Tennessee GOP lawmaker criticizes colleagues for supporting commercial vaccine mandates

Republican Tennessee lawmaker calls other members of the General Assembly “medical Nazis” for supporting the right of private companies to impose COVID-19 vaccinations on employees – a right some Republican leaders have hoped for keep intact. Representative Bruce Griffey, R-Paris, ruled those mandates discriminatory and urged lawmakers on Tuesday to remove the power from business owners to require employees to ...

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Investing in rural agriculture will improve Tennessee’s economy

George Lindemann is a businessman, philanthropist and environmentalist who believes that natural resources must be protected for the future but accessible today. We are in the middle of ginseng season. This is a great time to think about land management and resource sustainability. The line between environmentalism and agriculture is blurring, and that’s a good thing. Cattle ranchers are beginning ...

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Tennessee man shot dead after accusing gunman’s brother of fondling victim’s family member: report

A man was gunned down in Tennessee over the weekend after confronting someone for allegedly fondling a family member. Maurice Walker, 33, was on his way home with his brother in Memphis on Saturday night when he stopped and confronted Denorius Butler, 26, FOX 13 reported, citing the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The two began to fight after Walker accused ...

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Tennessee Senator Katrina Robinson seeks acquittal after fraud conviction

Katrina Robinson’s legal team seeks acquittal after state senator was convicted of four counts of fraud. In a filing filed Friday, lawyers for Robinson argue that prosecutors twisted the evidence and changed their legal theories mid-trial. This two-week trial ended on September 30 with a jury finding Robinson guilty. If it is not an outright acquittal, Robinson’s lawyers ask the ...

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Governor Bill Lee to Visit Johnson City for Disability Employment Awareness Month | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (WJHL) – October marks Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Governor Bill Lee will stop in Johnson City on Thursday for an update on the city’s employment report , according to a statement from the governor’s office. Lee’s tour will start from Basic Northeastern Tennessee Services at 1:45 p.m., where he will meet with people who have benefited ...

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COLUMN: A good time for an open house week

History links Buy reunion tickets (Oct 30) MURFREESBORO, Tennessee – There wasn’t much to say for the Lynchburg, Va. Blue Raiders. At the start of the week, playing against a Liberty team that had lost just two games in the past two seasons was always going to be a tough task. “Give Liberty credit, they have a good football team”, ...

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Tennessee leaders to review education funding formula – FOX13 News Memphis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn on Friday announced plans to review how the state funds its multibillion-dollar K-12 education system. Lee and Schwinn hope that principals, families and other members of the public will provide feedback on how the system can be improved over the coming months. While no specific timeline has yet ...

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Senator Art Swann of Maryville supports special session on COVID-19 regulation | New

State Senator Art Swann (R-Maryville) fully supports a special session of the Tennessee legislature aimed at curbing COVID-19 regulations. The special session has been pushed by Republicans in Tennessee for weeks as the Biden administration seeks to institute COVID-19 vaccine mandates “covering workers at large companies, healthcare employers, and employees and contractors federal, “according to Politico. Swann presented the special ...

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President of the University of Tennessee, political conservative fundraiser

University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd takes the extraordinary step of organizing a fundraiser for one of the state’s most conservative politicians. In 2018, Boyd told the Nashville Post he would shut down a political action committee he had used to donate tens of thousands of dollars to Republican candidates after becoming president of the university to avoid any potential ...

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program for the benefit of volunteer firefighters in place | Local News

A new program created to support Tennessee volunteer firefighters was highlighted by the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office in a press release. The volunteer education incentive program was detailed during Fire Prevention Week, which began Sunday and continues through Saturday. The VEIP program was adopted in the previous legislative session by the ...

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UTM SOCCER FALLS A VICTIM OF A DOUBLE GOLDEN GOAL IN EXTENSION AGAINST. TENNESSE TECH

History links Next game: to SIUE 10/10/2021 | 2:00 p.m. MARTIN, Tennessee – Entering the evening atop the Ohio Valley Conference standings leading to the league’s halfway point, the University of Tennessee football team at Martin found themselves with no extra points at his season total in said standings, dropping an unexpected 109-minute marathon at Tennessee Tech at Skyhawk Field ...

