Kickoff events planned for World breastfeeding week

Nashville On Saturday, August 4 at 10:00am, Nashville area moms will join moms from 11 countries participating in The Big Latch On, a global breastfeeding initiative that allows communities to show support to moms. All nursing mothers and moms-to-be are invited to Hadley Park Recreation Center from 10:00am-11:30am to enjoy wellness information, refreshments, and peerContinue reading “Kickoff events planned for World breastfeeding week”

John Myers Band to Perform Hot Summer Nights Concert at Blount County Public Library

MARYVILLE, TN  (July 23, 2012)   John Myers has been engulfed in the rhythm and blues tradition since starting his career with his brothers and three others as The Five Pennies.  Later, as The Four Pennies, they began playing some of John’s original pieces which they recorded with Brunswick Records.             John’s rich voice represented MotownContinue reading “John Myers Band to Perform Hot Summer Nights Concert at Blount County Public Library”


CHICAGO- El jueves, 2 de agosto, el Presidente Obama viajara a Orlando, FL y Leesburg, VA para hablar sobre la decisión que los votantes enfrentarán en esta elección entre dos visiones fundamentalmente distintas de como hacer que nuestra economía crezca, generar empleo para la clase media y pagar el déficit. El presidente cree que laContinue reading “OBAMA VISITA FLORIDA Y VIRGINIA PARA HABLAR DE LA SEGURIDAD ECONOMÍCA DE LA CLASE MEDIA”

Conozca cuán grande es su riesgo de ser diabético

  Examen de Riesgo de la Diabetes¿Podría usted tener diabetes y no saberlo?Existen 25.8 millones de niños y adultos en los Estados Unidos con diabetes — ¡y casi un tercio de ellos (o 7 millones de personas) no lo saben! Tome este examen para saber si usted está en riesgo para tener o desarrollar laContinue reading “Conozca cuán grande es su riesgo de ser diabético”


 OPEN TO ALL NAHJ General Scholarships – Rubén Salazar Fund Ranging from $1,000 – $2,000 per student, these scholarships are awarded to college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online journalism. NAHJ Ford Motor Company Fund Scholarships These Scholarships of up to $2,500Continue reading “SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR JOURNALISM STUDENTS”

Policia pide ayuda para resolver caso

Lunes, 23 de julio 2012 Durante la noche del lunes a las 10:50 pm la policía de Chattanooga respondió a un tiroteo que se produjo cerca de la cuadra 3700 de la 7 ª Avenida. La víctima, de 18 años, Courtney Birt, dijo a los oficiales que él estaba caminando a su casa cuando se le acercó unContinue reading “Policia pide ayuda para resolver caso”

Los Hispanos tienen alta riesgo a la diabetes

La diabetes es un problema urgente de salud en la comunidad latina. Con tasas dos veces más altas que las de los no latinos, es importante ofrecer información a la comunidad latina sobre la gravedad de la enfermedad, sus factores de riesgo y las formas para controlar la diabetes, retrasarla o prevenirla, en el casoContinue reading “Los Hispanos tienen alta riesgo a la diabetes”

Teenagers shot a taxi driver

Monday, July 23, 2012   At 5:20 p.m. Chattanooga Police responded to a shots fired complaint at 2193 Dodson Avenue where they found a Mercury Cab driver who had been shot at but was not injured.  The driver stated that he had picked-up (4) juveniles in the 1700 block of N Hawthorne Street and droppedContinue reading “Teenagers shot a taxi driver”

Motorcycle deaths investigated

Monday, July 30, 2012   On Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 1130 PM, The Chattanooga Police Traffic Division responded to a multiple vehicle accident with a fatality at 7800 I-24. Witnesses stated that a motorcycle traveling eastbound on I-24 was attempting to pass a tractor trailer on the left side.  The motorcycle clipped the rearContinue reading “Motorcycle deaths investigated”

The Elvis Presley Blue Hawaii Tribute Show

Ronnie Miller as Elvis Presley KNOXVILLE, TENN.—  Asia Café to commemorate the life of Elvis Presley on the eve of his untimely death.  The King of Rock ‘n Roll will be memorialized in an honorable manner by way of tribute singing, music, and entertainment. Starring Knoxville’s Own-Ronnie Miller as Elvis PresleyAUG. 15TH 5–9PM

