The public is welcome to help celebrate the 65th anniversary of the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge beginning at 2 p.m. March 19 in the museum lobby.
The museum, originally named the American Museum of Atomic Energy, shares its anniversry opening date — March 19, 1949 — with the gate opening of the 1940s Secret City of Oak Ridge and the birth of twin girls, Madeleine Leigh and Amanda Anne, to Bill and Audrey Tewes.
Jim Henry, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, and his wife, Pat, travel the state championing the cause of children and families at risk.
The Kingston couple meet with Children’s Services employees and service providers, sharing their experiences as parents of a child with disabilities.
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville College of Social Work will honor the Henrys for their work and advocacy March 25 with the 2014 Sen. Douglas Henry Award for Service to Children and Families at Risk.
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is looking to reconnect with former Girl Scouts.
“We know there is a strong network of local women who are former Girl Scouts,” said Booth Kammann, CEO for the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians. “We want to reconnect with those women and provide them opportunities to tell their stories and become involved in shaping the lives of our future women leaders.”
With five weeks left before the April 15 tax filing deadline, the Internal Revenue Service reports that Tennesseans are e-filing tax returns in record numbers.
Through March 7, the IRS has received nearly 1.469 million electronic returns from Tennesseans, an increase of 3.8 percent over last year at this time.
But the largest increase is in the number of taxpayers filing from their own computers. Nearly 712,000 Tennessee filers have e-filed self-prepared returns, an increase of 9.8 percent over last year at this time.