Monthly Archives: November 2022

Thousands of veterans flood VA with claims for toxic exposure benefits, health care – Tennessee Lookout

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is processing applications at the fastest rate in its history, hoping to avoid a large backlog as hundreds of thousands of veterans apply for health care and benefits under of the landmark Toxic Substances Exposure Act passed earlier this year. The day after President Joe Biden signed the bill in August, veterans ...

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Tenn lawmakers plead for DCS assistance

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The death of a toddler who was placed in a rehabilitation center with his parents by the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) is the tipping point for county state lawmakers from Shelby. They’re asking Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to dip into the state’s $1 billion budget surplus to give DCS more money to address serious issues ...

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Liberty Mutual balks at $42 million settlement from TeamHealth in Whistleblower case

New You can now listen to the Insurance Journal articles! A subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance is asking a federal court to exonerate it from liability for part of a multimillion-dollar settlement against one of the nation’s largest emergency drug providers, arguing that the fraud is not covered by the E&O policy and the health care company has caused it ...

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Odessa Kelly cites white supremacy after losing House race to Tenn.

Odessa Kelly was on track to become the first openly gay black woman elected to represent Tennessee in the United States House. On election night, as the votes were being counted, Kelly saw that dream slip away from her. “The loss didn’t come because I’m an openly gay black woman in the South, the loss came because of racism,” Kelly ...

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The Capital Quest | The Rohatyn Group enters Africa with the acquisition of Ethos Private Equity

Private equity investor focused on emerging markets and real assets, The Rohatyn Group (TRG), which previously took over Citigroup’s private equity investment franchise more than a decade ago, has installed in Africa with a definitive agreement to acquire Ethos Private Equity. The development comes just over a week after Ethos, a South African private equity firm, said its medium-sized team ...

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Planned Parenthood Abortion Rights Advocates Walk Through Tennessee

The timing couldn’t have been sharper. Francie Hunt, in the midst of a ‘pilgrimage’ from Memphis to Johnson City to raise awareness of the fight for abortion rights, was approaching the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Knoxville when the news broke identify the man responsible for burning him to ashes on December 31, 2021. It highlighted how she had thought about ...

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Tennessee Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Imposing Life Sentences on Child Homicide

Tennessee Supreme Court spoke out on Friday against a state law imposing life sentences on perpetrators of juvenile homicide, saying it was ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ and a violation of the eighth amendment. In the 21-page opinion, the judges noted that Tennessee was the only state in the nation requiring offenders to serve more than 50 years in prison before ...

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Bitcoin Consolidates Below Critical Support Turned Resistance

After last week’s heckling over the FTX Drama (which incidentally only intensified), Bitcoin shot down like a comet, taking the entire crypto market with it. Many large caps posted sub-double-digit losses while micro-caps were completely destroyed. In the days following the announcement of FTX’s major bankruptcy, Bitcoin observed some (rather suspicious) price trends, which can only be attributed to price ...

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‘An MRI for traffic:’ Open road trials to better help live congestion on I-24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – An open road test rig, the first of its kind, is now live on Interstate 24. It’s the only one like it in the country. The Tennessee Department of Transportation expects to bring researchers, automakers and technology companies to Nashville to test the future of transportation in a real environment. The first experience takes place this ...

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35 Historic Preservation Grants Announced in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Historic preservation officials announced 35 grants totaling nearly $900,000 for projects across Tennessee. The State Historic Preservation Office said Wednesday that federally funded matching grants provide 60% of project funds from the Federal Historic Preservation Fund with 40% of recipient project funds. Requests for project funding totaled nearly $1.2 million, more than the amount of funds ...

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Former Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo to make Tennessee Titans debut after Urban Meyer lawsuit dismissed

In the same week as a judge dismissed Josh Lambo’s lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars for emotional distress caused by Urban Meyer, the former franchise kicker is set to make his debut with the Jaguars’ biggest rival. Lambo signed to the Tennessee Titans’ 53-man roster on Wednesday and is expected to kick for them against the Green Bay Packers on ...

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Split-screen appears as Biden convenes crisis talks while Trump prepares campaign announcement

Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, right, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gather to hold an ’emergency’ meeting to discuss a missile strike on Polish territory near the border with Ukraine , on the sidelines of the G20 leaders’ summit in Nusa Dua, on the Indonesian island of Bali, on November 16. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) White House officials were ...

