Collierville schools now require masks after judge’s order

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Shelby County suburban school district announced on Saturday it was changing a policy that allowed parents to deny children from wearing masks to school, a day after a federal judge issued an order to temporary ban against a decree of the governor. Judge grants temporary restraining order against Governor Lee’s mask removal order All students, employees ...

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Volleyball Preview: 7 Pittsburgh

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – After a five-set victory over No.9 Baylor, the Tennessee volleyball team is preparing for another top 10 opponent – No.7 Pittsburgh. The Lady Vols and Panthers meet Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at the Thompson-Boling Arena. For fans planning to attend, note that Tennessee’s clear bag policy will be in effect again this season. While not required ...

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Tennessee National Guard sends aid to Louisiana to rescue hurricanes

Nashville, Tennessee – At the request of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, more than 300 Tennessee National Guardsmen are in Louisiana to help with recovery operations after Hurricane Ida ravaged the south coast on August 29, 2021. The relief force includes soldiers from the 1176th Transport Company, headquartered in Smyrna with two additional detachments in Dresden and Jacksboro. The 1176th carried ...

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Tennessee ‘Survivor’ competitor, ORS placed on ventilator due to COVID-19

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tennessee (WJHL) – A Tennessee School Resources Officer (SRO) who appeared on the hit CBS show “Survivor” has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with COVID-19. Family members of Travis Sampson say he was hospitalized in a local intensive care unit and placed on a ventilator on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Cindy Teague Photo: WJHL Photo: ...

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South Side Elementary School Teacher Named 2021-22 Teacher of the Year in Tennessee | New

Morgan Rankin, a second-grade teacher at South Side Elementary School in Johnson City, has been named the 2021-2022 Tennessee Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee Department of Education. Rankin, in her 16th year as a teacher and seventh year on the South Side, was chosen from nine finalists representing different regions of the state for the award at Tuesday’s ...

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MATCH CENTRAL: Louisiana – University of Tennessee Athletics

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee. – The Tennessee No.17 continues his non-conference game on Sunday, hosting Louisiana at Regal Soccer Stadium. The game, originally scheduled for 1 p.m., will now be played at 7 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast on SECN +. The Volunteers enter the competition with a perfect 3-0 record this season, having beaten their opponents 14-0. The ...

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The bathroom bullies attacked a trans teen. State law could punish him for this / LGBTQ Nation

A transgender boy attacked by bullies in his high school bathroom could face punishment under a new Tennessee law that criminalizes trans people who use the toilet near cisgender people. Sherri Yandle says her son Tobi, a 16-year-old trans teen from Siegel High School, was told by school administrators to use a single-cabin toilet for the faculty whenever he had ...

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Michigan motorist wins traffic ticket appeal

DETROIT, MI (AP) – Parking Lot Scammers Unite! A woman with 14 tickets has won a major ruling in a dispute over whether a Michigan city violated the U.S. Constitution by cracking its car tires without a search warrant. This is a new argument. Alison Taylor’s attorney said the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches was triggered when a Saginaw ...

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Nashville schools pledge to fight racism amid critical ban on racial theory

Despite Tennessee’s new ban on teaching subjects related to critical race theory, the Nashville School Board is committed to helping eradicate institutional racism and the culture of white supremacy. Eight members of the Metro Nashville Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday in favor of “multicultural education” for the more than 80,000 students in the district. “The Metropolitan Nashville ...

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