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October 18, 2017


Tennessee Valley Fair updates bag policy

Knoxville – The Tennessee Valley Fair has updated its bag policies to increase safety at the fair. The updated policy will be effective from Friday, Sept. 8 until Sunday, Sept. 17. Attendees should note all bags will be checked by security upon entry, regardless of shape, size or necessity. All attendees are subject to screening

HCSO to conduct sobriety checkpoints

ROGERSVILLE – The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office has announced it will conduct sobriety checkpoints Friday, September 15 and Friday, September 22. Locations of the checkpoints will be North Central Avenue, Hwy. 70 N. and Hwy. 11E. Share your opinions and comments with the editor. Send your Letter to the Editor now.

Congressman Roe to hold staff office hours in Hawkins County

ROGERSVILLE – Rep. Phil Roe announced he will send staff to hold office hours Thursday, Sept. 14 in Rogersville at the Hawkins County Courthouse, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. Roe’s staff will be available to assist First District constituents. Some areas that Roe’s district offices can be of assistance are: Social Security and disability for

Into the storm: Bean Station men rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS – While many were fleeing Hurricane Harvey’s wrath, two Bean Station men headed into the storm. Local residents Dale Moles and Jim McWhorter packed their bags and headed southwest, Monday, Aug. 28, to aid in the search and rescue of those stranded by flooding left in Hurricane Harvey’s

Blood donors receive free Tennessee Valley Fair admission

Knoxville – The Tennessee Valley Fair is offering free fair admission to blood donors. The Tennessee Valley fair is rallying to increase blood donations in East Tennessee with Medic Regional Blood Center. Blood donors that contribute a donation from Tuesday, Sept. 5 until Friday, Sept. 8 at one of Medic’s Community Drives or Donor Center

Hawkins County Health Department hosting Third Annual Baby Shower

Rogersville – The Hawkins County Health Department, Rogersville, in collaboration with Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc. and various community partners, will host its Third Annual Baby Shower for expectant parents and their families. The event will be held Friday, Sept. 8, from 1 until 3 p.m., at the Hawkins County Health Department, 201 Park Boulevard,

UT Medical Center offering free diabetic self-management class

Knoxville – The University of Tennessee Medical Center is offering Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a free six-week diabetes self-management program that will teach participants every day skills in managing diabetes. These skills include coping mechanisms to help deal with fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration; exercise

Ridgeview Terrace residents receive hygiene products and socks

BEAN STATION – The members of Tate Spring Chapter #423 Order of the Eastern Star have completed another community project. Kathryn Stewart, 2017 Worth Matron, asked members to bring hygiene products and socks to the group’s monthly meeting. The supplies were then delivered to Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care to be distributed to the residents

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