Friday, 07 December 2012 00:00

Life as a Hispanic officer

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After a long journey, 22-year-old Frank Cedillo has succeeded in becoming the first Hispanic deputy sheriff in Greene County.  

His dreams had to start somewhere, and that was with his father, Guadalupe Cedillo, who was a military man and police officer in Mexico.

Are you a father or soon-to-be father looking for a stable job, worried about your finances, wanting to better connect with your children? Do you want to become their hero, but are struggling with the mother of your children and have barriers that keep you from reaching your goals? Well, look no further. There’s a program that caters to every one of these issues.

Friday, 07 December 2012 00:00

Former student athlete returns to school as mentor

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When Juan Avila was 17 years old and approaching his high school graduation, he had never thought about going to college.

“It was a goal that I didn’t really have in mind, because I thought it was unattainable, but it happened,” he said.

Thursday, 23 August 2012 00:00

'Religious Visa' brings ministers to U.S. churches

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Yolanda Miranda welcomes her Sunday morning congregation with hugs and handshakes. She seemed to know all 20 members at Manantial de Vida United Methodist Church. Miranda came from Costa Rica to Abingdon, Va., in 1990, later changing her visitor's visa to a religious worker's visa as she began missions work. At that time Miranda knew of no Latino community in the area. But as Miranda said, that’s when God sent her angels: Bob and Carol Jones, an Abingdon couple who took her to the immigration offices to help her change her visa.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Families divided by borders

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Daniel A., 32, moved from Honduras to East Tennessee almost four years ago. His family in Honduras accepts the money order he mails every other week instead of seeing their son. His parents were sad to watch their son leave their country, but Daniel knew he could provide a better life for his family if he moved to the United States.

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