edit Report


    April 24

    Tennessee's Sales Tax Holiday information


    April 23

    2008 Tennessee Pork Report


    April 22

    Parkside Homes Launches Green Homes

    Information about Green Living

    April 21

    For information about SPY technology, call heart surgeon Dr. James , Fonger of Cookeville Regional Medical Center at 931-528-2541.

    Arvin Edwards' warrant containing statements about Adam "Pacman" Jones

    April 20

    Donations to "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith'Leukemia and Lymphoma campaign

    April 17

    Rivers & Spires Festival

    To report child abuse or neglect and to become a foster parent

    Anyone interested in helping horses in Putnam County such , as providing food should email mrs.joclinton@yahoo.com. To adopt the animals, call the Putnam County Sheriff's Office at 931-528-8484.

    Preregister for "Andrea Walks" to be held Satu, rday, April 19 in Nashville.

    April 16

    Josh Osborne's Testimony For Tougher Child Abuse Laws

    National Start Walking Day - www.heart.org/start

    April 15,

    Post office locator

    Harris Family Fund

    National victim serving organizations

    Directory of crime victim servi, ces

    Nashville Children's Alliance

    April 14

    Rights and services provided to victims of sexual assault and rape

    , April 12

    Nashville International Airport

    April 11

    Lightning Safety Tips

    Hydroplaning FAQs and Safety Tips

    April 10

    National Weather Service, , Nashville office

    Statement issued by the attorney for the Burns City Police Department after the firing of a police officer who issued a citation to the chief's son.
    PDF file
    Read the story

    Tip on Keeping You, r Kids Safe From Strangers

    April 9

    Nashville International Airport,

    April 8

    The 2nd Annual TOUR DE' BORO 2008 will be held Saturday, April 12 at 8 a.m.
    Barfield Cresent Park, Murfreesboro, T, N
    Click HERE for more information and to register.

    April 7

    Air Quality Rating

    Tennessee Department of Revenue

    State Property Tax Freez, e Program

    April 6

    Robert Thompson', s Story

    April 4

    Several events will be held in Nashvil, le,, Memphis and Atlanta to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 40-year anniversary of his assassination.

    April 3

    Walden's Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center

    Mapco Surveillance of Robbery

    Final Pupil Spending For Last School Year By District


    Water Heater Recall - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has , recalled a gas water heater manufactured in Ashland City, Tennessee. Click here for more information.

    April 2

    List of Aug. 7 candidates

    Autism Speak, s

    Benefits of Water

    April 1

    <, A href="http://www.natptax.com/" target=_blank>National Association of Tax Professionals

    America's Promise Alliance

    Tin Pan South

    Tennessee Performing Arts Center

    Tennessee Housing Development Agency and li, st of number of loans in greatest need

    March 31

    Crime on Campus 2007 report

    To report child abuse and neglect

    March 25

    Citizens' Guide to the Metro, Budget

    Community Meeting Schedule for Traffic Study

    March 22


    March 20

    Friends of Metro Schools

    March 19

    , Flight Delays &, ; Cancellations

    Contact lawmakers about smoke detector legislation

    Take ow, n bra measurements

    Fifth Annual LIVE IT UP! Downtown Home Tour

    M,, arch 17

    www.sgtyork.org - Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation

    IRS Web Site

    March 16

    Animal Adoption- Shannon Dykstra

    March 15

    A Bend In the River

    March 14

    Census Information form for Town of Smyrna at www.townofsmyrna.org

    March 12

    Friends Of Eric Volz Web site

    Friends of Metro Schools

    Web-based grading system called GradeSpeed and Where parents can log on to track child's academic progress

    March 11

    News release on CDC study about teenager girls and STDs

    2008 THDA foreclosure intervention sub-grantees in Middle Tennessee

    To contact Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    President Bush's Remarks at National Religious Broadcasters 2008 Convention

    March 10

    School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt<, /A>

    Gas prices in Nashville

    March 8

    MTA Snow Routes

    March 7

    Nashville Humane As, s, ociation

    March 5

    Airborne Settlement

    Get Fit Tennessee was developed by Governor Phil Bredesen to address the rising rates of Type 2 diabetes and risk factors that lead to diabetes.

