Governor Lee Says Education Key to Fight for Hiring | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (WJHL) – The U.S. Department of Labor shows unemployment claims have fallen to their lowest level since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet businesses across the country and the volunteer state continue to struggle to hire employees. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that there are more than 500,000 jobs available in the ...

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The legislators of Tenn. seek to convene a special session on COVID restrictions

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The Tennessee legislature will likely call another special session in two weeks to discuss restrictions related to COVID-19. A spokesperson for Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton (R – Crossville) confirmed Thursday that they will discuss the warrants of masks, quarantine, independent health services and monoclonal antibodies. State Senators and House Representatives. tell me it is ...

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FERC stalemate could change the future of renewables in the South

A new grid plan for the southeastern United States of several electric utilities went into effect yesterday, a development that could alter the trajectory of clean energy in the region and fuel threats of legal action. The South East Energy Exchange Market (SEEM), a platform for the exchange of electricity between major regional utilities, became operational after the Federal Energy ...

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Dodson candidate for state representation

Jim dodson Oak Ridge City Council member Jim Dodson is running for election in 2022 to serve as state representative in Anderson County. Dodson is running for a seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives in District 33, which includes most of Anderson County. He presents himself as a democrat. The seat is currently held by John Ragan, a Republican ...

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Griffey calls pro-vaccine lawmakers ‘medical Nazis’

12 October 2021 Conservative Representative Bruce Griffey lashes out at lawmakers who favor vaccination mandates, calling them “medical Nazis” and seeking to use ivermectin to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.Claiming he was not opposed to vaccines for Tennessee seniors with health problems, the Parisian Republican nonetheless said in a letter to colleagues on Tuesday that he “vehemently” opposed government mandates. and ...

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Tennessee Williams used to swim in this New Orleans pool

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Eight months after three brothers were shot in Uptown and there are still no answers. Bryan Veal, 26, was killed on February 13 at the corner of Washington and Loyola avenues. Days later, on February 20, Bradley, 21, and Brandon Veal, 30, were walking home from a McDonalds as they were ambushed and shot dead at ...

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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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