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Burn ban could affect Middle TN region on July 4 if rain doesn’t arrive soon

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WSMV) – As the burning ban continues in Mount Juliet, city officials are closely monitoring the weather to see if and when they can lift it. Since Monday, the possibility of a property or structure fire has increased significantly and the Town of Mount Juliet and the Fire Department want to take every precaution to ensure the ...

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Editorial: Do you have what it takes to be a foster parent? | Editorials

As Frontier Health seeks foster parents to help meet a growing need in the region, the Census Bureau reports that nearly 18.5 million American children are growing up without a father. The United States holds the title of world leader in fatherlessness. Frontier Health says the pandemic has had a “disastrous impact” on foster care systems in northeast Tennessee and ...

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Boy rescued after arm stuck in neighborhood pool: TN officials

Crews drilled through the concrete to free the child from the pool, Tennessee officials said. Screenshot of the Chapel Hill Fire Department Facebook page A 5-year-old was in a neighborhood swimming pool when his hand got caught in a jet, leaving him trapped for hours, officials said. “It was very difficult,” Tennessee mom Lydia Johnston told WTVF. “He was struggling ...

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Tennessee Secretary of State Arrested for DUI Leaving Bonnaroo Festival

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival attracts more than 80,000 people across the country to rural Manchester, Tennessee each year. Hence, it is known as one of the biggest music festivals held every summer. Once at the concert, festival-goers often spot celebrities like Josh Hutcherson or Chance the Rapper, both of whom have been avid Bonnaroo attendees in the past. ...

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Tennessee’s opponents in 2022 at a glance: LSU

The 2022 season is still nearly three months away for Tennessee, and the summer months can often feel like the longest in college football’s offseason. It’s not slow inside the walls of the Anderson Training Center for the Flights, as the third phase of their preparations for fall begins this week with the start of summer strength and ...

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Work begins on long-term I-55 project near Key Memphis Span | Tennessee News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Work has begun in Tennessee on a $141 million project to build taxiways and a roundabout on the Interstate 55 interchange near a busy bridge connecting Memphis to Arkansas. Lane closures began Monday at the I-55 and Crump interchange near downtown Memphis and near one of two bridges that cross the Mississippi River from the city, ...

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McGiffin claims CoSIDA All-America academic status

KNOXVILLE, TN – Tenika McGiffin added to his stellar list of accomplishments during the 2021-22 season by earning CoSIDA All-America third-team academy honors, the association announced Wednesday afternoon. The award marks the third Lady Vol tennis player to be a CoSIDA Academic All-American in the program’s history, the first since Blakeley Griffith did so in 2007. McGiffin also earned the ...

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Tennessee eliminated from baseball playoffs by Notre Dame

The University of Tennessee has been widely hailed as the best college baseball team in a generation. But like so many top seeds over the years, the Volunteers couldn’t navigate the NCAA baseball playoffs and were eliminated without even qualifying for the eight-team University World Series. The playoffs started well for Tennessee. After a 53-7 regular season and a Southeastern ...

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Columbia State nabs 37 new nursing graduates

Columbia State Community College recently celebrated 37 nursing graduates with a pinning ceremony at the Webster Athletic Center. “The Department of Nursing congratulates the spring 2022 nursing graduates and is honored to have helped prepare them for the profession,” said Dr. Amy Huff, director of the Columbia State Nursing Program. “This class showed tremendous positivity and camaraderie throughout the program. ...

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Tennessee by the numbers: How volunteers became college baseball’s latest powerhouse

Since week six of the college baseball season, Tennessee has been the unanimous No. 1 team in college baseball with only one brief exception in week 12. The Volunteers reclaimed the consensus top spot in week 13. and haven’t looked back. At 56-7, the Volunteers were not only the best team in baseball, they were the last powerhouse program. Tennessee ...

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TN Bill Affecting Transgender Athletes Goes Into Force Next Month

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A new law takes effect in July making it harder for students to play sports at school if they are transgender. The law will add penalties to school districts that allow transgender athletes to play on teams that do not match the gender on their birth certificates. If the school system violates the law, the Department ...