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Phil Roe Appointed to Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee

Clarksville, Tennessee – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recently appointed Dr. Phil Roe, a retired U.S. Congressman who represented Tennessee’s First District, to serve on the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Board of Trustees . He will occupy a seat that opened earlier this year when General Gary Luck resigned following his move to Florida. “Dr. Roe, both as an alumnus ...

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TN Lawmaker Calls on FBI to Investigate Violence Against Teachers and Education Officials | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Due to a worrying spike in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers and staff, the Department of Justice has said he was committing new resources to eradicate it. Tennessee has been the center of national news at times during the pandemic. As students returned to in-person learning with envisioned COVID-19 ...

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How SCOTUS Abortion Rights Case Could Impact California

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Legal experts in San Diego say an upcoming Supreme Court case over abortion rights could impact California. On December 1, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Mississippi case. The case challenges Mississippi’s 2018 ban on abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. Previous lower court decisions have ...

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A Community Thrives rewards 10 organizations in Middle Tennessee over $ 40,000

This year, 10 organizations in Middle Tennessee received grants ranging from $ 2,500 to $ 10,000 from the A Community Thrives initiative. A Community Thrives is sponsored by Gannett, the parent company of USA TODAY and Tennessean. All organizations participated in crowdfunding before receiving grants. Thirteen organizations from Middle Tennessee were selected for crowdfunding. The more than $ 2 million ...

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Metro seeks to shut down Music City Party Tub operations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – She calls herself “the only mobile pool party” but is now the subject of a new court order. Nashville County and Davidson County Metropolitan Government injunction says Music City Party Tub operates without registration with Tennessee Secretary of State, without business license in Davidson County, and without public pool license – in violation of requirements of ...

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Idaho Lieutenant Governor issues ‘passport to vaccines’ order while governor is out of state

Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin issued a sweeping executive order on Tuesday wGovernor Brad Little was out of state banning so-called vaccine passports for schools and universities – an ordinance Little repealed Wednesday. “Today, as acting governor, I corrected Governor Little’s executive order on ‘vaccine passports’ to ensure K-12 schools and universities cannot demand vaccination OR require mandatory testing. I ...

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Whistleblower documents raise new concerns over DCS

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – Social workers at the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services have so many cases that some don’t see the kids once a month – as DCS policy requires. A whistleblower provided data to NewsChannel 5 survey which shows a trend that a legislator describes as terrifying. The documents show incredibly high workloads for social workers in the ...

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New Tennessee license plate revealed

TN.gov NASHVILLE, TN (Press Release) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has unveiled the next state standard license plate chosen by the Tennessee in a statewide vote. “In our 225th year of statehood, we invited the people of Tennessee to vote and help select the state’s next license plate,” Governor Lee said. “I am proud to announce the winning design that ...

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Nashville shooting leaves ATF agent seriously injured; dead suspect

A Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent was critically gunned down Tuesday afternoon in a shooting near the Metro Police Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee , the authorities said. The shootout took place around 2:15 p.m. as authorities attempted to place the suspect, identified as Corey Daniel Wellman, 40, in custody as part of a drug-related investigation. ...

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Woman survives abusive relationship for nearly a decade

A mother of 4 suffered abuse for 8 years to keep her family together, but she eventually escaped when he nearly killed her. MEMPHIS, Tennessee – According to Memphis / Shelby County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council, there are approximately 16,000 reported domestic violence cases in Tennessee per year, and more than half of those reports are from Shelby ...

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Tennessee Gives 10% Boost to Child Care Providers Serving Low-Income Children and Families

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Child Care Providers See 10% Increase in Payment Rates for Children with Enrolled Families and Meet Requirements for State Assistance Programs for Low-Income Families . Officials from the Department of Social Services said it was a step to help parents and caregivers better balance their lives while raising a family and keeping a job. The increase, which ...

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Tennessee concludes day two of Blessings collegiate invitation

FAYETTEVILLE, Arche. – The Tennessee Women’s Golf Team finished the second round of the Blessings Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday with a score of 10e place with 18 holes remaining. Senior Hadley walt led the Lady Vols in the second round, scoring 1-over, 73. She is tied for 38e (+11, 155) entering the final round. Junior Nicole whiston and first year ...

