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In Saving You Money, spring is only six days away and with it comes wedding season! We all know how expensive 'the dress' can be. Tonight, a little known secret about where brides to be can get a dress for less.
The latest racks of wedding gowns were donated Thursday afternoon by a local bridal boutique. Hundreds upon hundreds of wedding dresses.
Jamie Berry, Communications Director for Goodwill says, "We have Alfred Angelo, Waters and Waters, Demetria Angelo." 90% of them surplus from Midstate bridal shops which means they're all new.
Newlywed, Ashley Egger says, "Anybody I hear who's engaged.. I recommend it!" Newlywed Ashley Egger bought her bridal gown at the Goodwill Wedding Gala. Yeah, you heard right G-W!
Egger adds, "I got there with a friend around 11pm the night before.. My fiance' came out to see me and the girls and brought us coffee and donuts and was wishing us luck."
Goodwill prices the wedding gowns at 10 to 20 percent of the original cost. Ashley's price? $139.99. This is Goodwill's 4th year selling wedding dresses. Natisha Moultry with Goodwill came up with the idea.
"Some of those dresses cost as much as $5 to $6 thousand dollars. They know they can take that money and spend it somewhere else."
Goodwill has more than 500 wedding gowns and 300 more bridesmaids, flower girl and formal dresses. "I love the flower girl dresses because Easter is on its way and these dresses can be purchased for Easter." Dresses, other than bridal gowns are $30 or less.
Berry has this tip, "Wear a body suit and tank top and leggings so you don't have to wait for a dressing room. You can try them on in the middle of the aisle."
Ashley says she didn't sacrife style or quality and she had money left over for other wedding expenses. "I thought I was going to spend a lot more than I did, but ended up getting a great deal and saved a lot of money."
Thursday, March 14 2013, 11:17 PM CDT
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
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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.
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