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TN Water Resources Department for Flood Mitigation, Chennai Water Storage Works

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Water Resources Department is working against time to complete flood mitigation works in Chennai and increase water storage before the onset of the monsoon. The department has set 22 tmcft as drinking water requirement for Chennai for two years, which would mean about 1 tmcft of drinking water every month. According to water resource department officials, ...

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Biden appoints Bill Renick to TVA board

**FILE** Democrat Bill Renick, pictured in this May 30, 2001 file photo taken in Jackson, Mississippi, and who served as former Governor Ronnie Musgrove’s chief of staff, filed qualifying documents on Tuesday January 9, 2007, to run for governor. Renick, 53, is a former state senator and lobbyist. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Bill Renick, who chairs the Commission on the ...

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Connecticut man wanted for murder dies by suicide in Tennessee – Hartford Courant

A Connecticut man wanted on a warrant charging him with murder has committed suicide after being found in Tennessee, according to Bridgeport police. Police had an active warrant charging Glenn Pettway with murder in the May 28 death of Marisol Dumeng and received a tip that Pettway was hiding at a location in Jackson, Tennessee, police said. The U.S. Marshals ...

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Franklin Reveals $207 Million Budget for 2023: What’s Included

The City of Franklin unveiled its proposed $207 million budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The budget includes increased tax revenue for the city, proposed wage increases for many city employees, and at least a fee increase for city residents. Here’s what you need to know about the new budget. Look at this:Tennessee found it hadn’t followed lethal injection rules ...

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Several people hospitalized after shooting outside Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (KRON) – “Several” victims were taken to hospital after a shooting Saturday night in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Chattanooga Police Department said in an email to KRON4. Officers said several parties exchanged gunfire and many people then fled the scene. The shooting at around 11:48 p.m. ET (8:48 p.m. local time) occurred at 100 Cherry Street in downtown Chattanooga, ...

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Tennessee Bond Law: One Hurdle, Many More

Three years after passing through the legislature, Tennessee’s controversial private school voucher law has yet to provide a single eligible student with public funding to pay for their private education — a record that will be hard to change this fall. Despite a favorable ruling this month from the state’s highest court, Governor Bill Lee’s administration must clear many legal ...

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Mulehouse named Tennessee Music Pathways venue, the first in Colombia

Celebrating its first year in Colombia, The Mulehouse has joined the Tennessee Music Pathways list, which recognizes the state’s top music and entertainment venues. The Mulehouse is included alongside several historic Tennessee music venues, such as the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, as well as Graceland in Memphis. It is also the first place in ...

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The Roxy Regional Theater presents the 1950s rockabilly musical “Cry-Baby” June 3-18

By Donald groves The Roxy Regional Theater May 20, 2022 4:44 p.m. CLARKSVILLE, TN – Romeo and Juliet meets high school hellcats in the hit summer musical on the stage of Clarksville’s oldest professional theater. Based on the cult classic film by John Waters, Cry-Baby: The Musical Opening Friday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m. In keeping with the theater’s opening ...

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TN ranks first in firearm thefts from vehicles nationwide

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A new report on the increase in gun thefts from vehicles across the country shows that the Willing State ranks first when it comes to this crime nationwide. The new study by Everytown Research analyzed FBI crime data ranging from 2011 to 2020 in 38 US states that collectively cover 49 million people. The analysis found ...

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Nissan plans third US plant to make electric vehicles, possibly in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Nissan is considering building a third manufacturing plant in the United States, and it may be located in Tennessee. The Associated Press reported that Nissan is considering adding a new auto plant in the United States to meet growing demand for electric vehicles. On Friday, Nissan chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta told reporters that the third ...

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UT advances to Red Bull USA 3X quarterfinals

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Tennessee won all three games on Saturday and advanced to the women’s division quarter-final round at the 2022 Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. After dropping their opener against Iowa State on Friday night, 21-13, the Lady Vols bounced back to defeat Hoopers NY, 14-11; Unlimited athletes, ages 21-18; ...

