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Ohio Governor Signs Concealed Firearms Bill Removing License Requirement

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine sign a bill on Monday that will allow anyone 21 and older who is legally authorized to own a weapon to carry a concealed weapon without a license. Our thought bubble: DeWine faces a multi-pronged challenge for the Republican gubernatorial primary. His signing of the permit-free carry bill comes just weeks before early voting begins. Between ...

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Collins will remain jailed without bail, lost his job at THP | Family

KINGSPORT — Nicholas Collins, a former Tennessee Highway Patrol soldier, will remain jailed without bond after a court hearing on Tuesday morning. Collins, charged with vandalism and two counts of breaching protective orders in late February, asked to be released from prison and take part in a temporary release program in which he would wear an ankle bracelet to track ...

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A reader writes an open letter to Senator Blackburn

Dear Senator Blackburn: Referring to your Feb. 17 online essay, “Democrat-Led Policies Jeopardize Tennessean Safety,” I agree that Tennessee families have every reason to be concerned for their safety, but not for the reasons you give. Yes, Tennessee ranks third in violent crime, with gun deaths now surpassing car accidents. Tennessee ranks fourth in the number of women killed by ...

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Activists fight Tennessee proposal to make ‘police’ gun owners

A Tennessee bill that would recognize some handgun owners as police officers is drawing opposition from gun control activists who say it encourages vigilantism. The law, introduced in both houses of the state General Assembly on Feb. 2, redefines “law enforcement officer” under Title 39 of the Annotated Tennessee Code to include private citizens who pay $100 and take an ...

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Family of 12-year-old TN boy killed by stray bullet calls on lawmakers to review unlicensed transportation and tackle gang violence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — This was a call for lawmakers to do something — anything to prevent another tragic child shooting death from happening again. Artemis Rayford, 12, was killed on Christmas morning when a stray bullet flew through his house and hit him while he was playing with his gifts. Artemis had Christmas morning circled on his calendar and ...

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Integrated Studies, Public Security | Middle Tennessee State University

LEAD 3010 is a foundation class in the Public Safety Concentration. It provides a review of key theories, approaches, and a research-based understanding of leadership theory building. Emphasis will be on the evolution of leadership theory and the contribution of research to synthesizing historical perspectives of leadership into contemporary models of leadership. “Students will explore and reflect on their personal ...

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee plans to make places of worship safer

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee wants to make places of worship safer. Faith leaders say the idea sounds appealing, but there are some caveats. Lee announced during his state of the state address on Jan. 31 that he was tasking the Department of Safety and Homeland Security with developing a plan to enhance security at places of worship. Religious leaders said ...

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Tennessee County Sees Biggest Meth Seizure Ever

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – The West Tennessee Drug Task Force announced a major bankruptcy in Gibson County that resulted in the confiscation of 30 pounds of methamphetamines, along with other drugs. Drug Task Force Director Johnie Carter said Madison County deputies stopped a Mercedes on Saturday night that smelled strongly of marijuana. Charges dismissed against man accused of assaulting parents ...

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2nd Arrest Made in West Tennessee and Streets of Basin

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Police Department said it arrested a second suspect in connection with Saturday’s shooting at the intersection of West Tennessee and Basin streets. Court documents say Monteris Telfair, 24, has been charged with attempted first degree murder, robbery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The arrest affidavit says the ...

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Police shoot and kill man, shutting down I-65 south

Editor’s note: The off-duty officer’s family witnessed the shooting, not the family of the slain man. A portion of Interstate 65 in Nashville was closed for several hours Thursday after multiple local and state law enforcement agencies fatally shot a 37-year-old man earlier in the day as he stood in the middle of the highway. The Metro Nashville Police Department ...

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Saginaw parking ticket case now a class action: What you need to know

A Michigan parking ticket case by two enterprising attorneys that made national headlines as it progressed through the court system and set precedent is now progressing as a class action lawsuit. In short, if the plaintiffs win, potentially thousands of people could be compensated. The lawyers – Philip Ellison and Matthew Gronda of Outside Legal Counsel in Hemlock – argued ...

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Jury selection from Nashville Waffle House Shooting | Tennessee News

By TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin Tuesday in the murder trial of a man who killed four people at a Nashville Waffle House with an assault rifle in April 2018, then led police on a hunt for murder. two-day-old man. Police say Travis Reinking, 32, was naked except for a green ...

