Monthly Archives: October 2021

Middle Tennessee with 5 takeaways, tops Southern Miss 35-10

Posted: Oct 30, 2021 / 8:55 PM MDT / Update: Oct 30, 2021 / 8:55 PM MDT MURFREESBORO, Tennessee (AP) Quarterback Mike DeLiello ran 77 yards and a pair of touchdowns and the Middle Tennessee defense had five takeaways as the Blue Raiders beat South Mississippi 35-10 on Saturday. In addition to DeLiello’s 6- and 14-yard touchdown passes, Middle Tennessee ...

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Difficult disability claims in rural areas; data show low approval rates | New

ATLANTA – Getting approval for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration isn’t easy, but depending on where you live it could be even more difficult. In northern Alabama, for example, three of the judges hearing disability claims have the lowest approval records of any administrative law judge in the state; two of them also have one of the lowest ...

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51% entirely in Anderson, 41% in Roane, 48% in Morgan

Anderson County has administered more than 84,470 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of October 26, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health. This represents a 1.75% increase from the tally of 83,020 COVID-19 doses administered the previous week. In Anderson County, 51% of people living in Anderson County are fully vaccinated as of October 26. The Centers ...

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Bristol, Tenn. men charged after alleged burglary attempt | WJHL

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tennessee (WJHL) – Two men from Bristol, Tennessee, have been arrested on multiple counts after they were found trying to enter a building on Exide Drive, authorities said. WATCH: Early morning fire damages Johnson City apartment, authorities say According to a Bristol arrest report, Tennessee Police (BTPD) saw two men early Friday morning at a former Exide property ...

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House committee passes bill to allow concealed carrying of weapons without training

An Ohio House committee on Thursday passed a law that would allow most Ohioans aged 21 and over to legally carry a concealed firearm. Current law allows Ohio residents to carry concealed weapons after completing eight hours of training and submitting a request to their county sheriff, who conducts a background check. Bill 227, if passed, would remove the training ...

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Thursday Special Session Bills – Tennessee Lookout

A sweeping series of measures designed to curb local dissent over state COVID policies, and to verify the governor’s emergency powers, easily made their way through the hearings of the Republican-dominated committee in the specially called legislative session. Thursday. They include tough new penalties for members of locally elected school boards who defy executive orders and a mechanism for the ...

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The Ministry of Health publishes the statistics of the coronavirus of October 27 | Covid19

The Tennessee Department of Health has released its latest statistics relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Tennessee reported 1,277,517 total cases (+1,260), including 14,300 active and 16,294 total deaths (+51) with 10,284,699 total tests (+12,224) completed. Statewide, 1,078 cases (-34) were currently hospitalized as of Wednesday, October 27. McMinn County has reported 10,512 total ...

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Punch for TN builder, supply and manpower shortage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Staying on budget and meeting deadlines are two difficult goals to achieve in an industry plagued by the pandemic. The National Association of Home Builders is now calling on Congress and the Biden administration to help alleviate building material supply chain bottlenecks that affect housing affordability. Until then, the construction woes continue. Worst supply chain disruption ...

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Tennessee bills would ban discipline of doctors who spread misinformation about COVID

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have proposed legislation that would prevent state licensing officials from punishing doctors who spread misinformation about the vaccine or the COVID-19 pandemic. Reps Debra Moody and Chris Todd presented HB 9028 and HB 9020 ahead of Wednesday’s special session of the General Assembly on coronavirus legislation. Under the legislation, the Board of Forensic Pathologists and the ...

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Tennessee lawmakers caved in to session on COVID-19 restrictions

As the Tennessee legislature prepares for the special session to reduce COVID-19 restrictions, Republican lawmakers want a wide range of goals to be met. Among the nearly 100 bills tabled Wednesday afternoon, some seek punitive measures against companies with mask or vaccine mandates, while others aim to ban mask warrants in schools. Range :Lawmakers want to restrict schools, businesses and ...

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Increase Direct Farm-to-Consumer Sales with Pick Tennessee Products | Agriculture

KNOXVILLE – In November, the Business Development Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the University of Tennessee Extension team up to offer seminars to help farmers market products and experiences directly to farmers. consumers to increase their farm gate sales. Direct on-farm marketing is a growing business in Tennessee. More and more farms are selling products directly to ...

