Monthly Archives: December 2021

Tennessee Planned Parenthood destroyed in early morning fire | Tennessee News

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – A Tennessee Planned Parenthood apartment building was destroyed by fire early in the morning on Friday, Planned Parenthood officials said. The Knoxville Fire Department crews were called around 6:40 a.m. after seeing thick smoke billowing from behind the structure, Deputy Fire Chief Brent Seymour told the Knoxville News Sentinel. The blaze had already engulfed parts of ...

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Morning fire completely destroys abortion clinic in Tennessee

Knoxville Fire Department A Planned Parenthood clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a “total loss” after a devastating fire broke out early on New Year’s Eve, according to local officials. The clinic, which offers abortions, was burned down around 6:30 a.m., the Knoxville Fire Department said in a 9:30 a.m. statement. “Upon arrival, the companies found a large, one-story commercial building ...

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If the glove fits or does not fit, the officials will acquit

Chances are, the 2021 Music City Bowl won’t have much of an impact on the college football landscape. Bowls are fun, but the vast majority of them don’t mean much. Tennessee and Purdue weren’t playing for a conference championship, a berth in the national championship game, or the national title game itself. Some upper class students on each team didn’t ...

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Can Tennessee School Districts Be Far Away During COVID-19 Peaks?

Coronavirus cases are again due to omicron variant, which has raised concerns about the spread of the deadly virus in public schools. But are schools allowed to switch to distance education? The answer is complicated. Under current guidelines, classrooms or individual schools can temporarily switch to distance learning for up to seven days, but school districts cannot. Classrooms and schools ...

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The Alzheimer’s association wants respite care for patients

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – To benefit caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease in Tennessee, a bill is expected to be introduced in 2022 to provide respite care for patients. The Tennessee Alzheimer’s Association is behind the bill. They said it would benefit people who spend much of their time caring for the 120,000 people in the condition with Alzheimer’s disease ...

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Knoxville relocates headquarters after more than 50 years

KNOXVILLE, Tenne Strawberry Plains. Stolen vehicle stop leads to over 300 grams of methamphetamine, multi-colored heroin THP Knoxville Captain Stacey Heatherly, who was promoted in november, said on Wednesday that the move to the new headquarters at 1755 Neals Commerce Lane will likely occur in late January. Heatherly also said the move means a great and exciting time for THP. ...

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MTSU uses Bahamas Bowl appearance to recruit international students

Through ANDREW OPPMANN Nashville, Tennessee (TN Tribune) –Middle Tennessee State Universitys senior administrators used his time in this island Commonwealth leading to the Bahamian Bowl to recruit potential students from abroad and meet the best leaders in the country. MTSU took full advantage of the visibility offered by its football team’s invitation to play against the University of Toledo to ...

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Tennessee Voices with Victor Evans, Executive Director of TennesseeCAN

David Plazas is the Opinion and Engagement Director for USA TODAY Network Tennessee. The subject of public education elicits a wide range of emotions and ideas about whether it is working, whether it is receiving enough money, and whether the money is being invested in the right way. Recently, Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education agreed to ...

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Variety of Eastern Tennessee helps children in need with support from Regal

Although Regal Cinemas has connections with Hollywood, the young people helped through Variety’s local charity chapter are some of Knoxville’s biggest stars. Variety of Eastern Tennessee, supported by Regal Cinemas and other local supporters, has entered a new era under the leadership of Patty Thewes, who has taken over as executive director to help children with disabilities obtain children’s equipment. ...

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Donald Eugene Durham | Obituary

BOONES CREEK – Donald Eugene Durham, 83, of the community of Boones Creek joined his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 24, 2021, following a brief illness. He was born and raised in Washington County, Tennessee, and graduated from Boones Creek High School. Donald retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation after 35 years of service. He was a founding ...

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10 Tennessee Real Estate Market Statistics

The economics of real estate is both simple and complex. As with any other product, supply and demand drive costs in the housing market, and right now house costs are at an all time high – an 18% increase since September 2020. But the factors creating record stocks and increased buying interest is varied and complicated. To illustrate how asymmetric ...

