MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — An East Tennessee organization is holding a "Toy Tech" party Monday to adapt Christmas toys for children with handicaps.
The East Tennessee Technology Access center will adapt the toys for children with disabilities that prevent them from using their hands to play in the typical way. Center director Lois Symington says the Center is getting a lot of request to adapt a Tigger toy that’s popular this year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit against the Tennessee Valley Authority over a Freedom of Information Act request for documents.
The environmental organization is trying to learn more about the utility's plan to spend nearly $1 billion to reduce emissions at its coal-fired power plant in Gallatin.
Louise Gorenflo with the Tennessee chapter of the Sierra Club notes that the Gallatin plant is nearly 60 years old. She says the group believes the cost of updating its environmental controls will exceed the value of the plant.
Dr. Adam Huggins practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A task force of state health officials is trying to reverse an alarming rise in the number of Tennessee babies born addicted to drugs.
Babies born wiith addictions often spending many days in the hospital as they go through the painful withdrawal process.
Dr. Adam Huggins, an OB-GYN at Summit Medical Center, says he’s definitely seen an increase in the number of drug addicted newborns. He says it’s physically hard on the child and emotionally difficult for the medical staff that cares for them.