Reynolds kicks off 2012 Hot Summer Nights series at Blount County Public Library

MARYVILLE, Tenn—     Karen E. Reynolds, award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, publicist and promoter, will kick off the 11th annual Hot Summer Nights series on August 2 by performing selections (along with other music) from her new CD, “Read the Book.”  This year’s concert series has a lineup of seven consecutive performances.  All programs will be on Thursday nights,Continue reading “Reynolds kicks off 2012 Hot Summer Nights series at Blount County Public Library”

ACLU-TN Launches Initiative to Ensure Immigrants Understand Constitutional Rights

NASHVILLE – In response to the Supreme Court’s recent decision on Arizona’s “show me your papers” law, the ACLU of Tennessee today launched an initiative to ensure that Tennessee’s immigrants understand their right to fair treatment in the justice system.  The centerpiece of this effort is the online “Immigrant Rights Resource Center,” with bilingual informationContinue reading “ACLU-TN Launches Initiative to Ensure Immigrants Understand Constitutional Rights”

Firefighters reaching for successful relationships with Hispanics

KNOXVILLE—  Firefighter Al Ludwig of the Knoxville, TN Fire Department created a program that will allow firefighters to communicate with Latino familias. Ludwig realized the Latino population in his community was growing, and he took the initiative to learn and teach his fellow firefighters some basic Spanish.

Tennessee Stage Company will be performing Shakespeare

MARYVILLE, TN (July 16, 2012 Once again, the professional actors with Knoxville’s Tennessee Stage Company will be performing a Shakespearean play at the Blount County Public Library.Julius Caesar will be this year’s performance on Monday evening, July 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The production is sponsored by the Friends of the Blount County Public LibraryContinue reading “Tennessee Stage Company will be performing Shakespeare”

Title VI and Hispanics today

 Hispanic students represent 21 percent of the enrollment in high school but only 13 percent of students passed at least one Advanced Placement exam. “We need to make sure our hispanic descent students are presented with the resources and the options all children in the school system are presented for their success”, said Maria Palatino, motherContinue reading “Title VI and Hispanics today”

Valid photo ID is needed to vote in November

In Tennessee, in addition to being a registered voter, you will need a valid photo ID. Acceptable Photo IDs for Voting: Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired: Tennessee drivers license with your photo United States Passport Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Photo ID issuedContinue reading “Valid photo ID is needed to vote in November”

Joven atropellada falleció en hospital

Nashville–Una joven mujer ha muerto como resultado de haber sido atropellada por un carro en Old Hickory Boulevard, Brentwood ayer por la noche. Ricki Uselton Dawn, de 22 años, de Spring Hill, Tennessee fue atropellada alrededor de las 9:15 pm por Shawndra Moore, 26 años, de Joelton quien conducía un ’99 Pontiac Grand Prix. LosContinue reading “Joven atropellada falleció en hospital”

Lego Creations Exhibited at the Blount County Public Library

MARYVILLE, TN  (July 12, 2012)   Build a fantastic creation with Lego blocks and enter a contest at the Blount County Public Library.  The exhibits will be on display for a week.             Contestants will provide their own Lego pieces to build their entry.  Dimensions for the exhibits are no larger than 20” wide x 20”Continue reading “Lego Creations Exhibited at the Blount County Public Library”

“EAT4-HEALTH” tackle Obesity among Youth in 10 States

Tennessee is among 10 states receiving a portion of a $300,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare as part of a new partnership between National 4-H Council and UnitedHealthcare. The UnitedHealthcare 4-H Eat4-Health campaign will officially launch during the Tennessee 4-H All-Star Conference at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Hollingsworth Auditorium, 2431 Joe Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996, where moreContinue reading ““EAT4-HEALTH” tackle Obesity among Youth in 10 States”

Community College Consortium targets federal funds

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— More than 30 community colleges within the five-state Tennessee Valley Science and Technology Corridor region have formed an alliance to work more closely together.  An idea of Lou Rabinowitz, director of workforce and economic development at Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tenn., the alliance is intended to help the colleges better competeContinue reading “Community College Consortium targets federal funds”

EarthLink Completes Morristown Network of Eastern Tennessee Middle Mile Fiber Broadband Project

