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Seeing our area through other eyes

Oh, and if you have a boat and feeling frisky (or not), sign up for next year’s Powell River Regatta. It’s a lot of fun. Steve Roark is the area forester in Tazewell, Tenn. for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division.

Sampson, Coffey to wed

Miranda is the daughter of Gary and Sandy Sampson of Tazewell, Tennessee. She is the granddaughter of Shade and Judy Epperson of Tazewell and Jay and Margaret Sampson of Middlesboro, Kentucky. Dalton is the son of Mike and Nancy Coffey of Tazewell and ...

Iva Evans

She is also survived by a Brother & 2 Sisters: George (Billie) Tuttle of Middlesboro, KY, and Grace (Charles) Davis and Bonnie (David) Lane, both of Tazewell, TN. She was preceded in death by a Son, Warner Evans. Iva retired from Goodyear in St. Marys ...

Outdoor events calendar: May 21-May 31

Beverly Park Bird Walk Knoxville Chapter TN Ornithological Society 9 a.m. at Beverly Park Join us for a bird walk at Beverly Park off Tazewell Pike. Leader: Tony King at tonytheking1027@aol.com. Meet in the parking lot near the clubhouse. Summer Slam At ...

Latest on search for possible SW Va. plane crash

The Federal Aviation Administration notified Search and Rescue (SAR) authorities after air traffic controllers at Tri-Cities Airport in Tennessee lost contact with a Beech BE-55 aircraft. It was flying about seven miles northeast of Tazewell County Airport ...

Angler Rescues Drowning Man

While fishing at Norris Lake in Tazewell, Tennessee Daniel Baldwin risked his life to save a fellow angler that had fallen in the water. This footage was taken back in 2013 when Latvia saw some of the worst flooding in the country in over 100 years.

Zumba classes and training offered in East Tennessee

Zumba instructors, Christina Davis and Kristi Kinkhead stopped by our studio this morning with Zumba master, Maria Browning to talk about the fun exercise program available here in East Tennessee ...
Fitness Center on Tazewell Pike. 12-year-old shot ...

East Tennessee fisherman rescues drowning man, captures it on camera

TAZEWELL, Tn. (WVLT) - A 19 year-old East Tennessee man was trying to spend a relaxing morning on the riverbank doing some fishing, but ended up in the water to save a man's life. Daniel Baldwin is in love with the sport of fishing. If he's not in class at ...

Thomas Gentry Akers

He was born in Knoxville, TN and was the son of the late Ray Fields Akers ...
Jr." Butch" of Knoxville (Lynn), Cindy Debusk of New Tazewell (Charles), numerous nieces and nephews including one great niece, and other loving family and friends.

New Tazewell, Tennessee Vacation Rentals

New Tazewell, Tennessee offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to New Tazewell, TN, there's surely a great local vacation home ...

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Small plane bound for Mansfield crashes in Virginia; No survivors

SALTVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say at least two people died when a small airplane crashed into a mountain in southwest Virginia. State Police Lt. Ed Murphy said Tuesday that there are conflicting repor…

INFRASTRUCTURE COLLAPSE: Plane Crashes In Southwest Virginia - Wreckage Found With No Survivors!

Model of the Beech BE-55 aircraft. May 19, 2015 - VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES - An aircraft that was reported missing in Southwest Virginia has been found in a remote part of Smyth County east of Saltsv…

Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Seminar Coming up in June

On Thursday, June 4, 2015, John Dreiser will be a faculty member for “Handling the Workers’ Compensation Case from Start to Finish” for National Business Institute (NBI).  This six hour seminar (CLE 6…

Reflection for The Sixth Sunday in Easter by Ted Wolgamot, Psy.D

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Kids and families enjoy a day of fishing at Lake Witten in Tazewell

TAZEWELL, Va. — The warmth of the early spring day was second only to the warmth of the people attending the 14th annual Donnie Lowe’s Kids Fishing Day at Lake Witten in Tazewell. The park opened at 9…

Kids and families enjoy a day of fishing at Lake Witten in Tazewell

TAZEWELL, Va. — The warmth of the early spring day was second only to the warmth of the people attending the 14th annual Donnie Lowe’s Kids Fishing Day at Lake Witten in Tazewell. The park opened at 9…

All In The Family Part IV: Charles Hovey, Teacher, Lobbyist and Soldier by Brandon C. Hovey

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All in The Family Part III: Alvin P. Hovey: A soldier-statesman by Brandon C. Hovey

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How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in TAZEWELL TENNESSEE

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted. Senate.gov

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to Congress.gov for the texts of the legislation.


