JoAnn Shipley had no idea when she left her house on Wednesday morning that she would end up getting a massage, a facial and other relaxing spa treatments.

But that's exactly what happened.

The Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society will host the Annual Howl-O-Ween Party on Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds. We are very excited about this new location!

Continuing Friday and through the weekend, during The Appearing, Greeneville Seventh-day Adventist Church will explore the topic of the last days by studying what the Bible has to say about the Second Coming of Christ.

For the past four years, Doak Elementary School teachers and staff have named an Ambassador for the year from the best fifth grade students.

Graduate students in East Tennessee State University’s Storytelling and Communication Studies programs this fall are enjoying a newly revised curriculum that will help them develop skills applicable in a wide segment of the job market.

Walters State Community College is offering assistance with the admission and financial aid process as part of Scholarship Saturday on Oct. 13.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key posts overseeing the financial health of Social Security and Medicare have been vacant for more than three years, leaving the programs without independent accountability in the face of dire predictions about approaching insolvency.

PUZZLE PIECES AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Last Saturday of each month, from noon to 1 p.m., at Asbury United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St. Nonprofit group supports individuals with autism and their caregivers. Childcare provided by RSVP. Details: Rebecca Shepherd, 329-5335.

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Jake Sell of Greeneville was one of the student speakers as part of the celebration of reaching a fundraising milestone at Mars Hill University.

East Tennessee State University’s online course offerings in English have been ranked 18th in the nation by TheBestSchools.org.

Approaching annual sign-up season, Medicare is modernizing its website to make it more useful for beneficiaries already accustomed to searching online for insurers, hospitals and doctors, officials announced on Monday.

Space remains available for an upcoming, free diabetes education workshop being hosted by the Greene County Health Department and the University of Tennessee Extension.

According to class organizers, the six-week program, entitled “Take Charge of Your Diabetes,” will begin on Oct. 17 and conclude on Nov. 21.

Football season is in full swing, the leaves are getting ready to change color — and it’s time to get that annual flu shot.

PUZZLE PIECES AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Last Saturday of each month, from noon to 1 p.m., at Asbury United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St. Nonprofit group supports individuals with autism and their caregivers. Childcare provided by RSVP. Details: Rebecca Shepherd, 329-5335.

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First Baptist Church Pastor David Green ministers in the ways typically expected of a pastor, from the pulpit and in his church.

“How many of you have used a film camera?” Dr. Karen Fine asked fifth graders at Tusculum View Elementary School on Friday as the students learned about the history of photography.

Schools across the state once again have the opportunity to win money to support their environmental programs through the Good Sports School Challenge.   

Nothing much gets by Dorothy Daugherty, who prides herself on being a sly as a red fox.

Still, her family members were able to “outfox” her on Saturday by successfully surprising her with a 100th birthday party at the Glendale Community Center.

PUZZLE PIECES AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Last Saturday monthly from noon to 1 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St. Childcare provided by RSVP. Nonprofit group supports individuals with autism and their caregivers. For childcare or more information, call Rebecca Shepherd at 329-5335.

New children's concussion guidelines from the U.S. government recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis and reassure parents that most kids' symptoms clear up within one to three months.

Signs of potentially more serious injuries that may warrant CT imaging scans include vomiting, unconsciousness and severe, worsening headaches, according to new guidelines.

After the recent attempted break-in at the Humane Society’s Adoption Center, we realized that though we have a security system, including cameras in place, the time had come for a major update. We needed to do whatever it took to make sure our shelter dogs and cats stayed safe. To do this, w…

Youth Builders of Greeneville and Greene County 911 are again planning to help children throughout the community through the 911 Emergency Training Program and by distributing dictionaries provided by the Niswonger Dictionary Project.

As if college were not difficult enough, more than one-third of first-year university students in eight industrialized countries around the globe report symptoms consistent with a diagnosable mental health disorder, according to research recently published by the American Psychological Association.

Walters State Community College recently honored two retired instructors whose teaching careers touched the lives of health care professionals throughout East Tennessee – Dr. Donald Lindsey and Dr. Lawrence Kennard.

For the third year in a row, rising first, second, and third grade students who participated in the Read to be Ready summer program showed gains in their reading comprehension and accuracy skills and increased their motivation to read, according to the Tennessee Department of Education.

Tusculum University, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Walters State Community College and East Tennessee State University have been awarded Veteran Reconnect Grants.

Sept. 14 was Purple Out Day For Alzheimer's.

People who rely on Medicaid are among the poorest, the sickest and the most vulnerable in the nation.

New children's concussion guidelines from the U.S. government recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis and reassure parents that most kids' symptoms clear up within one to three months.

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