U.S. Cellular provides $1,000 sponsorship to youth baseball team

Diamond Legends, a youth baseball team in Knoxville, has received a $1,000 sponsorship from U.S. Cellular’s Community Connections program to help pay for team expenses. The Community Connections program provides sponsorship support to youth groups such as Little League Baseball teams, marching bands, youth cheer squads and a variety of other groups. Diamond Legends signed up on U.S. Cellular’s website, … Read More

Tennessee Theatre blade ornament is back

The Tennessee Theatre has released a new glass-blown ornament, an updated replica of the theatre’s iconic vertical sign. Depicting the “Tennessee” blade, the keepsake ornament is available for purchase at www.tennesseetheatre.com/giftshop and at the May 27 pop-up shop at the theatre. Proceeds from the ornament sale will benefit the Tennessee Theatre during its closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When … Read More

BlueCross waives primary, behavioral care costs for Medicare Advantage members

Tennessee seniors will benefit from change for doctor’s office, telehealth visits with in-network providers BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will waive Medicare Advantage member costs for doctor’s office and virtual visits to in-network primary care and behavioral health care providers from May 19 through September 30, 2020. “Many Tennessee seniors may have been following safety protocols and postponing health care visits … Read More

Cherokee Distributing Company and Food City donate to Chattanooga tornado relief

Cherokee Distributing Company and Food City have teamed up to provide relief to those affected by the tornadoes that struck the Chattanooga area on Easter Sunday with a joint donation of $10,000 to The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga. “Natural disasters can change people’s lives overnight,” said John Papas, general manager of Cherokee Distributing Company Chattanooga operations. “East Tennessee always … Read More

Hillcrest Healthcare hires Shirley Crum as director of nursing at West Hills

Hillcrest Healthcare has hired Shirley Crum as director of nursing at its West Hills community in Knoxville. Crum will provide oversight of both clinical systems and teams at the 194-bed facility. “Hillcrest Healthcare continuously strives to deliver the best care to our patients and residents,” said Barry Davis, president and CEO of Hillcrest Healthcare Communities. “Shirley’s leadership, operational experience and … Read More

Pilot Flying J reveals new trends in summer travel plans, reimagines the road trip in celebration of National Road Trip Day

New study finds restless, quarantined Americans are planning more trips once travel is deemed safe With several stay-at-home orders still in effect, new research from Pilot Flying J suggests that many Americans are inspired to travel more this summer once they feel safe from COVID-19 exposure – with 65% reporting an increase in the number of trips they plan to … Read More

South College Atlanta to offer Yellow Ribbon Program to military veterans

South College Atlanta has been approved to extend financial aid through the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which helps military veterans with education expenses. “South College is committed to serving members of the military and veterans and offering career-focused educational opportunities and financial assistance,” South College Chancellor Steve South said. “As an institution, South College has participated in the … Read More

BlueCross making in-network telehealth services permanent

Insurer will continue covering primary care, specialty care and behavioral health care virtual visits with in-network providers BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee members will have easier access to health care services moving forward as the state’s largest insurer makes permanent its coverage of virtual visits with in-network providers effective immediately. The BlueCross decision makes it the first major insurer to embrace … Read More

How U.S. Cellular is handling increased network demand during COVID-19 pandemic

Q&A with Lori Dawson, Senior Director of Services Engineering in Knoxville, Tennessee   Q: With Gov. Bill Lee’s “Tennessee Pledge: Reopening Tennessee Responsibly” in place many people are still juggling challenges, including increased internet use because of working from and/or staying at home. How has the network been affected? A: U.S. Cellular has seen an increase in its network traffic … Read More