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Event on Market Square aims to raise awareness of mental illness

Event on Market Square aims to raise awareness of mental illness

Raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental illness was the goal at Friday's Community Awareness Celebration.

More than two dozen organizations were out on Market Square letting people know about local resources for mental illnesses.

The Helen Ross McNabb Center and the Behavioral Health Awareness Coalition teamed up for this event as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week.

"We have a lot of people with mental illness, and making the community aware of mental health will help our community," said Sheliia Williams.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

Here's a couple handy links:

Don't Miss: Jazz, Baby!

Don't Miss: Jazz, Baby!

 

Don't miss an entertaining evening filled with re-hot Dixieland jazz to benefit special needs babies.

Thursday, October 4th, Friends of Tennessee's Babies with Special Needs is hosting it's annual musical funraiser at The Foundry in World's Fair Park

Along with great music, Jazz, Baby! boasts tasty & plentiful hors d'oeuvres and a fabulous live auction!

KPD hosting Bike Safety Fair this weekend

KPD hosting Bike Safety Fair this weekend

From the Knoxville Police Department:

Fall is a wonderful time of year to go bicycling.  The Knoxville Police Department wants all cyclists, particularly children, to stay safe while enjoying this sport.  That's why we (KPD) are conducting our annual fall Safety Fair at Safety City on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Families are encouraged to come out to learn about pedestrian and bicycle safety.

UT Faculty Senate wants same-sex benefits; Chancellor's office rejects proposal

UT Faculty Senate wants same-sex benefits; Chancellor's office rejects proposal

Some UT faculty members are unhappy with a response from UT leaders about proposed same-sex marriage benefits.
That issue has come up at colleges and universities across the country, including UT, over the past few decades.

In April, the Faculty Senate approved a draft resolution in support of the school opening its benefits to same-sex couples.
Chancellors Jimmy Cheek and Larry Arrington responded to them Monday afternoon with a brief letter that rejects the proposal.

Pellissippi State nursing program moves closer to national accreditation

Pellissippi State nursing program moves closer to national accreditation

Pellissippi State's nursing program is one step closer to national accreditation.

The Tennessee Department of Health's board of nursing approved Pellissippi State Community College's associate degree program in nursing last month. That decision will allow Pellissippi to pursue national accreditation.

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission has invited Pellissippi to complete a written self-study. When that is turned in, the NLNAC will visit the campus and a governing board review will determine if the program will receive accreditation.

Walk your human, pick up litter, and earn rewards

Walk your human, pick up litter, and earn rewards

It's a way to get some exercise, keep your walking path tidy, and earn rewards.

"I walk about 10,000 to 12,000 steps a day. I have my pedometer on," Susie Stout said.

She's not just walking. Susie Stout is also picking up litter.

"I did Turkey Creek Greenway one time and I got 34 gallons, that's one of the big black trash bags full," she said.

She's part of a Keep Knoxville Beautiful program called Green Miles.

Allison Teeter is Executive Director.