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Knox County Schools Seek Flexibility in Court Mask Mandate | Tennessee News

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Knox County School officials are asking a federal judge to relax exemptions around a recently implemented court-ordered school mask warrant, arguing they need more flexibility to determine who needs a mask. Last month, U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer ruled Knox County schools must adopt a mask warrant to help protect children with health conditions more ...

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Governor Bill Lee meets with conservative Latino group at panel discussion during Hispanic Heritage Month

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Governor Bill Lee met with Hispanic and Latino leaders in Tennessee on Monday for a panel discussion on business, life and the American dream. Latinos in Tennessee say time spent with the governor allowed for “substantive conversation” during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The conservative nonprofit group previously presented Governor Lee with its “Premio Libertad Award” in ...

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Brian Laundrie update: Breaking news as Gabby Petito’s dad slams Laundrie’s parents

Brian Laundrie’s sister urges him to ‘come forward’ amid nationwide search Brian Laundrie’s sister Cassie Laundrie urged her brother to come forward to “get us out of this horrible mess.” Speaking on ABC News in an exclusive interview airing Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” she said, “I would tell my brother to come forward and get us out of this ...

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FC COVID Toll Rises To 99 | Coronavirus news

Franklin County has now recorded a total of 99 deaths from COVID-19, with one new death in the region reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Monday. It was the second COVID death reported in Franklin County in October. The county now has 7,679 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in total, including 7,357 listed as cured or inactive on ...

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Knox County Sheriff issues alert for murder suspect in West TN

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – The Knox and Madison County Sheriff’s Offices are calling on residents of eastern Tennessee to search for a man wanted for murder. Randall Lee Rose, 58, is charged with the murder of a 70-year-old woman on Saturday in Jackson, Tennessee. Rose has a long criminal record, including arrests and convictions for rape, assault, burglary, escape arrest, ...

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Tennessee Lieutenant Governor agreed to support COVID-19 special session after rally in his home district

NASHVILLE – On the same day, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and executives from Ford Motor Co. announced last week’s agreement to set up a $ 5.6 billion electric vehicle plant in rural western Tennessee , Conservative opponents of school mask mandates and federal immunization requirements rallied at Lt. Gov. Randy McNally’s hometown of Oak Ridge to pressure Lee and other ...

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Nursing shortage in Tennessee could pose health care access risk

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Tennessee is currently experiencing a nursing shortage that could pose a major health care risk, especially in light of the pandemic. Tina Gerardi has been a nurse for 41 years. She says the current shortage of nurses in Tennessee is unlike any shortage of nurses she has ever seen. If things don’t improve, she says the ...

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Whistleblower Says Facebook “Prevents Profits Over Safety”

John Tye, the founder of Whistleblower Aid, a nonprofit legal organization that represents people seeking to report potential breaches of the law, was contacted this spring through a mutual connection by a woman who claimed to have worked for Facebook. The woman told Mr Tye and his team something intriguing: She had access to tens of thousands of pages of ...

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Holston Road, first road across the Cumberland Plateau | Editorial

There isn’t much left except a few stories. In the middle of Tennessee, the first road through the Cumberland Plateau was called Holston Road The first road across the Cumberland Plateau connected Fort Southwest Point (on the east side) to Fort Blount (on the west side). It went by several names, including Holston Road, Fort Blount Road, Avery Trace and ...

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Tennessee Department of Health Launches Second Annual Pink and Pearl Campaign in October and November

Nashville, Tennessee – While most recognize the color pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October and November mark the second annual Tennessee Pink and Pearl campaign promoting breast and lung cancer awareness. The addition of the pearl color represents the Lung Cancer Awareness Ribbon, which is observed in November. While breast cancer is the most common cancer in ...

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Chatfield Museum Remembers Two Soldiers at Ceremonies in Tennessee | New

The Hodge-Martin-Chatfield Museum is always looking for ways to remember those who have lived in the northeast Navarro County community in the past, according to Rob Jones, one of the museum’s directors. “Keeping their memory alive through our activities is one of our missions,” he said. Recounting the Museum’s events over the past few years, Jones noted: “We have placed ...

