UT MARTIN TO RECEIVE NURSING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT
MARTIN, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Nursing will host a site review in February for continuing accreditation of its baccalaureate nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
The public is invited to meet the ACEN site visit team and share comments in person about the program at a meeting scheduled for 4 p.m., Wed., Feb. 12, in Gooch Hall, Room 133.
Written comments are welcome and should be sent to: Dr. Sharon Tanner, CEO, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Comments can also be e-mailed to Tanner at email@example.com.
All written comments to the ACEN should be received by Feb. 3, 2014.
UT Martin offered at two-year nursing program from 1970 to 1991 and began the transition to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in 1988. The university offers the traditional BSN at the main campus and the UT Martin Parsons Center. An RN to BSN program option is offered at the university’s Ripley Center and also online.
ALEXANDER THOMPSON ARNOLD CPAs SPONSORS DISCOVERY PARK OF AMERICA TRAVELING EXHIBIT HALL
Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs (ATA) is the name sponsor of the Traveling Exhibit Hall located in Discovery Center, the main exhibit building at Discovery Park of America. The 4,000 square foot room will house temporary special exhibitions.
“The Kirkland Foundation has created an incredible venue in Union City that will benefit children and adults throughout Western Tennessee, Kentucky and surrounding states,” said Al Creswell, Chief Manager of Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs. “ATA is proud to be a small part of this great facility and to help bring interesting and educational exhibits to visitors. We understand that unique educational opportunities like Discovery Park strengthen our communities, and the ATA team is enthusiastic about being a part of it. We look forward to the announcement about the first exhibit in the ATA Traveling Exhibit Hall, and we hope it will bring thousands of people to visit.”
“We sincerely appreciate the generous support of all our sponsors and partners. In order for Discovery Park to fulfill its potential we need the involvement of area businesses and the support of everyone,” Jim Rippy, CEO of Discovery Park. “It’s been very rewarding to see companies like ATA come to us and offer to help. We’re fortunate to have so many individuals and companies who have stepped up and supported Discovery Park. The real beneficiaries of this support will be the thousands of children and adults whose lives are enriched by programs at Discovery Park.”
Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC is a regional accounting firm that offers its clients the resources and expertise of a large firm and the personalized service of a small firm. The firm has 15 partners and approximately 140 staff members and offers a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services to a diverse portfolio of clients. Headquartered in Union City, its offices are located in Dyersburg, Henderson, Jackson, Martin, McKenzie, Milan, Nashville, Paris and Trenton, Tennessee and Murray, Kentucky. Each office reflects the community it serves and gives exceptional personal attention to its clients. For more information about Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs, visit www.atacpa.net. ATA can also be found on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Discovery Park of America, Inc. is a $100 million educational complex with exhibits and interactive experiences in the areas of nature, science, technology, history, and art. Discovery Park opened November 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.discoveryparkofamerica.com or call 731.885.4417.
Fulton Police make arrest in Dollar General Robbery
The Fulton Police made the following arrest in the Fulton Dollar General Store Robbery:
Phillip Wayne Burton B/Male Dob: 02-28-1957 was indicted on Robbery 2nd Degree for the Robbery of the Fulton Dollar General Store January 5th 2014 , He was also indicted for failure to comply with/sex Offender Registration. Phillip Burton is incarcerated at the Fulton County Detention Center.
Parole Violation, ( January 01-07-2014)
fleeing and evading ( January 01-07-2014)
possession of Marijuana ( January 01-07-2014)
Robbery 2nd Degree ( Indictment January-09-2014)
Failure to comply with /sex offender registration( Indictment January-09-2014)
KSP Urges Parents To Be Aware of Internet Predators
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky State Police used their latest episode of KSP-TV to warn parents about the dangers of Internet predators. The video shares an inside look at the agency’s Electronic Crimes Branch and the intricate work that takes place to protect children from online predators.
KSP spokesman Tpr. Paul Blanton says the Internet has become an important part of everyday life – for information, communication and entertainment.
“The most technology receptive segment of our population is young people,” says Blanton. “It’s an unfortunate fact of life that along with the many resources the Internet provides there are also online predators stalking our youth.”
Blanton says the problem with the Internet is we can’t see the predators that may be after our children. That’s why he says it’s important for parents to talk to their children about what can happen with strangers on social media.
“Parents need to be open and honest with their teens. They need to tell them about the dangers that are out there. Sometimes we don’t think our teens listen to us, but they do.”
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), there are nearly 750,000 registered sex offenders in the United States. An increasing number of those individuals are utilizing the Internet to find their victims.
KSP Detective Josh Lawson works in the Electronic Crimes Branch and says a majority of victims of Internet-initiated sex crimes are between the ages of 13 and 15 years old.
