Removal of Confederate General’s bust from Tennessee Capitol appears to be heading towards final vote

NASHVILLE – Legislative Democrats on Friday called for the immediate removal of the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest – Confederate General and the Ku Klux Klan’s First Grand Wizard – from the Tennessee Capitol Building after a required waiting period for action had expired earlier today. Among them was Representative Yusuf Hakeem, a Democrat from Chattanooga, who said Forrest’s bust ...

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Memphis Guardsman exemplifies leadership during COVID-19 mission

CARTHAGE, Tennessee – Captain Gregg Murphy, commanding officer of the 1172nd Memphis Transport Company, is no stranger to organizing complex tasks. A soldier with years of logistics experience and a degree in organizational management, he knew his skills would come in handy when the Tennessee National Guard called for volunteers to work with the COVID-19 task force. In March 2021, ...

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Tennessee Titans create first NFL wine club

The Tennessee Titans’ latest move to elevate their position in the hearts and minds of their fans is to raise glasses. The Titans have announced the creation of a subscription wine club, which they say is the first of its kind for an NFL franchise. This is a joint effort with Fairwinds Estate Winery (Napa Valley, Calif.) And will feature ...

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Promotions, hires, achievements and company news

Here’s a look at promotions, hires, movers and news on the Memphis area business scene.: Edwin Jeffres was appointed Director of Operations in the Facilities Directorate of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. Jeffres leads all full-time, part-time and temporary university staff working in the department. He also oversees the day-to-day planning, organization and direction of various fields of ...

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Tennessee offers 10,000 free air travel vouchers to visitors

Tennessee officials really want tourists to come to the state, and they’re offering travel vouchers to encourage a trip to country music country. Travelers who book a two-night stay for the remainder of 2021 could get a $ 250 flight voucher under a $ 2.5 million program included in the state budget. Vouchers are valid for flights to Nashville, Knoxville, ...

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Arkansas has a record budget surplus of over $ 945 million

The state of Arkansas has a record budget surplus. The federal government is running record budget deficits. It is not a coincidence. The state ended the fiscal year with a surplus of $ 945.7 million, more than double its previous record of $ 409.3 million in 2007, as reported by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Combined with other savings, the state now ...

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