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ICW encourages consolidation to optimize the eradication of corruption

We still have a lot of work to do to eradicate corruption. For this, the consolidation of the people is necessary to observe and criticize the nation. Jakarta (ANTARA) – During a nationwide webinar on Wednesday, Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researcher Kurnia Ramadhana encouraged the public to consolidate or cooperate with law enforcement authorities to optimize the Eradicating Corruption in ...

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Two men from Elizabethton, Tennessee were arrested by Johnson City police following a traffic stop.

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – A traffic stop by the Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) resulted in the arrest of two Elizabethton men on multiple counts after law enforcement was notified of a stolen vehicle. Cody Hurley, the driver of the vehicle, was ultimately charged with possession of stolen property (motor vehicle) over $2,500, driving with a revoked license – second ...

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Young Dolph Shooting: Federal and local authorities arrest 3 men in connection with the rapper’s fatal shooting

The rapper, real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was shot on November 17, 2021 at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in Memphis, Tennessee. The 36-year-old is survived by two children. The three men arrested in connection with the rapper’s murder are 23-year-old Justin Johnson; Shondale Barnett, 27, and Cornelius Smith, 32, authorities said. Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis said additional arrests ...

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How are warrants managed in Tennessee? Here’s what the experts say

A the arrest warrant figures prominently in the case of David Hayes, the police reform activist whose arrest Friday outside a public forum shocked attendees and highlighted a lack of transparency on the part of county and city officials . With officials who say nothing about what happened, who ordered it and who knew it in advance, lots of questions ...

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‘My Whole World’ Knoxville Bull Rider Mourns Young Girl Hit by Pickup

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – A professionally graded Knoxville native bull rider mourns the loss of his daughter. Brooklyn Spears, 9, was hit and killed by a pickup truck while staying with her mother in Florida, according to her father, Joshua Spears. Joshua Spears is now in Florida looking for answers. Spears was on his way to a bull riding competition ...

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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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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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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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Around the State | Tennessee State Securities

Tennessee grocery store reopens weeks after mass shooting COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – A Tennessee grocery store that was closed for weeks after a man shot one person and injured 14 others reopened on Wednesday. The Kroger store in the upscale Memphis suburb of Collierville opened its doors to customers with $ 4 million in renovations, company spokeswoman Teresa Dickerson said. ...

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Maryville man sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for crimes of exploitation of children | USAO-EDTN

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – The Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, has sentenced Tywan Montrease Sykes, 46, of Louisville, Tennessee, a previously registered sex offender, to serve 45 years federal child prison operating costs. A federal jury convicted Sykes in March 2021 on charges of producing child pornography, inciting a minor to have ...

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Memphis police chief is open to ‘peacekeeping force’

Nearly a month after a school shooting in southern Memphis, the city’s police chief is rethinking the way law enforcement communicates and responds to threats to school safety. “I’m new here and hope to make sure we have communication protocols that help intercept any potential violence in schools,” Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis said on Wednesday during a briefing. ...

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Tennessee Department of Correction launches Operation Blackout this Halloween

Tennessee – Earlier this month, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) launched “Operation Blackout,” an annual statewide operation to ensure that sex offenders on TDOC’s workload keep up. comply with the conditions of their surveillance, as well as the special conditions put in place around the Halloween holiday. Each October, TDOC Community Supervision adds an extra layer of protection for ...

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TN Lawmaker Calls on FBI to Investigate Violence Against Teachers and Education Officials | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Due to a worrying spike in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers and staff, the Department of Justice has said he was committing new resources to eradicate it. Tennessee has been the center of national news at times during the pandemic. As students returned to in-person learning with envisioned COVID-19 ...

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Idaho Lieutenant Governor issues ‘passport to vaccines’ order while governor is out of state

Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin issued a sweeping executive order on Tuesday wGovernor Brad Little was out of state banning so-called vaccine passports for schools and universities – an ordinance Little repealed Wednesday. “Today, as acting governor, I corrected Governor Little’s executive order on ‘vaccine passports’ to ensure K-12 schools and universities cannot demand vaccination OR require mandatory testing. I ...

