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Winter-Like Conditions Expected this Weekend

Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend.  A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night.  Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area.  Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro.  Breezy NW winds will add to the chill.  Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well.In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. 


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2014 Tennessee Pork Report

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The ninth annual Tennessee Pork Report outlines more than 609-million dollars in what its authors say is fraud, waste and abuse. At the top of the list, 181-million dollars state auditors found was paid out in unemployment benefits to people who didn't deserve them. That list includes full-time state workers, dead people and jail inmates.

The merger of Memphis and Shelby County schools revealed 48-million dollars worth of equipment and supplies that were unaccounted for. The Beacon's Center's policy director Lindsay Boys says that includes: "laptops; hard drives and even cars."

In addition to perennial targets like subsidies to Tennessee state park golf courses, this year's pork report takes the entire park system to task over it's 1.5-million dollar operating subsidy. Also in the Beacon Center's cross hairs, the 750-thousand dollars metro government allocated for a sculpture to go outside the new convention center called "Stix." Beacon says that's an appalling 25-thousand dollars per stick.

The Beacon Center of Tennessee says it's "an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to providing concerned citizens and public leaders with empirical research and timely free market solutions to public policy issues."

To read the 2014 Pork Report for yourself, click on this link,


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