Kingsport to put yield signs at circles
Animal control officer under investigation
IPMC sponsors heart-healthy luncheon
LMU to host program on heart health
KINGSPORT - The city of Kingsport is expected to replace the stop signs at two downtown circles with yield signs. Mayor Dennis Phillips raised the issue Monday afternoon of replacing the stop signs at the intersections of Broad Street and Market Street and Broad Street and New Street with yield signs. Phillips said he wanted the city to be consistent with signage at the city's traffic circles. Stop signs were installed at the two downtown intersections last year during the downtown revitalization project. Limited sight distance and pedestrian safety were the reasons why stop signs were installed in the first place.
MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Police Chief Jeff Jackson said Monday that his animal control officer, Tim Dennis, has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of an investigation involving the Church Hill Police Department and an investigator from the Third Judicial District Attorney General's Office. Dennis has not been charged with a crime, and investigators have not publicly released the nature of the investigation. Jackson would not comment on the nature of the investigation, although he did say Monday it was not work related.
KINGSPORT - Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport will celebrate February as Heart Month with a Women's Heart Healthy Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m Thursday featuring Chef Greg Saunders of the Troutdale Dining Room. Saunders will conduct a cooking demonstration of the lunch menu in the IPMC Conference Room, 2002 Medical Office Building, on the campus of IPMC. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased with cash or check. Reservations must be made by calling 857-7103. A three-course meal will be presented by Saunders, who will include participants in the interactive cooking demonstration. Dr. Melanie Davidson with Heart and Vascular Group will provide a program on cardiovascular health. Participants are invited to wear red, symbolizing the Go Red! national initiative to draw attention to women and heart disease.
HARROGATE, Tenn. - Lincoln Memorial University's DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital will host "Women's Heart Health - What You Need to Know" Monday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Arnold Auditorium of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum on the campus of LMU in Harrogate. The event will feature presentations on heart health, nutrition, stress management and fitness, and aims to educate individuals on women's heart health issues and what women can do to take care of their hearts. The event is being held in recognition of National Heart Health Month and is free and open to the public. There will be a question-and-answer session following the presentations. For more information call LMU's DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, or Middlesboro ARH Hospital at (606)242-1103.