January 25, 2015

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Suicides Claim Too Many in Tennessee

Jan 23, 2015

 Resources Available Statewide to Help Save Lives Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 09:56 am Suicide Tenth Leading Cause of Death in Tennessee, U.S. & Internationally NASHVILLE – In 2013, intentional self-harm was the tenth leading cause of death in Tennessee, a ranking that mirrors U.S. and international cause of death rankings. According to data from the Tennessee Department of Health’s Vital Records office, a total of 1,017 people in Tennessee committed suicide that year. Statistics point out disparities in Tennessee’s diverse population and the need to understand suicide warning signs and the actions required to prevent loss of life. “Suicide…

$1.16-911 Surchage Per Phone On Your Next Bill

Jan 23, 2015

New, uniform 911 surcharge will help Tennessee provide fast, accurate 911 service Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 02:59 pm NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s new, uniform 911 surcharge took effect January 1, 2015, updating the state’s longtime model for funding 911 operations and providing for changes in technology and consumer choice. On April 25, 2014, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the 911 Funding Modernization and IP Transition Act of 2014 which established a single $1.16 charge per month for residential and business lines in Tennessee.  In some cases, customers’ rates increased while others saw their rates decrease. The cellular 911 surcharge was…

Consider More Fire Alarms in Manufactured Homes

Jan 23, 2015

State Fire Marshal: Manufactured Housing Fires Among Deadliest in Tennessee Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 02:00 pm NASHVILLE – Manufactured houses are the scenes of relatively few fires every year in Tennessee, but those fires are among the deadliest, causing a disproportionate number of fire-related deaths. Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office officials are urging residents of manufactured homes – also known as mobile homes or trailers – to practice fire safety all year round. Currently, Tennessee has more than 250,000 manufactured homes. According to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS ), fire departments responded to 1,969 fires in manufactured…

Jan. 25. HARDSHIPS ABOUND.

Jer. 45:1-5; 14:1-15:21   Living for the Lord means making personal sacrifices. They may be political power, social prestige, material possessions or other desirable associations. God has not promised that everything would be easy for His people. Jeremiah had been promised safety, but he was also put into prison. Baruch seemed to be an influential person in Jerusalem, but he chose to work closely with Jeremiah as his scribe instead of seeking high office. Even with God’s promises, one sometimes becomes discouraged and depressed. Jeremiah was instructed to write to Baruch regarding his despondency. He was reminded that Judah was…

Jan. 24. FLIGHT INTO EGYPT–SETTLING IN NAZARETH

. Mt. 2:12-23   When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the wise men, he became so angry that he gave an order to kill all of the male children in the area of Bethlehem who were two years old and under. The killing of these children fulfilled a prophecy that had been made by Jeremiah many years earlier.   After the death of Herod, an angel came to Joseph in a dream and informed him that it was safe to return to Israel.  Upon returning to Israel, Joseph learned that Herod’s son, Archelaus was king in Judea. …

Suicides Claim Too Many in Tennessee

 Resources Available Statewide to Help Save Lives Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 09:56 am Suicide Tenth Leading Cause of Death in Tennessee, U.S. & Internationally NASHVILLE – In 2013, intentional self-harm was the tenth leading cause of death in Tennessee, a ranking that mirrors U.S. and international cause of death rankings. According to data from the Tennessee Department of Health’s Vital Records office, a total of 1,017 people in Tennessee committed suicide that year. Statistics point out disparities in Tennessee’s diverse population and the need to understand suicide warning signs and the actions required to prevent loss of life. “Suicide…

$1.16-911 Surchage Per Phone On Your Next Bill

New, uniform 911 surcharge will help Tennessee provide fast, accurate 911 service Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 02:59 pm NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s new, uniform 911 surcharge took effect January 1, 2015, updating the state’s longtime model for funding 911 operations and providing for changes in technology and consumer choice. On April 25, 2014, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the 911 Funding Modernization and IP Transition Act of 2014 which established a single $1.16 charge per month for residential and business lines in Tennessee.  In some cases, customers’ rates increased while others saw their rates decrease. The cellular 911 surcharge was…