Monthly Archives: October 2021

Metro will soon start using newly licensed boosters

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots, to include Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for some people. The CDC also allows people to mix and match their booster shots. The Metro Nashville Department of Public Health said it would follow the CDC’s direction and begin ...

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East Tennessee farmers are feeling the impact of supply chain issues

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Prices go up on everything; Food, cars, houses, even children’s toys. People across the country are feeling it on a personal level, including the farmers here in eastern Tennessee. Getting products to consumers has become more difficult. “Sometimes it can be a trucking problem,” said Julie Walker of Ag Central Farmers Co-op. “Are there enough truck ...

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Tennessee Approves $ 884 Million in Funding, Creates Board of Directors for $ 6 Billion Ford Project

The Tennessee Legislature ended its special session on Ford’s $ 5.6 billion electric truck project on Wednesday by approving $ 884 million in spending and the creation of a Megasite Authority of West Tennessee board of directors to oversee operations. “This is the largest economic investment in rural Tennessee history,” Governor Bill Lee said. “… More importantly, this is a ...

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Nominations accepted for the Governor’s Star Award | Local News

Each year, Tennessee celebrates its Volunteer State legacy by honoring the best volunteers in the state. The Governor’s Stars Awards recognize one person over 25 and one person under 25 in each county. Howard Thompson of Tullahoma was the Coffee County recipient for 2020-2021. This year G. Lamar Wilkie was invited to serve as the county coffee coordinator for the ...

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Memphis police chief is open to ‘peacekeeping force’

Nearly a month after a school shooting in southern Memphis, the city’s police chief is rethinking the way law enforcement communicates and responds to threats to school safety. “I’m new here and hope to make sure we have communication protocols that help intercept any potential violence in schools,” Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis said on Wednesday during a briefing. ...

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KC Chiefs injury report vs Tennessee Titans: good and bad news for KC

The Kansas City Chiefs released their first injury report ahead of the team’s Week 7 game with the Tennessee Titans, and there is good news and bad for Kansas City as they prepare for. Tennessee. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill (quad), linebacker Anthony Hitchens (triceps), guard Joe Thuney (hand), fullback Michael Burton (pectoral) and tight end Jody Fortson (Achilles) did not ...

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Governor Lee files appeal in Knox County schools cover-up case

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has officially filed an appeal in the ongoing case demanding Knox County schools apply a mask warrant for students and staff. The appeal specifically refers to the court order prohibiting the school district and the governor from enforcing Executive Order 84, the order allowing parents in Tennessee to remove their children from ...

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House Republicans target COVID-19 restrictions

Republicans at Tennessee House move forward with broad round of proposed restrictions on COVID-19 vaccination and mask warrants in special session called to discuss economic incentives and government authority for investment Ford’s $ 5.6 billion. But the bill, HB8003, was doomed this week after gaining no traction in the state’s upper house, with no Senate godfather carrying the bill and ...

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Blue Raiders to host ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship

History links MURFREESBORO, Tennessee – The Blue Raiders’ women’s tennis will host the ITA Division-I Ohio Valley Women’s Regional Championship at the Adams Tennis Center in Murfreesboro. The tournament will start on Wednesday October 20 and end on Monday October 25. All of the MT female tennis student-athletes will represent the blues and whites this week in singles and doubles. ...

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