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Pamela Moses’ legal team wants her voter registration charges thrown out

A judge in Memphis, Tennessee has granted Black Lives Matter activist Pamela Moses a new trial after she was sentenced to six years in prison for registering to vote, The Guardian reports. On February 25, Judge Mark Ward, who previously sentenced Moses to prison in January, released Moses from jail on bail based on additional evidence not shared with Moses’ ...

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TDOT says refreeze concern overnight | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Tri-Cities residents woke up Saturday morning to a winter wonderland, while area road crews are still working overtime to keep roads clear. Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman Mark Nagi said roads, especially back roads, will continue to be a problem throughout the night. Icy Roads: Which counties see ice and snow? “The concern we’re going ...

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Why state laws have local leaders fearing the next pandemic | Best States

As local mask mandates quickly fall by the wayside, public health officials worry that restrictions placed on them during the pandemic by state officials could hamper future efforts to contain the next virus to hit the America. A case in point is Tennessee, where the state passed a law last year that bans mask mandates in public buildings and schools ...

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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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TN bill would allow drivers to remove speeding ticket points from their records | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — State lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow drivers to remove points added to their driving record from a speeding ticket if they take a defensive driving course. Like many states, Tennessee has a system where points are accumulated on a person’s driving record for traffic violations and accidents. If a certain number of points ...

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TDOT brings immediate fixes to Alcoa Highway this weekend

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – Immediate fixes to the Alcoa Freeway will force lane closures this weekend to stabilize a dip in the busy roadway. From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5, the northbound merge lane for the Cherokee Trail/UT Medical Center exit will be closed, according to a spokesperson for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Motorists will still ...

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Composite decking and railing manufacturer will create more than 300 jobs in Tennessee

Welcome to Thomas Insights – every day we post the latest news and analysis to keep our readers up to date with what’s happening in the industry. Sign up here to get the day’s top stories straight to your inbox. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced that Fiberon would introduce manufacturing and distribution operations to Columbia in ...

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42% of Tennessee hemp crops test above THC threshold

According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA), 42% of hemp crops in Tennessee are deemed non-compliant with federal requirements limiting total THC levels in crops to less than 0.3%, forcing farmers to destroy their crops, according to a Channel 5 News Report. Seth Fuller, co-owner of Nashland Farms, said he had his crops tested twice by the ...

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Johnson City Schools: Students may have been on campus during inmate escape | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Schools officials in the city of Johnson said some students may still have been on school campuses during an inmate escape Tuesday at the Freedom Hall Civic Center. Three inmates from the Johnson City Detention Center escaped from guard duty at Freedom Hall, which is right next to Science Hill High School and Liberty Bell ...

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UTC professors at the head of INDEED

The project is now underway after receiving a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Health CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Two UTC faculty members are using a one-point-five-million-dollar grant from the Tennessee Department of Health to work with faith communities across the state to create INDEED – an intra -State to ensure equity and eliminate disparities. The project will address health ...

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Haywood County holds first community meeting on Blue Oval City

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) – It’s official, construction of Ford’s Blue Oval City will begin in March. The billion dollar project is expected to create thousands of jobs in West Tennessee. On Wednesday, Haywood County and those working on the project held a community meeting. Hundreds of people from the county and out of town attended the meeting to ask ...

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Bill would return the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest to the Confederate group

A Tennessee senator wants to transfer the infamous bust of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the state’s first Ku Klux Klan leaders, to the sons of Confederate veterans. Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, introduced a bill this week to transfer the bust to the headquarters of Confederate veterans’ sons in Columbia, Tenne. The Confederate group commissioned and donated the ...

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Congratulations to Oak Ridge Schools Teachers of the Year

Oak Ridge Schools officials announced their Teachers of the Year, along with the selections for District-wide Teacher Assistant and Principal of the Year. The Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding teachers in Tennessee. Tennessee Department of Education staff applaud teachers who care about children, who dedicate their professional lives to enriching the lives of Tennessee students, and who demonstrate ...

