Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee hires out-of-state cops regardless of vaccinations: NPR

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee speaks to reporters on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. He posted a video Wednesday urging law enforcement officers across the country to join the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Mark Humphrey / AP hide caption toggle legend Mark Humphrey / AP Tennessee Governor Bill Lee speaks to reporters on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. ...

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New laws move some teachers away from race-related topics | New

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – New measures that restrict how race is approached in classrooms have created confusion and anxiety for many educators, who in some cases have started to take books down and cancel classes for fear of being penalized. Education officials banned a class on contemporary issues in a Tennessee district, removed Frederick Douglass’ autobiography from playlists in an ...

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Tennessee GOP Prime Fees Create Ethical Dilemma For Judge Candidates

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Republican Party’s approval earlier this year of a plan to require candidates for elected federal, state and county positions pay a fee to run in a GOP primary generates a ethical and political heartburn cases for state judges and judicial candidates. Legal angst stems from a Sept. 7 opinion from the state’s judicial ethics committee on ...

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Don’t like money orders? Come Work in Tennessee, Governor Says | WJHL

TENNESSEE (WATE) – In a video shared Wednesday afternoon, Governor Bill Lee asked law enforcement officers on the west and east coasts to apply to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The call is specifically addressed to skilled law enforcement agencies that leave states with restrictive mandates, according to a press release. He calls on officers in New York and MPs in ...

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Restaurants in Eastern Tennessee open for Thanksgiving

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Several restaurants offer Thanksgiving meals for those who don’t want to cook or those looking to avoid the turkey. Here is a list of restaurants offering on-site and / or take-out dining options. TN State Park restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals and more Dinner on site and to take away Bob Evans: Served at their table or ...

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BrightRidge officials respond to county in zoning dispute | New

A hearing in a litigation filed by Washington County in Chancellery Court seeking an injunction against BrightRidge in response to a zoning dispute involving a bitcoin mining operation has been postponed until next week. Meanwhile, the energy authority’s board on Tuesday released a statement in which Chairman James Smith said he believed BrightRidge to be one of the county’s “best ...

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MS Senate Subcommittee gets to work on how to spend $ 1.8 billion in ARPA funds | Mississippi Politics and News

Monday’s meeting marks the first hearing of the ARPA Study Board On Monday, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) study committee in the Mississippi State Senate held its first meeting to discuss and consider recommendations on how to spend the $ 1.8 billion in funds. federal. Throughout the subcommittee hearing, senators heard from various speakers, including State Senator Mack “Bodi” ...

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Tennessee state official accuses Christian foster care group of ‘dealing’ with migrants

Tennessee State Representative Chris Todd in R-Madison County on Monday accused a Christian foster home organization of facilitating human trafficking by working with the federal government to place migrant children unaccompanied with approved sponsors in the country. “It all smacks of impropriety, and I’m very concerned about these kids being pushed into this trafficking situation,” Todd said. “Our own federal ...

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TN vs KY Launches 34th Annual Blood Drive Competition

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – In the 34th edition of the Orange and Blue Blood Drive competition, the University of Tennessee (MEDIC Regional Blood Center) takes on the University of Kentucky (Kentucky Blood Center). MEDIC avenges Flights’ loss to Florida with friendly win over Lifesouth The competition will measure who collects the most blood between November 15-19 and Knoxvillians, MEDIC is ...

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TN Nonprofit Helps Career Crisis Veterans With One-Stop Resource

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – The transition out of the military can come as a shock to veterans. This often involves a change in status, industry and location. A local nonprofit organization in Nashville provides a one-stop-shop of resources to help streamline the process. Retired Air Force Brigadier-General, now Chief Executive Officer of Operation Stand Down Tennessee, Eden Murrie understands the ...

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