“The key to safeguarding your children is an open line of communication. You want to know who your children are talking to face to face. You wouldn’t let them talk to any stranger on the street, especially about intimate things,” says Lawson. “Why would you let them talk to someone on the Internet about even more intimate things?”
In 82 percent of online sex crimes predators used the victim’s social media site to gain information about the youth. Only 18 percent of youth use chat rooms but a majority of the internet sex crimes are initiated in chat rooms.
Blanton says parents need to set ground rules with their children.
“Have the computer in a common room. Know your children’s passwords on social networking sites and talk to your children about what they are doing online,” adds Blanton. “If parents won’t, someone else will and that person could be a sexual predator hiding behind a computer.”
Blanton hopes the KSP-TV video segment will be a tool used by parents and teachers to create an open dialogue with young people about the dangers lurking beyond their computer screens.
The NCMEC recommends the website www.netsmartz.org as another valuable resource for parents and educators to utilize when talking to youth about Internet safety.
KSP-TV consists of short videos in documentary style format that highlight the inner workings of the agency, giving the public an opportunity at a unique look inside of the agency.
Thousands in Grants Available for College Education at Mid-Continent University
A college education is more affordable than many people may think. Financial aid comes in many forms. Many Kentucky residents may qualify for Federal and one or more State Grants. A grant is not a loan and will not have to be repaid. State grant monies are running out earlier every year. It is important to apply for grants as soon as possible after January 1, 2014. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Grant funds are designed to assist students with the cost of tuition, books, and fees. With state and federal grants, many students attend Mid-Continent University at little or no cost. Financial aid loans and often grants are available to make going back to college affordable. To be considered for Financial Aid, ALL students must complete the 2014-2015 Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) provides need-based grants to qualified Kentucky residents to attend regionally accredited private colleges. This grant (up to $2,930/yr) is available for most MCU students, even those with high incomes. In addition to KTG, the CAP state grant (up to $1,900/yr) and Pell federal grant (up to $5,645/yr) are available to those who qualify but have lower income guidelines. State grant funding is based on a first-come, first-serve basis… typically gone by February. It is important to fill out a FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ immediately. This does not commit you to going to college; it is just a way for you to determine how many grants you could qualify for.
Mid-Continent University Advantage has provided a path for thousands of adults to reach their life-long goal of a college degree. Currently there are over 1,800 adults enrolled in 28 different locations across Kentucky and southern Illinois, with additional students also enrolled in our online degrees. Why is this program reaching so many people? Adults in Advantage have a common regret: not earning their college degree at the traditional age. When a second chance comes along, many vow not to make the same mistake twice and finally “just do it.” With a one night a week schedule and affordable tuition, adults finally have a way to earn their college degree.
If you or someone you know would like details, stop by one of these information sessions:
Monday, January 13th anytime between 4:00 - 7:00 pm at The Citizens Bank of Hickman located at 1522 Union City Hwy in Hickman, KY42050
Tuesday, January 14th anytime between 4:00 - 7:00 pm at Fulton County Public Library located at 312 Main Street in Fulton, KY 42041
If you are unable to stop by one of the above sessions or in the event of inclement weather, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the university toll free at 1.888.MCU.GRAD.
Mid-Continent University is a private, non-profit, Southern Baptist affiliated organization. MCU is regionally accredited and headquartered in Mayfield, Kentucky. If you are interested in information about enrolling in Advantage, email email@example.com, visit www.midcontinent.edu or call 1-888-MCU-GRAD.
JASON ANDERSON NAMED PARTNER WITH ALEXANDER THOMPSON ARNOLD CPAs
Al Creswell and the team at Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs are pleased to announce that Jason Anderson has been named partner with the firm.
“When Jason joined our office three years ago, I was immediately impressed by his dedication to our clients,” said Red Howe, principal at ATA Murray. “He is a young man who is qualified and capable of handling tax and audit issues, but he also understands how important personalized service is. Jason is definitely an asset to this company and our community.”
“Jason has been an integral part of the Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs team and continually demonstrates his hard work ethic and high professional standards,” said Alfred H. Creswell, CPA, chief managing officer for Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC. “He has an excellent reputation in the community and has worked hard to develop his skills as an accountant and a leader. We are proud to welcome him as partner and look forward to a bright future together.”
With more than 13 years of experience, Anderson focuses his practice on individual and corporate tax, business valuations, audit work, fraud investigations and, estate planning. He has worked hard in the accounting industry and has earned several certifications, including certified public accountant (CPA), certified valuation analyst (CVA), certified fraud examiner (CFE), certified internal auditor (CIA) and chartered global management accountant (CGMA). A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, Anderson is a member of the Kentucky Society of CPAs, Kansas Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, National Association of Valuators and Analysts, and Institute of Internal Auditors.