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Detroit council to vote on future names of two high schools

Enter the cafeteria of the East English Village Preparatory Academy and you will see a banner hanging from the banister of a staircase, exclaiming in the school’s colors corn and blue: “Pride of the East Side”. The slogan pays homage to the former Finney High School, which once stood on the same lot near Warren and Cadieux. Finney, which closed ...

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5 former Tennessee hospital workers charged with HIPAA violations

Authorities say the former employees sold patient data to a man who then sold it to personal injury lawyers and chiropractors. Memphis, TN – A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted five former Methodist Hospital employees for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The US Department of Justice (DOJ) alleges that former employees sold patient data to ...

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Hooker wins an additional trio of weekly honors

Soccer November 14, 2022 Knoxville, Tenn. — Tennessee redshirt senior quarterback Hendon Hooker added three awards to his long list of weekly accolades for the 2022 campaign, claiming Reese’s Bowl of the Week Senior Offensive Player, the Manning Star of the Week Award and the Davey O’Brien Great Recognition Award 8 List ...

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Governor Proclaims Tennessee Forest Products Week | Agriculture

In a recent proclamation Tennessee Forest Products Governor Bill Lee encouraged residents to recognize and “celebrate our forests and the renewable resources they provide as an important part of the history, economy, culture and well -being of our State”. According to a statement from the governor’s office, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDF) Forestry Division is celebrating with the Tennessee ...

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Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad once provided a vital link | News, Sports, Jobs

A stone arch supported the eastern end of the bridge over Walsh Road. (Photo by Art Smith) Long before Marietta had ribbons of concrete and asphalt going in all directions, she had ribbons of steel to bring people and goods to and from the city. One of the first ventures was the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad ...

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UT MARTIN ASSIGNED TO ANNOUNCE PASSING OF COL. BILL KALER

History links MARTIN, TN – The University of Tennessee at Martin mourns the passing of Col. Bill Kaler, a 2014 inductee into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame who dedicated 46 years of service to campus. He was 88 years old. After a 27-year career as a military officer, Kaler left the Pentagon for UT Martin in ...

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Tennessee is the epicenter of U.S. flu cases as flu vaccinations lag

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – There is disturbing news about the spread of the flu across the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Tennessee is currently among three flu virus epicentres across the country, experiencing the highest levels of flu virus spread in the country. The other states are Alabama and South Carolina. On top of that statistic, ...

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TN GOP leaders propose ‘strongest legislation in the nation’ on care for transgender youth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — New legislation went down the pike on Wednesday on care for transgender children in Tennessee. “We will make performing any type of irreversible surgery or medical procedure on a minor a prohibited medical practice, if it is based on gender identity,” said Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson ( R-Franklin). Johnson, alongside House Majority Leader William Lamberth ...

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Erwin and Unicoi elect BMA members

Erwin Record Photo by Bryan Stevens • The final election of the 2022 cycle is now one for the history book. From staff reports In Tennessee’s last election in 2022, voters in the towns of Erwin and Unicoi headed to the polls on Tuesday, November 8 to elect representatives to their respective mayoral and aldermen councils. In Erwin, Angie Wilcox ...

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ACCEL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. : Change of Directors or Principal Officers (Form 8-K)

Item 5.02. Departure of directors or certain managers; Election of directors; Appointment of certain officers; Compensatory provisions of certain executives. (vs) On November 9, 2022, Accel Entertainment, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Christie Kozlik44 years old, was appointed to the position of Accounting Director, as of November 9, 2022and will assume the role of Senior Accountant. Ms Kozlikpreviously served as ...

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2022 Tennessee gubernatorial race election results: Governor Bill Lee wins

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee won a quick victory on Tuesday, comfortably securing a second term after spending little time on the campaign trail and barely engaging with his Democratic opponent. The Associated Press called the race at 7:02 p.m., minutes after polls closed in Tennessee, prompting cheers at Lee’s Franklin-based watch party. “The people have spoken,” Lee said in a ...

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10 quick facts after Sunday’s Week 9 win over Tennessee

It was by far the longest play of Gray’s young career. 5. A total of 11 different players caught an assist for the Chiefs on Sunday. Mahomes found 11 pass catchers for completions in Sunday’s game: Travis Kelce 10 times, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster 10 times, Mecole Hardman six times, tailback Jerick McKinnon six times, Noah Gray three times, wide ...