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Knox County prosecutor says fentanyl is making its way to city from Detroit

Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT) – According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, a Detroit person was arrested in Knoxville earlier this week for attempting to purchase nearly three pounds of Fentanyl. District Attorney Charme Allen said that over the years fentanyl trafficking has tended to originate in Detroit. “Knoxville is very connected to Detroit with the drug trade. We regularly see ...

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Former Oklahoma and Tennessee Titans DL Du’Vonta Lampkin dead at 25

Former Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Du’Vonta Lampkin died after being discovered with a single gunshot wound May 5, the Dallas Police Department said. He was only 25 years old. According to a Dallas Police statement on Facebook, someone checked on Lampkin after he didn’t return phone calls. When police arrived, Lampkin was found with a single gunshot wound and died ...

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TN publishes information on people who missed the 2nd dose of vaccine due to lack of confidentiality

The data, which was published in a publicly editable Google doc, gave granular details including name, recipient ID, block they belong to, and more. In what is a glaring privacy concern, the immunization division of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM) has released the data of everyone in the state who has not yet taken the vaccine. ...

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Lawmakers expand efforts to ban transgender athletes from competition

Tennessee lawmakers are stepping up efforts to block transgender athletes from competition with new legislation targeting sports from colleges to universities. Last week, Governor Bill Lee signed legislation adding penalties to a Tennessee law barring transgender athletes from competing at the middle and high school level that was signed into law last year. School districts that fail to determine a ...

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Erin O’Hara Block wins Democratic nod in Nashville District 8 school board race

Erin O’Hara Block and Chris Moth are running in the District 8 Democratic primary. The winner will face independent Amy Pate in August. Incumbent Gini Pupo-Walker did not seek re-election. Erin O’Hara Block won the Democratic nomination for the Nashville District 8 School Board seat by a narrow margin Tuesday night. Chris Moth led the race for most of the ...

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Consumer Alert: Unlicensed Online Auto Sales

Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (“TDCI”), Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission, Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, and Tennessee Department of Revenue are alerting consumers to issues with buying vehicles online in Tennessee . Vehicle sales by unlicensed companies are prohibited, even if the company only sells vehicles over the Internet. Consumers have filed complaints that vehicles purchased from ...

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Tips for overcoming the formula shortage in Memphis

In early April, Datasembly, a data collection company, reported that more than 30% of products were out of stock at more than 11,000 stores in the United States. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Months after recalls and supply chain issues, some Memphis shelves are still empty. The shortage of infant formula is creating a challenge for families across the country, including the ...

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Whiskey Row death triggers tightening of guard training on Tennessee bill

A bill requiring first aid, CPR, restraint and de-escalation training for unarmed and armed private guards working in locations licensed to serve alcohol has passed in Tennessee. The bill, dubbed “Dallas’s Law,” comes after Dallas “DJ” Barrett, 22, died following a fight with security guards at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in August. He is now heading to Governor Bill Lee’s ...

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Tennessee police officer crushed during traffic stop after suspect resisted, fled and showed dashcam video

Tennessee officers recover after being dragged by fleeing suspect Two Franklin police officers were injured yesterday after a fleeing suspect drugged them from his car, knocking one of the officers down. (Credit: Franklin Police Department) Tennessee police have released dramatic dashcam video that authorities say shows a suspect resisting officers during a traffic stop before running over an officer with ...

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Tennessee bill would force drunk drivers to support victims’ children

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) — Drunk drivers convicted of homicide while driving a vehicle in Tennessee would have to pay child support under a bill filed in the governor’s office. But this alimony would not be for their children. It would go to the children of their deceased victims. Tennessee could become the first state to pass a bill that some ...

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Tennessee Brown Bag, LLC recalls beef jerky products produced without inspection

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2022 – Tennessee Brown Bag, LLC, a facility in Hixson, Tenn., is recalling approximately 4,590 pounds of beef jerky products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the Safety and Security Service announced today. Food Inspection (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. Ready-to-eat beef jerky products were produced from January 2020 to April ...

