Wednesday, October 5, 2016
UNITED CONTINUES FIBER EXPANSION IN MARSHALL COUNTYWITH GIGABIT INTERNET DEPLOYMENT TO THE CHAPEL HILL TOWN HALL AND BUSINESS DISTRICT
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Tennessee’s Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Randy Boyd has been a mentor with the program since its inception in 2008. “With the idea of eliminating the barriers keeping Tennessee students from entering the post-secondary pipeline, Tennessee Promise provides a last-dollar scholarship with mentor support to our state’s high school seniors,” said Boyd. “It sends the message to students and families that college is within everyone’s reach regardless of zip code or
socio-economic background. It also communicates
to business and industry that Tennessee is intensely focused on creating the
workforce to meet their demands.” TN
Promise is one program of the state’s Drive to 55 initiative that aims to
increase Tennessee’s adult population with a post-secondary credential to 55
percent by 2025.
In the first two years of the program almost 120,000 students have applied. In the first year, 16,291 students began college TN Promise eligible. The state’s college going rate increased 4.6 percent, more than the previous seven years combined. Enrollment at the state’s community and technical colleges increased more than 20 percent and enrollment at all of the state’s public higher education institutions increased 10 percent. This translates into approximately 4,000 new students entering the college pipeline.
The scholarship dollars are important, and often creates excitement around going to college, but the support of the mentor can be critical to many students’ success. Most of the students participating in the program are first generation college attendees and navigating the admissions and financial aid processes can seem
overwhelmingly. Mentors spend about one
hour per month reminding students of deadlines, serving as a trusted resource,
and encouraging students to reach their full potential. The time commitment is small, but the impact
can be life changing.
Monday, October 3, 2016
|Pictured are (l-r) Sen. Jim Tracy, Rep. Billy Spivey, Mayor Jim Bingham and CKNA COO Eric Huch.|
Calsonic Kansei has followed up its commitment to the City of Lewisburg of a year ago with a second $100,000 donation to provide improvements to Rock Creek Park. Last year, the company worked with the city to provide amphitheatre seating and underground utilities to Rock Creek Park and provided the city with a $100,000 donation to assist in the funding of the improvements.
This year, the company, that is Lewisburg's largest industrial employer, donated another $100,000 to help the city acquire additional properties around the park and increase the park's footprint and green space.
COO of CKNA Eric Huch presented Mayor Jim Bingham with a check for the project during MFG Day at MCHS where CKNA and other local manufacturers set up booths to interact with students about their companies, careers at their companies and the pathways to achieve those careers.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Tour DaVita 2016 is September 24th-28th in Tennessee. Each September, about 500 DaVita teammates, physicians, patients, family members and Friends of DaVita pedal their way across 200 or so miles in a different part of the country every year, in a three-day cycling adventure. It’s our way of helping bring qualityThe 10
healthcare to those in need, while promoting a healthy lifestyle and having fun!
We’re celebrating TEN YEARS in the Tour DaVita saddle with an extraordinary journey through the state of Tennessee. This state has the Smoky Mountains to the east, Elvis’ Graceland to the west, and the heart of country music in the center. The Tour will include at least one visit to a DaVita dialysis center where we’ll chat with patients, high-five our teammates, and be reminded of the reason we ride – to raise awareness and funds to help people around the world.
Rock Creek Park: Located in the center of Lewisburg, a beautiful small town nestled in the hills of Southern Middle Tennessee, the park provides a fun and charming setting to kick off this year’s Tour.
Rolling hills and fertile valleys dot the land of Middle Tennessee. It’s home to Music City and it’s rich in heritage, culture, and history. We will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Tour with two charming overnight locations, beautiful biking routes, and great company. This year’s Tour is sure to provide us the Ride of a Lifetime!
Sunday, September 25th:
Sunday's ride will take us through the rolling hills and fertile stream valleys of Southern Middle Tennessee as we cover 62 miles on a loop ride from our first campground, Rock Creek Park, to the south (View on MapMyRide).
Monday, September 26th:
zig-zags its way north as it takes us through the heart of Middle Tennessee, offering lightly traveled roads and stunning scenery. We have two options today as we travel from Lewisburg to Franklin: a 68 mile (metric century) option (View on MapMyRide) and a 100 mile (century) option (View on MapMyRide).
Tuesday, September 27th:
Tuesday’s ride is a lollipop ride from Franklin to the west, taking us through Leipers Fork, a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our route will take us along the old Natchez Trace, an important trading route for Native Americans and early European-American settlers. We will finish the Tour with a beautiful 67 mile ride