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Despite loss, Hooker could still be Heisman’s favorite

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Hendon Hooker has been the Heisman favorite for some time now. However, Georgia’s dominating 27-13 victory over Tennessee on Saturday showed that Hooker was not immune to the Bulldogs’ elite defense. Will Hooker’s struggles between hurdles hamper his Heisman Trophy hopes? While Ohio State’s CJ Stroud might finish with a perfect record, history still turns in favor ...

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The last time Tennessee was ranked No. 1: Remembering Volunteers’ 1998 season at the peak of college football

Tennessee is No. 1 again. The Volunteers are No. 1 in the first set of college football playoff rankings. Tennessee is also ranked No. 2 in the AP poll and No. 3 in the coaches’ poll, but a win over No. 3 Georgia on Saturday would end the debate for another week. At this point, Tennessee would be No. 1 ...

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Florida Bans Transgender Health Treatments for Minors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Transgender children in Florida will be banned from receiving hormones or undergoing surgery to treat gender dysphoria under a rule approved Friday by state medical officials on demand of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Florida Board of Medicine and the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine voted at a joint meeting in Lake Buena Vista to finalize ...

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Tennessee Governor Calls to Investigate System Defenders Who Allegedly Enabled Eliza Fletcher’s Murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Criminal Justice and Victim Advocacy Groups want accounts and answers after the kidnapping and murder of Memphis jogger Eliza Fletcher. Lawyers say the system failed to protect her from Cleotha Abston-Hendersonthe man accused in the case. On Friday morning, Henderson will be back in court, but not for the Fletcher case. He faces charges of rape ...

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Digging into the Kroger/Alberson merger: Q&A with Placer.ai’s RJ Hottovy

On October 14, 2022, Kroger and Albertson’s Cos. announced a merger valued at more than $20 billion. The news, perhaps unsurprisingly, raises concerns about antitrust violations and union issues. Still, a recent article published by Placer.ai reported that the merger (if it goes through) will allow both companies to cut costs and compete with retail and online giants. Connect CRE ...

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TDOT wants the public’s help in naming four snow plows across Tennessee

Winter is coming and so are the snow plows. Is it just us, or do you walk past a plow and giggle “There’s Betty Whiteout”? The Tennessee Department of Transportation wants to make your fleeting thought a reality. For the first time, Tennesseans have the ability to name four snow plows to the state fleet. “Our hard-working snow plows have ...

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Jeffery Simmons on Contract Chatter: ‘Next Story’

NASHVILLE — Jeffery Simmons didn’t want his contract situation to become history this past offseason. So he said several times that he didn’t want to talk on this subject. Recently, the problem has arisen again. He talked about it. Simmons spoke about it in an interview with The Athletic for a story that suggested he should be paid for what ...

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Sumner County Commission faces scrutiny over First Amendment issues

The Sumner County Commission adopted a preamble to its standing rules and procedures document in October. The preamble stated that the commission would act and reflect “Judeo-Christian values”. First Amendment experts and the county’s own attorney say it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. A Tennessee County is under scrutiny for adopting a preamble to an official document ...

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TN Governor attends Innovation Center opening and answers questions ahead of election

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It was a human moment in the midst of an otherwise busy season for Governor Bill Lee (R-Tennessee). “Maria is fine,” Lee said. “She’s in the middle of treatment, and she especially wants people to know how grateful she is for the outreach, for the prayers. We had a huge reach. In August, Lee’s wife, First ...

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Food Extrusion Market Size Expected To Reach USD 118.63 Billion By 2028 | Beneficial market research

Vantage Market Research analyzes that the Food extrusion market which was worth USD 68.32 billion in 2021, would reach USD 118.63 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 7.11% during the forecast period 2022 to 2028. A qualitative research study is accompanied by more than 115 market data tables, pie charts, graphs and figures spread over several pages and ...

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Man Who Attacked President Pelosi’s Husband Wanted To Break His Kneecaps, Says DOJ – Tennessee Lookout

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department on Monday announced federal charges against the man who allegedly broke into U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home and attacked her 82-year-old husband with a hammer. If convicted, David DePape could face up to 50 years in prison. The complaint from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and affidavit on the alleged crime, ...

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