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Second Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:14 pm

DALLAS (AP) — A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, and officials on Wednesday began reaching out to passengers who had been on a flight with her the day before she fell ill. It’s not clear how the worker contracted the virus, though the second case among health workers pointed to lapses beyond how

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  • Jack Daniel’s hosted Healing on the Hill fundraiser auctions BBQ judge seat

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 11:48 am


    Staff Writer John Coffelt Partners for Healing, a free clinic for the working uninsured, will hold its annual fundraiser, Healing on the Hill, Sept. 20 on Barbeque Hill in Lynchburg, home of the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. “Our premier live auction item, through the gracious folks at Jack Daniels, they have … given us two judging seats for their upcoming World Championship International Barbecue,” said Partners Board Member

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  • Manchester woman charged with TennCare fraud

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Deborah Copestick

    A Coffee County woman is charged with TennCare fraud for allegedly using the state’s Medicaid program to obtain a prescription drug, which she later sold. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of Deborah Kay Copestick, 61, of Manchester, after a joint investigation with the Tullahoma Police Department. An indictment accuses Copestick of TennCare fraud in connection with selling the painkiller Hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance,

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  • Manchester’s Fred Deadman Park adds outdoor fitness equipment

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm

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    By Josh Peterson, editor For those who seem to always find a reason to avoid working out, the Manchester Recreation Department is limiting those excuses. The department held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting in Fred Deadman Park Thursday for its newest fitness project – outdoor workout equipment. “This is a great opportunity for people to have a free area to work out and get some strength training,” said Manchester Recreation Director Bonnie

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  • Local doctor takes a swing at the majors

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm


    Staff Writer John Coffelt When a local chiropractor recently received an invitation from representatives of Major League Baseball team the Miami Marlins to consult with trainers about one of their pitchers, county native Bryan Morris, Dr. Marvin Carson, DC, knew it was a moment of a lifetime. “I don’t expect to become the team chiropractor, but that I was able to go and have them cover my cost was a

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  • Don’t let irritant weeds poison your outdoors

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Poison Ivy

    Before your family begins enjoying the great outdoors during this adventure-filled season, make sure your yard is properly treated to avoid the dangers of poison ivy, oak or sumac. Learn the proper steps to keep the threat of poisonous plants away from your family and property. Locating the danger Keeping your family safe begins with proper identification of these harmful, rash-producing plants. In the right environment, poisonous weeds can grow

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  • Poison Ivy 101: How to ID Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

    The adage “Leaf-ly three: quickly flee” mostly works for plant irritants such as poison ivy and poison oak, but here is a quick how-to guide to help you identify the “poisonous” weeds that may creep into your yard or garden. Poison Ivy Poison ivy is characterized by clusters of three pointed leaves that are smooth, toothed or lobed with two leaves forming a pair beside a longer middle leaf. The

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