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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tennessee vs Kentucky prediction, odds, line: Week 9 2022 college football picks, best bets by proven pattern

The No. 3-ranked Tennessee Volunteers will be looking to stay undefeated when they take on the No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats as they meet in a key SEC East Division game on Saturday night. The Volunteers (7-0, 3-0) are off to their best start since going undefeated and winning the national championship in 1998. Tennessee is coming off a 65-24 win ...

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Football hosts Tennessee Tech for family weekend

History links Tweet #LOYAtTRUE Eastern Illinois (2-5, 1-1 OVC) vs. Tennessee Tech (1-6, 0-3 OVC)O’Brien Field (10,000) • Charleston, Illinois.October 29, 2022 • 2 p.m. • Television: ESPN+ EIU Game Notes | TTU Game Notes | Listen Live | Live Statistics | Watch on ESPN+ NOTES TO KNOW• Eastern Illinois and Tennessee Tech are both looking ...

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TN Treasurer returns $9,400 in unclaimed property to Cocke County | Tennessee State Titles

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EPA tells South Memphis residents there is little recourse to deal with toxic emissions – Tennessee Lookout

At the Monumental Baptist Church in South Memphis, local residents lined up to tell federal officials how cancer possibly linked to their environment had taken away loved ones, friends and family. Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency traveled to town to inform residents of the possible deadly consequences of living near Tennessee Sterilization Services, a facility that has been ...

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State Report Shows More Tennessee Children Arrested for Gun Crimes – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Internal Tennessee state documents obtained by FOX13 reveal crime statistics in Memphis. Reports show that 1,324 firearms were stolen from vehicles in 2020. In 2021, 2,023 firearms were stolen from vehicles, resulting in a 52.8% increase. Reports show that 3,865 firearms were seized in 2021. This number increased to 4,791 in 2022, resulting in a 23.9% increase. ...

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture partnership will support farmers and expand access to local, nutritious foods – Clarksville Online

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) announces its participation in a program that will increase local food purchases from underserved farmers and growers in Tennessee and get it to those who need it most. TDA will participate in the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement (LFPA) program, established by the Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States ...

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Columbia police report nearly 11% reduction in crime in 2021

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual Tennessee Crime Report, which showed crime in Colombia was down 10.98% from 2020-21. The report focuses primarily on Group A offenses, which include violent crimes, vandalism of property, burglary and narcotics offences. According to the report, 4,426 Grade A incidents were reported in 2020, with 3,940 reported in 2021. Columbia Police Chief ...

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Shooting in East Knoxville leaves one dead, Knoxville Police Department investigates.

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – A man has died after a shooting in East Knoxville according to the Knoxville Police Department. Around 11 a.m. Saturday, KPD officers responded to a reported shooting in the 2800 block of Linden Avenue, which is about four blocks from Chilhowee Park. When they arrived, they found a man who had been shot. Police said he ...

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US Department of Commerce Awards Funding for Entrepreneurship in TN

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Memphis and two organizations that encourage entrepreneurship in Tennessee have received a total of $4.2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce, officials said. The grants awarded by the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration are part of the so-called Build to Scale program, which awards funds to organizations that support ...

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Rested Vols faces a real test in Heupel’s 2nd season

Neyland Stadium is selling out again and fans are already trying to plan how to paint a visiting stadium orange and white to cap off Tennessee’s regular season. That’s how things are going for eighth-ranked Tennessee in coach Josh Heupel’s second season. The real test of the quality of these volunteers this season begins Saturday at 25th LSU. Next, they ...

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Department of Justice Announces Action to Resolve Lending Discrimination Claims Against Evolve Bank & Trust Settlement Provides $1.3 Million to Compensate Affected Borrowers | USAO-WDTN

Memphis, TN – The Department of Justice announced today that it has secured an agreement to resolve allegations that Evolve Bank & Trust, headquartered in Memphis, made loans discrimination based on race, sex and national origin in the pricing of one’s accommodation mortgage loans from at least 2014 to 2019. Evolve Bank maintains mortgage offices and provides mortgage services in ...

