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Another batch of snow delays region tournaments


Region tournament games were already being postponed Thursday morning after another batch of heavy snow blanketed East Tennessee ...
girls at 6. Fulton-Catholic boys will play at 7:30, with CAK-Carter boys at 9. In Region 1-AAA, South-Doyle at Science ...

Postponements force time crunch for regionals in Knoxville area


The timeline for some Knox County girls programs — including Fulton, Farragut, Bearden, South-Doyle, Halls and Powell — to ...
The girls state tournament is scheduled for March 4-7 at Middle Tennessee State’s Murphy Center Complex.

Vertical Communications Announces Acquisition of CT Innovations


Kentucky-based Telecommunications Provider Extends Vertical’s Direct Sales Presence in Key Mid-South Region Santa Clara ...
to serve CTI’s existing 400-plus customers in Kentucky, Tennessee, Southern Ohio and Indiana. Terms of the deal were not ...

CFB Future 100: Top 14 Defensive Backs in Class of 2016


Ladler is nearing 20 offers, and he had a number on the table from SEC teams, including Auburn, LSU, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Tennessee ...
make him an intriguing prospect. Kristian Fulton has more than a dozen offers, but LSU ...

Early 2016 targets: Cornerback


Fulton received an early offer from Tennessee in February 2014 and now claims offers from ...
He chose the Wolfpack over early offers from Michigan, North Carolina and South Carolina in addition to the Vols.

Morris Chapman Taylor


Morris went to High School in South Fulton, Tenn., graduating in 1957. He entered the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) while working as a co-op student at Oak Ridge National Laboratories during his undergraduate studies. He graduated from UT with a ...

Ambulance services to continue in Fulton


Ambulance services in Fulton and Hickman Counties in Kentucky, plus South Fulton, Tennessee, will continue in 2015. City and County leaders came to a new agreement with Twin Cities Ambulance Services on Monday. The concern for emergency care in the area ...

South Fulton Flooding


SOUTH FULTON, Tenn - The Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services reported that South Fulton received extensive flooding Saturday. Some of the hardest hit areas were College Street and Iron Street. NTDS also reports that a lot of businesses in the downtown ...

Benefit Scheduled for Kamala on Sunday, Jan. 15 in South Fulton


you can also purchase advance Family Pack of 5 for $35 and are available at N Style Fashion 125 South Broadway South Fulton, TN (731) 271-2067. This event has drawn professional wrestlers from several states to come pay tribute and show respect for the ...

Tennessee family home burns while firefighters watch


Vicky Bell's home after it was destroyed by a fire A Tennessee couple helplessly watched their ...
$75 annual fee for rural Obion County residents--saw his house engulfed by flames as South Fulton firefighter watched close by. That incident sparked a ...

Air Force One - North Geelong 0 South Melbourne 3


After complaining on Twitter about the fact that there were no taxi ranks at either Lara or Corio stations, I received this offer of a lift, which blew me away, @PaulMavroudis do you want a lift. Fan…

No ice on south Fulton roads


Roads in south Fulton County appear ice-free and passable. As of 8 a.m., no black ice had been found on any roads or bridges in unincorporated Fulton County, spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt said. Workers…

Republican Supporters of Milton County Help Boost South Fulton Cityhood Movement


Politics makes strange bedfellows. Two years ago, Democrats and Republicans were at each other's throats over legislation affecting Georgia's largest county -- Fulton County [Edwards and Wickert (31 …

East Point Releases Draft Statement Opposing the Proposed City of South Fulton


At its regularly scheduled meeting, 16 February 2015, the East Point City Council is expected to vote on a letter urging state lawmakers to consider the potential negative economic consequences of cre…

County Notified That Palmetto Plans to Annex 26.793 Acres of Property in South Fulton


Unincorporated south Fulton could be getting smaller. On 3 February 2015, Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves received a letter from Palmetto Assistant City Attorney Patrick Stough, notifyin…

Police teen shot in leg in south Fulton County


The 13-year-old boy was with a group of other teens walking along Flat Shoals Road near Old National Highway.They heard gunshots and started to run. The victim was hit in the leg and was taken to the …

East Point City Council Member Makes Passionate Plea Against Proposed City of South Fulton


East Point City Council member Karen Rene is adamant that a new city of South Fulton will hurt her constituents. Speaking at a recent city council meeting, Rene said, "The bottom line is if this new …

Rep. Ladawn Blackett-Jones: Opposing the City of South Fulton is Voter Suppression


The rhetoric is heating up on both sides of the cityhood debate in unincorporated south Fulton County. This week, proponents and opponents of the proposed city of South Fulton trotted out themes that…

Georgia Senate Democratic Whip Says New City in South Fulton Would Hurt East Point


Battle lines are beginning to be drawn as the debate over creating a new city in unincorporated south Fulton County heats up in the Georgia General Assembly. Tuesday, 2 February 2015, state Senator V…

Modified Cityhood Bill Sets August Deadline for Property Owners to Annex Out of South Fulton


The Georgia General Assembly is preparing to hear its first cityhood bill of the year. House Bill 165, legislation that would create a new city of South Fulton, is expected to be first read in the st…




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Giving Every Young Person in SOUTH FULTON TENNESSEE a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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6 Tips for Managing Portion Size

Eating healthy is about enjoying your food while also managing portion size. Most people eat and drink more than their bodies need especially when they are served larger portions. So, choosing smaller portions to begin with is important for maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Here are some tips to help you manage your portion size:

  1. Measure out 1 cup, 1/2 cup, or 1 ounce of some different foods onto the bowls, glasses, cups, and plates you usually use to see what these portion sizes look like on them.
    Remember:
    • 1/2 cup = light bulb
    • 1 cup = baseball
    • 1 oz. or 2 tbsp. = golf ball
    • 3 oz. of chicken or meat = deck of cards
    • 3 oz. fish = checkbook
  2. Eat you meals on a smaller plate. The smaller your plate, the smaller your portion.
  3. Finished your plate but think you’re still hungry? Wait 10 minutes before going back for seconds. You might not want them after all. If you do go back for seconds, aim for the same balance you had with your first serving and start with veggies.
  4. When ordering at a restaurant, ask for a take-home container as soon as your meal comes. Put half of the meal in the take-home container so you’re sure to let your stomach—instead of your eyes—be your guide. Or share the meal with a dining companion. Many restaurants offer a smaller or “appetizer size” of entrees, so when a smaller portion is available, go for it!
  5. Buy or portion out treats and snacks in small, single-serving bags or packages.
  6. Check out the food label for serving size info

Try This: Small changes like these can make a big difference. Commit to making at least one change to reduce your portion sizes this week.

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Two years of community college free for responsible students in SOUTH FULTON TENNESSEE

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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