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Nashville shooting leaves ATF agent seriously injured; dead suspect

A Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent was critically gunned down Tuesday afternoon in a shooting near the Metro Police Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee , the authorities said. The shootout took place around 2:15 p.m. as authorities attempted to place the suspect, identified as Corey Daniel Wellman, 40, in custody as part of a drug-related investigation. ...

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Whistleblower Says Facebook “Prevents Profits Over Safety”

John Tye, the founder of Whistleblower Aid, a nonprofit legal organization that represents people seeking to report potential breaches of the law, was contacted this spring through a mutual connection by a woman who claimed to have worked for Facebook. The woman told Mr Tye and his team something intriguing: She had access to tens of thousands of pages of ...

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FCC Application Monitor ~ September 2021 | Pillsbury – CommLawCenter

Pillsbury communications attorneys have published the FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC licensees and others. This month’s issue includes: FCC proposes biggest fine for robocalling under TCPA Tennessee broadcaster fined for failing to file license applications for FM translators FCC fines Rhode Island broadcaster over late license renewal application ...

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Shelby Count calls for Department of Justice oversight of juvenile courts – Tennessee Lookout

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners on Monday passed a resolution urging the US Department of Justice to oversee county juvenile detention centers after reports of racial disparities. According to Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission, overall violent crime rates increased 12.1% from previous years. The charges for violent minors fell by 17.8% and the charges for juvenile offenders fell by ...

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Tennessee lawmaker says Virginia needs to do more to fix smelly emissions from Bristol landfill

Not happy with how Virginia authorities are handling complaints, Tennessee state senator wants his state agencies to investigate Bristol, Va. Landfill linked to air pollution and odor nauseating that plagues residents on both sides of the border. “In addition to the landfill causing odor nuisance issues, I believe it presents a health and safety concern for the people of Tennessee,” ...

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THP Trooper Aaron Rumford recalled at Governor Lee’s funeral

Tennessee Highway Patrol Soldier Aaron Rumford is remembered at his funeral Wednesday as a man focused on service, family and his Christian faith. Rumford, passed away on September 13, was a member of the THP Executive Protection Unit, which provides security for the governor. Governor Bill Lee spoke at the funeral, saying the 29-year-old native of Dickson County was like ...

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Editorial summary: Tennessee | Tennessee News

Kingsport Times News. September 17, 2021. Editorial: Volunteer suspected of hoax should be extradited Who would have thought that a citizen of another country would be responsible for the 911 call hoax that brought dozens of law enforcement officers to a locked-down volunteer high school in Hawkins County, and in one incident Similar, to Watauga High School in Boone, North ...

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Law limiting race teaching in Tennessee schools sparks comment

Tammy Williams, a resident of Franklin, Tennessee, has called anything resembling critical race theory “racist” and divisive. Deborah Edwards, a grandmother near Memphis, expressed dismay at “her home state’s attempt to censor the teaching of American history.” And Michael Franklin, a Vietnam veteran from Nashville, said a new state law restricting class discussions of racism reminds him of McCarthyism in ...

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Two BTPD promotions fill the last vacant positions within the General Staff | Local News

BRISTOL, Tennessee – Two longtime members of the Bristol Tennessee Police Department have climbed the ranks from lieutenant to captain. The moves fill the last two vacancies on the senior command staff that Chief Matt Austin has put in place since being appointed to the ministry’s leadership in July. Brian Hess has been appointed helpline captain and Dannielle Eller will ...

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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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Michigan motorist wins traffic ticket appeal

DETROIT, MI (AP) – Parking Lot Scammers Unite! A woman with 14 tickets has won a major ruling in a dispute over whether a Michigan city violated the U.S. Constitution by cracking its car tires without a search warrant. This is a new argument. Alison Taylor’s attorney said the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches was triggered when a Saginaw ...

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Sohn: Another Tennessee man, MP, charged in January 6 uprising

A Middle Tennessee Sheriff’s Deputy (and former Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy) became the 606th person charged in the Jan.6 riot and insurgency on the U.S. Capitol. U.S. attorneys said Ronald Colton McAbee, 27, was the man seen in body camera footage of an officer fighting a Metropolitan Police Department officer and dragging another subway officer into the crowd. Court documents say ...

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man from Tennessee accused of assaulting officer during breach of United States Capitol | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – A Bedford County man has been arrested after federal investigators said he assaulted law enforcement during the U.S. Capitol breach earlier this year. The US attorney’s office said Ronald Colton McAbee, a 27-year-old man from Unionville, was arrested Tuesday on federal charges including assault, resisting or obstructing certain officers inflicting bodily harm. Niswonger CEO joins husband ...

