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Andy Davis with Home Depot explains why they do it. "There are 700 homeless vets on the streets of Nashville as we speak so anything we can do to help as many as we can.. the better off we are."
Melvin Jordan is one of them. He tells us he's a Vietnam Vet.
"I'm trying to get back home." Reporter Stacy Case says: "Where do you sleep at night?" Melvin says, "Over in the church yard right now." Reporter Stacy Case says, "In the church yard?" Melvin replies, "Yeah."
The Veterans Safe Haven will soon be the place where tired and troubled vets can cycle through while dealing with the scars of repeated deployments. Airman 1st Class Anthony Hurse will help move them in.
"This is a way for me to give back to them so when they transition out of the military they know that they do have a place to come in Nashville if they need that type of help."
This work comes on a day when the Veterans Affairs Secretary, Eric Shinseki announced a plan to end the problem of homeless veterans by 2015.
Volunteers put in new floors and painted, even landscaped, trying to stay ahead of a homeless problem that's considered urgent as more and more service members return with no real place to call home.
Wednesday, September 26 2012, 05:15 AM CDT
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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