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Tellico Plains chosen for Tennessee Downtowns program | News

Tellico Plains was selected to participate in a Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development program. According to a TNECD press release, the city is one of 10 communities selected to participate in the Tennessee Downtowns program. Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced the 10 Tennessee communities selected to participate in the eighth cycle of ...

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Tennessee state testing begins Monday and again counts for districts

Thousands of students will begin taking state assessments on a variety of subjects across the state next week. And for the first time since the pandemic began in March 2020, this year’s standardized test results can have major impacts on students and their schools. Here’s what you need to know about who and what is being assessed as testing begins ...

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Cop accused of lying about lawsuit faces jail time in TN

A 23-year-old police officer has resigned and pleaded guilty to falsifying records after Tennessee prosecutors said he lied about a high-speed chase. Getty Images/iStockphoto A 23-year-old former police officer is considering possible jail time after Tennessee prosecutors said he lied about a high-speed chase and forged an arrest warrant earlier this year. Joseph Charles Roberts pleaded guilty to tampering with ...

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Tee Time – Racers take on Hermitage at TSU event

History links The Murray State men’s golf team competes in a 13-team field at the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate Monday and Tuesday (April 11-12) at the Hermitage Golf Club in Nashville, Tennessee. The game will take place on the President’s Reserve course. Hosted by the state of Tennessee, the event features 36 holes of play on ...

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MTSU and Delta Celebrate First “Propel” Pilot Graduate, Partnership

MTSU Aerospace alumnus Colton Gray, of Lebanon, Tenn., admits to being “very touched by the whole experience” of becoming the first Delta Propel pilot program graduate to accelerate (in 42 months or less) Airmen qualified beginning to train to be Delta Air Airline Pilots. Gray addressed a gathering of faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, April 5 in the Science ...

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Department of Labor imposes $161,000 civil penalty on operators of seven Little Caesar franchises in Middle Tennessee

Investigation Findings: Investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that employers failed to account for all hours worked and, therefore, failed to pay workers the less minimum wage and overtime, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Investigators also found that employers allowed 15-year-old workers to engage in prohibited and dangerous activities such as ...

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Business Owner Worried About Delta-8 Cannabis Legislation

Dickson, Tenn. (WTVF) – A local business owner thinks a bill to ban many Delta-8 THC products would cost him tens of thousands of dollars. Southern Sugar Leaf’s Chris Yates spent a lot of time at the State Legislative Office Building this year. However, he usually works in the company building in Dickson. “Our candy bars, we’re in luck,” Yates ...

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Meet the Candidates at the Hawkins County Deeds Registry Office | News

ROGERSVILLE — Three candidates are running at the Hawkins County Deeds Registry Office in the May Republican primary. The same five questions were asked of all candidates. Their unedited responses appear below. Judy Kirkpatrick Why did you decide to present yourself to the register of deeds? I have served in the Hawkins County Deeds Registry since 2002. I started working ...

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DoorDash driver video shows officer firing stun gun into Tennessee traffic stop | Tennessee

A Tennessee police officer who used his stun gun on a DoorDash driver wrote an arrest report saying the man became argumentative while denying he was speeding, refused to hand over information. identification, demanded to see a supervisor and remained in his car when ordered to get outside. The driver – who faces charges of speeding, resisting arrest and disorderly ...

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Lee wants to combine the grocery tax exemption with a tax cut for lobbyists

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee wants to combine a sales tax exemption on groceries with lower taxes for lawyers, lobbyists and investment advisers. Lee released his updated budget plan on Tuesday, which included the proposed one-month sales tax holiday on groceries and a permanent $400 professional lien tax reduction per year at $300. Republicans and tax-targeted professional circles have long sought ...

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Congressional Residency Rule Affecting ’22 Race Heads to Governor | Tennessee News

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers on Monday passed a residency requirement for Republican and Democratic hopefuls in the U.S. House and Senate that would take effect immediately, a move that aims to push at least one GOP hopeful for a House of Commons. A redesigned and open Nashville sits on a crowded primary ballot. ...

