BlueCross To Offer Drive-Through Flu Shots At Mt. Canaan Baptist On Oct. 12

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is partnering with Mt. Canaan Baptist Church for its fifth annual drive-through flu shot clinic on Oct. 12. 
 
Walgreens Pharmacy representatives will administer flu vaccines to those ages seven and older from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the church parking lot,  (former K-Mart), 4801 Hwy. 58 in Chattanooga. BlueCross members or others with health insurance must bring their insurance card to receive flu vaccines provided as part of their coverage. Vaccines are available for $41 to those without insurance.
 
In addition to receiving flu shots, attendees can drop off unused and expired prescriptions to help reduce the risk of medication misuse and abuse.Local law enforcement officials and the Hamilton County Coalition will be on-site to collect old prescription medications and provide information on proper medication storage and disposal.


BREATHE. EASY. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Bradley County Oct. 21

Erlanger Express Care Facilities Offering Flu Shots

Free Blood Lead Screenings Offered For Children Under Age Of 6 On Saturday


CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will be at the Cleveland Family YMCA, 220 Urbane Road NE in Cleveland, on Monday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.-noon. "Lung cancer screening is a test to look for ... (click for more)

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Living Well

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CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will be at the Cleveland Family YMCA, 220 Urbane Road NE in Cleveland, on Monday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.-noon. "Lung cancer screening is a test to look for signs of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people," officials said. "The low-dose CT scan shows a 3-D image of your lungs that is clearer and more detailed than regular x-rays, allowing doctors ... (click for more)

Erlanger Express Care Facilities Offering Flu Shots

Erlanger Express Care facilities are offering flu shots at all four of their walk-in locations. Cost of the flu shots at Erlanger’s downtown, East Brainerd, Soddy-Daisy and Ringgold locations is $25 without insurance or free with most medical insurance plans. No appointments are necessary and flu shots are available at all four sites after business hours on weekdays and on weekends. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Thurman Says Discipline Real Problem In County Schools; Johnson Says His Focus Is Academic Improvement

County School Board member Rhonda Thurman said Monday that teachers are quitting the county schools because they face attacks from unruly students and they don't get backing from the administration. Supt. Bryan Johnson said, "We absolutely have challenges," but he said he puts his focus on academic improvement. He said a disciplinary committee meeting took two hours, and he would ... (click for more)

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An expressive witness, general disorder, and a circus-like atmosphere defined a preliminary hearing involving four men accused of the July murder of Tracy Calloway. On July 21, Antonio Watkins, 25; Prandel Reid Jr., 27, Gary Cross, 23, and Jamichael Smith, 26, allegedly drove up to Mr. Calloway’s residence and began shooting. Calloway, who was located in a white car parked in ... (click for more)

Opinion

Would Foreign Teachers Make Better Instructors For Inner-City Students? - And Response

It seems a week doesn't go by, sometimes more in one week, without Roy or someone writing some coded messages denigrating inner-city schools and the students (using another code-hint hint) that attend inner-city schools. Which reminded me of something from decades ago about teachers from foreign countries perhaps making better instructors for inner city students. At least those ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Same Ole ‘Bored’

As it just so happened, on the same day the Hamilton County School Board held a special two-hour meeting on Monday over disturbing disciplinary concerns among its 44,000 students, the Nashville Tennessean published a revealing report on school suspensions in the Nashville Metro Public Schools. After five years and a $2 million study, the results were available -- Nashville had launched ... (click for more)