When do we quit? Caleb always said: "Neber neber"
Thank you for helping us support "racing so they can ride."
~KLS~ (731) 668-9529 EXT 101 AT KLS WE ARE TRULY A TEAM THAT CARES ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AND THE PEOP
When do we quit? Caleb always said: "Neber neber"
Thank you for helping us support "racing so they can ride."
New Corporal Punishment Law for Tennessee Schools
July 27, 2023
A new Tennessee law now in effect adds new requirements before a student can receive corporal punishment at school.
The law establishes a process for school officials, including teachers, to screen for disabilities before handing out any corporal punishment.
Under this law, before any kind of corporal punishment can happen, teachers are required to:
Have acted to address the student’s behavior
Provided consequences to the student
Consulted with the student’s parents about their behavior, and
Considered the need to evaluate whether the student has a disability.
Corporal punishment against a student with a disability is prohibited unless the parent agrees in writing.
Protect yourself! TBI's annual report shows that motor vehicle thefts rose 26.91% and reports of identity theft grew 25.55% from 2021 to 2022. The TBI also says the number of crime victims also rose last year by 1.08% to 346,362.
Child abuse costs the state between $3 and $5 billion each year. That cost is mostly covered by Tennessee taxpayers in increased healthcare costs, special education services, child welfare, juvenile justice and other publicly funded programs for survivors according to the Tennessee Second Look Commission's recent report.
Tennessee’s new “Move Over Law” goes into effect Saturday. This requires motorists to change lanes and move away from any vehicle that is stationary on the side of the road with its hazard lights on. The previous “Move Over Law” only applied to emergency vehicles pulled over on the side of the road; this amendment is also intended keep road work crews safer.
Child abuse costs the state between $3.33 and $4.97 billion per year according to Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Tennesse. Families, churches, neighbors, teachers, individuals, need to step up to help protect these children.
KLS HONORS LORETHA KARNES June 16, 1930 – May 8, 2019.
Loretha worked in various positions with Karnes Legal Services from 2000 – 2018. She was a loving mother to 4, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was active in the community and excelled at being a businesswoman.
She was the co - founder and a Director of Calvary Ministries, a Tennessee nonprofit organization. In the past she has served as minister, Sunday School teacher, Children’s Church Director, Missionette leader, pianist, choir director and minister’s wife.
Through the years she was a busy wife and mother, yet always found time to be a servant leader in the community. She maintained closets and pantries with clothes, food and other necessities to the needy for over 60 years. She gave of her time and talent through counseling, Bible studies, encouraging and letter writing.
She helped organize “Karnes Kids” to provide food, clothes, backpacks, Christmas gifts, counseling, furniture, and etc. to needy families in the community. Often her van was full of these things to distribute.
She was an encourager and mentor to all ages both within and outside the church.
Loretha served in a number of professional roles throughout the years including teaching in the public schools and doing artwork for local schools and colleges.
She was instrumental in starting several churches in Memphis, Jackson, and throughout the world. A wing of a Mexican Orphanage is named after her, as “Lo’s Ladies”. She regularly communicated with Missionaries encouraging them and helping with their material needs.
Loretha was never idle. In fact, she was quite a night owl, working at her desk all hours of the night, or coming in late from a party with her friends.
Loretha got her exercise in her later years by shopping! She almost daily encountered someone who needed to have someone to talk to whether she was at the grocery store or a clothing store.
Many people have fond memories of coming to Loretha’s house for a meal or encouragement. Others remember her creative teaching throughout the years. Others remember her letter and card writing.
Loretha was a lovely picture of the Proverbs 31 woman. She exhibited confidence and strength of character. She was a beautiful and rare gem inside and out. Her family and friends trusted in her. Her life and deeds were constant blessings to others.
Her Godliness was marked with consistency. She used wisdom and discernment in how to meet the needs of those with whom she was in contact.
Loretha Karnes left a wonderful heritage to those around her.
Happy Fire fighters' Day!
Dating back to 1775, the Continental Congress appointed a time for prayer in forming a new nation. On this National Day of Prayer, let's join the tradition in prayer over our cities, our nation, our world, our families and our community. Be inspired by James 5:16, and “pray fervently in righteousness and avail much.”
KLS HONORS VOLUNTEERS ON NATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY - Today and every day, we honor, recognize and celebrate the selfless individuals who volunteer their time and energy to help others and promote good causes. Volunteers do all this without expecting compensation or appreciation for their efforts and this is what is so inspiring! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
KLS celebrates with pinwheels for prevention of child abuse. Pinwheels symbolize the notions of playfulness, joy, and childhood. It serves as a reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children.
