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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Knoxville and Chattanooga gang members convicted of drug, gun and money laundering | USAO-EDTN

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On July 23, 2021, a federal jury convicted Alim Turner, 23, Ushery Stewart, 22, Ronald Turner, 25, Kedaris Gilmore, 23, Mahlon Prater, Jr., 25, and Trevor Cox, 22 , all of Knoxville, TN, and Demetrius Bibbs, 29, of Chattanooga, TN, for conspiring to distribute various controlled substances including methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, marijuana, oxycodone , alprazolam and buprenorphine. ...

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GC Cheat Sheet: Hottest Business News Of The Week

Law360 (July 23, 2021, 2:59 p.m. EDT) – After Morgan Stanley’s general counsel urged the firm’s lawyers to return to the office, his peers at other major banks spoke out about their plans, and the former general counsel de LeClairRyan pleaded guilty to one charge of criminal obstruction. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news that you ...

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governor of Alabama joins growing number of Republicans urging Americans to get vaccinated – live | US News

Republican lawmakers are under increasing pressure to tell their constituents that Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective amid the spread of the new, more contagious Delta variant. Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant and remain the most available tool to prevent infection with the highly contagious disease. However, more than a year of mixed messages and misinformation ...

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THP: Two drivers injured after semi-trailer accident on I-81 in Greene County | WJHL

GREENE COUNTY, TN – A multi-vehicle accident closed part of Interstate 81 southbound in Greene County and left crews cleaning up spilled cargo from a tractor-trailer. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s SmartWay traffic map, the accident happened after 2 a.m. near kilometer 42. Right lane is closed on I-81 South at MM 42 in Greene County due to ...

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Tennessee health expert: vaccine hesitation raises concerns as Delta COVID-19 variant spreads

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (WJHL) – As the rate of COVID-19 positivity and hospitalizations increase, health experts are warning the Delta variant is the culprit. A health leader fears that the reluctance to vaccinate could put the population at risk. Ballad Health executive physician Dr Clay Runnels told News Channel 11 that the hospital system had 20 COVID-19 patients on July ...

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