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Tennessee House President and Shelby County Leaders to Host Roundtable on Criminal Justice Reform

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (WMC) – The speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives will be in Memphis on Friday to discuss criminal justice reform with Shelby County leaders. Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton will meet with Mayor Jim Strickland, Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis, Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner and District Attorney Amy Weirich to discuss the truth in law ...

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Criminal files: TBI agents investigate Mt. Juliet shooting | New

A man charged with criminal homicide Detectives charged Bruno Almeida-Rache, 27, with homicide in the apparent strangulation death of Joshua Smithson, 36, on Thursday inside the Smithson East Marathona Road residence in Madison. Police and emergency medical personnel were called to the house by Almeida-Rache shortly before 7 a.m. Smithson had died with multiple visible injuries to his face and ...

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Knoxville and Chattanooga gang members convicted of drug, gun and money laundering | USAO-EDTN

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On July 23, 2021, a federal jury convicted Alim Turner, 23, Ushery Stewart, 22, Ronald Turner, 25, Kedaris Gilmore, 23, Mahlon Prater, Jr., 25, and Trevor Cox, 22 , all of Knoxville, TN, and Demetrius Bibbs, 29, of Chattanooga, TN, for conspiring to distribute various controlled substances including methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, marijuana, oxycodone , alprazolam and buprenorphine. ...

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Operation Southern Shield: Expect increased traffic enforcement in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina – On Common Ground News

“If you exceed the speed limit, look for the blue lights …” —Lt Maurice Raines, Georgia State Patrol ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA — Rockdale County is among law enforcement agencies in Georgia participating this week in an initiative dubbed “Operation Southern Shield,” targeting speeding, distracted driving, driving and driving. intoxication and other traffic violations. National and local law enforcement agencies in ...

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Tennessee rejected allegations of child abuse and did not interview children at the Chattanooga shelter a month before workers were arrested

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services declined to investigate a child abuse complaint against a worker at the Chattanooga shelter housing unaccompanied minors in May, weeks before the state acknowledged the alleged abuse in the facility and a month before Chattanooga police charged this employee with sexual violence. The state, which has “the right, and above all the legal responsibility, ...

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Some say new law on portering without a license means more responsibility for bars and restaurants

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – July marks the first month that unlicensed carrying is legal in Tennessee, allowing adults 21 and older to carry firearms without a license or concealed carry permit. SEE ALSO: What the police want you to know as Tennessee’s unlicensed porterage law begins With the new law, there are restrictions on where someone can transport. The law ...

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The Civil War of Immigration: Differences Between States on E-Verify and Worker Protection | Fisher phillips

When most employers think about immigration compliance, they usually assume that employment-based immigration is only a federal concern. While many are familiar with federal programs that actually “stand in” for local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration laws, employers are often surprised to learn that many states have found ways to fit in. in the discussion of employment-based immigration. ...

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Tennessee disappeared to Summer Wells, 5: investigators survey more than 800 tips in 3 weeks since disappearance

Tennessee investigators said they investigated more than 800 clues in connection with the disappearance of Summer Wells, 5, on June 15. Tuesday marked three weeks since she was reported missing from her Rogersville home after her mother said she left the girl with her three brothers, who the family said lost track of her. She has not been seen since. ...

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Tennessee Highway Patrol leads multi-jurisdictional all crime operation over the weekend of July 4

CHATTANOOGA — Due to an increase in fatalities and aggressive driving in Hamilton County, the Chattanooga District of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has led a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement campaign to combat the drunk driving and violent crime during the independence holiday period. The multi-jurisdictional team operation lasted three evenings for a total of 24 hours. The following agencies were ...

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Tennessee National Guard helps 1 million Tennessee get vaccinated

“Older: TRWA Announces Chris Richardson Promoted to Deputy Director Newer: Marsha Blackburn Report: Celebrating Independence Day” July 4, 2021 | Nashville, Tennessee – As of July 1, 2021, the Tennessee National Guard has helped administer more than one million COVID-19 coronavirus vaccinations throughout Tennessee since the start of Operation Warp Speed. Tennessee Soldiers and Airmen worked alongside the Tennessee Department ...

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