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Smith & Wesson move headquarters from Massachusetts to Tennessee, citing 2nd Amendment | Business

Highlighting a lack of support for the 2nd Amendment in Massachusetts, arms maker Smith & Wesson plans to move its headquarters to Springfield, Massachusetts as part of a $ 125 million investment that is expected to create 750 jobs in Tennessee. The move also includes Smith & Wesson employees who work at the company’s facilities in Deep River, Connecticut. Employees ...

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Tennessee Illegally Jailed Minors Eligible For Settlement New

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee (AP) – About 1,450 people illegally jailed as minors in Tennessee can claim part of an $ 11 million class action settlement, but fewer than 200 people have filed qualifying claims, reported the Daily News Journal. The trial found that Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center routinely locked children up on misdemeanor charges, including truancy, school fights and disobedience ...

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Governor Extends Mask Removal Rule Despite Tennessee Leading US In COVID School Closures

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Gov. Bill Lee is extending his mask removal order in 92 of Tennessee’s 95 counties, while fighting federal mask requirements in three of the remaining counties. The extension comes as new data points to darker details about Tennessee’s return to in-person learning. Tennessee surpasses 15,000 deaths from COVID-19 Governor Lee said he was disappointed with three ...

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The opening kickoff: No.10 Gators in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – As games go on between Florida and Kentucky, Saturday night’s game between the 10th-seeded Gators and the undefeated Wildcats seems to have more intrigue than most. The main reason is that a lot of people think that if the Wildcats beat the Gators again at home, this is their opportunity. While Florida is a 7.5-point favorite in ...

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Aggies lose to Tennessee, 3-1 – Texas A&M Athletics

History links Next game: at LSU 07/10/2021 | 6:00 p.m. SECN + 97.3 FM BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M succumbed to a late volunteer rally as the Tennessee No.12 beat the Aggies, 3-1, Friday night at Ellis Field. The Maroon & White held a 1-0 advantage before the volunteer offense came to life in the 56e minute, scoring three ...

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TDHS Now Provides Child Care Services to Families and Providers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Additional help for parents paying for childcare started on Friday. The Tennessee Department of Social Services will increase payment assistance rates by 10% across all categories of care in its child care certificate program. Under the program, the state pays a reimbursement rate directly to child care providers, so participating families will pay less than they usually ...

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FCC Application Monitor ~ September 2021 | Pillsbury – CommLawCenter

Pillsbury communications attorneys have published the FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC licensees and others. This month’s issue includes: FCC proposes biggest fine for robocalling under TCPA Tennessee broadcaster fined for failing to file license applications for FM translators FCC fines Rhode Island broadcaster over late license renewal application ...

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Virginia Governor Northam calls for federal help to tackle Buchanan County flooding and speed recovery – WJHL

The “yurts” of Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards are now open to the public, the property continues to expand until 2022 New / 30 minutes ago Video New COVID case rate dropping in southwestern Virginia, but hospitalizations and deaths still well above state rates New / 5 hours ago Video Ballad Health: As the number of patients hospitalized in COVID-19 ICUs ...

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TDMHSAS Receives Funding To Address Mental Health Needs Of Flood Survivors

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (TDMHSAS) is receiving federal funding to address the mental health needs of people who survived deadly flash floods in August. Funding of more than $ 116,000 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Crisis Counseling Program will support services to residents of Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties. ...

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Tennessee Nat’l Guard helps Methodist Medical Center

The Methodist Medical Center, a member hospital of Covenant Health, welcomed four doctors and four administrative staff from the Tennessee National Guard’s COVID task force on Wednesday. The state of Tennessee offers National Guard assistance to hospitals experiencing increased overall volumes and staffing issues, largely due to the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The Methodist Medical Center called for help ...

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Governor Lee Convenes Special Session for Tennessee General Assembly on Historic Ford Investment

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 3:40 p.m. NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called for the Tennessee General Assembly to meet on Monday, October 18, 2021 for a special session dedicated to the financing, development and oversight of the $ 5.6 billion Ford Motor Company history. investment at the Memphis Regional Megasite. “Our partnership with Ford and SK ...