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Bill could ban Delta 8 THC products from Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – There are two bills to regulate Delta 8 THC in the state legislature, although one would ban Tennessee products. Delta 8 is made from hemp. Some people use it for pain relief or other medical purposes, but it also has psychoactive effects. Although similar to Delta 9 THC, the compound in marijuana that gets a person ...

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Tennessee unemployment drops slightly in February

Data recently released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed Tennessee recorded another month of lower unemployment in February. It was the second consecutive month of declining unemployment across the state. The February 2022 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.4% was a decline of 0.1 percentage points from the January rate of 3.5%. The new figure is 1.6 ...

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Hawkins County Industrial Development Board prepares new site | News

SURGOINSVILLE – The Hawkins County Industrial Development Board plans to begin a construction project on Lot 17 of the Phipps Bend Industrial Park in the coming year, which will be the largest ready-to-use site in the county. is from Tennessee once he is certified. During Thursday’s IDB meeting, an employee of engineering firm Mattern and Craig spoke about the progress ...

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Tennessee legislature undecided on congressional residency requirement

axios on facebookAxios on TwitterAxios on LinkedInAxios by email Morgan Ortagus at a press conference in 2020. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images As the state legislature continues to debate a residency requirement to run for Congress, it remains undecided whether former President Trump’s preferred nominee in the U.S. House race from District 5 will be eligible to run. Driving ...

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Tennessee expands employee protections over COVID-19 vaccination mandates – Jobs & HR

United States: Tennessee expands employee protections over COVID-19 vaccination mandates March 18, 2022 Proskauer Rose LLP To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed into law a bill that expands protections for employees subject to employer COVID-19 vaccination mandates. The ...

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Roane State to Develop Cyber ​​Defense Training for Industrialists

Roane State Community College will play a key role in what is described as an ambitious program to make the Tennessee Valley the national hub for machine tool research, development and training. The community college’s nationally recognized cyber defense department has received a $250,000 grant to develop training for companies that will help protect the digital components of next-generation machine ...

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Festival of Veils, food, artwork, Secret Service information

Middle Tennessee State University is hosting upcoming events that are free and open to the public. Todd Art Gallery Exhibition Middle Tennessee State University is honoring a gifted — and prolific — sculpture teacher with a new retrospective exhibition of his work and an opportunity to help talented students take up his tools. “James Gibson: A Life in Sculpture—A Retrospective” ...

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TDOT says refreeze concern overnight | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Tri-Cities residents woke up Saturday morning to a winter wonderland, while area road crews are still working overtime to keep roads clear. Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman Mark Nagi said roads, especially back roads, will continue to be a problem throughout the night. Icy Roads: Which counties see ice and snow? “The concern we’re going ...

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Family loses home less than a year after moving to East Tennessee

A Morgan County family that moved to east Tennessee less than a year ago is now picking up the pieces after losing everything in a house fire on Wednesday. “Within ten minutes of us leaving the house, the whole house was engulfed in flames,” said Donna Lyn Moran, who lived in the house. She described a time she never thought ...

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Collins will remain jailed without bail, lost his job at THP | Family

KINGSPORT — Nicholas Collins, a former Tennessee Highway Patrol soldier, will remain jailed without bond after a court hearing on Tuesday morning. Collins, charged with vandalism and two counts of breaching protective orders in late February, asked to be released from prison and take part in a temporary release program in which he would wear an ankle bracelet to track ...

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Breweries partner with Tennessee farmers to create local beers

axios on facebookAxios on TwitterAxios on LinkedInAxios by email Illustration: Aida Amer/Axios Local Tennessee breweries are collaborating with the state Department of Agriculture on a farm-to-tap initiative that connects volunteer farmers across the state with beer makers. Why is this important: The goal is to build a pipeline of locally grown ingredients for use in beers made in Tennessee. And ...

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TDOT brings immediate fixes to Alcoa Highway this weekend

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – Immediate fixes to the Alcoa Freeway will force lane closures this weekend to stabilize a dip in the busy roadway. From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5, the northbound merge lane for the Cherokee Trail/UT Medical Center exit will be closed, according to a spokesperson for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Motorists will still ...