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LOCAL DOCUMENTS: Timeline set for Tennessee shootout against Virginia | Sports News

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL ETSU ranked 3rd / 5th in SoCon polls East Tennessee State was selected third in the Southern Conference’s preseason coaching poll and fifth in the SoCon media poll. Chattanooga is the preseason favorite in the Coaches Poll, followed by Furman and ETSU. Chattanooga, Furman, Wofford and Mercer were chosen before the Bucs in the media poll. Hayden ...

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Foley Weekly Automotive Report – October 2021 – 4 | Foley & Lardner srl

This report helps automotive suppliers inform their legal and operational decisions to help them overcome challenges and seize opportunities. Key developments DG anticipates that none of its North American plants will have complete shutdowns due to the chip shortage the week of November 1; however, some locations will still operate with reduced shifts. President Biden appointed Steven cliff as administrator ...

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Texas governor signs bill prohibiting transgender girls from participating in female sports in schools

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention in Dallas, Texas, USA on May 4, 2018. REUTERS / Lucas Jackson Oct. 25 (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday enacted a bill prohibiting transgender girls from participating in female sports in public schools, joining a wave of similar measures emerging from state houses controlled ...

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Tennessee law aims to protect the health of firefighters

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WTVF) – Mid-state firefighters put their lives on the line to save others every day, and on top of that, their jobs carry a higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer than the general public. La Vergne firefighters hope the Barry Brady Act, which became Tennessee state law in 2019, will help firefighters make their health a ...

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Bluegrass banjoist behind ‘Rocky Top’ Sonny Osborne dies | Tennessee News

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Bluegrass musician and singer Sonny Osborne, whose quick banjo hits turned “Rocky Top” into an Osborne Brothers hit, has passed away. He was 84 years old. Grammy-winning banjo player Alison Brown told the Tennessean that Osborne died on Sunday. His death was first announced on the Bluegrass Today site, where Osborne was a columnist. Along with ...

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Fire calls – Monday, October 25, 2021 | Local News

Firefighters responded to the following calls: Saturday, 11:10 a.m. – 11:26 a.m. – Medical call in the 1200 block of Garden Drive. Saturday, 2:26 p.m. – 3:24 p.m. – Fuel spill in the 1200 block of North Bowman. Saturday, 3:48 p.m. – 4:13 p.m. – Food burnt in the 1600 block of Beechwood Drive. Saturday, 7:11 p.m. – 7:17 p.m. ...

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Game times set for women’s basketball

History links CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Chattanooga Women’s Basketball 2021-22 schedule is set and now the times are set, so get your Mocs gear, order your tickets and mark your schedule. Chattanooga will host four teams in November. The exhibition game against Georgia College on November 5 kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Saturday following Thanksgiving, UTC will host ...

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Maury County State Leaders Support Overhaul of School Funding Model

In an era when Maury County public schools struggle to fund teacher fundraisers, new positions and improved learning programs, a shift in the way the state distributes school funding could signal a new day for the district. With the promise of change comes the potential for financial relief. As the state begins to revisit its basic education plan, or the ...

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Tennessee District blocks governor’s order on anti-mask warrant

A school district in Tennessee resolutely opposes the governor’s efforts to allow parents to remove their children from school mask warrants. Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order, which was extended until Nov. 5, will continue to be stuck in Williamson County’s two public school systems, thanks to a ruling by U.S. District Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, reported The Tennessean. “The court ...

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Tennessee lawmaker targets private employers and school boards for COVID session

Ahead of next week’s special legislative session on COVID-19 restrictions, a Tennessee lawmaker introduced bills holding employers accountable for the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine and making school board elections partisan. Rep. Scott Cepicky, R-Culleoka, is the first to introduce legislation after House and Senate leaders formally announced this week that the session could cover a wide range of ...

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Runners extend winning streak to four and sweep Tennessee state

History links Next match: in Belmont 10/29/2021 | 6:00 p.m. Murray State Racers volleyball team (12-9, 6-5 OVC) rose to the challenge the Tennessee State Tigers (9-12, 1-11) took on Friday night at Racer Arena, winning in straight sets , 25-22, 27-25, 25-15. The Racers extended their winning streak to four games, their longest since 2019, and moved one game ...