KLS celebrates National Be Nice to Lawyer's Day
April is Child Abuse Month. DCS offers training to the community. Some of the topics include Mandated Reporter & Child Abuse Overview Training, Sexual Abuse Awareness & Prevention, and Understanding & Engaging Families Around Addiction. For more information and/or to schedule a training, please access the webpage:
"WOMEN belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception." Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
KLS salutes Women this National Women's Month.
Honoring our women Judges: KLS recognizes the importance of women in the judiciary to ensure that the legal system is developed with all of society in mind, and to inspire the next generation of female judges and motivate them to achieve their goals.
KLS Celebrates NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH- When our Constitution was written, it was silent on women. Women operated in limited and rigid roles because they were excluded from most of the rights and privileges of citizenship. Enslaved women were excluded from all rights and privileges.
Nevertheless. since the founding of our country, women have actively participated as citizens including organizing, marching, and petitioning for rights. Some women worked quietly, and some ROARED. Thanks to women’s tenacity, women’s roles have been redefined.
Happy 9th birthday, Lady Ann!
Happy International Women's Day to KLS staff.
Happy International Women's Day to KLS Women staff!
KLS recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to protect children and strengthen families which strengthens communities. We can help you with your family matters.
KLS welcomes Sally Barnett, Paralegal to our team!
A word from Sally: "Hello everyone! My name is Sally Carloss Barnett. I am so excited to be part of Karnes Legal Services! I am 29, married to my best friend of 9 years, and the coolest step-mom on the planet (if you ask my step son.) I am an old soul at heart with an enormous love of all kinds of music, thanks to my father. I have a great community of friends that are family to me.
3 years ago, I took a leap of faith, and finally decided to chase after my dreams of getting into the legal field. I have LOVED every minute of it. I find nothing but joy in reaching a client’s goal. My success comes from the client. You are why I do what I do.
As, you get to know me here at the firm, I hope you always know you have a support system ready to handle all of your legal matters. I believe in second chances, change, and growth. I hope to help make a difference. Everyone has a story, everyone has a past, but everyone deserves a beautiful future.
As expressed in my favorite movie -- The Replacements movie, Jimmy McGinty said, “I look at you and I see two men: the man you are, and the man you ought to be. Someday those two will meet.”
Merry Christmas from Karnes Legal Services!
Merry Christmas from Karnes Legal Services.
Blessed and thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving from KLS!
Happy birthday, Jennifer and KLS is proud you are a magistrate!
Happy birthday Mary!
Happy birthday Tasha Geary
KLS honors the incredible contributions of those important women whom we have had the privilege of placing adopted children in their lives and working with adoptive families. Please feel free to post photos of those adoptions if you wish!
On behalf of everyone here at KLS, I want to personally send a heartfelt message of appreciation to all Mothers in celebration of this Mother’s Day. Thank you to all the mothers for building the foundations for the future leaders of our great nation.
Military: You Are Not Alone
Life is full of ups and downs. But sometimes life events, like financial strain, relationships, isolation, emotional or sexual abuse, misuse or abuse of alcohol or drugs, can lead to depression, anxiety, and thoughts of su***de. It's important to remember you are not alone.
If you or a loved one need immediate help, call the Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and choose option 1. The crisis line is free and available 24/7.
KLS helps military families. Stay connected…even when serving your country takes you away from home. Check out “Over There,” an activity book for children with deployed parents from ZERO TO THREE.https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/425-over-there-activity-book
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
We are "here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with a greater vision, with a finer Spirit of hope and achievement.You are here to enrich the world...you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand." Woodrow Wilson
KLS celebrates National Golden Retriever Day Feb. 3.
Build a legacy that makes a difference.
I hope your Christmas holiday season was great. I pray the year’s end brings you, your family and friends much joy and peace. It has been my pleasure to work with you this year, and I look forward to a happy and prosperous new year for us all.
Christmas presents from Santa? That’s fun! Even better, because of Bethlehem, we have a friend in heaven who knows what it is like to be human. The perpetual presence of the Son of God is life changing. When we talk to Him about tough times, He understands. He’s been there. He’s been here. Let His perpetual presence be in your life. It’s life changing.
Nurturing homes are built by parents who have the knowledge and positive support systems to help them. Nurtured children grow into resilient, capable adults.
Happy Veteran's Day. Thank s to those who fought for our freedoms.
Freedom from tyranny, freedom for parents to parent their children, freedom to live according to your conscience, the freedom to have the ability to express oneself, freedom to move about and engage in commerce, freedom to function in society, freedom to protect ourselves, and freedom to peaceably practice your faith how you see fit, are among the precious gifts bestowed to us by our Creator and defended by previous generations of Americans.
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