Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | March 30, 2020 1:27 pm
Kenneth “Ken” Thurman Howell
Kenneth “Ken” Thurman Howell, 88, of Englewood, passed away March 24, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens.
Mr. Howell was born in June 9, 1931, near Burgess Falls, in White County, the son of Ray and Ova Howell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his lovely wife, Berta Mildred Howell; two sisters, Jessie Lee and husband Raymond, Nellie Fern Howell; two brothers, Ray Thomas Howell, William “Bill” Herman Howell; and infant sister, Vera Marie.
He attended Cole’s Chapel Grade School and White County High School. After receiving his draft notice for his induction during the Korean War, he joined … CONTINUED
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | March 30, 2020 12:40 pm
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Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | March 30, 2020 12:32 pm
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Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | March 30, 2020 12:27 pm
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Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | March 30, 2020 12:23 pm
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Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | March 30, 2020 11:27 am
CSAs, agritourism operators, others changing their business models
Like other businesses and families, Tennessee’s direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are facing new and imposing challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and by local, state and national efforts to flatten the curve of infections. Navigating the situation is a daunting task, so the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has developed a website to support farmers who are making critical decisions and business adjustments.
The free resource list is available at http://tiny.utk.edu/CPA-COVID19. The site provides links to resources made available by UT Extension and other universities, government agencies and producer organizations from across the … CONTINUED
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | March 30, 2020 11:22 am
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Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | March 30, 2020 11:12 am
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced March 30 that it will be offering free legal advice over the phone in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is a challenging time for many in Middle Tennessee who are facing unexpected changes to their lives, such as the sudden loss of a job or overwhelming debts,” said DarKenya W. Waller, executive director of Legal Aid Society. “In addition to our regular legal services, which have continued uninterrupted through this period, we are providing a convenient new way for residents to get free, qualified legal advice without having to leave their … CONTINUED
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | March 30, 2020 9:19 am
As schools across the country close in response to the COVID-19 virus, WCTE PBS has partnered with the World Channel to support distance learning. WCTE’s World Channel is one of four channels offered over the air and on select cable carriers.
Beginning on Monday, March 30, the public media WORLD Channel from WCTE will provide a daily, five-hour At-Home Learning Service for students in grades 6-12. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., CT, weekdays, WORLD will offer programs on science, history and English language arts, and include related learning resources from PBS Learning Media, a free online service of thousands of educational resources.” WCTE World Channel always … CONTINUED
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | March 30, 2020 9:01 am
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | March 30, 2020 8:29 am
From White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson:
At this time, the county will not be able to pick up any wood debris from the Sunday, March 29, storms. All wood debris can be hauled to the convenience center, at 1928 Roberts-Matthews Highway. There will be someone onsite to direct you were to unload the debris. This is the ONLY convenience center that will be accepting wood debris. Metal debris and regular household garbage can still be taken to any of the convenience centers .
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | March 30, 2020 5:21 am
From Kurt Dronebarger, director of White County schools:
Good evening, this is Kurt Dronebarger with the White County School District. First of all, I hope that you and your family are safe and healthy. Between the Coronavirus and the storms that occurred in the early morning hours of March 29, White County has definitely had its share of adversity.
At this time, I know that many of you are still without electrical service. This is also the case for the majority of our schools. For this reason, we will need to reschedule our meal service. Unfortunately, free school meals will not be served on Monday, but rather, this … CONTINUED