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He is Assistant District Attorney in Greeneville, Tennessee, and also pastor of Friendship Baptist ...
To determine eligibility, make an appointment or for more information call 423-419-5070. Tazewell United Methodist Church Open Church is held each ...

Jackets split 2 in Tennessee

TAZEWELL, Tenn. — The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets went 1-1 on a two-game road swing through Tennessee to open the week. They dropped a tough 4-3 decision to Grainger in a 14-inning marathon on Monday and turned around Tuesday to take a 12-1 win at Claiborne.

Tazwell Tennessee service for Coach Ray Graves

A Grave Side Funeral Service will be held in Tazewell, Tennessee at the Irish Cemetery on Friday, April 17, at 2:00 pm. Everyone will meet at the Coffey Funeral Home, 937 Broad Street, New Tazewell, Tennessee (Telephone-423-626-4274), at between 1:15 ...

Geneva Chaney

She is survived by her children: Sandra McDaniel and husband Roger, of Winter Park, Florida, Janice Duncan and husband Troy, of New Tazewell, Tennessee, Clarence Michael Chaney and wife Rebecca, of London, and James Stephen Chaney and wife Patty ...

Legendary UF coach Ray Graves dies

Graves will be buried next week in Tazewell, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Opal, who lives at The Oaks, and three daughters. Graves came to UF from Georgia Tech, where he was an assistant, after Florida had unsuccessfully tried to lure Ara ...

Gator Nation mourns legendary coach Ray Graves

Graves’ former players plan a memorial for the coach at some point in the future in Gainesville. Graves will be buried next week in Tazewell, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Opal, who lives at The Oaks, and three daughters. Graves came to UF from ...

Auto Racing Capsules: Penske crowding top of NASCAR, IndyCar

Late Model: Friday, Duck River Raceway Park, Wheel, Tennessee; Saturday, Tazewell Speedway, Tazewell, Tennessee. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws .com

Citizens Bank (New Tazewell, TN)

MyBankTracker rated Citizens Bank (New Tazewell, TN) based on the following criteria that includes real customer reviews and bank fees, among others. Our bank report card is a proprietary rating system that highlights the financial health and stability of ...


Late Model: Friday, Duck River Raceway Park, Wheel, Tennessee; Saturday, Tazewell Speedway, Tazewell, Tennessee. Online: http://www.worldofoutlaws .com Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast ...

Second Harvest collecting milk donations

"When we were in Tazewell, the milk collected went to Tazewell," he said. Second Harvest Food Bank works in 18 counties in East Tennessee, distributing 18 million pounds of food to nearly 226,000 East Tennessee residents each year.

William C. Browning

From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for William C. Browning, who resided at Christian, West Virginia: Is one of the most prominent citizens of Lo…

Production Photos: Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Lora Lee Gayer & Paul Alexander Nolan in DOCTOR ZHIVAGO on Broadway; Opens April 21

The new Broadway musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, directed by  two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, began previews, Friday, March 27 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), with opening night set for Tuesd…

Ben Schrader is one of our Blog rearders who grew up in Tazewell County Virginia in the 1950's when supposedly Coyotes did not exist in his state and a full decade before Virginia Department of Game or USDA acknowledged their existence in Virginia...

COYOTE ATTITUDE  OPINION SURVEY REPORTBY: Ben Shrader March 26, 2015 Edited April 9, 2015 Introduction:  Much interest in coyotes has surfaced in recent years because coyotes have expanded their ran…

Buying More Affordable Than Renting In Most Housing Markets

In the majority of U.S. counties, buying a home is less expensive than renting, according to housing data source RealtyTrac.   The monthly house payment on a median-priced home is more affordable tha…

An Introduction to Biodiversity in Virginia and the Southern Appalachian Mountains

What word could you use to encompass bacteria, beech trees, Blue Crabs, Blue Whales, and millions of other living species on the Earth, from backyards to the whole biosphere? If you said biodiversity…

A Double-Wide Helen Hayes Awards in Half the Time

If last year's Helen Hayes Awards ceremony at the National Building Museum was one of those raucous 5k runs with glow-in-the-dark headwear and boom-boxes blasting EDM, this year's at the Lincoln Theat…

WoO Late Model Series News & Notes: Series Drivers Prepare For April Events At Duck River, Tazewell & Farmer City

CONCORD NC - After his stellar performance during February's World of Outlaws Late Model Series action in Georgia and Florida, the last thing Shane Clanton wanted was for the national tour to take an …

Find out if your ancestors were in Gloucester County, Virginia by reviewing these Names!

Gloucester County, Virginia Court House RecordsPictured is the Walter Reed home in Gloucester, Virginia and the Rosewell Plantation. Gloucester County was created in 1651 but Indian activity dominated…

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…

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…


Campaign in TAZEWELL TENNESSEE: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.



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.


Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in TAZEWELL TENNESSEE

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


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