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Tennessee doctors recommend getting the flu shot early

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – Flu season is about to begin and doctors are warning it could be a tough year. “Over the next two weeks, the window will open for when we start seeing cases,” said Dr. Todd Rice, medical director of the medical intensive care unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “We haven’t seen a surge of active cases ...

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Obituary: April Ann Tanguay – Lewiston Sun Journal

April Ann Tanguay MEMPHIS, Tenn. – April Ann Tanguay, 47, formerly of Nashville, Tennessee, and Auburn, died Wednesday, August 31, 2022 after a brief illness. She was born on April 1, 1975 in Lewiston. April was the daughter of Joseph and Carol Ann (Colleton) Tanguay. April graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn and earned a BA in Psychology ...

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Tennessee Prison Outreach Ministry Raises Funds to Provide Rehabilitation Services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – It can take a village for someone to successfully reintegrate into society after a long prison sentence. In Nashville and Memphis, the Tennessee Prison Outreach Ministry has been helping people lead productive lives after prison for nearly 60 years. Thanks to some community grants, some state funding, but mostly donations from churches and individuals, 38 men ...

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An active shooter training exercise will take place at the West Town Mall

Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT) – An active fire training exercise will be held at the West Town Mall by several East Tennessee law enforcement agencies on Sunday, September 25. The training will be closed to the public and will include the Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville Fire Department, University of Tennessee Police Department, Rural Metro Fire Department, Knox County 9-1 -1 and ...

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Amendment 3 would eliminate exception to Tennessee slavery ban

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Constitution has a provision dating back to 1870 that prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude, but the section provides an exception when it comes to penalties for a felony. Critics say the 152-year-old law needs to change – that there should be no exceptions to the ban on slavery. And in the Nov. 8 election, voters in ...

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Clarksville Tennessee National Guard Officer Andrew Trescott Earns Commission as Army Second Lieutenant – Clarksville Online

Woodlawn, TN – A Clarksville police officer graduated from the Tennessee National Guard Officer Candidate School in Smyrna and earned his commission as a second lieutenant in the Tennessee Army National Guard on August 13, 2022. Second Lieutenant Andrew Trescott has completed the traditional 18-month OCS program designed to develop officer candidates into platoon leaders in the US Army. The ...

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Geosciences Graduate Program Achieves National Recognition

The geoscience department at East Tennessee State University, known for providing students with valuable field experience and faculty who excel in research and teaching, added national recognition. The Master of Geosciences, Geospatial Analysis Concentration, received Honorable Mention for the 2022 American Association of Geographers Award for Master’s Program Excellence. “It’s a wonderful honor for ETSU,” said Dr. Ingrid Luffman, an ...

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Former Heritage High School football coach sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempted production of child pornography | USAO-EDTN

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – On September 12, 2022, the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, sentenced James David Morrow, 51, of Maryville, Tennessee, to 15 years in prison . Morrow, a former football coach at Heritage High School, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted production of child pornography, violating 18 USC § ...

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Tennessee Titans reasons for optimism, concern against New York Giants

The Tennessee Titans and New York Giants kick off their 2022 season against each other on Sunday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The Titans have just completed their sixth straight winning season which saw the team claim a second straight division title and it’s the first 12-win season and No. 1 seed since 2008 despite an insane number of injuries. ...

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GOP Official Tells Tennessee Colleges to Say Title IX Doesn’t Protect LGBTQ+ People

Tennessee universities are under pressure from a Republican state legislator who wants them to withdraw documents describing LGBTQ+ people as a protected group under federal law. In August, Rep. John Ragan, chairman of the state’s Government Operations Committee, sent letters to Tennessee schools, including the University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University, demanding that they “immediately use » LGTBQ ...

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Bessemer police are looking for a murder suspect who fled to Tennessee

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) – The Bessemer Police Department is investigating a murder that occurred early Sunday morning. According to BPD, officers arrived at the 3300 block of Avenue C in Bessemer around 5:51 a.m. on calls of a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found Cynthia Cardenas, 33, sitting behind the wheel of a car she had been driving earlier that ...

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Remains match Tennessee sailor who died at Pearl Harbor

By DEVARRICK TURNER, Knoxville News Sentinel Knoxville, Tenn. (AP) – A Department of Defense effort that began in 2015 to use science to solve one of our nation’s protracted mysteries has identified the remains of a Navy sailor from Athens, Tennessee, who died during the of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor more than eight decades ago. By matching ...

