Monthly Archives: August 2021

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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Tennessee Athletics Unveils Fan Experience Improvements For 2021 Football Season

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – With the start of Neyland Stadium’s centennial celebration, Shield-Watkins Field, slated for September 2 in prime time, Tennessee Athletics unveiled several exciting new enhancements to the fan experience for the 2021 football season. “As we enter the 100e Tennessee’s football season at Neyland Stadium, we have new game elements in store to welcome our fans back, ”said ...

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Shelby County Schools in Memphis will lobby state to allow virtual learning

Shelby County schools have several hurdles to overcome before implementing more robust virtual learning options like last year, but the district is taking the first steps to get there. The delta variant continues to fuel a wave of COVID-19 in Shelby County, the Mid-South and Tennessee, sparking more concern from parents. Currently, families in Tennessee can only virtual learn through ...

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Vegas WINNERS Approved as Sportsbook Provider by Tennessee Lottery

Image source: Shutterstock VegasWINNERS, Subsidiaries Winners Inc Those who provide sports betting enthusiasts with content, analysis, research, data, advice and expert advice Tennessee Education Lottery Co., Ltd. As a sports betting company. VegasWINNERS can now recommend licensed sports betting to customers in Tennessee in exchange for commission payments. Show directions Wayne ArinVegasWINNERS CEO commented: The explosive growth in popularity of ...

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Tennessee Athletics remembers Gary Wyant

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) – Gary Wyant, longtime football coach and track administrator from Tennessee, died Sunday. His tenures at UT lasted 19 years between 1971 and 2007, when he retired as AD executive assistant and was the chief assistant to the director of athletics. A native of Wichita, Kansas, who played college football at Wichita State from 1958 to 1961, ...

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Loretta Lynn’s beloved ranch foreman dies in Tennessee flood

By Marianne Garvey, CNN Loretta Lynn’s ranch foreman Wayne Spears died in flooding in Tennessee on Sunday after being swept away by rising waters, according to a Facebook post from a “heartbroken” Lynn. “There are no words on the ranch today… only tears. Our ranch family is our family. We lost my amazing ranch foreman, Wayne in this devastating flood. ...

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Deadly floods in Tennessee

WAVERLY, Tennessee (WKRN) – Heavy rains and storms hit the counties of Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys in Middle Tennessee on Saturday. The Humphreys County’s death toll has now reached 22, according to Humphrey County Sheriff Chris Davis. Twins among dead after catastrophic Waverly flooding, grandmother says Nashville National Weather Service warning coordinator Krissy Hurley confirmed with News 2 that ...

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16 dead and dozens missing in Tennessee floods

Sixteen people died and 51 were missing as heavy flooding hit parts of Tennessee on Saturday, officials said. Two of the dead appeared to be twin toddlers who were taken away by their fathers, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told NBC affiliate WSMV in Nashville. He said the siblings’ bodies had been found. Davis told the station that one of ...

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Sohn: Another Tennessee man, MP, charged in January 6 uprising

A Middle Tennessee Sheriff’s Deputy (and former Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy) became the 606th person charged in the Jan.6 riot and insurgency on the U.S. Capitol. U.S. attorneys said Ronald Colton McAbee, 27, was the man seen in body camera footage of an officer fighting a Metropolitan Police Department officer and dragging another subway officer into the crowd. Court documents say ...

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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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FSSD approves requirement for temporary mask

Image Bank Franklin Special School District approved a temporary mask warrant effective August 23. The full statement from the FSSD is below: The Franklin Special School District Board of Education met in a special session on August 20 to analyze district data on COVID-related isolations and school exposure exclusions. Based on school data showing an increase in COVID-related exposures and ...

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Hospitals in western Tennessee to start sorting care

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – On August 16, the UT Emergency Medicine Department and Memphis Area Emergency Department medical directors sent a letter to city and county mayors, describing the condition current of Memphis / Shelby County hospitals during this second wave of the pandemic. The letter obtained by WVLT News, indicated that they had no more room for the patients. ...

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At least 8 dead in floods in Tennessee

Catastrophic flooding in central Tennessee left at least eight people dead and dozens missing on Saturday as record rainfall swept homes and rural roads, authorities said. Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told media more than 30 people were missing. The town of McEwen in Humphreys County, located about 50 miles west of Nashville, was hit by 17 inches of rain ...

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Floods in Tennessee: at least 10 dead, dozens missing, officials say

At least 10 people were killed and around 40 more were missing on Saturday after catastrophic flash floods swept through central Tennessee, authorities said. Rob Edwards, the deputy chief of the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed the number of missing and dead and said authorities were carrying out house-to-house checks in the hardest hit areas of Humphreys, a county rural ...

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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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PICK SIX: Former Tennessee players top impact transfer list

Jack Coan throws the ball during Notre Dame NCAA College Football practice in South Bend, Indiana on Thursday, August 12, 2021 (Michael Caterina / South Bend Tribune via AP) Michel Catherine PA Tennessee hasn’t finished a season ranked above 22nd since 2007, but it still seems like there is a strong flavor of volunteers in the playoff table this year. ...