A native of Carroll County, Tennessee, Jason and his wife Brandy have two daughters, Annabella and Genevieve, and a son, Zechariah. He is a member of Rotary and enjoys spending time with his family, an array of outdoor activities, reading and classical music.
“Becoming a partner with Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs is a tremendous privilege,” said Jason. “The culture at ATA is one that respects our clients and staff and strives for excellence. That is why ATA has the distinction of being one of the best accounting firms in the area. It is a huge responsibility to continue that legacy, and I am especially glad to have this opportunity in Murray.”
Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC is a regional accounting firm that offers its clients the resources and expertise of a large firm and the personalized service of a small firm. The firm has 15 partners and approximately 130 staff members and offers a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services to a diverse portfolio of clients. Its offices are located in Dyersburg, Henderson, Jackson, Martin, McKenzie, Milan, Nashville, Paris, Trenton and Union City, Tennessee and Murray, Kentucky. Each office reflects the community it serves and gives exceptional personal attention to its clients.
For more information about Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs, visit www.atacpa.net. ATA can also be found on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Carr Elementary's first Family Math Night a success
The goal for the first Family Math Night, held on December 20 at Carr Elementary, was to engage parent, guardians, and students in meaningful math experiences and problem-solving activities that help support students' math learning.
According to Lisa Davison, the Carr teacher who spearheaded the event, It was an incredible success.
"Our special guest star was Santa," Davison said. "The students had a marvelous time at each station and were challenged to enhance their math skills."
The Carr teacher was very appreciative of her peers who rallied with her to not only help with the expenses of the evening, but also helped run the activities.She was also grateful for the parents and guardians who brought the students to the Family Math Night to participate and help make it a success. Edie Rodgers, a second grader at Carr, and Sam Gibbs, a sixth grader at Carr, won the drawings for the event door prizes - a remote controlled car and a set of headphones.
"If you were unable to attend our first Family Math night, don’t fret," Davison said. "Our next Family Math Night is tentatively slated to be held at 6 p.m. March 11 in the cafeteria. I will keep you informed about the event as the time draws near."
Register Your American Cancer Society Relay For Life Team Today
FULTON, Ky. - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Fulton/South Fulton/Hickman gives everyone a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Register your team today by visiting relayforlife.org/fultonky or by calling 1-800-227-2345
Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, churches and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer are invited to take part in this exciting team event.
A team captain meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Fulton. According to Relay For Life Specialist Eric Walker, items discussed will include selecting a date and time for the 2014 event.
Also on the agenda is forming a Relay event committee. Currently, the event is in need of a chairperson, accounting chair, logistics chair, survivor chair, and team recruitment chair.
Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay.
Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and church groups all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.
Funds raised through Relay For Life support work by the American Cancer Society to educate people about cancer prevention and early detection, establish and maintain cancer patient and caregiver support programs and services such as Hope Lodge, and fund cancer research grants to institutions like the University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt University and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For more information, visit www.cancer.org or for cancer information or connections to local, available resources to help those battling cancer, call anytime, day or night, to 1-800-227-2345.
Fulton Police make two DUI Arrests
Fulton Police arrested 01-02-2014 William Puckett B/Male, DOB: 1958, resident of Mayfield Kentucky. Fulton Police received a call that a drunk driver was traveling in a 1992 white Ford pickup truck toward Red Bud lane from US. Hwy 51. Officer Tyler Nolan engaged in attempting to stop the driver and the driver fled by traveling East North Highland drive and onto Dr. Martin Luther King Drive traveling south. Fulton County Deputy Fulcher and South Fulton Police Officer Rodney Mitchell engaged and attempted to stop the driver. The driver failed to stop at the intersection of the East State Line and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and collided into a tree. The driver was transported by ambulance to the Parkway Regional Hospital, The Driver was treated and release and faces charges of driving under the influence 4thoffense, Driving on Suspended Operators licenses DUI, fleeing and evading and Wanton Endangerment 1st degree.
Fulton Police arrested 01-02-2014 Michael Minor B/male DOB: 1973, resident of Fulton. Fulton Police received a call that a driver in a 2001 Silver KIA had ran into the building at Cardinal Liquor. Officer Scott McKnight arrived finding that the driver was under the influence of alcoholic beverage. Driver said that his brakes had failed and admitted to drinking alcohol beverages and smoking some Marijuana. Driver was arrested for expired Licenses Plates, Expired operators Licenses, Driving under the influence of Alcohol or drugs and No insurance. He was lodged in the Fulton County detention Center.