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Friends of Literacy offers new programs in Knoxville, Oak Ridge

Child literacy is a challenge in East Tennessee. In Knox County, only 38.6 percent of third graders read at the grade level and only 17.6 percent of students from low-income households are proficient, according to the Tennessee Department of Education. A new retention policy has gone into effect to address this issue across Tennessee. The new law requires third-grade students ...

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Clarksville Gas and Water Department reports water outage on Shortridge Drive – Clarksville Online

Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Gas and Water Department (CGW) has shut down water service on Shortridge Drive to fix the water main leak. Low water pressure can also affect the neighborhood. The repair of the main water leak is expected to be completed and water service restored by 1:00 a.m. About Clarksville Gas and Water Clarksville Gas ...

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The future of hemp in Tennessee is “uncertain”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — It’s not quite marijuana. “Very little difference, you have to test it to tell the difference,” said Dan Glenn, Managing Director of True South Seeds. “It’s actually the amount of cannabinoids in the plant. But just by passing near a field, you couldn’t tell the difference. Nashville to host 2023 NHL Awards and 2023 Upper Deck ...

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Indoor volleyball picked ninth in SoCon preseason poll

History links SPARTANBURG, South Carolina — The Southern Conference announced its preseason volleyball coaches survey Wednesday afternoon and the Mocs were selected to finish ninth. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their respective team or student-athletes in the ballot. Chattanooga got 13 points in the vote. Wofford was named the preseason favorite with 57 points and ...

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Migrants on bus from Texas to New York threaten to call cops on driver

Immigrants on a Texas bus bound for the Big Apple – which was supposed to visit several towns en route to let passengers off – threatened to call the cops when the driver said they wouldn’t stop not in Tennessee, The Post has learned. The charter bus is part of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s border initiative. The Post was in ...

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Tennessee teacher’s aide arrested for statutory rape of student

WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Sumner County teacher’s aide has been arrested after it was discovered she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student. Shaundra Cartwright, 42, was taken into custody on Tuesday after a months-long investigation. On June 8, the Millersville Police Department was contacted by a concerned family member of a 17-year-old boy regarding a sexual ...

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Lee Cabinet Member Named President of Northeast State Community College – TNJTNJ

Jeff McCord, the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Labor in Governor Bill Lee’s administration, has been named president of Northeast State Community College. NASHVILLE (August 8, 2022) – The Tennessee Board of Regents today unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Jeff McCord as the next president of Northeast State Community College, effective September 30. Dr. McCord, currently commissioner ...

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Former TBI Highway Patrol Director Larry Wallace Dies at 97; Assisted Chattanooga and Cleveland police

One of Tennessee’s most distinguished lawmen has passed away. Ancient TBI Director Larry Wallace died Thursday at his home in Athens, Tennessee, after a short battle with cancer. The Athens native led the TBI from 1992 to 2003. He also led the Tennessee Highway Patrol and later aided the Chattanooga and Cleveland Police Departments. Former Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland said, ...

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Williamson voters decide next school board members

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) – Over the past school year, members of the Williamson County School Board have dealt with parents concerned about textbooks, critical race theory, masking and individual family choice. Those issues have crept into the race this year for peer districts, with each council member facing a challenger and an open seat. One evening, Williamson County found itself ...

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FirstBank Elects Bill Carpenter as Chairman of the Board

Stuart McWhorter resign as director NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stuart McWhorter resigns as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nashvillebased at FB Financial Corporation. He joins the Governor by Bill Lee administration and replacement Bob Rolfe as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. FirstBank Elects Bill Carpenter as Chairman of the Board ...

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The Isaiah 117 house at the Chambliss Center will be a refuge for children entering foster care

Children entering Hamilton County’s foster care system will soon have a greater place of refuge while waiting to be placed in foster care. In June, officials at the Chambliss Children’s Center opened Isaiah 117 House, a network of transitional shelters intended to bridge the gap between the parental home from which at-risk children are removed and the foster home that ...

