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Tennessee lawmakers take 6 nominations to Governor Lee’s state board of education

March 19 – NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Senate has approved a bill stripping Governor Bill Lee of his sole power to appoint members to the State Board of Education, ceding two-thirds of the nine nominations to House and Senate Speakers. The measure, which had previously passed the House as the 1838 bill, was approved by the GOP-led Senate in a ...

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Tennessee GOP uses Texas as model, introduces anti-abortion bill

Nashville, Tennessee. Despite having already enacted one of the toughest abortion bans in the United States, Republicans in Tennessee on Tuesday began proposing another anti-abortion measure strategically drafted to avoid challenges in federal courts. The proposal is almost a direct copy of legislation currently enacted in Texas, which not only prohibits doctors from performing abortions before most people know they ...

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APSU Women’s Basketball defeats Tennessee State in OVC Tournament, 67-53

Evansville, IN – For the first time since 2012, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball team earned a win at the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Championship, breaking an eight-game drought with a 67-53 win over No. 8 Tennessee on Thursday at Ford Center. Austin Peay (19-10, 11-7 OVC) was trailed by Yamia Johnsonwho scored a game-high 17 ...

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Buttigieg asks states to consider road project safety

WASHINGTON — The federal government has a new warning to states asking for billions of dollars from President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Act to widen roads: Protect the safety of pedestrians and cyclists or risk losing funds. In a new report submitted to Congress and obtained by The Associated Press, the Department of Transportation says it will aim to prioritize the ...

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Tennessee lawmakers introduce another reform that could be seen as a model for other states to follow

Tennessee State Capitol Getty NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee is a state where, despite an already relatively low tax burden and no state income tax, lawmakers have continued to find new ways to improve the tax code in recent years, with reforms that provide additional relief to individuals, families and employers. New legislation recently introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly, if ...

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Purse thief drags woman through Walmart parking lot: TN cops

A man took a woman’s purse and then dragged her into a Walmart parking lot in Nashville, Tennessee, police said. Screenshot/Google Street View A purse thief driving a van dragged a woman through a Walmart parking lot as she attempted to retrieve her bag, Tennessee police said. At around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, the man pulled the woman’s ...

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Supreme Court Pick Keeps Importing Black Women Into Law | North Carolina News

By JAMIE STENGLE and JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — When Markicia Horton graduates this spring from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston and calls the bar, she will step into a world where a black woman should be part of the community. United States Supreme Court. Court for the first time in ...

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Tennessee officials are investigating the deputy’s death after she was found shot inside her burning home after she failed to show up for work

By Joe Sutton, CNN A Tennessee sheriff’s deputy was found shot dead inside her burning home on Sunday after she failed to show up for work, authorities said. The deputy was identified as Patrol Deputy Savanna Puckett, 22, who had worked for the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office for four years, according to a statement from the agency. After Puckett failed ...

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2022 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Stewardship process begins | Sunday stories

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation invites Tennessee residents to submit nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Stewardship. “We are proud to recognize organizations that stand out in protecting our precious natural resources in Tennessee,” Governor Bill Lee said. “These awards honor those who go above and beyond to responsibly protect and preserve Tennessee’s beauty ...

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Are there cases of flurona in TN?

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Tennessee continues to see an increase in the number of flu cases. The state is now in the CDC’s “very high” category. Dr William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University Medical Center says they continue to see a gradual increase in influenza cases. They also continue to see an increase in influenza hospitalizations over the past two weeks. ...

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Governor Lee announces appointees to major boards and commissions

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced appointments to a series of key boards and commissions. “Tennessee’s success depends on engaged citizens, and I’m proud to announce these people who will ensure our state continues to thrive,” Governor Lee said. “I salute their leadership and willingness to serve.” The appointees will fulfill a variety of roles to ensure ...