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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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Did you quit your job for a vaccine? You can claim unemployment

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – A new bill from GOP State Representative Rusty Grills wants to offer unemployment benefits to those who have resigned or been fired for their company’s vaccination mandate. Grills, which represents District 77, introduced HB 8003 on Monday and, as the bill states, the aim is to ensure that a vaccine does not hamper benefits for those ...

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Knoxville lawyer looks at garbage dumps at Neyland Stadium

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – On Monday, 18 people were arrested and 47 others were thrown out in Tennessee’s 31-26 loss to Ole Miss. While it is not known the exact reason the 18 were arrested, it is known that some were arrested for throwing rubbish on the grounds of Neyland Stadium. WATE legal analyst Greg Isaacs takes a look at ...

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The Ministry of Health releases October 15 statistics on coronaviruses | Covid19

The Tennessee Department of Health has released its latest statistics relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of 3 p.m. on Friday, Tennessee reported 1,263,068 total cases (+2088), including 24,573 active and 15,829 total deaths (+60) with 10,140,415 total tests (+15,472) performed. Statewide, there were 2,026 cases (+576) currently hospitalized as of Sunday, October 17. McMinn County has reported a ...

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Tennessee lawmaker to push bill to ban employer-imposed COVID-19 vaccinations mandates in special session

NASHVILLE – A Republican lawmaker in Tennessee has said he will push for the state to follow Montana’s lead and pass legislation banning COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment here in special legislation that leaders of the GOP House and Senate plan to hold later this month. “I like what Montana did. It’s simple,” Sen. Frank Niceley, R-Strawberry Plains, ...

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WATCH: Tennessee fans throw trash on the field, delaying Ole Miss game by 20 minutes after referee call

Tennessee fans littered the Neyland Stadium field with all kinds of trash after a bullet point late in the fourth quarter led the Volunteers to miss a lengthy fourth-to-fourth conversion against the No.13 quarterback Ole Miss. Flights Hendon Hooker hit Jacob Warren for 23 yards in the fourth and 24 with 54 seconds left on a game that was confirmed ...

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Tennessee Department of Correction launches Operation Blackout this Halloween

Tennessee – Earlier this month, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) launched “Operation Blackout,” an annual statewide operation to ensure that sex offenders on TDOC’s workload keep up. comply with the conditions of their surveillance, as well as the special conditions put in place around the Halloween holiday. Each October, TDOC Community Supervision adds an extra layer of protection for ...

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Tennessee lawmakers consider $ 900 million package for Project Ford

NASHVILLE – Tennessee pledges to spend nearly $ 900 million on incentives, infrastructure work and a new technical college under deal with Ford Motor Co. and South Korean battery maker SK Innovation for a multi-billion battery factory and assembly facility in rural West Tennessee. While the state was known to offer $ 500 million in incentives to businesses, a much ...

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TN Lawmakers Prepare For Ford Incentive Package Special Session

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Big business will take place on Capitol Hill next week as lawmakers prepare to draft multi-million dollar incentive package for Ford Motor Company to build mega-site in the Memphis area . Lawmakers will consider spending nearly $ 500 million on Ford’s investment. The prospect of a mega-site in West Tennessee is long overdue. “This project was ...

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Participatory Budget Steering Committee selects 17 local delegates | New

On Friday, 17 residents of Bordeaux and north Nashville were selected for the participatory budget project committee. Delegates will learn about the legal, financial and equity specifics of the participatory budgeting project process. Starting October 18, 2021, delegates will meet once a week with Metro services to help turn ideas submitted by the community into full proposals. Here is the ...

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Governor Lee Says Education Key to Fight for Hiring | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (WJHL) – The U.S. Department of Labor shows unemployment claims have fallen to their lowest level since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet businesses across the country and the volunteer state continue to struggle to hire employees. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that there are more than 500,000 jobs available in the ...

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The legislators of Tenn. seek to convene a special session on COVID restrictions

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The Tennessee legislature will likely call another special session in two weeks to discuss restrictions related to COVID-19. A spokesperson for Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton (R – Crossville) confirmed Thursday that they will discuss the warrants of masks, quarantine, independent health services and monoclonal antibodies. State Senators and House Representatives. tell me it is ...

