VFW Post 5156 Supports Suicide Prevention, Education

On Tuesday, July 10, 2020, Monroe County Veterans of Foreign Wars Gold Star Post 5156 in Sweetwater Tennessee donates $500.00 to Vet to Vet Tennessee during a joint meeting of the two organizations. Presenting the check was post commander Wayne Grayson and to his left Monroe County Director of Schools Dr. Deanna McClendon accepted the money on behalf of Vet to Vet Tennessee, funds that will be directed towards suicide prevention efforts and scholarship opportunities for students and education. This is part of the newly developed “Worth It” program designed for middle and high schools in East Tennessee. Vet to Vet Tennessee is grateful for the support and donation not only from the VFW post but also Monroe County.

Original Member of Vet to Vet Tennessee lost on Monday

Rev. Robert (Bob) Hatley, age 78, of Madisonville, passed away 0130. Monday, April 27, 2020 at U.T. Medical Center.

Bob was a graduate of Madisonville High School. He retired from M & M Mars Company and was a member of Notchey Creek Baptist Church, Tellico Masonic Lodge # 80, Vonore O.E.S. Chapter 383, and Monroe County DAV #93. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnan War. He was one of the original 23 members of Legacy Peer Support Group, Secretary of Vet to Vet Tennessee and the Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council, Court Coordinator and Mentor of the Monroe County Veterans Court. He loved helping the veteran’s community.

Bob’s selflessness, generosity, and dedication to others had an impact on Monroe County, Vet to Vet Tennessee, and anyone who knew him. We have been blessed in life to be in the presence of a strong male role model. Although he continued to struggle with the memories of his service in Vietnam, he never once lost focus on his comrades.  God blessed us knowing you brother.  Welcome Home!  We will never forget you. 

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Knoxville Bar Association Offers free topical legal information

For Immediate Release                                             

Contact: Marsha Watson, KBA Executive Director or Tracy Chain, Lawyer Referral & Information Service Administrator
(865) 522-6522

If you think you need a lawyer, chances are, you do.  But what if you are really not sure?  What if you don’t feel ready to discuss your issue, or know what questions you should ask?

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