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Composite decking and railing manufacturer will create more than 300 jobs in Tennessee

Welcome to Thomas Insights – every day we post the latest news and analysis to keep our readers up to date with what’s happening in the industry. Sign up here to get the day’s top stories straight to your inbox. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced that Fiberon would introduce manufacturing and distribution operations to Columbia in ...

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42% of Tennessee hemp crops test above THC threshold

According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA), 42% of hemp crops in Tennessee are deemed non-compliant with federal requirements limiting total THC levels in crops to less than 0.3%, forcing farmers to destroy their crops, according to a Channel 5 News Report. Seth Fuller, co-owner of Nashland Farms, said he had his crops tested twice by the ...

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Zero money can make Tennessee football elite again

Tennessee’s best chance to return to national prominence is hard cash. There is a sentence that I would never have dreamed of writing just a few years ago. Were players from each school paid before the term “name, image and likeness” became so common? Certainly. However, player funding was the NCAA’s most serious violation. Paying players or fielding others to ...

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Johnson City Schools: Students may have been on campus during inmate escape | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Schools officials in the city of Johnson said some students may still have been on school campuses during an inmate escape Tuesday at the Freedom Hall Civic Center. Three inmates from the Johnson City Detention Center escaped from guard duty at Freedom Hall, which is right next to Science Hill High School and Liberty Bell ...

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Four Takeouts from the University of Tennessee State Address

Expansion and innovation were on the minds of University of Tennessee leaders when they delivered the State of the System University address on Wednesday. Leaders focused on the university’s accomplishments in 2021: a new campus, rising enrollment trend, new research opportunities and more. But there were few details about what the directors want to achieve next, in the short and ...

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Integrated Studies, Public Security | Middle Tennessee State University

LEAD 3010 is a foundation class in the Public Safety Concentration. It provides a review of key theories, approaches, and a research-based understanding of leadership theory building. Emphasis will be on the evolution of leadership theory and the contribution of research to synthesizing historical perspectives of leadership into contemporary models of leadership. “Students will explore and reflect on their personal ...

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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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UTC professors at the head of INDEED

The project is now underway after receiving a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Health CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Two UTC faculty members are using a one-point-five-million-dollar grant from the Tennessee Department of Health to work with faith communities across the state to create INDEED – an intra -State to ensure equity and eliminate disparities. The project will address health ...

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Haywood County holds first community meeting on Blue Oval City

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) – It’s official, construction of Ford’s Blue Oval City will begin in March. The billion dollar project is expected to create thousands of jobs in West Tennessee. On Wednesday, Haywood County and those working on the project held a community meeting. Hundreds of people from the county and out of town attended the meeting to ask ...

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Tennessee County Sees Biggest Meth Seizure Ever

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – The West Tennessee Drug Task Force announced a major bankruptcy in Gibson County that resulted in the confiscation of 30 pounds of methamphetamines, along with other drugs. Drug Task Force Director Johnie Carter said Madison County deputies stopped a Mercedes on Saturday night that smelled strongly of marijuana. Charges dismissed against man accused of assaulting parents ...

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3 shot dead after possible domestic incident in Murfreesboro, TN

A woman back in custody after escaping… 5 hours ago Man wanted in fatal shooting outside hookah bar 5 hours ago Money alert issued for missing woman 8 hours ago A Nashville organization helping those in need 8 hours ago Crash on I-40 at Hermitage 9 hours ago Nashville truckers head to New York 16 hours ago A friend reacts ...

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State Considers Leaving James K. Polk Building

Jewelry robbery in broad daylight 56 minutes ago State to sell James K. Polk building 57 minutes ago Bomb threats, weapons loaded in schools 58 minutes ago Thieves target multiple businesses 60 minutes ago Video could help solve missing persons case 3 hours ago Proud dads support their sons at the Super Bowl 5 hours ago Tennessee license plate issue: ...

