Legal questions raised during meeting

Town of Snead

What started as several questions raised by senior center director Jane Childers developed into a wider-ranging discussion of what current council member and mayor-elect Tim Kent termed as harassment as well as a series of unusual activities conducted by someone with the ability to enter Town Hall. “I ran on one thing,” Kent said, “and that is to sweep the […]

Historical correction

In September 2019, The Blount Countian reported on the placement of a historical marker established to recognize the location of the Holly Springs School near the intersections of County Highways 27 and 24. Blount County Memorial Museum curator Amy Rhudy researched the school through the county’s board of education and sought to have the location memorialized with a marker. The […]

‘You have cancer’

Three words, “You have cancer.” Thirteen letters from the alphabet form the words. Across Blount County, many folks have heard this statement. We believe we understand the impact it has on those who receive these words. Until it happens to you though, you don’t understand. Being born in Blount County, I feel honored to share this journey with other individuals […]

What breast cancer patients want you to know

When a friend or loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer, there are so many unanswered questions for the patient and their loved ones. Why? What kind? What’s the prognosis? These are usually some of the first thoughts the patient, family, and friends have immediately after the diagnosis. It is important to remember that questions can be tough to answer […]

Breast cancer care packages

When a person is diagnosed with breast cancer and begins that long road of worry, treatment, and endless doctor visits, friends and family often want to help by sending care packages as a gesture of their love for the cancer patient. Their intent is to make their loved one as comfortable as possible by sending thoughtful gifts. So, what is […]

Areola restoration

When a person has undergone a mastectomy or other breast surgery, they most likely will have total or inconsistent nipple and areola loss. This may sound insignificant, but for many, the loss can add to one’s already low confidence level. Thankfully, for those who choose, a procedure called areola restoration is available at a minimal cost. Areola restoration is a […]

Mastectomy tattoos

As if having breast cancer isn’t enough, the visible scars are never ending reminders after having a mastectomy. Some people learn to live with them as just a part of life, while others choose to have a decorative tattoo to help conceal the scars. While this may be a different perspective to contemplate, people consider having tattoos for a variety […]

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