As summer approaches and many Tennesseans go outdoors for hiking and boating and other warm-weather activities, snakes will emerge as well. Vanderbilt University Medical Center medical toxicologist John Benitez, associate professor of clinical medicine and emergency medicine, offers tips for avoiding these reptiles and what to do if bitten.
Saundra Gillum thought it was probably just some sort of cold virus and, like most moms, disregarded her health concerns in favor of caring for others. Her adult son was going through cancer treatment, the holidays had arrived, and her time was precious.
“I didn’t think about myself,” Gillum said. “I was thinking more about my son.”
25 Years Ago
Kingston property owners who did not live in the city had their hopes — and their votes — dashed with a 1987 Kingston City Charter change. It was the first time in many years non-residents who own property were excluded from determining Kingston mayor and City Council members. Consequently, it kept residents of Harriman, Rockwood, Oliver Springs and Oak Ridge who owned property in Kingston from voting in two of the county’s municipal elections.
The observation deck of the Sunsphere in Knoxville’s World’s Fair Park is now open and offering an updated experience.
In addition to basic upgrades including new floor and ceiling tiles, the observation deck features updated information on the numerous and diverse educational and entertainment opportunities Knoxville has to offer.
“The Sunsphere is the first thing many people see when they come to visit our city and a favorite spot for locals in the community,” said Kim Bumpas, president of Visit Knoxville.
Farmers and farmers’ markets across the state have increased their reach to the more than 1.3 million Tennesseans participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service recently had a Farmers’ Market On-Site Application and Approval Event for those interested in receiving free wireless point-of-sale devices equipped to accept SNAP benefits.