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Find leaf pickup dates in East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – As the fall begins, the leaves will start to fall and many cities will start picking up the fallen leaves. Maryville and Sevierville will start picking up fallen leaves in October, those in Knoxville and Oak Ridge from November. In Gatlingburg, leaf picking can be scheduled throughout the fall. Fall colors 2021: What causes the leaves ...

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Governor Abbott Appoints Four Members of Blockchain Issues Task Force | Texas Governor’s Office

September 30, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Carla Reyes, William Henning, Jennifer Buaas and Dan Teczar to the task force on blockchain issues. In addition, he appointed Carla Reyes as president. The task force will develop a master plan for the expansion of the blockchain industry in Texas and recommend state policies and investments ...

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Smith & Wesson move from Springfield, Tennessee, citing proposed Massachusetts gun laws – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – Smith & Wesson, one of the nation’s oldest firearms manufacturers, on Thursday announced it was moving its business from Springfield to Tennessee due to proposed gun laws in Massachusetts . The company plans to relocate to Maryville, Tenn. In 2023, having been based in Springfield since its founding in 1852. “This has been an extremely difficult and ...

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Gunmaker Smith & Wesson to move headquarters to Tennessee

Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. SWBI -0.14% moves its headquarters from Massachusetts to Tennessee, joining other gun manufacturers who have moved from the mid-Atlantic and northeast to the southern states with less restrictive gun laws. The company will invest more than $ 125 million to move its headquarters and some operations from Springfield, Massachusetts, where it has been based ...

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Federal Climate Bill Would Clean Tennessee Air | WPLN News

If the federal spending plan passes this week, utilities like the Tennessee Valley Authority are expected to significantly increase their renewable energy capacity. Shalina ChatlaniWPLN On Thursday, Congress could vote on what experts say is the country’s first major climate legislation. In the $ 3.5 trillion spending program, there is one particular climate provision that would dramatically change the energy ...

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Editorial: Withdrawal order must be canceled | Editorials

It is difficult to understand the reasoning of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee for giving parents the option of refusing their children to wear a mask that helps protect them and other children from the ravages of COVID. Luckily for these kids, a third federal judge in a week blocked Lee’s order even as the US Department of Education announced Tennessee ...

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Where does the story live; Sam Houston Schoolbhouse Site for Free Saturday Event | New

The structure at 3650 Sam Houston School Road in Maryville is named after a soldier, statesman, and two-state governor of Tennessee. Keeper Jackie Bell Boling recently took over these duties at the historic site and wants to invite this community to learn more about Sam Houston and participate in some fun weekend activities. On Saturday, October 2, the grounds, museum ...

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Department of Health provides update on Pfizer recall

JACKSON, Tennessee – The Tennessee Department of Health has provided an update on the CDC’s approval of the Pfizer booster. Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey would like to remind you who is eligible. She says people who should receive a booster are 65 and over in a long-term care facility, or between 50 and 64 and have a health problem. People ...

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UT to virtually host Ag Day 2021 celebration | Agriculture

KNOXVILLE – Chalk another event change up to COVID-19. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has canceled its in-person celebration of everything “agricultural,” let alone family and consumer science; forestry, wildlife and fishing; veterinary medicine and more. Ag Day is typically held in the fall just before a home football game at UT Knoxville and can draw crowds of ...

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Mike Vrabel lists his 3 keys to victory against the Jets

Photo by Steph Chambers / Getty Images “I mean, it’s about time,” Vrabel said on Tuesday’s Mike Vrabel Show. “We play them as much as anyone, and we just have to go get our hands on a soccer ball. We have to drill it, strip it, rake it, hammer it. Whatever we have to do – we have to get ...

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Danville software executives accused of attempting to defraud Tennessee Valley Authority | New

Senior executives at a Danville-based software company were accused this month by federal prosecutors of allegedly attempting to acquire more than $ 300,000 in fraudulent inducement payments from the Tennessee Valley Authority (VAT) linked to contract work for a school district outside of Nashville. Anthony “Tony” Gigliotti, 74, CEO of Autonomic Software, Inc., is charged with conspiracy to commit wire ...

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He promised and boy did he keep it

Governor Lee has given West Tennessee a huge opportunity for economic growth with Ford’s new manufacturing plant. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – In tonight’s ransom note: I’ve been criticizing Governor Bill Lee a lot lately, but he scored a big blow on Tuesday. Since his first campaign stoppage years ago on this side of the state, he has vowed to start doing ...