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Johnson City braces for change in 2021 | News

In retrospect, residents of Johnson City might see 2021 as a year of transition. City commissioners welcomed a new city manager and officially embarked on a complex construction project on West Walnut Street designed to boost commercial activity in the downtown area. New City Manager After 30 years with the city and 16 years as a principal administrator, chief executive ...

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UT Report: Strong Consumer Spending Pushes Tennessee GDP To Pre-pandemic Levels | Rogersville

Tennessee people are going out and spending money again, a trend signaled by an increase in the state’s inflation-adjusted gross domestic product, which rose 5.6% in 2021. Real GDP is expected to continue growing in 2022 at 4.2%, according to a report released today by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Consumers ...

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New Tennessee State Veterans Home in Cleveland nears completion

CLEVELAND, Tennessee – The $ 47.9 million, 108-bed Tennessee State Veterans Home in Bradley County is expected to be completed in 2022. “This project would not have been possible without the support of the community, and we are delighted to be able to provide a state-of-the-art facility for Southeastern Tennessee veterans,” said the board’s executive director. of Tennessee State Veterans’ ...

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Tennessee Police Officer, Baby Exposed to Fentanyl

LORETTO, Tennessee (WKRN) – A Loretto police officer and two-month-old child were exposed to fentanyl during a drug overdose call. Fortunately, the child did not suffer any ill effects, but the officer had to be drugged for being exposed to the potentially fatal substance. Tennessee man charged with aggravated kidnapping after welfare check This happened around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, ...

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Titans vs. 49ers live, TV channel, how to broadcast

The Tennessee Titans host the San Francisco 49ers at Nissan Stadium on Thursday night as the two teams battle for a playoff berth. The Titans have struggled without Derrick Henry but they need a win and we know when Mike Vrabel plays prime time he seems to get it. As for the 49ers, they’re one of the hottest teams in ...

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Impact of Covid-19 affected most of Carter County news in 2021 | News

ELIZABETHTON – COVID-19[female[feminine Many of the year’s best reporting in Elizabethton and Carter County had something in common with the many reporting from the rest of the world: the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the community. Carter and Elizabethton County had many offices that were restricted to public access or closed for part of the year. Many businesses and ...

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Biden extends student loan repayment hiatus for another three months – Tennessee Lookout

President Joe Biden will continue a pandemic-induced hiatus on student loan repayments until May 1, he said on Wednesday. Loan repayments were scheduled to resume on Jan.31, after months in which the US Department of Education did not demand payments during the pandemic. Biden has asked the department to extend the moratorium initially imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration. It ...

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Sonic Automotive Continues EchoPark’s Expansion With The Opening Of A New Location In Chattanooga, Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Sonic Automotive Inc. (“Sonic” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SAH), a Fortune 500 company and one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers, today announced the opening of its new EchoPark delivery center in Chattanooga, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the state of Tennessee. Located near the Georgian border, the Chattanooga Delivery Center is EchoPark’s ...

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Harvard professor convicted by US jury for lying about relations with China

BOSTON, Dec.21 (Reuters) – A Harvard University professor was convicted on Tuesday of US charges of lying about his links to a Chinese-run recruiting program in a closely watched case resulting from a crackdown Chinese influence in American research. A federal jury in Boston has declared Charles Lieber, a renowned nanoscientist and former chairman of Harvard’s chemistry department, guilty of ...

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Tennessee Supreme Court Hears School Voucher Law Arguments Again

In a rare move, the Tennessee Supreme Court will revisit arguments over Gov. Bill Lee’s controversial scholarship program. The ruling hints at a deadlocked high court that doesn’t just wait for a new judge appointed by Lee to join the bench. The High Court lost a member after the sudden death of judge Cornelia A. Clark earlier this year. Judge ...

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Donald Trump has received a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Most Tennesséens do not have

While vaccine booster shots are said to offer the strongest defense against the latest wave of coronavirus and the unprecedented rise in the omicron variant, the shots receive a lukewarm response in Tennessee, even among residents who have adopted the vaccination earlier in the pandemic. So far, only about 1.1 million Tennessee residents have received a booster, which represents about ...

