TOPICS: Back to School "School Supply" Drive, Acid Reflux and How to Help Solve the Problem, Veterans and their Enrollment for Benefits Under the PACT Act

Jul 14, 2023 at 10:18 am by WGNS News

First Segment: Local non-profit Barnabas Vision is collecting school supplies for students in need throughout the community. Volunteer Hillary Hodges talked to WGNS’ Scott Walker on Friday about the school supply drive going on now and how they aim to fill well over 100 backpacks. Each backpack will be given to local students on August 3, 2023 during a special back to school party.

To donate school supplies, call or stop by Barnabas Vision at 141 MTCS Rd. in Murfreesboro. Their phone number is 615-556-5134. You can also mail-in a check made out to Barnabas Vision with the memo, “School Supplies.” Donate online with a check card or credit card HERE.

Donate Through Venmo: @Barnabas-Vision


Second Segment:  Dr. Willie Melvin, Board Certified General and Robotic Surgeon at The Surgical Clinic in Smyrna talks about GERD, or acid reflux symptoms. Dr. Melvin discuses what you can do to prevent acid reflux and what can be done to help reduce the ongoing problem that thousands of people battle daily. His number is 615-223-9935. See the previous news story HERE


Third Segment: Ms. Stephanie Dorris, an enrollment supervisor at the Murfreesboro VA discussed:

  • Why is the PACT Act so important?
  • How can Veterans enroll in VA?
  • Why should Veterans enroll by September 30?
  • After they enroll in VA, what can Veterans expect?
  • To enroll in the PACT program and more, call is 615-225-2715