Morning Round-up: TN Counseling Bill and Volunteer United Celebration

A bill that would allow mental health therapists to turn patients away based on the counselors’ religious beliefs and personal principles has passed and is on its way to the governor.
The American Counseling Association says Tennessee would be the only state to allow counselors to refuse to treat patients if the bill is signed into law.
The measure is part of a wave of legislation around the country that opponents say legalizes discrimination against gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

The United Way Volunteer Center is hosting its 24th annual Volunteer United Celebration to honor volunteers from more than 100 nonprofit organizations from across the Tennessee Valley.
April is National Service Month and this week is National Volunteer Week.
In 2015, United Way’s Volunteer Center contributed more than $4.6 Million in volunteer labor to the Tennessee Valley region.

The Whitfield County Board of Commissioners will meet today for a a groundbreaking ceremony.
Construction of the Whitfield County Recreation Center at Edwards Park will soon begin.
The center was funded by SPLOST dollars.

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