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FERC stalemate could change the future of renewables in the South

A new grid plan for the southeastern United States of several electric utilities went into effect yesterday, a development that could alter the trajectory of clean energy in the region and fuel threats of legal action. The South East Energy Exchange Market (SEEM), a platform for the exchange of electricity between major regional utilities, became operational after the Federal Energy ...

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Dodson candidate for state representation

Jim dodson Oak Ridge City Council member Jim Dodson is running for election in 2022 to serve as state representative in Anderson County. Dodson is running for a seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives in District 33, which includes most of Anderson County. He presents himself as a democrat. The seat is currently held by John Ragan, a Republican ...

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Griffey calls pro-vaccine lawmakers ‘medical Nazis’

12 October 2021 Conservative Representative Bruce Griffey lashes out at lawmakers who favor vaccination mandates, calling them “medical Nazis” and seeking to use ivermectin to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.Claiming he was not opposed to vaccines for Tennessee seniors with health problems, the Parisian Republican nonetheless said in a letter to colleagues on Tuesday that he “vehemently” opposed government mandates. and ...

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Tennessee Williams used to swim in this New Orleans pool

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Eight months after three brothers were shot in Uptown and there are still no answers. Bryan Veal, 26, was killed on February 13 at the corner of Washington and Loyola avenues. Days later, on February 20, Bradley, 21, and Brandon Veal, 30, were walking home from a McDonalds as they were ambushed and shot dead at ...

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Tennessee GOP lawmaker criticizes colleagues for supporting commercial vaccine mandates

Republican Tennessee lawmaker calls other members of the General Assembly “medical Nazis” for supporting the right of private companies to impose COVID-19 vaccinations on employees – a right some Republican leaders have hoped for keep intact. Representative Bruce Griffey, R-Paris, ruled those mandates discriminatory and urged lawmakers on Tuesday to remove the power from business owners to require employees to ...

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Investing in rural agriculture will improve Tennessee’s economy

George Lindemann is a businessman, philanthropist and environmentalist who believes that natural resources must be protected for the future but accessible today. We are in the middle of ginseng season. This is a great time to think about land management and resource sustainability. The line between environmentalism and agriculture is blurring, and that’s a good thing. Cattle ranchers are beginning ...

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Tennessee man shot dead after accusing gunman’s brother of fondling victim’s family member: report

A man was gunned down in Tennessee over the weekend after confronting someone for allegedly fondling a family member. Maurice Walker, 33, was on his way home with his brother in Memphis on Saturday night when he stopped and confronted Denorius Butler, 26, FOX 13 reported, citing the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The two began to fight after Walker accused ...

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Tennessee Senator Katrina Robinson seeks acquittal after fraud conviction

Katrina Robinson’s legal team seeks acquittal after state senator was convicted of four counts of fraud. In a filing filed Friday, lawyers for Robinson argue that prosecutors twisted the evidence and changed their legal theories mid-trial. This two-week trial ended on September 30 with a jury finding Robinson guilty. If it is not an outright acquittal, Robinson’s lawyers ask the ...

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Governor Bill Lee to Visit Johnson City for Disability Employment Awareness Month | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (WJHL) – October marks Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Governor Bill Lee will stop in Johnson City on Thursday for an update on the city’s employment report , according to a statement from the governor’s office. Lee’s tour will start from Basic Northeastern Tennessee Services at 1:45 p.m., where he will meet with people who have benefited ...

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COLUMN: A good time for an open house week

History links Buy reunion tickets (Oct 30) MURFREESBORO, Tennessee – There wasn’t much to say for the Lynchburg, Va. Blue Raiders. At the start of the week, playing against a Liberty team that had lost just two games in the past two seasons was always going to be a tough task. “Give Liberty credit, they have a good football team”, ...

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Tennessee leaders to review education funding formula – FOX13 News Memphis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn on Friday announced plans to review how the state funds its multibillion-dollar K-12 education system. Lee and Schwinn hope that principals, families and other members of the public will provide feedback on how the system can be improved over the coming months. While no specific timeline has yet ...

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Senator Art Swann of Maryville supports special session on COVID-19 regulation | New

State Senator Art Swann (R-Maryville) fully supports a special session of the Tennessee legislature aimed at curbing COVID-19 regulations. The special session has been pushed by Republicans in Tennessee for weeks as the Biden administration seeks to institute COVID-19 vaccine mandates “covering workers at large companies, healthcare employers, and employees and contractors federal, “according to Politico. Swann presented the special ...