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Memphis property management company violates state cease and desist order

The Tennessee Real Estate Commission says Management That Cares has been fined nearly $ 20,000 for operating without a license. MEMPHIS, Tennessee – According to the State of Tennessee, Memphis Property Management Company, Management That Cares has not had a valid real estate broker’s license since 2016, but it still does business in Memphis. Almost two months after a the ...

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Tennessee Fire Department partners with State Farm for Fire Prevention Week

Nashville, Tennessee – More than 120 fires Tennessee State Departments are partnering with their local State Farm agents and the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds fire safety ”. This year’s campaign, October 3-9, aims to educate everyone on the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves ...

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Volleyball Preview: Auburn – University of Tennessee Track and Field

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – The homestand continues for the 20th-ranked Lady Vol volleyball team as they host Auburn on Wednesday at the Thompson-Boling Arena. The first service is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. For fans planning to attend, note that Tennessee’s clear bag policy will be in effect again this season. While not required for entry to the Thompson-Boling Arena or ...

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Summer sports betting slowdown continues for Tennessee in August

Image source: Shutterstock There was no increase in August for Tennessee sports betting which saw a continuation of the summer slowdown, corresponding to the lowest bet of July 2021 before the busiest four-month period of the year, according to PlayTenn. Bettors placed $ 144.5 million in bets in the 31 days of August, equivalent to July, according to official data ...

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Doctors fight back against governor’s COVID policies – Tennessee Lookout

Doctors across the state, including a member of Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 advisory committee, challenge his COVID-19 policies and applaud three court rulings to overturn his executive order allowing parents to step down from school mask warrants . Dr. Erica Kaye, pediatrician, oncologist and palliative care physician at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, wrote a letter to Governor ...

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Shelby Count calls for Department of Justice oversight of juvenile courts – Tennessee Lookout

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners on Monday passed a resolution urging the US Department of Justice to oversee county juvenile detention centers after reports of racial disparities. According to Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission, overall violent crime rates increased 12.1% from previous years. The charges for violent minors fell by 17.8% and the charges for juvenile offenders fell by ...

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Collierville Kroger shooting: Gunman at Tennessee grocery store told to quit work morning of incident, police say

The shooter, identified by police as 29-year-old British Thang, moved to Collierville in the summer of 2020 and was a third-party vendor working inside Kroger, according to the update. Collierville Police are processing electronic evidence, as well as crime scene vehicles, and are interviewing other potential witnesses in the case, according to the update. “With active police investigations, many details ...

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Tennessee Electric Vehicle Investments Lead Southeastern United States

Ford Motor Company announces Monday the creation of a huge industrial campus in Jackson marked the biggest – but not the first – major investment in the electric vehicle industry in Tennessee. The state, after all, Southeastern US leader in electric vehicle manufacturing. As of 2013, Tennessee is home to more than 152,000 electric vehicles and more than $ 6.2 ...

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Federal Judge Grants Acquittal Motion on 15 of 20 Charges Against Tennessee State Senator Katrina Robinson

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Tennessee State Senator Katrina Robinson and her legal team entered the federal building on Monday hours after a federal judge granted a motion to acquit her on 15 of the 20 charges that she faces. Federal judge acquits Senator Katrina Robinson of 15 of 20 charges Robinson has been accused of stealing $ 600,000 in federal grants ...

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The Ministry of Health publishes the statistics of the coronavirus of September 24 | Covid19

The Tennessee Department of Health has released its latest statistics relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of 3 p.m. on Friday, Tennessee reported 1,209,568 total cases (+ 5,638), including 56,473 active and 14,825 total deaths (+ 85) with 9,789,164 total tests (+ 30,124) performed. Statewide, 2,764 cases (-102) were currently hospitalized as of Saturday, September 25. McMinn County has ...

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Third judge blocks removal of Governor Lee’s mask from schools

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – A third federal judge has blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s order allowing families to step down from school mask warrants. The ruling, released Friday night by U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw, is the latest development in the ongoing legal battle against Lee‘s order launched by parents and advocates alarmed by the surge in coronavirus cases in ...

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