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Opinion: Will Governor Bill Lee tout Tennessee’s ‘freedom’ to spread COVID more freely?

On Monday evening, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will deliver his fourth State of the State Address to the General Assembly and Tennessee. “I look forward to sharing my vision for Tennessee, including my budget and legislative priorities for the year,” Governor Lee said in a press release announcing the event. “Tennessee is showing the rest of the country that America ...

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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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Governor Lee and Commissioner Rolfe announce that Fiberon will establish operations in Maury County

Composite decking, railing and cladding company to create 310 new jobs in Colombia NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Fiberon officials announced today that the company will establish new manufacturing and distribution operations in Columbia, Tennessee. . Fiberon, a subsidiary of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., will create ...

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Maury County, Tennessee, Elections 2022: Voter’s Guide to Columbia

This year marks a transition point for Maury County as many elected community positions, including county mayor, county commissioners and odd-numbered school board seats, will once again be on the ballot when of the 2022 elections. County general elections held on August 4 and city and state elections on November 8, including seats for city mayor, state officials and governor, ...

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Jewish couple challenge Tennessee adoption law

A couple in Knoxville, Tennessee, this week filed a lawsuit against the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, alleging that a state-funded fostering agency denied them services because they were Jews. Elizabeth and Gabriel Rutan-Ram told TODAY they first connected with Holston United Methodist Home for Children in January 2021 when they hoped to adopt a child from Florida. Elizabeth Rutan-Ram ...

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Many West Tennessee counties see spike in COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. – As omicron continues to increase COVID-19 cases nationwide, West Tennessee is also seeing an increase. The weeks before the start of the year until the following two weeks saw a drastic increase in cases. For Carroll County, over the past two weeks, the Tennessee Department of Health reported an increase of more than 600 cases. “The numbers ...

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Adoption agency won’t help Tennessee couple because they’re Jewish

A Knoxville couple are suing the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, claiming a state-sponsored Christian adoption agency refused to help them because they are Jewish. This is the first state lawsuit to challenge a new law which allows religious adoption agencies to deny service to families whose religious or moral beliefs do not align with those of the provider, the ...

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Tennessee Pioneer Teacher Apprenticeship Program

We struggle to recruit enough quality teachers in the United States. After all, even if every graduate of every selective college chose to become a teacher next year, that wouldn’t even replace natural attrition in a country with 3.5 million educators. Although it has been a long time concerns of a staffing shortage a recurring theme in K-12 schooling, perhaps ...

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“It’s been crazy.” | Knox Co. parents find activities for out-of-school kids

Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT) – Snow days have turned into sick days for Knox County school staff, causing schools to close on Tuesday and Wednesday. “It was completely surprising, but I guess we have to do what’s best for our kids,” said Mickee Harrison, a mom. A spokesperson for the Knox County School System said via email “In addition to COVID ...

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2022 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Stewardship process begins | Sunday stories

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation invites Tennessee residents to submit nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Stewardship. “We are proud to recognize organizations that stand out in protecting our precious natural resources in Tennessee,” Governor Bill Lee said. “These awards honor those who go above and beyond to responsibly protect and preserve Tennessee’s beauty ...

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Tennessee Schools Just Learned ‘Immediately Necessary’ COVID Isolation Guidelines Signed Dec. 22 | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released new rules on COVID-19 quarantine and isolation on Dec. 22, six weeks after a new one took effect. COVID law that has confused school systems and others — but many school systems just learned of the new rule this week. New guidelines were put in place as students ...

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Opus Inspection and Envirotest Help Tennessee Meet Federal Air Quality Standards

GRANBY EAST, Connecticut., January 13, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Since 1985, Opus Inspection together with our subsidiary Envirotest has managed vehicle emissions testing programs in the Tennessee counties of Davidson, Hamilton, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson. With the end of the programs the February 4 in Davidson County and January 14th elsewhere, we want to celebrate the success of ...