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Flu hospitalizations on the rise in average Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified Tennessee as “high” for influenza activity, with data collected from the week ending Christmas Day. The statistics come as the region is also experiencing an increase in hospitalizations for influenza. “Obviously the flu is waking up across the country and right here in Tennessee. In addition, we ...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Launches “Operation Open Road” to Address Supply Chain Problems During Holiday Season

Nashville, Tennessee – Tennessee Governor and Republican Governors’ Public Policy Committee Chairman Bill Lee launched “Operation Open Road,” calling on administration Joe Biden to resolve the supply chain crisis by suspending onerous regulations. Lee, along with 14 other governors, have pledged to take state-level action to help the trucking industry. “Republican governors across the country are committed to doing everything ...

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Schools Benefit From Hiring Prime Coach Eddie George

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Deion Sanders has been on national television, putting Jackson State in the spotlight every time its insurance ads run. Hiring Eddie George had a similar effect in the state of Tennessee. Thanks to their high level coaches, Jackson State and Tennessee State are capitalizing on greater attendance and increased interest from top-recruiters for companies looking to ...

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Tennessee Disability Coalition opposes new state mask law

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The Tennessee Disability Coalition opposes the new Omnibus law passed by the state legislature. A spokesperson for TDC said it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Despite promises that change could come, some families in Tennessee fear it will impact children with disabilities. Without Tristan Hart’s high school photography program, his new hobby probably would never ...

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TN governor pushes “Right to Work” amendment; Union leaders say his decision to keep cheap labor

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – The so-called “Right to Work” amendment will be on the ballot next November. The push led by leading Republicans will take what is already state law and enshrine it in the state constitution if voters approve it. Union leaders say this is another attempt to keep wages low and consolidate Tennessee as a state at will ...

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TDH Reports 262 New COVID Cases, 2 New Deaths in Northeast Tennessee Tuesday | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Health reported 262 new COVID-19 cases, two new deaths and 190 new inactive / recovered cases in northeast Tennessee on Tuesday. Vaccination To date, 239,049 people, or about 47.3% of the total population, in northeast Tennessee are fully vaccinated. There were 2,287 new vaccinations in the past week, down 31% from the ...

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Governor Lee Launches “Operation Open Road” to Tackle Holiday Supply Chain Problems

NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – Today Tennessee Governor and Chairman of the Republican Governors’ Public Policy Committee Bill Lee launched “Operation Open Road,” calling on the Biden administration to resolve the supply chain crisis by suspending heavy regulations. Lee, along with 14 other governors, have pledged to take state-level action to help the trucking industry. “Republican governors across the country have pledged ...

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Assistant Governor of Tennessee warned new COVID law was illegal

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office has warned lawmakers that their sprawling bill limiting COVID-19 restrictions would violate federal law that protects people with disabilities and put the state at risk of losing federal funds, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. The Republican-controlled legislature ignored the advice and passed the bill anyway. Less than two ...

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee hires out-of-state cops regardless of vaccinations: NPR

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee speaks to reporters on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. He posted a video Wednesday urging law enforcement officers across the country to join the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Mark Humphrey / AP hide caption toggle legend Mark Humphrey / AP Tennessee Governor Bill Lee speaks to reporters on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. ...

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New laws move some teachers away from race-related topics | New

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – New measures that restrict how race is approached in classrooms have created confusion and anxiety for many educators, who in some cases have started to take books down and cancel classes for fear of being penalized. Education officials banned a class on contemporary issues in a Tennessee district, removed Frederick Douglass’ autobiography from playlists in an ...

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Tennessee GOP Prime Fees Create Ethical Dilemma For Judge Candidates

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Republican Party’s approval earlier this year of a plan to require candidates for elected federal, state and county positions pay a fee to run in a GOP primary generates a ethical and political heartburn cases for state judges and judicial candidates. Legal angst stems from a Sept. 7 opinion from the state’s judicial ethics committee on ...

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TN Nonprofit Helps Career Crisis Veterans With One-Stop Resource

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – The transition out of the military can come as a shock to veterans. This often involves a change in status, industry and location. A local nonprofit organization in Nashville provides a one-stop-shop of resources to help streamline the process. Retired Air Force Brigadier-General, now Chief Executive Officer of Operation Stand Down Tennessee, Eden Murrie understands the ...