House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes.


Congress.gov provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using Congress.gov search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)



Health Insurance Market in TAZEWELL TENNESSEE

From January 2014 is effective Health Insurance Market , which is designed to help you find the insurance that best suits your budget and needs of health coverage suits. Each health plan included in the new market will provide comprehensive coverage: doctor visits, medicines, hospital services, preventive services and more. It will also be possible to compare all the health insurance options based on price, benefits and other features that may be important to you.

Who is eligible to use the Health Insurance Market?

Anyone can use the Health Insurance Market to explore their options for health coverage, even if you have insurance.

The following are the only requirements to obtain insurance through this new market:

Live in America

-become naturalized US citizen or native, or lawful permanent resident

-not be in jail

Learn more about who may register in the Health Insurance Market.

Each state will have its own insurance market. Some states already provide information on the Health Insurance Market. See if it is the case in your state .

Learn about the 10 essential health benefits plans offered all Market.

Registration Process in Medical Insurance Market

From October 2013 you can get information about all the plans available in your area. You can also register directly online or by phone toll-free hotline to be appointed for this service.

If you have difficulty finding a plan that fits your needs and budget, there will be people available to help you explore your options for coverage. The help you receive from these people is completely unbiased. These wizards are not related to any particular plan or receive any commission (compensation) in relation to health plans available.

Learn more about how to prepare for the registration process .

Free or low-cost care

If you do not have or can not afford health insurance, there are options for you to receive free or low-cost care. Learn about the resources available to meet the health care options you need.

Options private health insurance with low premiums

Medicaid and Medicare

Community Health Centers

Know where to receive care if you have no health insurance

Free health insurance or affordable for children

The Health Insurance Program for children provides low-cost health coverage for children of families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid coverage and who can not afford health insurance revenue Private. The CHIP program is a state and federal partnership that works in conjunction with Medicaid.

Each state operates a CHIP, but most states have unique names for their programs as Child Health Plus (New York), Healthy Families (California) and Hoosier Healthwise (Indiana). In several states, the CHIP and Medicaid are combined into one program.

What you need to know about CHIP:

Basic requirements for eligibility for CHIP : children up to age 19 in families with incomes up to $ 44.100 per year (for a family of four) are likely to receive coverage. In many states children from families with higher incomes may also be eligible.

Eligibility and Pregnancy : Pregnant women may be eligible for CHIP. Coverage for Moms generally includes laboratory tests and costs of labor and at least 60 days post-partum care.

States citizenship and immigration : the CHIP covers US citizens and certain legal immigrants. States have the option to cover children and pregnant women residing legally in EE. UU. The undocumented immigrants are not eligible for CHIP.

For information about health coverage programs Medicaid and CHIP in your state, visit the programs in your state , or call 1-877-543-7669.

It charges: health coverage option if you lost your job

If you do not already have medical coverage that gave your employer may have the option of keeping it through the program "continuation coverage", better known as COBRA.

This program allows you and your family to maintain health insurance he received while employed for a limited time after it stopped working time. When your employer stops paying COBRA is likely that you need to pay the full cost of the monthly premium.

What you need to know about COBRA coverage:

-Overall COBRA requirements apply only to employers with 20 or more employees. Many states have laws similar to COBRA that apply to employers with fewer than 20 employees. Contact the Department of Insurance in your state (in English) to find out if the "continuation coverage by the state" applies to your case.

-If your family was under the employer coverage, this coverage may also be eligible for COBRA.

-In most cases you should receive a notice of benefits administrator or health plan from your employer stating that your coverage is ending and offering the right to COBRA.

-In most cases you have 60 days after your last day of coverage to enroll in COBRA.

-Generally the program lasts 18 months but could last up to 36 months.

For more information about call COBRA benefits administrator of your employer and learn about their specific through this program options.

-If the coverage of your health plan was through a private employer (not a government employer), you can visit the website of the Department of Labor or call 1-866-444-3272.

-If the coverage of your health plan was through an employer state or local government, you can call 1-877-267-2323, extension 61565.

-If the coverage of your health plan had as an employee of the federal government, you can visit the website of the Office of Personnel Management (in English). [11]

Protect Your Business in TAZEWELL TENNESSEE from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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