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Tennessee releases draft new school funding formula for public review

The draft framework comes as lawmakers began a new legislative session on Tuesday. Governor Bill Lee said it was “very possible” to come up with a new formula for lawmakers. The state is now seeking public comment on the framework until Jan. 18. To comment, email the Tennessee Department of Education at [email protected] A potential new school funding formula would ...

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Strengthening Manufacturing in Tennessee

[ad_1] Washington DC – Tennessee manufacturers rely on semiconductors to support local and global supply chains. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation recently advanced my legislation with Senator Peters to encourage local economic development, identify resource gaps, and address the challenges Tennessee businesses face as they recover. . Strengthening manufacturing in Tennessee The supply chain crisis resulting from ...

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Tennessee Partners With Walmart For COVID Treatment | Hartsville

[ad_1] The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) announced on December 30 that the state had received shipments of Merck and Pfizer oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization for molnupirvar by Merck and an emergency use authorization for Paxlovidby Pfizer as oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19. Early studies indicate that ...

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Roy Exum: Omicron is getting worse

[ad_1] Larry Hogan, the governor of Maryland, declared a 30-day “state of emergency” on Tuesday after seeing predictions that the COVID flu could see more than 5,000 people hospitalized in the coming weeks in his state. The same could soon happen in a state near you – 34.4% of corona tests in Tennessee now come back positive. This means that ...

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Tennessee’s Bill Dance Signature Lakes Initiative Announced | Sports

[ad_1] Nashville – Governor Bill Lee and fishing icon Bill Dance announced a new initiative to improve and enhance Tennessee lakes, increase visitor numbers and honor Dance’s legacy with the creation of Bill Dance Signature Lakes. TWRA and the State of Tennessee will invest $ 15 million in above and below water improvements in 18 lakes that bear the Dance ...

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Can Tennessee School Districts Be Far Away During COVID-19 Peaks?

[ad_1] Coronavirus cases are again due to omicron variant, which has raised concerns about the spread of the deadly virus in public schools. But are schools allowed to switch to distance education? The answer is complicated. Under current guidelines, classrooms or individual schools can temporarily switch to distance learning for up to seven days, but school districts cannot. Classrooms and ...

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Tennessee Voices with Victor Evans, Executive Director of TennesseeCAN

[ad_1] David Plazas is the Opinion and Engagement Director for USA TODAY Network Tennessee. The subject of public education elicits a wide range of emotions and ideas about whether it is working, whether it is receiving enough money, and whether the money is being invested in the right way. Recently, Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education agreed ...

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Donald Eugene Durham | Obituary

[ad_1] BOONES CREEK – Donald Eugene Durham, 83, of the community of Boones Creek joined his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 24, 2021, following a brief illness. He was born and raised in Washington County, Tennessee, and graduated from Boones Creek High School. Donald retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation after 35 years of service. He was a ...

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UT Report: Strong Consumer Spending Pushes Tennessee GDP To Pre-pandemic Levels | Rogersville

[ad_1] Tennessee people are going out and spending money again, a trend signaled by an increase in the state’s inflation-adjusted gross domestic product, which rose 5.6% in 2021. Real GDP is expected to continue growing in 2022 at 4.2%, according to a report released today by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. ...

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New Tennessee State Veterans Home in Cleveland nears completion

[ad_1] CLEVELAND, Tennessee – The $ 47.9 million, 108-bed Tennessee State Veterans Home in Bradley County is expected to be completed in 2022. “This project would not have been possible without the support of the community, and we are delighted to be able to provide a state-of-the-art facility for Southeastern Tennessee veterans,” said the board’s executive director. of Tennessee State ...

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Donald Trump has received a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Most Tennesséens do not have

[ad_1] While vaccine booster shots are said to offer the strongest defense against the latest wave of coronavirus and the unprecedented rise in the omicron variant, the shots receive a lukewarm response in Tennessee, even among residents who have adopted the vaccination earlier in the pandemic. So far, only about 1.1 million Tennessee residents have received a booster, which represents ...

