Tennessee Teens Take Action to Prevent Distracted Driving

By: Joelle Phillips, President, AT&T Tennessee

At the end of the summer of 2016, we reached a remarkable milestone – 10 million pledges to not drive distracted. The It Can Wait campaign and the 10 million pledge count represent the dedication of so many to keep our roads safe. Today, seven-in-ten people admit to smartphone activity behind the wheel.

Facts like those are why we continue to set our sights higher. After hitting the 10 million pledge mark, we set the ambitious goal of reaching 16 million pledges to not drive distracted by the end of 2016.

BMS Foundation Issues New RFP for Lung Cancer Programs in U.S.

Focus on Cancer Survivorship Care Models in Southeast States
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July 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Bridging Cancer CareTM initiative has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects to design, implement and evaluate new survivorship care models for patients with lung cancer.  Implementation must take place in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and/or W. Virginia.

Animal Collective: Lots of Wildlife Species Call GM Lands Home


The automobile industry helps animals in an unexpected way, as General Motors hosts 4,700 acres of wildlife habitats at 46 manufacturing sites across the globe.

With the help of a partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council, GM continues to launch certified sites that promote native wildlife and educate employees and communities about the environment. The company has obtained habitat certification at half of its manufacturing facilities around the world.

Tennessee Agency Owner Who Created Nonprofit in Memory of Late Daughter Named Allstate’s National Volunteer of the Year

David Erb, of Clinton, Tenn., selected from 14 finalists for 2016 Ray Lynch Community Service Award
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Allstate agency owner David Erb has been named Allstate’s national volunteer of the year, recognized for his commitment to breaking down barriers for people with disabilities. Inspired by his daughter Amelia’s diagnosis with acute microcephaly – a birth defect caused by stunted brain growth that results in developmental problems and seizures, among other symptoms – Erb and his wife started a nonprofit to help better the lives of those with special needs.

Tennessee Schools Know “Good Sports Always Recycle”

At the recent University of Tennessee football game against University of South Carolina, 11 schools from across the state of Tennessee were recognized as having the top school environmental programs through the Good Sports Always Recycle™ program.
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November 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Good Sports Always Recycle (GSAR)  program, sponsored by Eastman, Food City and Waste Connections, in conjunction with the University of Tennessee, was designed to educate Tennessee students on the value of environmental stewardship, while also providing monetary support for these programs.  An annual challenge determines the top ten programs in the state based on what a school is doing to bring environmental lessons and practices into the classroom.  Additionally, one school receives the Sustainability Steward award for advancements in

The United Crops of America

By Brandie Piper, Monsanto Corporate Engagement

The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.

Meghan Linsey To Serve As Santa Train Celebrity Guest

Superstar to Bring Holiday Cheer to Appalachia as Celebrity Guest for 73rd Year of Event
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KINGSPORT, Tenn., August 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Rising pop star and “The Voice” Season 8 runner-up Meghan Linsey will be the celebrity guest on the Santa Train when it makes its 73rd journey to bring gifts to Appalachian families on Saturday, Nov. 21.

CITGO and Six Flags over Georgia are Fueling Good with Summer Discounts and Exclusive Benefits

Local Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee CITGO Marketers Provide Customers with Six Flags Perks
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ATLANTA, July 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its local CITGO Marketers in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee are giving loyal customers discounts on park admission to Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Ga. during the Six Flags Fueling Good Summer Discount promotion. Theme park fans are encouraged to fill up their tanks at participating CITGO locations to receive a discount admission offer and perks at the park on select dates this summer.

Scripps Networks Interactive Hosts 100 Girls of Code

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On June 30th, Scripps Networks Interactive hosted some of East Tennessee’s best and brightest school-age girls as part of the Tennessee Code Academy’s 100 Girls of Code program, a series of workshops designed to raise awareness among girls ages 12-18 about careers in computer science. Featured Scripps Networks speakers at the event included Sandy Sexton, VP of Digital Ad Sales and Programming;  Sharon Lewis, Director of Digital Engineering; and Sarah Herron, Site Manager for GACTV.com.

Hope Springs Eternal: Spring Back Recycling


“Two community problems addressed with a simple, yet brilliant idea.”

–Doug McMillon, CEO and President of Wal-mart Stores Inc., speaking about the Enactus Belmont University team in this video about the Spring Back Recycling Project, a mattress recycling program that provides employment opportunities for those in need.


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