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ABINGDON, VA - Food City is preparing to launch their 3rd Annual Race Against Hunger campaign to raise funds for hunger relief.  The four-week promotion (October 30 – November 26, 2005), is co-sponsored by Miller Brewing Company, Pepsi and Brawny. Since 1992 Food City has operated the annual FOOD FOR ALL holiday campaign to raise funds for local non-profit organizations.  In 2003, Food City teamed with Miller Brewing Company and Brawny to introduce the Race Against Hunger theme.   “The pr [FULL STORY]

Governor Promotes School Lunch Program

NASHVILLE - Governor Phil Bredesen this week proclaimed October 10-14, 2005, as National School Lunch Week in Tennessee. School systems across the state provided fun and educational activities for Tennessee’s children in an effort of support for healthy, nutritious meals. This year’s theme was “School Lunch * It’s Instrumental.” “We’re fortunate to have the federally funded National School Lunch Program, which feeds more than 600,000 Tennessee children every school day,” said Sarah White, Di [FULL STORY]

$5.7 million in grants to help uninsured

Grants are ‘safety nets’ for 700,000 uninsured Tennesseans Beginning this month, health centers across the state will be receiving their share of $5.7 million of allocated funds for services provided to uninsured Tennesseans. The funds are being distributed to faith-based, community-based, rural and federally-funded health centers, as a ‘safety net’ to soften the blow of those who have been disenrolled from the TennCare program, as well as other uninsured Tennesseans. In Sevier County, t [FULL STORY]

$500,000grant to Cocke Co

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congressman Bill Jenkins said this week that a $500,000 federal grant to Cocke County is expected to bring 150 jobs to the region. Jenkins said the funding is provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission and will be used to aid in the installation of new water lines to a developing area of Cocke County adjacent to the interchange of I-40 and U. S. 321. The grant will underwrite the installation of  27,000 feet of 8-12 inch waterline, three pump stations and installation a [FULL STORY]

County sports round-up

G-P and Lady Lions battle to tie The King’s Academy and Gatlinburg-Pittman battled to a 4-4 tie Monday in county soccer action. The Lady Highlanders outscored the Lady Lions 3-1 in the first half and the King’s Academy returned the favor in the second half to knot the count. G-P got unassisted goals from Brittany Everhart and Kellie Wilson, and Summer Blaylock scored on a penalty kick to give the Lady Highlanders a 3-0 advantage. Leah Rose scored an unassisted goal to put the Lady Lion [FULL STORY]

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UT Beef Expo changes venue
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Bredesen signs Heritage Conservation Trust Fund Act
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Frist applauds anti-methamphetamine provision
Sevierville bank president to head development corporation
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