    March 4

    Addressing Identity Theft

    Governmental Resources on identity theft:

    Credit Reporting Agencies:

    Domestic Violence Assistance, :

    March 3


    The Green Train project

    March 2

    The Pew Religion Study

    Mar, ch 1<, /B>

    Gorden's Fish Recall

    February 29

    The Nashville Public Library's Civil Rights , Collection

    February 27

    Ten Things To Know If You Encounter Trouble On The Road, ,

    MTSU Poll

    February 26

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Crash Test

    February 22

    The Nashville Public Library's Civil Rights Collection

    Fort Campbell Child and Youth Services

    Tennessee Film and Music Commission

    February 21

    Union University Renderings f, , or New Student Housing

    , , Disputed police stop, in Cookeville

    February 20

    Draft list of impaired waterways in Tennessee for public review

    Tennessee Equality Project

    Pamela Rogers' Parole Request Hearin, g

    The Clarksville Fox - Women's Semi-Pro Full Contact Football Team 

    Possible Senior Citizen Tax Reli, ef

    About Cover Tennessee

    About Awesome April in Nashville

    Adventure Science Center

    February 19

    Tennessee Equality Project

    Stop Swartz blog

    Tornado-Displaced Pets Relocated

    February  18

    Cost-Saving Generic Statins at www.bestbuydrugs.org

    February 15

    Mercury-Containing Light Bulp (Lamp) Recycling

    Donate To Polar Plunge Participants

    To give input for Clarksville's new slogan

    February 14


    February 13

    Safety Tips For Driving In Icy Weather

    , Nashville Humane Association

    February 12

    Gov. Phil Bredesen's budget

    Stop Swartz blog

    Web Extra: County Music Hall Inductees

    Vanderbilt Video of Amenah's Surgery

    How To Respond To Election Commission burglary:

    Credit Reporting Agencies:

    February 11

    Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

    Bible Park USA

    February 9

    Rotten Neighbor

    February 8

    Portable Generator Safety

    , Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the fice designat, ed counties can begin applying for assistance immediately by registering online at FEMA.gov. (Hardin, Macon, Madison, Shelby and Sumner Counties.)

    Places To Give Donations For Tornado Victims

    Tennesseans Urged To Exercise Caution When Giving For Tornado Relief

    February 7

    Become A Red Cross Volunteer

    February 5


    February 3

    IRS Website

    January 31

    Judge Drops Cha, rges Against Pacman

    100 Best Companies To Work For

    Januar, y 30

    Online resources for the 2008 Presidential Election:

    NHTSA, ', s 2008 Car Seat Ease-of-Use Ratings

    January 28

    Gov. Bredesen's State of the State address

    State of the Union policy initiatives

    Reaction To State Of Union and Ky., Tenn. Congressional Leaders React To Speech

    January 26

    Bone Marrow Donation

    Nashville Red Cross

    January 25

    Permitted, Prohibited Items For Air Traveler, s

    Hillary Clinton's T, own Hall at TSU

    January 24


    2008 Fire Intervention Relief Effort

    January 23

    Debix access code to help voters who have no, t received letters

    Good a, nd Bad Features In Cars - Consumer Report

    January 22

    15th Annual Report Card 2006-07 School Year


    Good, bad features in cars

    What to have in a roadside emergency kit

    Gas prices in Nashville

    Early voting information

    Goodlettsviille Chamber of Commerce

    January 19


    Earth Matters Network

    January 17

    Application for Magnet, Enhanced Option, Desig, n Center and the Nashville School of the Arts

    Nashville's Convention Center

    To stop junk mail and to opt out of pre-approved credit offers

    January 16

    Early Voting Information

    About Crash the Super Bowl and finalist Landon Austin and his commercial

    <, B>January 15

    Copy of Adam ", Pacman" Jones' arrest report in Atlanta

    How To Activate Debix Identity Theft Protection

    January 14

    SOS 3, rd Annual Education Presentation

    January 12

    Passport Information

    West TN Animal Rescue

    January 11

    Sound and Speed

    January 10

    Information for Voters to, Report Potential Fraud and Identity Theft

    January 9

    Autism study in Archives Of General Psychiatry

    Bald Eagle Watch

    For more information about Help Our Troubled Teens, call 364-2824.

    January 7

    Upcoming blood drives

    January 5

    New Jobs, HTI Technology

    January 4

    Lawsuit Claiming Ownership Of Money Thrown At Strip Cl, ub

    Lawsuit Seeks Damages From Voter Information Theft

    To contact homeless task force founder Tony Carter, call 586-3337

    How To Respond To Election Commission burglary:

    Credit Reporting Agencies:

    Report Suspicious Fraud Activity


    Fraud Reporting Form

    U.S. Mail:

    Social Security Fraud Ho, tline
    P.O. Box 17768
    Baltimore, Maryland 21235




    1-800-269-0271 from 10:00 a.m. , to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


    1-866-501-2101 for the deaf or hard of hea, ring.


    January 3

    About the Iowa Caucus

    Obama, Huckabee Win Iowa Caucus

    Iowa Caucus results

    January 2

    Letter to registered voters in Davidson County

    Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Site

    Credit Reporting Agencies:

    January 1

    National T, elecommunications and Information Administration

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