Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reader asks when area will have free shredding event

Walk 100 miles with me for city's health

Tennessean 3:21 AM, Mar. 24, 2011

IRS offers help as deadline nears

The Nashville office of the Internal Revenue Service will be open Saturday to help answer questions. Free tax preparation is available at many other sites. The deadline to file federal taxes is April 18. Nearly 100 IRS offices will be open across the country on Saturday. The centers offer help to anyone who has federal tax account issues or questions and offers free tax preparation and e-filing to most people whose 2010 household income was $49,000 or less. Nashville's center at 801 Broadway will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Also, free tax preparation and e-filing are offered at about 180 volunteer-staffed sites in 56 Tennessee counties. These sites are for filers whose household income was $49,000 or less last year or who are 60 or older. Filers can call the IRS toll-free at 1-800-906-9887 to find the closest free help site. IRS Free File at offers free online use of brand-name tax software to filers whose 2010 income was $58,000 or less. Free File includes a Fillable Forms option that is free for all filers, regardless of income. Generally, returns prepared manually on paper have an error rate of almost 20 percent, while returns prepared using tax software have an error rate of less than 1 percent. — JENNY UPCHURCH THE TENNESSEAN

Thursday's crime log

Tennessean Man found shot to death A man was found fatally shot in a vehicle overnight at an apartment complex in the Nashboro Village area, Metro Police said. Officers received a shots-fired call just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Metro Police Capt. Ken Walburn. When officers investigated, they were told by a resident that a car had crashed, and officers found a deceased body in the driver’s seat, slumped over, with the seat belt still on. The car had crashed into an area of shrubbery, Walburn said. No motive has been established, nor have any witnesses to the shooting been located. Police were still on the scene early this morning, Walburn said. The man, whose identity is being held until next of kin is notified, did not live at the complex, according to the initial investigation. But police said the victim was at the complex earlier in the day grilling out. It hasn’t been determined whether the man was shot while driving the vehicle or beforehand, Walburn said. “It’s a wide-open case, we don’t know if it was a robbery or a drug deal,’’ Walburn said. The call came from Village Green Drive, according to dispatch. Anyone with information is asked to call 74-CRIME.

Nashville hopes magnet schools will improve diversity

Metro Nashville redistricting may upend council races

Monday, March 21, 2011

Breaking News - Tennessee Fures Coach Bruce Pearl

Channel 5 News Posted: Mar 21, 2011 2:04 PM CDT Updated: Mar 21, 2011 2:24 PM CDT KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A person with knowledge of the decision says Tennessee has fired Bruce Pearl after a season that saw the coach charged with unethical conduct for lying to NCAA investigators during a probe into recruiting. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the university has not announced the firing. Sources within UT athletics have also confirmed to our sister station WVLT-TV in Knoxville that the the university and Bruce Pearl have decided to part ways. A formal announcement is expected Monday afternoon. In six seasons, the 51-year-old Pearl led the Volunteers to their first No. 1 ranking and first NCAA tournament regional finals appearance, missing out on a trip to the 2010 Final Four by a single point. Pearl acknowledged in a tearful press conference on September 10 that he had given investigators false information when asked about a cookout at his home attended by high school juniors. The NCAA has since charged the Tennessee basketball and football programs with a dozen violations. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA

E-books enthrall young readers, so libraries try to keep pace

Vanderbilt nurses train in virtual world

National health reform doesn't solve Tennesseans' insurance problems

Nashville stormwater concerns have yet to subside

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friends of Buchanan Log House

Hi Neighbors, here is a message from the Friends of Buchanan Log House. Make a note and volunteer! The date of the clean-up inside the BLH has changed to March 26th. Please plan to come early on March 26th -- if we have at least 2 persons, preferably 3 persons per room, we will be finished with the cleaning early. Need a couple of guys (or more) to take-out the windows so they may be thoroughly cleaned. This message was sent to from: Buchanan Log House 2910 Elm Hill Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Friday, March 11, 2011

Calling all volunteers!! This is a great place and it needs your help.

