Expungement Hotline in Monroe and McMinn County Open NOW!



Monroe County General Sessions & Veterans Court Judge Dwaine Thomas, First Baptist Church of Madisonville, University of Tennessee College of Law and Vet to Vet Tennessee will be holding a Expungement Clinic for residents of the Tenth Judicial District in Tennessee.; Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties.

General Sessions and Criminal Judges will be present to sign engagement orders for eligible persons. Space is limited, so please pre-register by calling the University of Tennessee Expungement Hotline at 865-974-6775.

In Tennessee, people whose charges were dismissed are eligible to have their records expunged for free.  However, only some convictions are eligible to be expunged.  If a person was convicted of a felony, then the person may be eligible for expungement if their charge appears on this list.  If a person was convicted of a misdemeanor, then the person may be eligible for expungement if their charge does not appear on this list.  Based on a new law enacted on May 5, 2017, some people with exactly two eligible convictions can now get both of their charges expunged as well.

Monroe County General Sessions Court Judge Dwaine Thomas will be available at the clinic.

Clinic date:

Saturday April 21, 2018 – 9:00am – 1:00pm

First Baptist Church of Madisonville

139 College St S, Madisonville, TN 37354

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2018 Korean War Veterans Memorial Luncheon

2018 Korean War Veterans Memorial Luncheon

11AM- 1PM Monday June 25th, 2018
Location to be determine by end of March
Hosted by Knoxville Area Korean Association
Sponsored by Vet to Vet Tennessee

To show our appreciation to Korean War Veterans and remember their sacrifice, Knoxville Area Korean Association holds the Annual Korean War  Veterans Memorial Luncheon. Please join us with your family to enjoy the memorable event.

To be eligible, the veterans must have served in country during the Korean War from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. It is also available for the veterans who have participated in UN peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955.

If a veteran was a Navy service member and had served abroad a naval vessel, the he or she is eligible if the naval vessel was assigned into Korean waters during 1950 to 1953-time frame.

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Pastor Koopman teaches youth about challenge coins

February 11, 2018

New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Madisonville Tennessee

Youth Sermon by Pastor Dr. David Koopman

Challenge Coin

“Do you know what this is?  Probably not!  It’s called an Vet to Vet Tennessee Challenge Coin and this one is offered to Veterans in Tennessee.  Now the purpose of a challenge coin is to serve as a reminder to pray for and support others, in this case other Veterans.

The Bible tells us to love and support others, to pray for them, to help them when they are in need.  Perhaps we should have some token to remind us, maybe even a challenge coin.

Let us remember that our Veterans are very special people with very special needs, needs that we can help them meet if we can rise to the challenge.”

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Newest JL Tucker Memorial Award Recipient

March 8, 2018 Knoxville, Tennessee

Debra Cohan, the Department of Veterans Affairs Knoxville Outpatient Clinic’s Suicide Prevention Coordinator, attended the regularly scheduled Council meeting on Thursday March 8, 2018 to discuss the Council and Vet to Vet Tennessee’s new suicide prevention program.

Debbie has been a major component of the Council and VTVT’s suicide prevention program since its inception four years ago.  The clinic and their veteran clients & families has received outstanding support, courage, hope and guidance from on of the best suicide prevention coordinators in the country for almost a decade.

Joseph “JL” Tucker 2014

In recognition of  Debbie’s service to veterans and their families helping them overcome adversity, the Council and VTVT bestowed to her the Jospeh “JL” Tucker Memorial Award.

In the tradition of JL, she has served in faith, found the capacity within herself to give and has cared more generously than most. Debbie has shared as JL did, the strength to overcome barriers for the good of those who suffered–and continue to suffer–defending our freedoms.

We salute Debra Cohan! God bless here, and God bless the United States of America.