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Four arrested at Nashville Planned Parenthood Clinic – Tennessee Lookout

Metro Nashville police officers arrested four people on Thursday for misdemeanor trespassing at Planned Parenthood. Authorities have charged Rickey Williams, Bevelyn Williams, Edmee Chavannes and Brea Crum. Three of them were physically arrested at the property except for Crum, who was arrested by citation as she had her infant child with her at the time. “Today’s extremist activity makes it ...

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President Biden announces key nominees

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intention to name the following leaders to serve as key leaders in his administration: Jessica Looman, Wage and Hour Administration Candidate, United States Department of Labor Hugo Yue-Ho Yon, candidate for the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of the Maldives Joe H. Ritch, Nominee for Tennessee Valley Authority ...

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New intersection opened at Highway 56 and Keltonburg Road (Highway 288)

Tennessee Department of Transportation announced that the contractor, Jones Brothers Contractors, has moved traffic on State Route 288 (Keltonburg Road) to the new State Route 56 (McMinnville Highway) intersection which is now directly across from Blue Springs Road. Motorists should exercise caution at the new intersection and take into account the new traffic pattern. The old crossroads has been closed ...

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Active shooter training held in West Tennessee

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. – A community prepares for the worst-case scenario. Active shooter training held in West Tennessee Active shooter training held in West Tennessee Active shooter training held in West Tennessee Active shooter training held in West Tennessee The Dickson Police Department was in Benton County on Thursday helping local first responders prepare for what they call an active ...

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National parks bring $870 million to Tennessee

Nature lovers who visited National Parks Service lands in Tennessee last year spent $870 million in surrounding communities, according to a new federal report. That money has helped support more than 11,700 jobs, according to the federal agency. Driving the news: The Park Service released a report last month charting the economic ripple effects of national parks, monuments, recreation areas ...

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MTSU Athletics is #BLUEnited in 2022

History links MURFRESBORO, Tenn. — Blue Raider fans across Central State and across the country will be #BLUEnited this fall, as Middle Tennessee Athletics launches its #BLUEnited marketing campaign ahead of the start of the first games of the 2022-23 season in August. Fans will be able to spot new #BLUEnited branded billboards, yard signs and facilities ...

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Courtney Swim joins Tennessee Department of Revenue as chief of staff

The Department of Revenue announced the hiring of Courtney Swim as the agency’s chief of staff, effective August 1. In this role, Ms. Swim will oversee the department’s offices of legislation, communications, research and tax policy. Ms. Swim joins Revenue after working last year as an Associate Advisor for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, where she researched ...

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Memphis City Council approves reproductive autonomy bill – Tennessee Lookout

(This story has been updated.) The Memphis City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution calling reproductive autonomy a necessity as part of a broader effort by local elected officials to fight the state’s strict abortion laws. Last week, a member of the Memphis City Council J.B. Smiley announced that he would introduce a resolution to discourage local law enforcement from ...

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U.S. Supreme Court’s recent environmental decision renews spotlight on TVA – Tennessee Lookout

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate carbon emissions that cause climate change has reignited attention on the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation’s largest utility, and the Tennessee’s main source of electricity. The case involved the EPA’s efforts to implement a key provision of the Clean Air Act — contested by 15 Republican-led states. ...

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UTAD will host the event staff job fair

The University of Tennessee Athletic Department will host three Job Fair nights this month seeking enthusiastic and welcoming staff for various campus events, including Tennessee Football Days at Neyland Stadium. Career fairs will be held in the Arena Dining Hall at the Thompson Boling Arena on the following dates and times: Monday July 18 | 5-7 p.m. Tuesday ...

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Surface details of inmate fight at Hardeman County Correctional Facility

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – We are learning new details about an inmate fight at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility beginning June 11. Calls came into the newsroom from safety-conscious friends and family of inmates, and over the weekend CoreCivic, the company that owns and operates the private prison, confirmed the scuffle. . At approximately 5:59 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June ...

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces 4th of July Traffic Enforcement Strategy – Clarksville Online

Nashville, TN – “Tennessee Highway Patrol is committed to keeping our roads safe this July 4th weekend,” said Col. Matt Perry. “Soldiers will work diligently to curb distracted driving, enforce speed limits, ensure everyone is buckled up and arrest impaired drivers. I want everyone to have a fun and safe party weekend,” Perry continued. “Please do your ...

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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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