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Here are 80 items that Tennessee and Purdue players are choosing from

Each UT (7-5) and Purdue (8-4) player will receive a suite gift valued at $ 550 before playing on December 30 (3 p.m. ET, ESPN) at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The official Music City Bowl watch is valued at $ 150, so players can spend the remaining $ 400 on any combination of items they want in the giveaway suite. ...

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Tennessee Licensed Teacher Matthew Hawn Fights For Job: Critical Race Theory

Matthew hawn, the Sullivan County teacher fired from classes on the role of race in American society, told Knox News he intends to go ahead with any means available to cancel his dismissal in June, a decision confirmed last week by the school board on 5 -1 votes. Hawn said he would appeal to Sullivan County Chancellery Court, a process ...

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and fisherman Bill Dance announce Bill Dance Signature Lakes initiative

Nashville, Tennessee – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and fishing icon Bill Dance have announced a new initiative to enhance and showcase the lakes of Tennessee, increase visitation and honor Dance’s legacy with the creation of Iconic lakes from Bill Dance. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the State of Tennessee to invest $ 15 million in above and below ...

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FC COVID death toll rises to 110 | Coronavirus news

Franklin County has now recorded 110 total deaths from COVID-19 with eight deaths in the region reported by the Tennessee Department of Health so far in December. The eight COVID deaths for December are the highest for a month in Franklin County since February. The county now has 8,344 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in total, including 8,121 cases listed ...

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Stanford No.3 resists Tennessee No.7 rally 74-63

No.3 Stanford withstood a furious rally in the third quarter by No.7 Tennessee and escaped for a 74-63 win on Saturday. Ashton Prechtel, who was silent in the first three quarters, scored three points in the fourth quarter and finished with 12 points to mark the Cardinal’s resumption (8-2). Lexie Hull scored 11 points, Haley Jones had 18 points and ...

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Where is Susan Smith Epperson now?

In 1928, an Arkansas Baptist minister named Ben Bogard helped pass a measure banning the teaching of evolution in state schools, presenting it as a bulwark against atheism. Four decades later, Presbyterian teacher from Arkansas, Susan Smith Epperson, successfully challenged the law, taking her case to the United States Supreme Court. In a 9-0 decision, the nation’s highest court overturned ...

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New Tennessee poll shows some slippage in support for Governor Lee, strong divisions over abortion law

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gouv. Bill lee has lost ground with voters since May, according to a new Vanderbilt University poll released Thursday that suggests the 10-point drop may be linked to the Republican governor’s enactment of a set of laws limiting health measures public amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 17,000 Tennesséens. The survey of 1,002 registered ...

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Wastewater Law Enforcement: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Draft Order / Assessment Regarding Kingston Explosives Manufacturing Facility | Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC

Download PDF The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC”) issued a Director’s Order and Assessment (“Order”) to BAE Systems Ordinance Systems, Inc. (“BAE”) on November 15 regarding the violations. of the Clean Water Act National Pollution Discharge Elimination. System license (“NPDES”). See Case No. WPC21-0093. The ordinance states that BAE operates the Holston Army Munitions Plant (“Site”) and manufactures ...

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Tallahassee man missing after tornado death in Tennessee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The Tallahassee man who went missing after a tornado ravaged the Tennessee resort where his family was staying on December 11 was found dead Thursday night, the family confirmed to ABC 27. Jamie Antonio Hall was one of eight people who traveled from Tallahassee to Reelfoot Lake State Park in Tennessee to go duck hunting before ...

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ROBERT N. FLOWERS AND LAWRENCE J. MCFARLAND JOIN THE BRADLEY REAL ESTATE PRACTICE IN DALLAS

DALLAS, December 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of Robert N. Flowers and Lawrence J. McFarland to the firm’s real estate practice group in Dallas. “Robert and Larry both have extensive experience assisting banks, financial institutions, developers and property owners with a wide range of services, achieving positive results ...

