For the past three years, Volunteer athletic director Jim Whalen has been one of the best local fundraisers for the Ronald McDonald House. This year, he met his goal of $1,500 dollars — and his reward was shaving his legs.
Through the power of social media, the Kingsport Senior Center is staying engaged with as many seniors as possible as the Model City navigates the challenges of a global pandemic.
Let’s take advantage of these changing times and allow our individual lights to shine in every place where darkness and fear dwells.
The latest on schedule changes, local decisions and other updates related to COVID-19 coronavirus in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
Beginning Monday, April 6, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., those that are considered high-risk members of the community may call on the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office to pick up essential items they may need.
There are two things David does in his wilderness that you and I can do in our wilderness moments.
As of 6 p.m. (EDT) Thursday, the list of would-be candidates for the United States Congress had not been updated to reflect filings on April 2. The deadline to file was noon. The primary and election is in August.
Jamie Swift, infection prevention director at Ballad Health, said the system saw an increase of 18 cases in just the past 24 hours — its biggest jump in a 24-hour period to date.
“The entire Eastman team extends our deepest condolences to our colleague’s family and friends during this challenging and distressing time,” Eastman spokeswoman Betty Payne said in an email. “We are profoundly saddened by this unexpected loss. Members of our team have offered assistance to the family, and we will not be sharing any further information as we respect the family’s privacy.”
Right now, many of us are feeling fearful and anxious because of the effects of COVID-19. But, out of this bleak reality, we can also find unexpected opportunities.
The distribution of hundreds of face masks to Hawkins County first responders took on a higher level of urgency Wednesday in light of a “cluster” of positive COVID-19 tests reported in the county by Ballad Health Tuesday, including three Rogersville hospital workers.
Performers around the world are finding unique ways to keep us entertained, even as they themselves face hardships.
Due to the stricter social distancing measures announced by local health and elected officials, the Sullivan County Clerk’s office is open only to drive-through service at Blountville. And the wait time Tuesday was about two hours — often for business not necessary due to the state’s extension of expiration deadlines.
The Hawkins County Humane Society usually averages one to two total adoptions per day, but throughout March that has increased to three to five adoptions per day. On March 1, they had 50 dogs. As of Tuesday, they had only 15.
Tennessee General Assembly seats that include representation of Sullivan County and are on the primary ballot in August include Senate District 4, House District 1, House District 2 and House District 3.