Talk of the Town—January 20
Talk of the Town—January 20living longer, a new report shows, with the average life expectancy going from 78.6 years in 2009 to 78.7 years in 2010.
by Martha Rose Woodward
Ever heard the expression, “Saved by the bell?” Looks like this time instead of being saved by the bell we were saved by Commission R. Larry Smith. It was Commissioner Smith who called for an investigation into the awarding of $3,000 in bonuses to staff members by Trustee John Duncan, III. After he called for this investigation, Trustee Duncan and others decided to repay the bonus money, saving our county over $40,000. Many thanks to Commissioner Smith for looking out for the citizens.
(HealthDay News) —
Meanwhile, U.S. death rates dropped half a percent between 2009 and 2010, and hit the lowest rate ever, at 746.2 deaths per 100,000 people, according to the latest set of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.
And while both heart disease and cancer stubbornly remain in place as the nation’s leading killers (together accounting for 47 percent of deaths in 2010), death rates here declined as well. Mortality from heart disease went down 2.4 percent, while it dropped 0.6 percent for cancer.
The report is based on 98 percent of death certificates from 50 states and the District of Columbia available to the NCHS.
January 5, 2012 - Mayor Madeline Rogero, Fire Chief Stan Sharp, Councilman Nick Pavlis and several current and retired firefighters helped reopen Fire Station #19 today in an official ribbon cutting. Because of a large annexation by the city in 1962, Fire Station #19 was built at 6328 Chapman Hwy. to help in aiding the newly acquired area by the city.
During the late 1980’s fire station #19 was closed and combined with a newly located station #13 at 4701 Chapman Hwy. Since then, the neighborhood surrounding the old station #19 has continued to grow, which brings us to current day.
Seeing a need to serve the medical and fire needs of the growing South Knoxville business and residential community, Chief Sharp along with the approval from the Mayor and City Council, agreed to re-open the recently renovated location.
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