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Another GOP lawmaker suggests Tennessee medical board may be dissolved

For the second time in two weeks, a Republican lawmaker has hinted that Tennessee’s main medical licensing board could be dismantled amid an ongoing dispute over the council’s efforts to discipline doctors who disseminate misinformation on coronavirus vaccines. The Board of Forensic Pathologists unanimously passed a policy in September establishing that doctors who spread vaccine lies could have their medical ...

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Marquee Dental Partners launches new brand in Tennessee. | News

BRENTWOOD Tennessee, December 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, Marquee Dental Partners announces the launch of its consumer dental brand, Marquee Dental. The Marquee Dental brand will be used to directly extend Marquee’s industry-leading approach to certain communities. The new brand operates with the belief that better smiles lead to better health and better health leads to better lives. ...

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Watch Now: Sullivan School Board Confirms Matthew Hawn Firing | Education

BLOUNTVILLE – Matthew Hawn hasn’t returned to his teaching job as he had hoped and expected. But the fight can simply move to the next rung of the appeal ladder. “I think everyone thought he was a good teacher,” a school system lawyer said, eliciting hissing from the mostly pro-Hawn audience. The Sullivan County School Board voted Tuesday night to ...

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20211214 Governor Ron DeSantis offers support to states affected by tornado outbreak

12/14/2021 This week, Governor DeSantis and Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie offered Florida support in response to deadly tornadoes that affected nine states in parts of the Midwest and Valley. Tennessee. The State of Florida stands ready to assist the response efforts of all affected states. Over the weekend, FDEM coordinated with the emergency management offices ...

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Prisoners translate Braille textbooks for school for the blind

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – Three inmates at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution achieved the highest braille certification on Friday, joining two other offenders in their class in the Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction (TRICOR) braille program where they transcribe textbooks for students at Tennessee School for the Blind. “It’s a rare job that I haven’t heard of, but it’s rewarding,” said ...

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NOTEBOOK: Drive to Nassau

History links MURFREESBORO, Tennessee – All of the hard work traveling has paid off for the Blue Raider football program, as the team left Nashville earlier this morning and landed in Nassau hours later. Arrived in paradise. ??#BlueRaiders | #TO EAT pic.twitter.com/Mf37Zk7zvU – Middle Tennessee FB (@MT_FB) December 13, 2021 The Blue Raiders arrived on campus even before the sun ...

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MAA announces leadership promotions

GERMANTOWN, Tennessee., December 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – MAA (NYSE: MAA) today announced several promotions to its leadership team. Commenting on promotions, Eric Bolton, President and CEO, said, “We have an active leadership development program at MAA. It is an exciting time for our business as performance trends are strong, external growth is accelerating and new technologies offer increasing ...

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Florida father and son among victims killed in weekend tornadoes, report says

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Two of the victims killed by the inclement weather that ravaged several states over the weekend were a father and son from Florida, according to family members. WCTV in Tallahassee reports that the governor of Tennessee confirmed two deaths after a tornado hit the Cypress Point Resort in Tiptonville on Friday night. Six dead in Amazon ...

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Six dead, at least five injured as storms hit the Mid-South – FOX13 News Memphis

MONETTE (Arche). – EDIT: FOX13 initially reported that two people were killed at Monette Manor nursing home and two people were killed in Obion County. The authorities then updated these figures. Storms swept through the Mid-South on Friday night, leaving a trail of destruction. Five people have been confirmed dead and at least five have been injured. The Craighead County ...

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Recovery efforts begin after tornadoes ravaged multiple states, killing dozens

More than 70 people are believed to have died after a catastrophic series of tornadoes swept through Kentucky and other states on Friday evening and early Saturday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said. The governor estimates that “the death toll from this event is north of 70 Kentuckians and could end up exceeding 100 by the end of the day,” he ...

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Live Updates: Tornado Damage and Fatalities

PictureResidents examine the damage after a tornado swept through Mayfield, Ky.Credit…William DeShazer for The New York Times Dozens of people were feared dead, and communities in the Midwest and South were digging in the rubble on Saturday after a series of unusually strong storms and tornadoes for the season swept through six states overnight. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has said ...