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and fisherman Bill Dance announce Bill Dance Signature Lakes initiative

[ad_1] Nashville, Tennessee – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and fishing icon Bill Dance have announced a new initiative to enhance and showcase the lakes of Tennessee, increase visitation and honor Dance’s legacy with the creation of Iconic lakes from Bill Dance. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the State of Tennessee to invest $ 15 million in above and ...

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FC COVID death toll rises to 110 | Coronavirus news

[ad_1] Franklin County has now recorded 110 total deaths from COVID-19 with eight deaths in the region reported by the Tennessee Department of Health so far in December. The eight COVID deaths for December are the highest for a month in Franklin County since February. The county now has 8,344 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in total, including 8,121 cases ...

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Wastewater Law Enforcement: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Draft Order / Assessment Regarding Kingston Explosives Manufacturing Facility | Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC

[ad_1] Download PDF The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC”) issued a Director’s Order and Assessment (“Order”) to BAE Systems Ordinance Systems, Inc. (“BAE”) on November 15 regarding the violations. of the Clean Water Act National Pollution Discharge Elimination. System license (“NPDES”). See Case No. WPC21-0093. The ordinance states that BAE operates the Holston Army Munitions Plant (“Site”) and ...

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Prisoners translate Braille textbooks for school for the blind

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – Three inmates at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution achieved the highest braille certification on Friday, joining two other offenders in their class in the Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction (TRICOR) braille program where they transcribe textbooks for students at Tennessee School for the Blind. “It’s a rare job that I haven’t heard of, but it’s rewarding,” ...

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Six dead, at least five injured as storms hit the Mid-South – FOX13 News Memphis

[ad_1] MONETTE (Arche). – EDIT: FOX13 initially reported that two people were killed at Monette Manor nursing home and two people were killed in Obion County. The authorities then updated these figures. Storms swept through the Mid-South on Friday night, leaving a trail of destruction. Five people have been confirmed dead and at least five have been injured. The Craighead ...

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Reflecting Local Trends, Johnson City Schools See COVID Cases Rise | News

[ad_1] A graph showing the total number of COVID-19 cases among students and teachers at Johnson City schools from November 1 to December 10. The total number of Johnson City students and faculty with COVID-19 has more than tripled since late November. On November 29, Johnson City Schools reported that 23 students and four faculty members tested positive for COVID-19, ...

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Senator wants Nashville DA to investigate Tennessee non-tender contracts

[ad_1] A Tennessee State Senator asks Davidson County Attorney Glenn Funk to investigate the state’s non-competitive contracting process – a process that has drawn criticism for the provision of faulty services and for lack of transparency. Senator Heidi Campbell, D-Nashville, sent a letter to Funk’s office on Tuesday requesting an “audit and financial review” of all emergency purchases made by ...

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Local unemployment in October stable at 3.3% | New

[ad_1] Unemployment in Jefferson County remained at 3.3% in October – its lowest point of the year – according to data released last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development . Labor force gains and new jobs balanced out to keep the unemployment rate at the same level as in September. The number of employees stood at ...

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130 volunteers removed 34,500 pounds of waste in October, Smashing River group’s goal of eliminating 125,000 pounds in 1 year

[ad_1] A total of 134 volunteers participated in six river cleanups organized by Keep the Tennessee River Beau, helping to shed 34,481 lbs. of waste from Tennessee and Cumberland rivers in October. The month was declared by four governors and four mayors to be “Keep the Beautiful month of the Tennessee River watershed. ‘ “Last month’s success is a testament ...

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Sharon Harrison obituary (1948 – 2021) – Cordova, TN

[ad_1] Sharon Lea Park Harrison, 73, died at her home in Cordova, TN on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Sharon was born on February 9, 1948 in Memphis, TN. She was predeceased by her parents, Printes V. Park and Alma Lea Gibbs Queener, her stepfather E. Llewellyn Queener, her half-sister Camilla Queener Shaw (and her husband William “Bill” Shaw) and her ...