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TN Hospital Association President Stresses Need for Increased Vaccinations and Mask Wearing | New

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – With the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus fueling a wave of new hospitalizations, the president and CEO of the Tennessee Hospital Association urges Tennessees to mask themselves and get vaccinated. “COVID-related hospitalizations statewide increased by more than 800% in the 45-day period July 1 to August 15, from less than 300 patients to more than ...

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How do states banning school mask warrants rank for COVID cases and vaccinations

The regulatory battle over school mask mandates in the United States reached new heights this week when President Joe Biden said Education Secretary Miguel Cardona could take legal action against governors who ban them in schools. Across the country, several state governors have issued orders prohibiting schools from forcing students to wear masks. These states include Florida, Texas, South Carolina, ...

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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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Texas parent tears mask off teacher’s face, superintendent says

Parents in one district in Texas ripped off a teacher’s face mask and asked another educator to remove his, according to the school system superintendent. “The last few days leading up to the start of the school year have been a flurry of information and action from governors, attorneys general, judges, mayors, superintendents and even principals,” wrote the superintendent of ...

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Governor Lee declares August 18 Charlie Daniels day

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee officially declared August 18, 2021 Charlie Daniels Day in Volunteer State. The proclamation comes as friends, family and fans prepare to celebrate the late musical icon at Volunteer Jam 2021: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels. The star-studded live concert event takes place on August 18 at 7 p.m. at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. “The ...

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Residents of Tennessee owe $ 1.1 billion in unclaimed property | Blogs

  As Tennessee State Treasurer, I am responsible for managing the state’s financial resources and serving the people of Tennessee as a leader in public financial management. The Tennessee Department of the Treasury administers services that range from college savings to claims against the state to the state pension plan. One treasury program that every Tennessee citizen should know about ...

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Johnson City Schools Outperforms State, But Mirrors Drop in TCAP Scores | New

Although the system experienced a decline in student skills during the COVID-19 pandemic, schools in Johnson City have outperformed the state as a whole on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program test. About a week after the statewide results were announced, the Tennessee Department of Education on Wednesday released local data from the Spring 2020-2021 TCAP, which state officials say demonstrate ...

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Consolidate your debts with a personal Loan

It can be hard to manage all your debts, which have multiple due dates, interest rates and minimum payment amounts. A missed payment can affect your credit score and decrease your ability to borrow money in the future. This is why consolidating all your monthly debts into one payment using a new personal loan consolidation loan can help you simplify your ...

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Washington County Schools, Tenn. Partner with Literacy Foundation to Bring Book Bus to Community | WJHL

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tennessee (WJHL) – Washington County, Tennessee Schools provides books and other literacy resources to the community through a book bus. According to a statement from Washington County schools, the district has partnered with the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) to receive funding for a Book Bus. They were one of 15 school districts in Tennessee to get funding ...

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ATF held a course on explosion investigation techniques in Bell Buckle, Tennessee (see videos)

Near Bell Buckle, Tennessee was explosive last week, thanks to a special course for first responders. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Nashville Field Division hosted a Post Blast Investigative Techniques course the week of August 2 at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy in Bell Buckle, Tennessee (see videos below). below). The August 2021 course was ...

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Infrastructure push slowed by objection from Tennessee senator

Republican Bill Hagerty was elected to the Senate in 2020 after Donald Trump backed him. One by one, Democrats and Republicans went to the Senate on Sunday touting a $ 1 trillion infrastructure proposal and argued that after months of haggling, it was time to finally vote on the measure. Standing in Their Way: Republican Senator Bill Hagerty of Tennessee. ...

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Reed-Francois appointed sports director of MizzouOzark Radio News

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri President Mun Choi today announced that Desiree Reed-Francois, athletic director at UNLV, has been named the university’s intercollegiate athletic director. Reed-Francois was selected following research conducted by UM Curator Jeff Layman and assisted by Parker Executive Search. “This is a transformative day for Mizzou Athletics,” said Choi. “Desiree Reed-Francois brings an unparalleled passion for ...

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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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Is Governor Lee running for president? | Opinion

Bill Freeman Customer opinion Bill Freeman You may not see his name on any list of potential presidential candidates, but several sources close to Governor Lee say he is 100% sure he will run for the White House in 2024. Even if he does does not succeed. the Oval Office, as vice president, might work – but both require national ...

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Tennessee Department of Revenue Announces Vehicle Registration Renewal and Insurance Verification Services Available on MyTN

“Older: President Joe Biden’s July Jobs Report Newer: Nashville Sounds Blazes Toledo Mud Hens, 11-1” August 7, 2021 | Nashville, Tennessee – Tennessee citizens can now renew their vehicle registration or provide proof of vehicle insurance through MyTN, the state’s mobile app that makes it easier for Tennessee residents to access government services. State. “We are delighted to partner with ...