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Kentucky tornadoes: At least 50 dead in Kentucky alone, governor says after tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Among the most significant damage: Tornadoes or high winds brought down an occupied candle factory in Kentucky, an Amazon warehouse in western Illinois, and a retirement home in Arkansas, killing people at every site and leaving responders scrambling to save others. The extent of the destruction won’t be fully known for hours, but a video emerging from just these three ...

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Reflecting Local Trends, Johnson City Schools See COVID Cases Rise | News

A graph showing the total number of COVID-19 cases among students and teachers at Johnson City schools from November 1 to December 10. The total number of Johnson City students and faculty with COVID-19 has more than tripled since late November. On November 29, Johnson City Schools reported that 23 students and four faculty members tested positive for COVID-19, which ...

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27 student-athletes participate in the launch

More than two dozen Tennessee student-athletes celebrated their college graduation this week, participating in the opening ceremonies at the Thompson-Boling Arena. In total, 27 Vols and Lady Vols received their diplomas. This includes three student-athletes who have graduated with a master’s degree. Also among the new generation of student-athletes graduating from UT are four notable former artists who put their ...

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Tennessee Panel Names 3 Finalists for State High Court Seat | Tennessee News

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – A Tennessee panel selected three finalists Thursday for a state Supreme Court opening: two middle judges from the appeals court and a high-profile attorney from the attorney general’s office. The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments voted in favor of sending Republican Gov. Bill Lee the names of Tennessee Associate Attorney General ...

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Panel appeals to two appeals judges and Associate Solicitor General for consideration by Governor Bill Lee

The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments Thursday appointed two Tennessee appeals judges and the state’s deputy solicitor general for consideration to fill a vacant seat on the Tennessee Supreme Court. Tennessee Court of Appeal Judge Kristi Davis, Associate General Counsel Sarah Campbell and Court of Appeals Judge William Neal McBrayer were appointed after a two-day interview process with nine candidates. ...

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Senator wants Nashville DA to investigate Tennessee non-tender contracts

A Tennessee State Senator asks Davidson County Attorney Glenn Funk to investigate the state’s non-competitive contracting process – a process that has drawn criticism for the provision of faulty services and for lack of transparency. Senator Heidi Campbell, D-Nashville, sent a letter to Funk’s office on Tuesday requesting an “audit and financial review” of all emergency purchases made by Gov. ...

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Auburn Obsessed With Flights G Justin Powell

One of the things that we always have to be sensitive to at the college level is a player’s decision as to where he or she wants to spend his or her career. Commitments and transfers do not deserve contempt. Well, Auburn Tigers fans and players don’t see it that way with Tennessee basketball forward Justin Powell. Originally reported by ...

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Lawmakers Approve $ 8 Million More for Education Contract Amid Commissioner’s Potential Conflict – Tennessee Lookout

The Legislative Assembly Budget Review Committee on Tuesday extended a $ 16 million contract with New York-based TNTP Inc. despite a potential conflict of interest for the state’s education commissioner. At the request of the Department of Education, the Budget Review Committee approved a two-year extension for an additional $ 8 million through 2024, on top of an $ 8 ...

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Governor Lee authorizes deployment of Tennessee Guard to southern border as drug crisis escalates

NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee authorized the dispatch of additional Tennessee National Guard support to the southern United States border in early 2022 to curb a growing drug crisis. “An open border has far-reaching consequences that fuel a drug crisis impacting both our national security and the safety of our state,” Governor Lee said. “I have authorized ...

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Tennessee Still Awaiting First Case of ‘Omicron’ Variant | New

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Many healthcare professionals predict a further rise in COVID-19 cases. “People seem to behave as if the pandemic is over,” said Dr James Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College. “It’s not over yet, and omicron reminds us that the virus is not going to take a break so that we can pull ourselves together.” As for ...