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Don’t Miss Small Business Saturday Finds in Middle Tennessee

[ad_1] Small businesses in the region will be opening their doors to shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Purchases from local stores, which serve as the “backbone of the community,” conserve local taxpayer money in counties and towns, while supporting local business owners. Some communities such as Maury County have found a way to capitalize ...

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Suspect accused of planting gun gets federal stay

[ad_1] A man – who is said to have hidden loaded guns and tools during the construction of the new Davidson County detention center – has now received a stay from a federal court judge who ordered him out of the prison. isolation. Tennessee Central District U.S. District Court Judge Waverly Crenshaw Jr. has ordered Alex Friedmann to be released ...

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TDH Reports 262 New COVID Cases, 2 New Deaths in Northeast Tennessee Tuesday | WJHL

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Health reported 262 new COVID-19 cases, two new deaths and 190 new inactive / recovered cases in northeast Tennessee on Tuesday. Vaccination To date, 239,049 people, or about 47.3% of the total population, in northeast Tennessee are fully vaccinated. There were 2,287 new vaccinations in the past week, down 31% from ...

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Opinion: Bible-beating Tennessee Republican Party must read the book it beats

[ad_1] 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. ...

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TBI, District Attorneys Investigate Timber Construction, Renovation As Theft Allegations Mount | WJHL

[ad_1] 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 ...

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

[ad_1] 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 ...

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Leaking bodily fluids discovered at Tennessee mausoleum

[ad_1] through: Stacy Jacobson, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: November 7, 2021 / 4:00 p.m. CST / Update: November 7, 2021 / 9:49 AM CST JACKSON, Tennessee (WREG) – A body leak was discovered at a Tennessee mausoleum after a cemetery operator dropped it in extreme disrepair, state regulators say. “If they don’t have enough people to take care of the ...

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TN Announces Annual Supervision Fee 2021-2022 | Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

[ad_1] The Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions recently announcement its 2021-2022 annual supervision fees for non-depository financial institutions. The new fees are effective November 1, 2021 and are as follows: $ 1,000 for flexible credit licensees and mortgage licensees; and $ 600 for check cashing licensees, deferred presentation licensees, premium finance licensees, industrial loan and savings registrants, and property pledge ...

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Finance and Administration Requests $ 89 Million in Additional Funding from Tennessee | State

[ad_1] (The Center Square) – The Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration on Wednesday called for an $ 88.9 million increase in funding in a budget hearing with Gov. Bill Lee and advisers, including the Commissioner of the Butch Eley department. Among the spending proposals were $ 20 million for business process automation, $ 15 million for federal funding growth, ...

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TDH reports 162 new COVID cases and 6 new deaths in northeast Tennessee on Tuesday | WJHL

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Health reported 162 new COVID-19 cases, six new deaths and 146 new inactive / recovered cases in northeast Tennessee on Tuesday. Note: The Tennessee Department of Health did not release updated COVID-19 data on Tuesday due to “technical issues.” Vaccination To date, 234,775 people, or about 46.4% of the total population, ...

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COVID-19 vaccine medical exemptions for sale

[ad_1] Bellevue, WA – From the Washington State Patrol to ferry workers and even the WSU football coach, the battle for COVID-19 vaccine waivers continues. But what if I tell you that for less than $ 200 you might be able to buy what appears to be a doctor-signed COVID vaccine exemption note? Well, it’s true. “Completely irresponsible. Completely unethical, ...

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51% entirely in Anderson, 41% in Roane, 48% in Morgan

[ad_1] Anderson County has administered more than 84,470 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of October 26, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health. This represents a 1.75% increase from the tally of 83,020 COVID-19 doses administered the previous week. In Anderson County, 51% of people living in Anderson County are fully vaccinated as of October 26. The ...

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The Ministry of Health publishes the statistics of the coronavirus of October 27 | Covid19

[ad_1] The Tennessee Department of Health has released its latest statistics relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Tennessee reported 1,277,517 total cases (+1,260), including 14,300 active and 16,294 total deaths (+51) with 10,284,699 total tests (+12,224) completed. Statewide, 1,078 cases (-34) were currently hospitalized as of Wednesday, October 27. McMinn County has reported 10,512 ...

