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RAM clinic provides free medical care to Knoxville-Area over weekend

Remote Area Medical is hosting a free clinic at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park over the weekend.

The event will offer dental services like cleanings along with eye exams. Health experts will also offer medical services like women's health exams and flu shots, to name a few. The clinics will mainly serve people without insurance, but organizers said the RAM clinic is open to everyone.

50% off play passes to Bounce U.S.A.

50% off play passes to Bounce U.S.A.

 

Know a kid with energy to burn? Scratch that ... know four? Today's DealChicken has just the thing for you!

Take your favorite pint-sized athletes to run, jump and, yep, bounce for half-off at Bounce U.S.A. They'll be wowed by Bounce U.S.A.'s huge arena of inflatables. They'll go wild (safely) on the obstacle course, basketball challenges, slides and more. Check Bounce U.S.A.'s website for this week's open bounce times!

Project Wear and Share

Project Wear and Share

 

This February Goodwill Industries- Knoxville will partner with local dry cleaners throughout our 15 county service area to host a clothing drive. Participating dry cleaners will collect and dry clean gently used items donated by their patrons. These items will be given to Goodwill stores and resold in order to benefit Goodwill's job training and placement programs.

North Knoxville fears uncertain hospital future

Tennova's "Physicians Regional Medical Center" is the newest name for the old hospital in North Knoxville.  The building spent a few years under the Mercy healthcare name.  But for most of its more than 80-year existence, the hospital stood as a fixture along Knoxville's skyline under the name St. Mary's Hospital.

Hand-Full of Smiles builds friendships

Hand-Full of Smiles builds friendships

Playing with others is just part of being a kid but it can be challenging for children with special needs.

A new group offers an option.

"I am the mother of a 9 year old daughter with special needs with cerebral palsy and it's just really hard to take Brooklyn places and her enjoy it," Rachel Vandergriff said.

50% off at Bullman's Kickboxing and Krav Maga

50% off at Bullman's Kickboxing and Krav Maga

 

DealChicken believes that learning self-defense can lead to a safer and healthier life. So today's deal offers four options from Bullman's Kickboxing and Krav Maga. What is Krav Maga? It's a hand-to-hand combat system used by law enforcement and in the U.S. military. It has no rituals, but you'll increase speed, coordination, power, agility and flexibility. The children's programs teach confidence, focus and all-important discipline while addressing how to handle peer pressure and bullies.

Knox County denies AMR's protest over Rural/Metro EMS contract

Knox County Purchasing Division has denied a protest filed by American Medical Response earlier this week.

Recently an evaluation committee suggested Knox County continue its EMS contract with Rural/Metro of Tennessee.

American Medical Response filed a protest with the Knox County Purchasing Department, which claimed there were significant flaws in the recent EMS contract recommendation.  Knox County Purchasing Director Hugh Holt said after a careful review, he denied AMR's protest and determined it was without merit.