Program aimed to promote successful reintegration
Nashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands announced today that it has added Skadden Fellow Vidhi Sanghavi Joshi as the leader of a new two-year project focusing on re-entry issues in Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau.
Vidhi Sanghavi Joshi will start a program to help individuals with criminal records combat the legal barriers they face upon re-entering the community from jail or prison.
Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
Fort Campbell, KY – Past and present Green Berets, unit members and family members of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), the Legion, rallied together on Fort Campbell for their 54th Reunion September 16th-19th.
Retired Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Mike Cunningham, President of the Chapter 38 of the Special Forces Association, said the annual reunions are very important to the 5th SFG (A). “The kind of training Special Forces does, the missions we have done, since the beginning of Special Forces, creates a unique bond,” he said.
Restaurant locations donate funds raised during ‘Paws for Carside’ promotion
Hazard, KY – Woodland Group, Inc. (WGI), an Applebee’s franchise group in Tennessee and Kentucky, raised $14,075 during their 13th annual “Paws for Carside” promotion, which ran from April 27th through May 23rd. Funds raised from the promotion are being donated to select local animal shelters.
During Paws for Carside, 10 percent of all Carside To-Go sales every Monday and Tuesday were donated to various animal charities working to care and find good homes for animals in need. Each location contributed to a charity of choice. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – It’s back and better than ever! Stomp-fest for Christ! Clarksville and the surrounding areas are welcome to come out and enjoy live music and entertainment at 6:30pm on Saturday August 1st at the APSU Clement Auditorium.
Several churches will use their God given talents to lift up the name of Jesus through various means of entertainment.
Legal Aid Society named one of three beneficiaries
Nashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, announced that Nashville lawyer Randy Kinnard, with Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, has named Legal Aid Society one of three organizations to receive proceeds from his book, “Respect: Through the Eyes of Children.”
Released last fall, Kinnard’s book is a collection of essays written by local students that illustrate the definition of respect from a youth’s perspective. «Read the rest of this article»
Legal Aid Society and Volunteer Attorneys Provide $22.7 Million Worth of Free Legal Assistance in 2014
Nashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands and the attorneys who assist them on a pro bono basis handled 7,466 cases for low-income individuals and families in 2014.
This equates to more than $22.7 million in free civil legal advice and representation provided to Tennesseans in Legal Aid Society’s 48-county service area. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands announced today that MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger has awarded Legal Aid Society a $13,000 partnership grant to support MAZON’s anti-hunger efforts.
This is the second year Legal Aid Society has received the grant funding, which will be used to continue its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly known as food stamps) benefits advocacy. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Board of Regents sets new Tuition, Fee rates for Colleges and Universities; among lowest in decades
Columbia, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) approved increases in tuition and fees that are among the lowest on average since 1996.
The action, taken during the TBR quarterly meeting at Columbia State Community College, raises hourly maintenance fees/tuition an average of 3.3 percent across the six TBR universities, 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.
Last fall the Tennessee Higher Education Commission recommended tuition increases between 0 and 4 percent if dollars were provided in the state budget this year for the higher education funding formula that allocates funds based on a variety of metrics to encourage student success through outcomes, like graduation and retention. The outcomes in the formula were funded.
Austin Peay Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – The aftereffects of Winter Storm Octavia and icy roads have forced postponement of Austin Peay State University men’s tennis contest against Southern Indiana, originally scheduled to be played Friday.
Charter to Bring 200 HD Channels, Improved All-Digital Network and Faster Internet Speeds to Tennessee and Louisiana Customers
100 percent all-digital network requires digital equipment for all TVs – customers to be notified of their conversion date and required actions one month in advance
Columbia, TN – Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) customers in Tennessee and Louisiana will enjoy access to more than 200 high definition (HD) channels, better picture quality and significantly faster Internet speeds as Charter completes its move to a 100 percent all-digital network throughout 2014.
“By removing outdated analog signals, we regain bandwidth in our network enabling us to provide more HD channels and open the door to faster Internet speeds and future innovation,” said Charter President and CEO Tom Rutledge. “This upgrade speaks to the fact that Charter is providing our customers with the very best products at the very best value, and we’ve invested more than $2 billion in our fiber-rich network to make that happen.” «Read the rest of this article»
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