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Former President Donald Trump endorses Idaho governor

WOOD (Idaho statesman– As Idaho’s primary races continue to escalate for next year, former President Donald Trump has weighed in on who he thinks should lead the Gem state. In an email from Trump’s Political Action Committee, the former president announced his endorsement of Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, with Trump calling McGeachin “a true supporter of MAGA from the very ...

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Tennessee faces federal lawsuit over ban on trans athletes

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Two civil rights groups on Thursday filed a challenge in federal court against a Tennessee law that prohibits transgender athletes from participating in public sports in high school or college aligned with their gender identity. The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and Lambda Legal, which defends LGBTQ civil rights, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District ...

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New TN GOP laws limit 6 independent health boards COVID-19 Mitigation

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Major cities across the state of Tennessee are trying to figure out how to respond to new COVID laws passed in a special session this weekend. The GOP qualified majority has targeted leading independent health councils to prevent them from implementing COVID mitigation strategies. ‘Unprecedented’ and ‘Dangerous’ TN COVID Laws Metro Council writes in letter to ...

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TDH reports 162 new COVID cases and 6 new deaths in northeast Tennessee on Tuesday | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Health reported 162 new COVID-19 cases, six new deaths and 146 new inactive / recovered cases in northeast Tennessee on Tuesday. Note: The Tennessee Department of Health did not release updated COVID-19 data on Tuesday due to “technical issues.” Vaccination To date, 234,775 people, or about 46.4% of the total population, in ...

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Jerry Summers: Leo Frank – Paul Harvey Version

On September 20, 2021, I wrote an article in the Happenings column titled “Leo Frank – Atlanta’s Murder Victim”. Since I have started submitting this and many other historical accounts dealing with people, places and events in the South over the past few years, I have been surprised at the number of emails I have received. have received comments from ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tennessee Gives 10% Boost to Child Care Providers Serving Low-Income Children and Families

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Child Care Providers See 10% Increase in Payment Rates for Children with Enrolled Families and Meet Requirements for State Assistance Programs for Low-Income Families . Officials from the Department of Social Services said it was a step to help parents and caregivers better balance their lives while raising a family and keeping a job. The increase, which ...

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Governor Bill Lee meets with conservative Latino group at panel discussion during Hispanic Heritage Month

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Governor Bill Lee met with Hispanic and Latino leaders in Tennessee on Monday for a panel discussion on business, life and the American dream. Latinos in Tennessee say time spent with the governor allowed for “substantive conversation” during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The conservative nonprofit group previously presented Governor Lee with its “Premio Libertad Award” in ...

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Nursing shortage in Tennessee could pose health care access risk

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Tennessee is currently experiencing a nursing shortage that could pose a major health care risk, especially in light of the pandemic. Tina Gerardi has been a nurse for 41 years. She says the current shortage of nurses in Tennessee is unlike any shortage of nurses she has ever seen. If things don’t improve, she says the ...

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Tennessee Department of Health Launches Second Annual Pink and Pearl Campaign in October and November

Nashville, Tennessee – While most recognize the color pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October and November mark the second annual Tennessee Pink and Pearl campaign promoting breast and lung cancer awareness. The addition of the pearl color represents the Lung Cancer Awareness Ribbon, which is observed in November. While breast cancer is the most common cancer in ...

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Governor Extends Mask Removal Rule Despite Tennessee Leading US In COVID School Closures

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Gov. Bill Lee is extending his mask removal order in 92 of Tennessee’s 95 counties, while fighting federal mask requirements in three of the remaining counties. The extension comes as new data points to darker details about Tennessee’s return to in-person learning. Tennessee surpasses 15,000 deaths from COVID-19 Governor Lee said he was disappointed with three ...

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TDMHSAS Receives Funding To Address Mental Health Needs Of Flood Survivors

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (TDMHSAS) is receiving federal funding to address the mental health needs of people who survived deadly flash floods in August. Funding of more than $ 116,000 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Crisis Counseling Program will support services to residents of Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties. ...