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Tennessee reception agency sues Biden administration over right to refuse to place children with LGBTQ parents

Holston United Methodist Home for Children – Photo: Facebook. A Tennessee reception agency is suing the Biden administration, saying the Biden administration’s recent actions will threaten her religious freedom if she is forced to place children with prospective LGBTQ adoptive or foster parents. Last month, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced it was revoking waivers granted by ...

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Federal vaccine rules stuck after first deadline expires: NPR

A sign urges people to get vaccinated against Covid at the Staten Island ferry terminal on November 29, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt / Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Spencer Platt / Getty Images A sign urges people to get vaccinated against Covid at the Staten Island ferry terminal on November 29, 2021 in New York City. ...

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Tennessee Volunteers Learn 2021 Bowl Destination

After a 7-5 season, the Tennessee volunteers found their bowl destination. Josh Heupel’s first season will end at the Music City Bowl in Nashville, TN, against Purdue on December 30, according to a report by Brett McMurphy. There has been no official announcement from the University at this time. The TV channel will be ESPN and the game will be ...

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Virginia and Tennessee Top States With Fewest Power Outages In Past Year | WJHL

(STACKER) – Aging electrical infrastructure and a growing climate crisis have left American residents increasingly in the dark. Traditionally, power outages are caused by singular disturbances: a car hits a pole, equipment breaks down, or a tree falls on a power line. These incidents typically affect small areas for short periods of time. However, as climate change causes more natural ...

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Both sides plan new state-by-state abortion fight – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana weather

WASHINGTON (AP) – As The Supreme Court is weighing the future of the landmark Roe v. Wade from 1973, a resurgent anti-abortion movement seeks to assert its advantage in state-by-state battles while supporters of the right to abortion prepare to play the defense. Both sides appear to be assuming that a court reshaped by former President Donald Trump will overthrow ...

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Several VFDs respond to fire on Shinebone Road | Local news

A house on Shinbone Road burned down on Saturday night when a fire broke out in a downstairs room. Firefighters from the East, South and North Hamblen County Volunteer Fire Departments, as well as units from Morristown-Hamblen EMS and Morristown Rescue Squad, were dispatched just after 7 p.m. to a residential structure fire with confirmed flames . A resident was ...

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Deer With Confirmed Chronic Wasting Disease In Weakley County, Tennessee | New

This photo taken in November 2000 shows a deer in Wyoming with visible signs of chronic wasting disease. WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN – A Tennessee county in the Local 6 area went from a high risk of chronic wasting disease in deer to a county officially positive for CWD after a deer harvested there was tested positive for the disease. The ...

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Biden’s vaccination mandates for federal contractors and healthcare workers suspended | Ballard Spahr srl

The Biden administration’s action plan to overcome the pandemic suffered major setbacks this week as courts across the country suspended the administration’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies for entrepreneurs and under – federal contractors and health care workers. Specifically, on September 24, 2021, the Biden administration issued guidelines to supplement a previously issued executive order, in effect requiring that employees of ...

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Area lawmakers speak out for Medicaid expansion

“Not expanding Medicaid is the worst mistake Tennessee has made in modern history,” said Tennessee Representative Gloria Johnson, retired educator and Democrat who represents House District 13 in Knox County. She said a federal law would allow the state to extend Medicaid free of charge for 10 years as she answered questions in a recent online forum sponsored by the ...

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Local unemployment in October stable at 3.3% | New

Unemployment in Jefferson County remained at 3.3% in October – its lowest point of the year – according to data released last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development . Labor force gains and new jobs balanced out to keep the unemployment rate at the same level as in September. The number of employees stood at 23,669 ...

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130 volunteers removed 34,500 pounds of waste in October, Smashing River group’s goal of eliminating 125,000 pounds in 1 year

A total of 134 volunteers participated in six river cleanups organized by Keep the Tennessee River Beau, helping to shed 34,481 lbs. of waste from Tennessee and Cumberland rivers in October. The month was declared by four governors and four mayors to be “Keep the Beautiful month of the Tennessee River watershed. ‘ “Last month’s success is a testament to ...

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