CASA of the Tennessee Heartland’s Scott County program office is seeking volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are appointed by a juvenile judge and are trained to research a child’s life in order to make recommendations to the court relating to securing a permanent, safe home for the child. [ Read More ]
TENNderCare is Tennessee’s commitment to see that children and teens have the best start to a healthy life. TENNderCare is a free program of check-ups and health care services for children from birth to age 21 who are TennCare eligible. [ Read More ]
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please call (423) 569-3333. If you would like information about domestic violence or are interested in attending a support group, please call (423) 569-3355. Support groups meet on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
MEDIC Regional Blood Center, which serves 28 hospitals in a 21-county region, is urging people with O-positive, O-negative and A-negative blood to contact the blood center in Knoxville at (865) 524-3074, or visit MEDIC’s website at www.medicblood.com, to find out where they can donate blood. [ Read More ]
The Boys & Girls Club facility may be rented by individuals, clubs, businesses, etc. Rental charges in general are – gym: $35 per hour; cafeteria, $25 per hour; playgrounds, $20 per hour (includes supervisor). Call (423) 286-9500 for more information.
What does a CASA volunteer do? A CASA volunteer does a lot of investigating, reading, sitting, waiting and writing. They ask a lot of questions and answer a lot as well. Sometimes there is no answer. They give their time without the need of a material reward. Their reward is lying in bed at night knowing that their CASA child is sleeping in a safe environment. Or finding out their CASA child was doing well in school. [ Read More ]
The Scott County Homeless Shelter’s Thrift Store, located at 1513 Jeffers Road in Huntsville next door to the Food Pantry, is open Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. then closing for the food pantry, and re-opens from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., and open from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Fridays. [ Read More ]
Sometimes getting there is half the challenge. The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program helps cancer patients find a ride to their treatments. For more information on Appetite suppressants, call the Scott County Mayor’s Office at (423) 663-2000.
In addition to voters selecting a President Tuesday, residents of Huntsville and Winfield cast votes for Mayors and Aldermen. Mayor J. Dennis Jeffers of Huntsville had opposition from a former mayor, George Potter. Mayor Jeffers received the highest vote tally of 431, 65.20%, while George Potter received 230, 34.80 %. Aldermen chosen for Huntsville were Jami Lloyd 406 votes, Jackson Sharp 313, Jim Morrow 259, Paul E. Lay 257. Jerry Dodson was elected mayor of Winfield, receiving 197 votes, or 51.30%. While Opal Shirley Anderson received 28.65% or 110 votes. Two aldermen were elected for the Town of Winfield: High vote getter was Donald Dick Sexton with 187, 32.30% and Dough Wilson Jr getting 29.88% or 173 votes. President Donald Trump pulled 88.35% , 8,004 votes to Joe Biden’s 10.88% or 986 votes. For U S Senate, Republican Bill Hagerty received 87.45% or 7,307 votes, and in the U S House race , Chuck Fleischmann pulled 87.93% , 6,979 votes. The two were top vote getters for one seat in the senate and one in the house. 2,466 voted election day, 6,040 by walk in early voting , 611 paper absentee voters for a total 9,117. Out of 14,399 registered voters, 63.32% voted.