MORRISTOWN, TN —  EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading IT services and communications provider, announced completion of the Morristown, TN network interconnection point as part of the third and final phase of its Eastern Tennessee Middle Mile Fiber Broadband Project. Four additional broadband network interconnection points will be completed by March 2012 in the Cookeville, Oak Ridge,Continue reading “EarthLink Completes Morristown Network of Eastern Tennessee Middle Mile Fiber Broadband Project”

Departamento del Trabajo proteje al trabajador

 La División de Horas y Salarios del Departamento del Trabajo de Estados Unidos dirige una iniciativa de cumplimiento de la ley en Mississippi, para proteger los derechos de los  trabajadores agrícolas y educar a los patrones iniciativa también se orienta a las desmotadoras de algodón y las operaciones de apoyo durante la cosecha anual  Continue reading “Departamento del Trabajo proteje al trabajador”

Classifieds-Public Notice

KTA holds public hearing on proposed elimination of express route The Knoxville Transportation Authority will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 26, 2012 to hear comments on the proposed elimination of KAT’s Route 101X – The Cedar Bluff Express.  The route has suffered from low ridership for the past twenty-four months, consistently in the lowestContinue reading “Classifieds-Public Notice”

2012 Foothills Fall Festival artist lineup.

Maryville, Tenn. – After months of anticipation, the City of Maryville is proud to announce the highly anticipated 2012 Foothills Fall Festival artist lineup. Music superstars Train, Darius Rucker, Gary Allan and Thompson Square will perform for thousands of fans at the 12th Annual Foothills Fall Festival taking place Oct. 12-14 at Maryville’s Theater inContinue reading “2012 Foothills Fall Festival artist lineup.”

Teen Masquerade Ball to be at the Blount County Public Library

MARYVILLE, TN  (July 16, 2012)   Teens, plan now to participate in the Realms of Darkness Masquerade Ball at the Blount County Public Library.  Whether you’re a novice or an expert dancer, don’t worry because JW Becker, with Champion Ballroom of Knoxville, will be leading a ballroom dance class.             The Masquerade Ball, the grand finaleContinue reading “Teen Masquerade Ball to be at the Blount County Public Library”

2012 World’s Longest Yardsale Set For August 2nd – 5th

  The 25th Annual “World’s Longest Yardsale” Now 690 Miiles! This year marks the 25th anniversary of the sale, now stretching from 5 miles north of Addison, Michigan all the way down to Gadsden, Alabama! The US 127 Corridor Sale started in 1987. It now runs from 5 miles north of Addison, MI, south toContinue reading “2012 World’s Longest Yardsale Set For August 2nd – 5th”

Schools in Nashville ready to start 2012-2013

August 1 is the first day of school for 2012-2013. Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools serve nearly 79,000 students with the goal of being the first choice for families in Nashville and Davidson County. The governing body for MNPS is the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Board of Public Education, a nine-member group elected by residentsContinue reading “Schools in Nashville ready to start 2012-2013”


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached an agreement with Chilton Associates, Ltd., owner of Peachtree Apartments in Clanton, Alabama, and its manager Sunbelt Management Company, settling allegations that they maintained a policy of discriminating against prospective tenants based on national origin. Specifically, HUD allegedContinue reading “HUD AND OWNER, MANAGER OF ALABAMA APARTMENT COMPLEX SETTLE ALLEGATIONS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PROSPECTIVE HISPANIC TENANTS”


Automotive Original Parts Manufacturer to Create 72 Jobs, Invest $31 Million in Lawrence County   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty joined with company officials today to announce TPR Federal-Mogul Tennessee, Inc. will locate a manufacturing plant in Lawrence County. The Lawrenceburg facility, located at 201 Helton Drive, will serve theContinue reading “TPR FEDERAL-MOGUL TENNESSEE, INC. TO ESTABLISH OPERATIONS IN LAWRENCEBURG”

Tennessee Tragedies at East Tennessee History Center

The new book Tennessee Tragedies by Allen R. Coggins is the first compilation of historical disasters for any state.  The comprehensive work ranges widely from floods, earthquakes, heat waves, and tornadoes to mining accidents, fire, labor strikes, transportation crashes, epidemics, Ku Klux Klan violence, race riots, and everything in-between.  The lecture by Coggins on JulyContinue reading “Tennessee Tragedies at East Tennessee History Center”