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CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT CLASS: Tazewell, Va., Thompson Valley Community Center and the Plum Creek Quilters, April 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $50. Certificate is valid for both Virginia and West Virginia residents.

Japanese crane maker to expand in Richlands

Tadano Mantis Corp., a Japanese-based customized crane manufacturer, will invest $2.5 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the town of Richlands in Tazewell County. Virginia successfully competed against Tennessee for the project, which will ...

Governor McAuliffe announces 25 new jobs in Tazewell County

Virginia successfully competed against Tennessee for the project, which will create 25 new jobs. “Tadano Mantis is an important employer in Tazewell County, and the creation of new jobs in a region that is working very hard to transform itself ...

Coffee shop prospects stop progress on Lot 8 plot

The potential developer of a landlocked State of Franklin Road property opposite East Tennessee State University will wait ...
but four months later, the Tazewell developer backed out of the deal, citing the access problems and a recent licensing agreement ...

Crane manufacturer to invest $2.5 million in Tazewell County

McAuliffe said Virginia successfully competed against Tennessee for the project, which will create 25 new jobs. “I am thrilled to announce this win for Tazewell County,” McAuliffe said. “Creating 21st century jobs in sectors like advanced ...

Area Happenings

Anyone interested in running for office should send a letter of intent to chairperson Judi Swilling at P.O. Box 73, New Tazewell, TN 37825. Claiborne Economic Partnership Dinner The new Claiborne Economic Partnership, the joint effort of the Chamber of ...

Tazewell County, VA, southwest VA considered the state's unhealthiest

"Our partners all have decades of family history here in East Tennessee and it's a region that we all love so we want to build it up," said Yee-Haw Marketing Director Margaret Stolfi.In recent months, several new businesses ha...
Tazewell County is ...

Tadano to expand Mantis plant

Mantis is based in Franklin, Tennessee, and apparently considered adding capacity ...
McAuliffe said, “I am thrilled to announce this win for Tazewell County, creating 21st century jobs in sectors like advanced manufacturing is critical for diversifying ...

Jackie 'Jack' Lee Catron

He was born Oct. 18, 1948, in Kingsport, Tennessee, the son of Jim and Dottie (Robinson) Catron. He married Cindy F. Oldfather on July 27, 1973, in New Tazewell, Tennessee, and she survives. Jack attended Powell Valley High School in Powell Valley ...

UPDATE-Man involved in police cruiser hit-and-run in custody

Stephen Pyles, 41 of Crossville, TN was arrested after a pursuit that ended in Tazewell County, Virginia. The Boyd County Sheriff's Department obtained several warrants for Pyles, and have forwarded them to Tazewell County.

Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan, Lora Lee Gayer and More Begin Previews in DOCTOR ZHIVAGO; Opens April 21

Lora Lee Gayer, Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt and Paul Alexander Nolan. Photo by Jason Bell The new Broadway musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, directed by  two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, begins …

Technical Recruiters Software Engineer - Tazewell, VA -- 12 months

HI   Consultant required for the below mentioned requirement   Software Engineer Tazewell, VA  1 year contract   Need rockstars, no regular 7-8 years candidate plea…

Governor McAuliffe Announces Expansion of Tazewell County Business

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Simmons Equipment Company, a manufacturer of world-class battery-powered mining equipment, plans to invest $1 million to expand its manufacturing operatio…

Governor McAuliffe Announces 25 New Jobs in Tazewell County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Tadano Mantis Corporation, a customized crane manufacturer, will invest $2.5 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the Town of Richlands in Taz…

Missing teens found in Claiborne County; man found with them facing charges

TAZEWELL (WATE) – Two missing Kentucky juveniles were found safe Wednesday in an outbuilding in Claiborne County and a man who was with them was arrested. Samantha Dummett, 16, and Ashley Cantrell, 1…

Motorcycle-Maps Supporting New Ride Route in Virginia

Motorcycle-Maps will be supporting a new ride route located on Rt 16 between Tazewell and Marion, VA called "Back of the Dragon". from Travel - Latest News http://ift.tt/1xeEU4I via IFTTT

Margaret Maxwell Deskins was born January 14, 1818, departed from this life September 15,1886. They are buried in the Dickenson County, Virginia. Peace be to their ashes.

ANNALS OF TAZEWELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA PAGE 379-3801The rest of the family are still living. Mary Witten Maxwell my grandmother was the famous stock of Wittens and Cecil's from England. It was always a w…

Lake View Lot in Lone Mountain Shores

Click for details 4.34 acre lot in Lone Mountain Shores on Norris Lake. This wooded lot offers magnificent lake and mountain views. Moderate roll from the road but levels off at top of the lot to offe…

My Name Is Waller Tazewell Patton, Virginia Military Institute...

My Name Is Waller Tazewell Patton, Virginia Military Institute Class Of 1855I Died At Gettysburg & nbsp;While Leading My Men Towards The Union Positions On Cemetery Ridge. Part Of My Jaw Was Ripped Away By …


aunt Minerva collectionMAXWELL-WITTENJ une 2, 1918 being my fiftieth marriage Anniversary, also I am seventy-two years and six months old. I, Mary Ann Fields, will endeavor to write from memory a brief…


Giving Every Young Person in TAZEWELL 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.



The Guardian and a warning to TAZEWELL TENNESSEE: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]

People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



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