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Motlow to Offer MLT Program
Thursday December 7, 2017

Motlow State Community College will be offering an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), beginning fall semester 2018. The degree will prepare graduates to become Medical Laboratory Technicians.
Students interested in enrolling in the program for the 2018-19 academic year must complete pre-requisite curricula, including "Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology" (MLAB 1301). It will be offered in the upcoming spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year. Students can register for the spring semester currently through the deadline of Jan. 15, 2018.
MLTs perform a wide range of laboratory tests, which help to monitor patient health, provide diagnostic evidence of diseases, and aid in patient prognosis.


Bredesen to Announce Senate Run
Thursday December 7, 2017

Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is set to officially enter the race for U.S. Senate, setting up a blockbuster election for the seat to be vacated by Sen. Bob Corker.
Sources confirmed the Democrat's candidacy, as first reported by the Nashville Post, on Wednesday.
The former governor, who recently turned 74 years old, was the last Democrat to win statewide election. He won all 95 counties in 2006 en route to his re-election as governor.
It is unclear what impact the former governor's candidacy will have on Democrat James Mackler, an Iraq War veteran and Nashville attorney, is also seeking the nomination. Chattanooga mayor Andy Berke has expressed interest in the Democratic nomination as well.
On the Republican side, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, former Congressman Stephen Fincher and Dr. Rolando Toyos are seeking the nomination.


School Board
Jay Walker Thursday December 7, 2017

The Warren County School Board will meet Thursday night with the Warren County Commission's Education Committee to discuss school projects.
The meeting will begin immediately follow the meeting of the School Board's Facilities and Resources Committee at 5pm at the Central Office.


Black Names Leadership Teams in all Counties
AP Thursday December 7, 2017

Republican gubernatorial candidate Diane Black has named leadership teams in all 95 Tennessee counties.
The congresswoman from Gallatin says the 363 leaders are drawn from the ranks of current and former elected officials, business and community leaders, pastor, farmers and conservative activists.
Supporters include state Reps. William Lamberth and Bill Dunn, state Sens. Ken Yager, Ferrell Haile and Dolores Gresham and former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Black's GOP rivals hoping to succeed term-limited Gov. Bill Haslam include former state Sen. Mae Beavers, state House Speaker Beth Harwell and businessmen Randy Body and Bill Lee.
Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced Tuesday that he has been endorsed by the Mid-South Carpenters Regional Council. Dean faces state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh in the Democratic primary.


State Officials Warn of Holiday Scams
Wednesday December 6, 2017

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance's Division of Consumer Affairs is warning residents to be wary of holiday-themed scams.
TDCI says scammers use the holidays to prey on people's good nature and reminds people "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
TDCI offered the following precautions:Be suspicious of anyone requiring you to send money with prepaid money cards. Be suspicious of apps, online advertisements, or websites offering prices that seem suspiciously lower than retail prices at trusted retailers. Consider paying with a credit card that offers fraud protection when possible. When it comes to charitable giving, remember: Don't assume that charity recommendations on social media platforms or blogs have already been vetted. Research the charity yourself. Find out what percentage of your donation will go to the charity and whether you will be charged any fees for making a donation through a fundraising platform website. Check to see if the charity is registered with the Tennessee Secretary of State. Avoid being pressured to make an immediate donation. Don't hesitate to ask questions to get more information. If you didn't initiate contact, avoid giving personal or financial information over the phone.Never write out a check or give cash to an individual solicitor. Write out checks to the name of the organization or use a credit card.


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