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Transgender students challenge Tennessee law restricting school toilets they can use

“Transgender Students Challenge Tennessee Law Restricting School Washrooms They Can Use” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Subscribe to their newsletters on bit.ly/tnchalk. A Washington, DC-based group representing two transgender students from Tennessee sued the state this week over a new law that restricts the school toilets they can use. The Human Rights Campaign, ...

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Tennessee leads by example with prudent budgeting

Patrick Gleason is vice president of Americans for Tax Reform. Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is Chief Economist at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Republicans in Washington may not have much credibility in criticizing the lavishness of Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration, given how much the the federal debt has increased when the GOP was in power. Yet in a moment ...

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former prosecutor, 8 others charged in police report case | Tennessee News

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) – A former prosecutor has been indicted along with former police department employees, a lawyer and others in a scheme to take advantage of confidential information from police reports, Tennessee said Friday Bureau of Investigation. Former Shelby County Deputy District Attorney Glenda Adams, 48, has been charged with bribing an official, official misconduct and breaking a computer ...

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Jimmie Cole appointed Assistant Adjutant General of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tennessee –Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Adjutant General of Tennessee, announced today as Brig. General Jimmie Cole will serve as the Assistant Adjutant General of the Tennessee Military Department effective immediately. “The Brick. General Cole did an outstanding job in his previous role as Land Component Commander,” said Holmes. “His many key deployments and assignments have prepared him for this ...

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Tennessee House President and Shelby County Leaders to Host Roundtable on Criminal Justice Reform

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (WMC) – The speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives will be in Memphis on Friday to discuss criminal justice reform with Shelby County leaders. Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton will meet with Mayor Jim Strickland, Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis, Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner and District Attorney Amy Weirich to discuss the truth in law ...

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Criminal files: TBI agents investigate Mt. Juliet shooting | New

A man charged with criminal homicide Detectives charged Bruno Almeida-Rache, 27, with homicide in the apparent strangulation death of Joshua Smithson, 36, on Thursday inside the Smithson East Marathona Road residence in Madison. Police and emergency medical personnel were called to the house by Almeida-Rache shortly before 7 a.m. Smithson had died with multiple visible injuries to his face and ...

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Schools in Washington County, Tenn., Monitoring COVID-19 Conditions, To Start Online Dashboard Next Week | WJHL

JONESBOROUGH, Tennessee (WJHL) – Schools in Washington County, Tennessee are not making any changes to their COVID-19 policies at this time, but they will launch an online dashboard next week. Masks are optional at Washington County schools. Currently, health authorities recommend that everyone wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. There were rumors the mask policy would be discussed at ...

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Federal lawsuit against funeral home directors for not sending bodies to families | New

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Families and loved ones from Tennessee to Latin America are devastated after learning that the bodies of their loved ones were not buried the way they wanted. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance is now investigating several complaints. A federal complaint was also filed. In a cemetery off the Ashland City Highway, you’ll find Julio ...

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New emails raise more questions about the veracity of the Health Commissioner’s testimony

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – New emails obtained by NewsChannel 5 survey raise even more questions about the veracity of Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey during testimony before a legislative committee about a controversial state contract. Piercey, along with Deputy Commissioner John Webb, appeared before the Legislative Assembly Tax Review Committee in December over a $ 26.5 million non-tender contract the ...

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Antioch, Tennessee, shooting: 2 employees shot at SmileDirectClub, police say they shot gunman

WTVF The shooting was reported shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday, police said. CNN – A gunman opened fire on a SmileDirectClub manufacturing plant Tuesday morning in the Tennessee capital area, injuring two workers before being shot and wounded by police officers, authorities said. The shooting was reported shortly before 6 a.m. at the Antioch facility, a southeastern neighborhood of Nashville, ...

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Tennessee Won’t Promote COVID Vaccines But Pay To Vax Cows

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Tennessee has sent nearly half a million dollars to farmers who have vaccinated their livestock against respiratory and other illnesses in the past two years. But Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who grew up on his family’s ranch and describes himself as a cattle rancher on his Twitter profile, has been much less enthusiastic about encouraging herd ...

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Health giant sold dozens of hospitals, but continued to sue patients

Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon no longer exists as a hospital. But he still sued Hope Cantwell. There was a knock on the door of Cantwell’s apartment in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this year. She said she had not yet been vaccinated against covid-19 and was not answering the door to strangers. So she didn’t. But then several more ...

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Governor Lee Releases 2021 TCAP Results Showing Drop in All Subjects and Grades Across Tennessee | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WJHL) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and other heads of state announced the results of Tennessee’s Spring 2021 Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) testing on Monday afternoon. According to Lee, the results indicated that education in the state was negatively affected by COVID-19. You can watch the stream of News Channel 11‘s announcement below: “These results show that COVID-19 ...

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