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Coach Calhoun press conference today A press conference is scheduled for today at 6:00 p.m. at First South Bank Community Room for Slade Calhoun. Superintendent Marlon King recently announced that Coach Slade Calhoun has accepted the position of Director of Football Operations for Haywood County Schools. Formerly assistant coach at Brighton High School, in his new leadership role, Coach Calhoun will be responsible for the total football program (varsity, freshman, junior high and middle). Calhoun recently coached for Brighton High School where he has served as defensive coordinator, receivers coach and strength coach. Since his time at Brighton, the team has scored 350 points each of the last three years while finishing no worse than third in the

Coach Slade Calhoun Shelby Metro in Total Defense, The school has also complied a 26-7 record, which could be considered a vast improvement considering that five

years prior to Calhoun’s arrival, the record was 24-26. The community is invited to come to the press conference.

Pathway lending announces re-opening of application period for Energy Efficiency Loan Program Pathway Lending announced today it is once again accepting applications from Tennessee businesses for its Energy Efficiency Loan Program <http:// www.pathwaylending. org/loans/energy. The $50 million program was launched in August 2010 to help Tennessee companies finance investments in energy efficient technology, energy retrofits and renewable energy systems in order to reduce energy costs, operating expenses, greenhouse gases and spur growth. The second round starts January 4, 2011 and will remain open until all funds from the Energy Efficiency Loan Program are committed to qualified applicants on a first come, first

United Way looking for Community Impact Partners Jackson,– Are you interested in becoming a Community Impact Partner with the United Way of West Tennessee? The United Way of West Tennessee has announced the dates for its open sessions for area nonprofits to apply for funding by becoming a Community Impact Partner. “The first step in becoming a partner with the United Way of West Tennessee, is to attend one of our annual application sessions,” stated Alan H. Turner II, president and CEO. “At these sessions the United Way will be discussing the application and application process, reviewing what kind of programs, goals and objectives United Way volunteers will be

looking for and how you can share how your program will have a positive impact on our communities.” Last year, the United Way of West Tennessee partnered with 87 agencies to invest over $1.6 million in 130 different programs, all focused in the areas of Income, Education and Health. We are proud to work with so many organizations in a collaborative effort to advance the common good. There will be four sessions to choose from: Wednesday, January 19, 2010 at 9am – 11am Wednesday, January 19, 2010 at 1pm – 3pm Monday, January 24, 2010 at 9am – 11am Monday, January 24, 2010 at 1pm – 3pm

All four sessions will be held at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. They are located 197 Auditorium Drive, Jackson, TN. Applications can be filled out by local 501c3 health and human organizations that serve individuals from our 14 county service area. Reservations are required. Please call (731) 422-1816 no later than noon on Friday, January 14, 2011, to reserve a seat. Please do not send emails requests. It is important to make sure your agency representative at the session is the person(s) responsible for completing the application. Your agency representative must attend the entire session to receive an United Way

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application. The United Way of West Tennessee is a local, volunteerdriven organization that focuses on uniting people and resources to build a stronger, healthier community specifically in the areas of income, education and health. United Way of West Tennessee is proud to serve 14 counties, which include Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Madison, McNairy and Weakley Counties. To find out more information about the organization and how you can help with its efforts, call (731) 422-1816 or visit United Way of West Tennessee’s Website, www.unitedway.tn.org.

serve basis. Pathway Lending received more than $25 million in requests from Tennessee businesses during the first 90-day application round, which closed on November 1st 2010. The Energy Efficiency Loan Program is a collaborative effort between the state of Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Pinnacle Financial Partners, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, and Pathway Lending. “Companies of all sizes and in different industries from across the state took advantage of the program as soon as it was launched. These companies have been able to implement energy efficiency savings which are now lowering their operating costs,” said Clint Gwin, President of Pathway Lending. “Our goal is to provide as many loans as quickly as possible to Tennessee businesses so they can reap the benefit of energy savings and continue providing jobs for Tennesseans.” Through the energy efficiency program,

Pathway Lending offers below-market rate loans, with terms extending up to 10 years. Loans can finance up to 100 percent of costs on projects including building retrofits, equipment replacements or upgrades, lighting and renewable generation. The loans are designed to be repaid with the energy costs savings derived from each project. The Energy Efficiency Loan Program is available to any business seeking to reduce energy consumption in its Tennessee facilities through efficiencyimproving projects. To be eligible for a loan, a business must have a complete thirdparty energy audit, assessment, or vendor proposal with detailed project energy savings. These energy savings determine the amount and term of the loan and the applicant’s ability to repay the loan with those savings. To learn more about the Energy Efficiency Loan Program, please visit www. pathwaylending.org or call (615) 4257171.

Conversations at High Noon Conversations at High Noon will be presented by the Dunbar Carver Museum, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 12 Noon to 1 PM, at 709 East Jefferson Street, Brownsville. There will be a stimulating and provocative review of the life and career of the first African American to represent Haywood

County in the Tennessee Legislature. This conversation will be led by Dr. Dorothy Granberry, retired professor TSU and Haywood County native. Bring your lunch. Drinks will be provided. For more information, please visit our website: www. carverdunbaralumni. com

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