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The Black Homeownership Gap in Tennessee

sombutwanitkul // Shutterstock The Black Homeownership Gap in Tennessee For many, along with financial independence, becoming a homeowner is considered the quintessential American dream. Home ownership is one of the fundamental tools for creating wealth in the United States, but historically black home buyers have faced unfair policies and systematic discrimination, such as getting low rates. higher interest from mortgage ...

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Educating through COVID: From New York’s declining enrollment to Tennessee’s bid to boost school spending by a billion dollars, 9 ways states are coping with the crisis

register here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Donate here to support The 74’s independent journalism. A recently released report by Unicef, UNESCO and the World Bank paints a grim picture of education progress across the globe, with student achievement hampered by school closures amid the COVID pandemic -19. According to the report, disruptions associated with virtual learning have affected more ...

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Alvin Kamara, former RB of Alabama and Tennessee, arrested after the Pro Bowl

Alvin Kamara was arrested after the Pro Bowl on Sunday, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, for an incident that allegedly took place at a Las Vegas nightclub on Saturday. The LVMPD released a report on the incident naming Kamara as a suspect. The LVMPD statement said Kamara had been booked for battery “resulting in significant bodily harm.” ...

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Bill would return the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest to the Confederate group

A Tennessee senator wants to transfer the infamous bust of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the state’s first Ku Klux Klan leaders, to the sons of Confederate veterans. Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, introduced a bill this week to transfer the bust to the headquarters of Confederate veterans’ sons in Columbia, Tenne. The Confederate group commissioned and donated the ...

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2nd Arrest Made in West Tennessee and Streets of Basin

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Police Department said it arrested a second suspect in connection with Saturday’s shooting at the intersection of West Tennessee and Basin streets. Court documents say Monteris Telfair, 24, has been charged with attempted first degree murder, robbery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The arrest affidavit says the ...

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10 injured after a mixture of disinfectants in a Tennessee brewery

through: Destiny HannahNexstar Multimedia Cable Job : 1 Feb 2022 / 7:45 p.m. CST / Update: 1 Feb 2022 / 7:45 p.m. CST MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – Ten people were injured, one seriously, when two disinfectants were mixed together at a brewery in southeast Memphis, creating a hazardous materials situation Tuesday morning, the fire department said. Memphis. The incident happened ...

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Congratulations to Oak Ridge Schools Teachers of the Year

Oak Ridge Schools officials announced their Teachers of the Year, along with the selections for District-wide Teacher Assistant and Principal of the Year. The Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding teachers in Tennessee. Tennessee Department of Education staff applaud teachers who care about children, who dedicate their professional lives to enriching the lives of Tennessee students, and who demonstrate ...

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Opinion: Will Governor Bill Lee tout Tennessee’s ‘freedom’ to spread COVID more freely?

On Monday evening, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will deliver his fourth State of the State Address to the General Assembly and Tennessee. “I look forward to sharing my vision for Tennessee, including my budget and legislative priorities for the year,” Governor Lee said in a press release announcing the event. “Tennessee is showing the rest of the country that America ...

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Police shoot and kill man, shutting down I-65 south

Editor’s note: The off-duty officer’s family witnessed the shooting, not the family of the slain man. A portion of Interstate 65 in Nashville was closed for several hours Thursday after multiple local and state law enforcement agencies fatally shot a 37-year-old man earlier in the day as he stood in the middle of the highway. The Metro Nashville Police Department ...

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Trump offers Morgan Ortagus endorsement for House campaign in Tennessee

Former President Donald Trump has said he would support former State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus if she decides to run for Congress. Although Ortagus has yet to announce any plans, Trump said he heard she was exploring a run in Tennessee’s 5th congressional district, where Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper said Tuesday he plans to retire after Tennessee Republicans oversee the ...

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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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Tennessee couple say adoption agency turned them away because they were Jewish

A spokesperson for the Department of Children’s Services declined to comment on the case, saying the agency does not comment on ongoing litigation. The office of Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III did not respond to an email. Holston United Methodist Home for Children, the agency that declined to work with the Rutan-Rams, referred questions to Alliance Defending Freedom, ...

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