Adults mocked teenager who spoke at Tennessee school board meeting about grandmother dying of COVID-19, video shows

People protesting at a school board meeting in Brevard County, Fla., To discuss whether face masks in local schools should be mandatory. Paul Hennessy / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images A high school student spoke at his district school board meeting to advocate for masks in schools. When he said his grandmother died of COVID-19 “because someone wasn’t ...

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Knoxville Concert Series at World’s Fair Park to Benefit Sunsphere Preservation

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – World’s Fair Park in Knoxville will host a four-part concert series this fall to help raise funds to preserve and maintain the iconic Sunsphere. Visit Knoxville, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Born & Raised Productions, will host “Sunsphere Sundays” in October. The series will debut on October 10 with the Nashville-based ...

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Collierville schools now require masks after judge’s order

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Shelby County suburban school district announced on Saturday it was changing a policy that allowed parents to deny children from wearing masks to school, a day after a federal judge issued an order to temporary ban against a decree of the governor. Judge grants temporary restraining order against Governor Lee’s mask removal order All students, employees ...

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Volleyball Preview: 7 Pittsburgh

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – After a five-set victory over No.9 Baylor, the Tennessee volleyball team is preparing for another top 10 opponent – No.7 Pittsburgh. The Lady Vols and Panthers meet Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at the Thompson-Boling Arena. For fans planning to attend, note that Tennessee’s clear bag policy will be in effect again this season. While not required ...

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Tennessee National Guard sends aid to Louisiana to rescue hurricanes

Nashville, Tennessee – At the request of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, more than 300 Tennessee National Guardsmen are in Louisiana to help with recovery operations after Hurricane Ida ravaged the south coast on August 29, 2021. The relief force includes soldiers from the 1176th Transport Company, headquartered in Smyrna with two additional detachments in Dresden and Jacksboro. The 1176th carried ...

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Tennessee ‘Survivor’ competitor, ORS placed on ventilator due to COVID-19

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tennessee (WJHL) – A Tennessee School Resources Officer (SRO) who appeared on the hit CBS show “Survivor” has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with COVID-19. Family members of Travis Sampson say he was hospitalized in a local intensive care unit and placed on a ventilator on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Cindy Teague Photo: WJHL Photo: ...

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