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Governor Lee Convenes Special Session for Tennessee General Assembly on Historic Ford Investment

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 3:40 p.m. NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called for the Tennessee General Assembly to meet on Monday, October 18, 2021 for a special session dedicated to the financing, development and oversight of the $ 5.6 billion Ford Motor Company history. investment at the Memphis Regional Megasite. “Our partnership with Ford and SK ...

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Tennessee Fire Department partners with State Farm for Fire Prevention Week

Nashville, Tennessee – More than 120 fires Tennessee State Departments are partnering with their local State Farm agents and the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds fire safety ”. This year’s campaign, October 3-9, aims to educate everyone on the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves ...

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Third judge blocks removal of Governor Lee’s mask from schools

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – A third federal judge has blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s order allowing families to step down from school mask warrants. The ruling, released Friday night by U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw, is the latest development in the ongoing legal battle against Lee‘s order launched by parents and advocates alarmed by the surge in coronavirus cases in ...

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Tennessee Department of Health Offers Booster Dose of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Nashville, Tennessee – The Tennessee Department of Health has started offering booster doses of the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine to certain populations. A single booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine can be given to people who meet the following criteria: People 65 years of age and older and residents of long-term care facilities should be reminded of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 coronavirus ...

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Bristol Motor Speedway Named ‘Attraction of the Year’ 2020 by Hospitality Tennessee | Latest titles

Logan McCabe accepts the Hospitality Tennessee Star of the Industry award from Bristol Motor Speedway at the Governors’ Conference Awards Gala in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Photo provided by Bristol Chamber of Commerce Bristol Herald Courier Bristol Motor Speedway received the 2020 Hospitality Tennessee Star of the Industry Award at the Governors’ Conference Awards Gala in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Photo provided by Bristol ...

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Tennessee Department of Education Releases School Report 2020-21

Nashville, Tennessee – The Tennessee Department of Education released the 2020-2021 State Report, an online tool to help parents, families and education stakeholders better understand Tennessee districts and schools and find out how they serve their students. The State Report Card provides stakeholders with information on the performance of schools and districts in Tennessee to inform decisions and strategic investments ...

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Second Tennessee judge blocks Governor Lee’s mask removal

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – On Friday, a federal judge dealt a second blow to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s controversial order allowing parents to opt out of school mask requirements, ruling that Knox County schools must implement a mask mandate to help protect children with health issues amid the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling by U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer also ...

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Tennessee Supreme Court justice Cornelia Clark dies

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark has died aged 71, the court said on Friday. She had been diagnosed with cancer. According to a press release, Clark died overnight after 16 years in her role, serving the longest term of her counterparts in court as she sat on the bench for more than 1,100 Supreme Court ...

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COVID cases in Tennessee decline, but deaths rise sharply

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Tennessee is seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases as the delta variant decreases in the state. However, deaths continue to rise and doctors are now warning people not to let their guard down. The death toll is rising after several weeks of highly positive COVID cases in Tennessee. “The trend of deaths will hopefully reverse, but ...

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Tennessee lawyer Daniel Clayton inducted into IATL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee., September 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Tennessee Lawyer Daniel L. Clayton was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at its biannual meeting in Vista, California. An international legal association present in nearly 40 countries, the Academy has only 500 members in the United States and 150 lawyers abroad. The scholarship is only extended ...

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LG and Tennessee Titans Launch Multi-Year Partnership to Celebrate ‘Life is Good in Tennessee’ | New

NASHVILLE, Tennessee., September 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – LG Electronics United States launched a multi-year strategic partnership with the Tennessee Titans to develop community programming and experiential events that celebrate Tennessee in the home of LG home appliances. “Since the opening of our state-of-the-art appliance factory in Clarksville in 2019, Tennessee felt like home, “said Thomas yoon, President and ...

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Summer camps to tackle learning loss work

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The learning loss caused by the pandemic is something central state school districts are trying to address. New data reveals that Tennessee’s investment of more than $ 160 million in college summer camps to solve the problem is working, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Education. The Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration ...

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Brandi Carlile and Sturgill Simpson win top Americana awards | Tennessee News

By AP Entertainment Writer KRISTIN M. HALL NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile added another trophy to her shelf by winning the Artist of the Year award at the 2021 Americana Honors and Awards, while country singer Sturgill Simpson won Album of the Year. price. The annual awards show returned in person on Wednesday at the Ryman Auditorium ...

