Annual Health And Wellness Fair At The North River Civic Center Is Sept. 27

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The annual Health and Wellness Fair will be held at the North River Civic Center in Hixson on Sept. 27, from 4-7 p.m. 

There will be free screenings, seminars and door prizes. Admission is free.

Screening vendors include: Rehab South (Bone Density); MedTech Enterprises (Balance), Life Care of Hixson (Blood Pressure); Health Source (Chair Massage); Memorial Hospital (BMI Waist to Hip Ratio); Hixson Spine Center (Spine Screenings), Dr. Tom Pop (Dental Screening), Lantman Eye Care (Vision Screening) and much more.

Free Health and Wellness Fair seminars will include:

Fitness in Today's World

5:15-5:35 p.m.

Brent Ashley PT. from Home Care Solutions will be talking on fitness to help you to accomplish a healthy lifestyle.

Vital Symptoms

6:15-6:35 p.m.

Dr. Jonathan Kerley from Fast Access Healthcare will be discussing the top symptoms that you should not ignore.


Tennessee Legislature Approves MOC Bill

Physician members of the Tennessee Medical Association are praising a new law that will ease the mandatory requirements for doctors to maintain specialty board certification. The Tennessee General Assembly unanimously approved the measure after a two-year effort by TMA to persuade state lawmakers to take action on what has become a hot button issue for physicians across the U.S., ... (click for more)

Free Tai Chi Classes April 3 In Tiftonia

Free Tai Chi classes begin April 3 at John A Patten Center in Tiftonia. Classes are for beginners and are designed to help those with arthritis, but others may benefit from this relaxing exercise, officials said. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-11:45 a.m. in April. Call UT Extension at 423-855-6113 to register. Leave your name and phone number. Registration ... (click for more)

Sheriff Hammond Says $4 Million Needed To Put SROs In All Hamilton County Schools

Sheriff Jim Hammond on Thursday night told members of the County School Board that $4 million is needed to provide School Resource Officers for all of the 79 schools. He said currently there are 31 SROs in 29 schools, leaving 50 uncovered. School Board member Rhonda Thurman said she believes the community could come together to provide the necessary funding. "It's something ... (click for more)

Judge Philyaw Denies He Did Not Reappoint Magistrate Because She Was Gay

Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw told a federal jury on Thursday that the fact Elizabeth Gentzler is openly gay had no part in his decision not to reappoint her as a magistrate. "Absolutely not. I have a lot of gay friends, family and acquaintances," he said. However, a court officer at Juvenile Court sided with Ms. Gentzler. Jimmie Cannon said, "Ninety-nine percent ... (click for more)

Tax All County Property Owners Once For School Safety

Our School Board, Sheriff Hammond, school administrators and the community are thoughtfully considering how to maintain safety in classrooms. Currently, discussions indicate more funding will be needed to ensure school safety. If schools are not safe and more money will change that, by all means let’s move to fix the problem.   There are many caring and knowledgeable ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘In God We Trust …And Protecting Our School Children

On a day that the Tennessee Legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that would prominently display the words “In God We Trust” in every school building in the state, the Hamilton County School Board gave my boy Bad Little Johnny cause to get a magic market and scribble underneath, “but ‘Everybody Else Is Gonna’ Need A Pistol!’” Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond, who was ... (click for more)