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Dear Friends: I pray that this email finds you well despite the circumstances. Please know that Men of Valor is continuing to minister to the incarcerated and to the men on Valor Ridge's campus, while taking every available precaution to ensure that we are not compromising our staff, volunteers or the men we are serving. Click on this video for a quick update...
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order on Friday that gave much-needed relief and guidance on how governing bodies may conduct meetings electronically in light of a need to contain the spread of coronavirus. The order contained key provisions TCOG sought, including that governing bodies be allowed to conduct “essential business,” make reasonable efforts to provide live electronic access...
TN Open Meetings 03/23/2020 It seems so long ago, but there was a time, actually not so long ago, when public records were all on paper, and government meetings took place in conference rooms or specifically designated meeting places. Then, when electronic records were being developed, many government officials tried to claim various Freedom of Information laws didn’t apply. They said open...
The Senate on Wednesday approved a $2 trillion stimulus package to provide a spark to an economy reeling from the novel coronavirus pandemic. The historic measure was filled with days of intense negotiations that amounted to one of the most expensive and far-reaching measures Congress has ever considered. The legislation was a remarkable sign of overwhelming bipartisan support, the vote...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee families who have lost a significant amount of income due to the coronavirus could get help from the state. Beginning March 26 at 10 a.m., families in the state can apply online for cash assistance from the Tennessee Department of Human Services. A member of the family can apply for up to two months of emergency cash assistance...
Editors note: I asked historian Marty Luffman to get me the history of his State Farm office building that he constructed years ago on the old J.S. Young Road. We  all know  the road today as, Nissan Drive. Folks who grew up here may recall the old road near Krystals and our salon, The Vanity Zone there was a...
As coronavirus precautions continue to necessitate more time at home for everyone, Rutherford County residents are urged to check their mailboxes and stacks of mail for their 2020 Census forms that for the first time can be filled out online as the April 1 Census Day approaches. For one of the fastest growing counties in the state and nation, this...
The proposed federal stimulus package announced this week includes sending every American a check to offset lost income from the coronavirus crisis. Scammers wasted no time in taking advantage of this news! BBB is already getting reports on BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/ScamTracker) about government imposters calling about the checks. Watch out for these phony government grants that ask for...
Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center performed the world’s first laser-assisted artificial cornea implantation and restored eyesight in a 42-year-old gentleman who had been blind for 38 years. Artificial cornea is a new technology used to restore eyesight in patients who were previously told that their blindness was irreversible and that they had no chance to ever be able...
Comm. Stuart McWhorter to lead joint effort between TEMA, Health and Military departments Monday, March 23, 2020 | 02:00pm NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee established the COVID-19 Unified Command, a joint effort to be led by Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, to streamline coordination across the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Military. “The...

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