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President of the University of Tennessee, political conservative fundraiser

University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd takes the extraordinary step of organizing a fundraiser for one of the state’s most conservative politicians. In 2018, Boyd told the Nashville Post he would shut down a political action committee he had used to donate tens of thousands of dollars to Republican candidates after becoming president of the university to avoid any potential ...

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program for the benefit of volunteer firefighters in place | Local News

A new program created to support Tennessee volunteer firefighters was highlighted by the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office in a press release. The volunteer education incentive program was detailed during Fire Prevention Week, which began Sunday and continues through Saturday. The VEIP program was adopted in the previous legislative session by the ...

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UTM SOCCER FALLS A VICTIM OF A DOUBLE GOLDEN GOAL IN EXTENSION AGAINST. TENNESSE TECH

History links Next game: to SIUE 10/10/2021 | 2:00 p.m. MARTIN, Tennessee – Entering the evening atop the Ohio Valley Conference standings leading to the league’s halfway point, the University of Tennessee football team at Martin found themselves with no extra points at his season total in said standings, dropping an unexpected 109-minute marathon at Tennessee Tech at Skyhawk Field ...

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Phil Roe Appointed to Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee

Clarksville, Tennessee – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recently appointed Dr. Phil Roe, a retired U.S. Congressman who represented Tennessee’s First District, to serve on the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Board of Trustees . He will occupy a seat that opened earlier this year when General Gary Luck resigned following his move to Florida. “Dr. Roe, both as an alumnus ...

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TN Lawmaker Calls on FBI to Investigate Violence Against Teachers and Education Officials | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Due to a worrying spike in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers and staff, the Department of Justice has said he was committing new resources to eradicate it. Tennessee has been the center of national news at times during the pandemic. As students returned to in-person learning with envisioned COVID-19 ...

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How SCOTUS Abortion Rights Case Could Impact California

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Legal experts in San Diego say an upcoming Supreme Court case over abortion rights could impact California. On December 1, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Mississippi case. The case challenges Mississippi’s 2018 ban on abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. Previous lower court decisions have ...

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A Community Thrives rewards 10 organizations in Middle Tennessee over $ 40,000

This year, 10 organizations in Middle Tennessee received grants ranging from $ 2,500 to $ 10,000 from the A Community Thrives initiative. A Community Thrives is sponsored by Gannett, the parent company of USA TODAY and Tennessean. All organizations participated in crowdfunding before receiving grants. Thirteen organizations from Middle Tennessee were selected for crowdfunding. The more than $ 2 million ...

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Metro seeks to shut down Music City Party Tub operations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – She calls herself “the only mobile pool party” but is now the subject of a new court order. Nashville County and Davidson County Metropolitan Government injunction says Music City Party Tub operates without registration with Tennessee Secretary of State, without business license in Davidson County, and without public pool license – in violation of requirements of ...

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Idaho Lieutenant Governor issues ‘passport to vaccines’ order while governor is out of state

Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin issued a sweeping executive order on Tuesday wGovernor Brad Little was out of state banning so-called vaccine passports for schools and universities – an ordinance Little repealed Wednesday. “Today, as acting governor, I corrected Governor Little’s executive order on ‘vaccine passports’ to ensure K-12 schools and universities cannot demand vaccination OR require mandatory testing. I ...

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Whistleblower documents raise new concerns over DCS

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – Social workers at the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services have so many cases that some don’t see the kids once a month – as DCS policy requires. A whistleblower provided data to NewsChannel 5 survey which shows a trend that a legislator describes as terrifying. The documents show incredibly high workloads for social workers in the ...

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New Tennessee license plate revealed

TN.gov NASHVILLE, TN (Press Release) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has unveiled the next state standard license plate chosen by the Tennessee in a statewide vote. “In our 225th year of statehood, we invited the people of Tennessee to vote and help select the state’s next license plate,” Governor Lee said. “I am proud to announce the winning design that ...

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Nashville shooting leaves ATF agent seriously injured; dead suspect

A Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent was critically gunned down Tuesday afternoon in a shooting near the Metro Police Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee , the authorities said. The shootout took place around 2:15 p.m. as authorities attempted to place the suspect, identified as Corey Daniel Wellman, 40, in custody as part of a drug-related investigation. ...

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