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Mental health issues of concern to AAUW | Lifestyle
Health

Mental health issues of concern to AAUW | Lifestyle

There is help in this community for those who suffer from mental health issues and substance abuse addiction. American Association of University Women learned about the available help when Josh Pierce spoke at their recent meeting.Pierce is the president and founder of Cornerstone Center for Counseling. He grew up in Tehachapi and moved away to attend college. During the next 10 years he studied to become a minister, but in 2012 after a mental breakdown caused by depression, he shifted his ministerial focus to fighting the stigma against mental health illness and care.In November of 2017, Joshua returned to Tehachapi and opened Cornerstone as a way of provi...
VCU is preparing to oust its health system’s CEO
Health

VCU is preparing to oust its health system’s CEO

Virginia Commonwealth University is arranging for the departure of health system CEO Dr. Art Kellermann, three sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.On Monday, the university notified Kellermann that he won’t continue as the health system’s top administrator. VCU gave him the option to resign, but it’s unclear if he will do so.A spokesperson for the university said Kellermann is out of the office, but the spokesperson did not elaborate. Dr. Marlon Levy is the acting health sciences senior vice president and CEO of VCU Health.Employees were notified on Monday. Kellermann declined to comment.VCU announced it will hold a joint meeting of the university board of visitors and health system board of directors on Thursday. A majority of both boards is required to fire the C...
Fort Knox prepares for worst with installation exercise | Local News
Fitness

Fort Knox prepares for worst with installation exercise | Local News

Gunshots echoed down the hallway Wednesday of the top floor of Building 6578 in Fort Knox where a scenario of an active shooter played out as part of this year’s multiday installation full-scale exercise.Within minutes, police officers from the Directorate of Emergency Services rushed to the area and secured it, followed shortly by ambulances and fire trucks. One officer, then several more, entered the building to stop the shooter, while members of the fire department identified survivors and worked to get the injured safely out of the building.Several agencies and organizations participated in the exercise, designed to test reaction times to various catast...
Local companies, groups part of $60 million initiative for energy technology company startups | Local Business News
Technology

Local companies, groups part of $60 million initiative for energy technology company startups | Local Business News

State energy companies Williams, ONEOK and Devon Energy, along with venture capital firm Energy Innovation Capital (EIC) and tech-focused nonprofit Tulsa Innovation Labs (TIL) are collaborating to transform the area into a hub for energy technology startups.Spearheaded by EIC, the initiative seeks to attract energy technology startups to the region with access to resources that include free office space and custom startup support services. EIC also provides access to early-stage capital with a $50 million fund and assist startups to pilot forward-looking technologies with founding corporate partners Williams and ONEOK, both of which are headquartered in Tulsa, and Devon Energy, based in Oklahoma City. Check out our latest digital-only offer and subscribe nowBy boosting ...
Metro Technology Centers receives top honors at annual conference | Community
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Metro Technology Centers receives top honors at annual conference | Community

OKLAHOMA CITY – The 55th Annual Oklahoma Academic CareerTech Education (OKACTE) Summit Conference, recently held in Tulsa, brought together over 4,000 professionals to provide networking, professional development and recognition to those who have contributed to the success of CareerTech.Metro Technology Centers was recognized as a Gold Star School for the 22nd year and several district officials, including the assistant superintendent of instruction, received top honors. Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, David Martin, received the OKACTE Arch Alexander Award, one of the highest CareerTech honors awarded annually. Martin, who has been with Metro Techn...
Council to adopt ARPA policies | Govt. and Politics
Politics

Council to adopt ARPA policies | Govt. and Politics

The city of Morganton is expected to take some steps toward officially deciding how to spend millions of dollars from the federal government to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.Council members will decide whether to adopt seven policies on non-discrimination, records retention, conflicts of interest, eligible uses, cost principles, property management and program income for funds allotted to the city by the American Rescue Plan Act.Morganton received more than $4.8 million in ARPA funding, and the policies the council will decide on Monday night are required by the act. Information from the city said the rules were drafted by city attorney Louis Vinay, and modeled after sample policies developed by the UNC School of Government.The policies must be adopted before ...
Out & About | Arts & Entertainment
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Out & About | Arts & Entertainment

The McKinney Center and Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts will host an open house for fall classes Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is underway for all upcoming classes. Faculty will be present for questions and demonstrations. Registration will be open until Aug. 20 for most classes. Students can register online at mckinneycenter.com. For more information contact McKinney Center Director Theresa Hammons at theresah@jonesboroughtn.org or 423-753-0562.The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents “Local Art in the Age of the 2020 Global Pandemic,” an exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists living or working in T...