SMARTPHONES SERVE AS BACK TO SCHOOL COMMAND CENTER

East Tennessee students are heading back to school. This busy season can be a hectic time for parents, students and teachers alike, but the latest wireless technology tools can help make the school year run smoother. Turn your smartphone or tablet into a “Back-to-School Command Center” with everything you need to plan, prep and navigate your child’s school year.

RURAL/METRO REACHES AGREEMENT-IN-PRINCIPLE WITH LENDERS AND BONDHOLDERS TO REDUCE DEBT BY APPROXIMATELY 50 PERCENT

Rural/Metro Corporation, a national provider of private ambulances and fire protection services in 21 states and nearly 700 communities, today announced that it has reached an agreement-in-principle on a comprehensive financial restructuring plan that will strengthen the Company’s balance sheet by reducing its funded indebtedness by approximately 50 percent via a conversion of certain debt to equity and cutting its interest expense in half.

TENNESSEE THEATRE JOINS THE NATIONAL BROADWAY LEAGUE

The Tennessee Theatre recently joined the ranks of select theatres across the country attracting the highest-quality Broadway national tours through membership in the National Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry.

RURAL/METRO URGES WATER SAFETY, RECOGNIZE REAL SIGNS OF DROWNING

As the weather heats up in Knoxville, a splash in the pool or a day at the lake can be a welcome cool down. Without supervision, however, swimming can also be a dangerous activity for children. Rural/Metro urges families to recognize the signs of drowning and practice safe swimming during water sports and activities.