Highways for Heroes coming to Tellico Village


The State of Tennessee offers a unique opportunity for Veterans called the “Highways for Heroes Program.” Through this program, Tennesseans are able to take advantage of various identification services right in the comfort of their own community. No traveling to a nearby town to wait in line at the DMV.

On Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15, the Tennessee mobile unit will be set up in the parking lot at the corner of Chota Road and Highway 444, immediately in front of the Lakeside Real Estate offices. The mobile unit travels the state to issue Veteran designated driver licenses and Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL) to eligible Veterans and Service Members.

Even though the program is designed to bring these services to Veterans, all Villagers are invited to participate. If you need a driver’s license updated or handgun carry permit re- issued, here’s your chance. For Veterans, be sure to bring: DD214 for information transfer to driver’s license; card or letter with you for proof of service and Honorable Discharge. For others, be sure to bring: proof of identification and residence; Birth certificate; Utility bill; Insurance statement; Tax record; or anything with address confirming the address.

The mobile unit will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

This opportunity is brought to you through the efforts of Gerald Edgell, a Lions Club and VFW member. Other agencies and individuals involved in this effort are: Loudon County Clerk – Darlene Russell; VFW Post 5150 – Commander Jake McKee; VFW Post 12135 – Commander Tom Quinn; Lions of Tellico Village – King Lion John Diehm and Margaret Holcomb Van Wormer; and Michael Ruppert of Lakeside Real Estate Group.

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