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“It was shocking, it was terrifying”; Theft victims multiply in central Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – A spike in thefts across Middle Tennessee is pushing up personal fatalities. The last two victims were robbed by three young men as they walked down Lyle Avenue in Midtown on Monday evening. Man found dead in County Rutherford car fire From Midtown to East Nashville and South Nashville, personal thefts have increased in the past ...

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Man wanted for questioning in murder killed by SWAT: TN cops

Police in Nashville, Tennessee, said a man who had “important information” about a murder case in which a body was found in a river last week was killed in a shooting with SWAT officers on Saturday night. Getty Images / iStockphoto A man who police said had information about a body found in a Tennessee river was killed in a ...

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Republican TN lawmakers renew push for special session to counter President Biden’s vaccine mandate | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – There is new pressure for a special session to ban mask and vaccine warrants in Tennessee after President Joe Biden announced he would demand that around 100 million Americans be vaccinated to fight the outbreak of COVID-19 cases. “They have the right to make their choice and we have to organize a special session to bring ...

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Republican TN lawmakers renew push for special session to counter President Biden’s vaccine tenure

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – There is new pressure for a special session to ban mask and vaccine warrants in Tennessee after President Joe Biden announced he would demand that around 100 million Americans be vaccinated to fight the outbreak of COVID-19 cases. “They have the right to make their choice and we have to organize a special session to bring ...

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TN Department of Education relaunches COVID dashboard after delay, increasing cases in schools

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Education has relaunched its COVID-19 data dashboard giving parents a clearer picture of what’s going on in their child’s school. The portal comes as the community spread of COVID hovers around the highest level ever in the state. After a few weeks of delay, people can now see how many positive cases ...

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More California Headquarters Choose to Move to Tennessee | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – New research shows the Volunteer State is the second most popular destination for businesses fleeing California, just behind Texas. Kaiser Aluminum, Oracle and Mitsubishi, among the most recent and popular additions, will soon be additions to our state. “Life has become difficult for people in California and they love the culture and lifestyle of Middle Tennessee ...

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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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As states cancel major events due to delta variant, their economies take a hit

A festival in New Orleans. Concerts in Nashville, Tennessee. A comic book convention in Atlanta. As the delta variant increases across the country, states with low COVID vaccination rates are reeling from a loss of tourism dollars due to cancellations and postponements of major events. Big Sam’s Funky Nation performs live in front of a limited crowd amid COVID-19 security ...

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Lee’s mask removal order may ‘violate’ federal law

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The U.S. Secretary of Education questions the legality of Gov. Bill Lee‘s executive order that allows parents to opt out of mask mandates imposed by local school districts. Education Secretary Miguel A. Cardona sent a letter to Governor Lee and Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn, saying the ordinance could “infringe the power of a school district ...

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Governor Lee and Commissioner Rolfe announce Amazon to create 500 new jobs in Clarksville – News

Posted on: August 18, 2021 Author: Jennifer McEachern Amazon’s fourth fulfillment center project in Tennessee in about 18 months NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Amazon officials today announced the company will establish a new state-of-the-art distribution center in Clarksville. Amazon will create 500 full-time jobs with full benefits in the ...

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man from Tennessee accused of assaulting officer during breach of United States Capitol | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – A Bedford County man has been arrested after federal investigators said he assaulted law enforcement during the U.S. Capitol breach earlier this year. The US attorney’s office said Ronald Colton McAbee, a 27-year-old man from Unionville, was arrested Tuesday on federal charges including assault, resisting or obstructing certain officers inflicting bodily harm. Niswonger CEO joins husband ...

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Ericsson, Honda Hit All the Right Notes in Nashville | TN State News

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 9, 2021 / PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE / – Honda’s Marcus Ericsson turned a spectacular start-line crash into an incredible victory Sunday on the streets of Nashville Tennessee, as Honda NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers and teams dominated the inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. In the first of many incidents in the 80-lap contest, Ericsson hit the ...

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