Thousands in Tennessee left out of health care protection
“I’m in a wheelchair, and I’m going blind,” the 51-year-old Cleveland, TN., woman said. “I’ve been trying to get on disability. … It’s not easy. If you don’t have health insurance, you can’t even get in to see a doctor.” — More.
I found you a while back via a link from somewhere-Instapundit, maybe? Hope you are enjoying your new adventure! I actually am writing to ask for your help finding someone, or how I can best find someone.
My hubby found a 1964 ladies Greeneville, TN high school ring on the recently more greatly exposed TN River shoreline in Admiral Farragut Park last week and we are looking for the owner. Initials inside the ring are JH.
I’ve been putting my sleuthing skills to work to locate the owner, but so far they are not enough. I am not familiar with this area and don’t have any local contacts, as we moved here from NH just a few months ago.
I’d really like to get this ring back to the owner. It is still in good condition, albeit a little worn. It was obviously well-loved. This coming summer will mark the 50th anniversary of this woman’s high school graduation, so I thought it would be especially nice to get the ring back home where it belongs.
A massive winter storm is moving its way across the U.S. and is once again expected to blast portions of Tennessee, but, just like last week, East Tennessee is expected to be spared the worst of any frozen precipitation. — More.
“I’m just hiding in a cabinet in the back of the apartment and here all these explosions,” said Bland. “It was just nerve-racking. You know, I was like I’m not going to make it out. I’m not going to get out of here.” — More. (Via FB)
Here, in the rural hills of Tennessee, is the latest fallout of a recession that officially ended in 2009 but remains without end for so many. More than 1 in 4 children now depend on government food assistance, a record level of need that has increased the federal budget and changed the nature of childhood for the nation’s poor.
First, schools became the country’s biggest soup kitchens, as free and reduced-price lunch programs expanded to include free breakfast, then free snacks and then free backpacks of canned goods sent home for weekends. Now those programs are extending into summer, even though classes stop, in order for children to have a dependable source of food. Some elementary school buildings stay open year-round so cafeterias can serve low-income students. High schools begin summer programs earlier to offer free breakfast. — More.
There’s something almost theatrical about the setup here at this 211-acre park about 80 miles east of Nashville. The wide steps at the base of the 75-foot waterfall look exactly like an amphitheater, with all seats facing the headliner: a deep, cold-water swimming hole. So it’s only appropriate that the falls have a dramatic backstory to match. When plans were hatched to transform this family favorite into plots for 85 riverfront houses, an enterprising conservationist group bought the land at public auction and sold it back to the state, turning Cummins Falls into Tennessee’s newest state park in May 2012. — More.
Here’s the state’s description: It is the eighth largest waterfall in Tennessee in volume of water, and was named one of the top 10 best swimming holes in the United States in the “America’s Best Swimming Holes” article in Travel and Leisure magazine. The article reads “It’s a hard-earned scramble to the bottom that involves hiking to the overlook, wading across the ankle-deep stream, climbing up to the ridge, and using a rope guide to walk yourself down to the water. This is not a swimming hole for lightweights. Translation: expect a younger crowd. But if you’re agile (and sure-footed), the descent into the cavernous pool is worth the effort.” Alice Bruneau, June 2010