Governor Lee Launches “Operation Open Road” to Tackle Holiday Supply Chain Problems

NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – Today Tennessee Governor and Chairman of the Republican Governors’ Public Policy Committee Bill Lee launched “Operation Open Road,” calling on the Biden administration to resolve the supply chain crisis by suspending heavy regulations. Lee, along with 14 other governors, have pledged to take state-level action to help the trucking industry. “Republican governors across the country have pledged ...

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See the size of the Native American population in Tennessee | New

Over 5 million Native Americans live in the United States as members of 574 federally recognized tribes and 63 state recognized tribes. This number is expected to reach 10 million by 2060. A federally recognized tribe is a sovereign entity with a government-to-government relationship with the United States, as well as self-government rights in areas such as the tribal law ...

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East Tennessee Children’s Hospital patients and families receive VIP treatment at UT game

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Ahead of Saturday’s UT game, some east Tennessee kids and their families got to join in on all the fun. A nonprofit called Special Spectators has partnered with UT and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to bring patients the VIP treatment. “[I’m a] big fan of UT, ”said Brady Fine. Brady has lived in Tennessee his entire ...

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Vaccinated people can enjoy Thanksgiving without a mask, Fauci says. Covid news.

Fully vaccinated family members can “absolutely” enjoy the vacation together indoors without wearing masks despite rising infection rates across much of the country, Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday. “Absolutely… that’s what I’m going to do with my family,” Fauci said of CNN’s State of the Union. “And that’s what I think people should do. … Get vaccinated and you’ll ...

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Tennessee Invitation Book: Day 3

The Tennessee swim and dive completed the preliminaries on day three of the Tennessee Invitational, posting 22 personal bests and six top 10 times in program history on the last day of the invitation. Today’s program included the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 200 butterfly. Here’s a breakdown of each event: 200 backstroke Tennessee opened the day with ...

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Opinion: Bible-beating Tennessee Republican Party must read the book it beats

Hate trafficking is alive and well in Tennessee – and particularly in the Tennessee General Assembly. Last Monday, Tennessee State Representative Chris Todd R-Jackson accused a Christian foster care organization – the well-known Bethany Christian Services, which has an office in Chattanooga – of facilitating trafficking human beings by working with the federal government to place unaccompanied migrant children. with ...

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TBI, District Attorneys Investigate Timber Construction, Renovation As Theft Allegations Mount | WJHL

TRI-CITIES, Tenn. (WJHL) – An ongoing News Channel 11 consumer survey continues to provide answers to frustrated customers. Our previous reports have revealed that a former Johnson City-based outsourcing company called Wood Construction and Remodeling, LLC is accused by at least 30 Tennessee clients of taking thousands of dollars for home repair projects. and leave them unfinished. INVESTIGATION: Clients say ...

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Assistant Governor of Tennessee warned new COVID law was illegal

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office has warned lawmakers that their sprawling bill limiting COVID-19 restrictions would violate federal law that protects people with disabilities and put the state at risk of losing federal funds, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. The Republican-controlled legislature ignored the advice and passed the bill anyway. Less than two ...

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Tennessee Counties Decide How To Spend Millions In “COVID Money” | WJHL

BLOUNTVILLE, Tennessee (WJHL) – Millions of dollars are coming to communities in northeastern Tennessee, and the time has come for local governments to decide how to spend them. The US bailout will give more than $ 360 billion to state and local governments across the country to spend on a variety of needs. News Channel 11 interviewed the mayors of ...

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Tennessee Cruises passed Alabama in straight sets, winning the 13th sweep of the season

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – The Tennessee volleyball team opened its final regular-season series of the season Thursday night at the Thompson-Boling Arena by sweeping through Alabama (25-18, 25-19, 25-13). The Lady Vols (18-8, 10-6 SEC) won their 13th sweep of the year and their sixth sweep in SEC play. Tennessee had a historic hitting night at 0.469, which is UT’s second-highest ...

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