Spring is right around the corner and just like with your own home, the BLH also needs a good cleaning! Yes, it is work, but we can make it fun! Come join all your fellow members and volunteers; get to know others that you may not come in contact with at other times. We need you!! Please mark your calendar for Saturday, March 19. We will begin at 8:00 am, so please come as early as possible. Many hands make light work, the more we have, the quicker we will are done. We will need some strong volunteers to take out the windows in order to wash and clean all parts of them, plus removing the cob webs, etc. The BLH, Addison Museum and the Craft Center are way past due for a good cleaning. Thank you, we appreciate your support! Gratefully, Vivian

8.9 quake strikes Japan; tsunami sweeps people, boats, cars, buildings inland

Nashville doctor again loses license

Rise in Nashville-area jobless rate seen only as a blip

TN bill would allow local governments to keep business dealings secret

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Neighbors, strangers come to aid of storm victims in Priest Lake area

Tennessean Written by Nancy DeVille Before Candace Burris could even ask for help, volunteers were standing on her doorstop ready to help clear debris from her Priest Lake property that a tornado left behind after it ripped through Antioch and southeastern Davidson County last month. An 80-foot tree landed on the Blue Mist Court home, nearly splitting it in half and sending rubbish crashing into the front yard and porch. “We’ve just had people from all over come by to help carry things off, get rid of trash and ask if we needed help with laundry,” she said. “Strangers have been showing their love and concern for people in need. This is what Nashvillians do.” Dozens of homes and two churches suffered significant damage in Priest Lake during the recent tornado, and the community has come together to help its neighbors recover. “It’s really been a phenomenal effort with all the volunteers coming out to help,” said Council Lady Vivian Wilhoite, who represents the area. “We got our practice from the May flood, so it was very easy to put it into play during this disaster. This is what community is all about.” The Priest Lake Presbyterian Church is in the long process of rebuilding after the tornado ripped off half of its roof. The building has been secured, pews removed and placed into temporary storage. Weekly services are being held in the church’s gymnasium, and church leaders expect it will take 5-7 months before repairs will be complete on the Smith Springs Road sanctuary. Despite its recovery efforts, the church has set up a disaster relief fund to assist other victims in the area. “It’s easy to get caught up in your own drama, but we are aware of our neighbors that have been hurt,” said the Rev. Paul Burns, pastor of Priest Lake Presbyterian. “Any help we receive we are trying to push towards these families.” Outreach efforts resume The congregation at Smith Springs Church of Christ isn’t letting the storm damage interfere with its community outreach. While its sanctuary can’t be used, the church is continuing to host homeless guests each Friday night through Room In The Inn, a local outreach program that shuttles homeless guests to more than 170 congregations to eat and sleep every winter night. The Friday after the storm was the church’s first time not hosting Room In The Inn. It has participated in the program for more than 15 years. “The church has been under the hammer, but we are going to be faithful and honor our commitment,” Pastor Tim Alexander said. “I’m very proud of my people because we all believe in this program and we just can’t suspend it.” A portion of the church’s roof was blown off, and a tree fell on the education wing. Alexander estimates that it could take a up to a year before repairs are complete. services are being held in the church’s gymnasium. In a recent sermon, Alexander encouraged the congregation to not let their faith wither. “Our church is built on the foundation of Christ, and that’s going to endure,” he said. “Even if the storm had been worst, the foundation would have remained. And you can always build on a good foundation.” Contact Nancy DeVille at 615-259-8304 or

Dollar General Grand Opening, Saturday,March 5, 2011

Photo taken by Mindy Schwartz
As some of you may know, the new Dollar General at 3600 Anderson Road opened about 2 weeks ago. That was what is called a "soft" opening. Today, Saturday, March 5, 2011 is their Grand Opening. There will be prizes given away and more! Make a special stop today at the new Dollar General Store. Happy Shopping!!!! FYI about our Dollar General: Dollar General 3600 Anderson Road Nashville, TN Sharron Biggs, Manager 361-6228 Gratefully, Vivian

NES working to fix incorrect electronic bills

NES working to fix incorrect electronic bills

Getting Ready For Grand Opening at New Dollar General

Getting Ready to Open a New Dollar General in Antioch, TN

Councilman Michael Craddock qualifies for mayor race

Middle Tennessee public servants face cuts in benefits