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Tennessee bills would ban discipline of doctors who spread misinformation about COVID

[ad_1] Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have proposed legislation that would prevent state licensing officials from punishing doctors who spread misinformation about the vaccine or the COVID-19 pandemic. Reps Debra Moody and Chris Todd presented HB 9028 and HB 9020 ahead of Wednesday’s special session of the General Assembly on coronavirus legislation. Under the legislation, the Board of Forensic Pathologists and ...

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Increase Direct Farm-to-Consumer Sales with Pick Tennessee Products | Agriculture

[ad_1] KNOXVILLE – In November, the Business Development Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the University of Tennessee Extension team up to offer seminars to help farmers market products and experiences directly to farmers. consumers to increase their farm gate sales. Direct on-farm marketing is a growing business in Tennessee. More and more farms are selling products directly ...

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Maury County State Leaders Support Overhaul of School Funding Model

[ad_1] In an era when Maury County public schools struggle to fund teacher fundraisers, new positions and improved learning programs, a shift in the way the state distributes school funding could signal a new day for the district. With the promise of change comes the potential for financial relief. As the state begins to revisit its basic education plan, or ...

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Tennessee District blocks governor’s order on anti-mask warrant

[ad_1] A school district in Tennessee resolutely opposes the governor’s efforts to allow parents to remove their children from school mask warrants. Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order, which was extended until Nov. 5, will continue to be stuck in Williamson County’s two public school systems, thanks to a ruling by U.S. District Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, reported The Tennessean. “The ...

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Metro will soon start using newly licensed boosters

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots, to include Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for some people. The CDC also allows people to mix and match their booster shots. The Metro Nashville Department of Public Health said it would follow the CDC’s direction and ...

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The Ministry of Health releases October 15 statistics on coronaviruses | Covid19

[ad_1] The Tennessee Department of Health has released its latest statistics relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of 3 p.m. on Friday, Tennessee reported 1,263,068 total cases (+2088), including 24,573 active and 15,829 total deaths (+60) with 10,140,415 total tests (+15,472) performed. Statewide, there were 2,026 cases (+576) currently hospitalized as of Sunday, October 17. McMinn County has reported ...

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Tennessee Department of Correction launches Operation Blackout this Halloween

[ad_1] 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 ...

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Tennessee lawmakers consider $ 900 million package for Project Ford

[ad_1] NASHVILLE – Tennessee pledges to spend nearly $ 900 million on incentives, infrastructure work and a new technical college under deal with Ford Motor Co. and South Korean battery maker SK Innovation for a multi-billion battery factory and assembly facility in rural West Tennessee. While the state was known to offer $ 500 million in incentives to businesses, a ...

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Governor Lee Says Education Key to Fight for Hiring | WJHL

[ad_1] 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 ...

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Griffey calls pro-vaccine lawmakers ‘medical Nazis’

[ad_1] 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. ...

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Investing in rural agriculture will improve Tennessee’s economy

[ad_1] 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 ...

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program for the benefit of volunteer firefighters in place | Local News

[ad_1] A new program created to support Tennessee volunteer firefighters was highlighted by the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office in a press release. The volunteer education incentive program was detailed during Fire Prevention Week, which began Sunday and continues through Saturday. The VEIP program was adopted in the previous legislative session by ...

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Whistleblower documents raise new concerns over DCS

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – Social workers at the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services have so many cases that some don’t see the kids once a month – as DCS policy requires. A whistleblower provided data to NewsChannel 5 survey which shows a trend that a legislator describes as terrifying. The documents show incredibly high workloads for social workers in ...

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Tennessee Gives 10% Boost to Child Care Providers Serving Low-Income Children and Families

[ad_1] NASHVILLE – Tennessee Child Care Providers See 10% Increase in Payment Rates for Children with Enrolled Families and Meet Requirements for State Assistance Programs for Low-Income Families . Officials from the Department of Social Services said it was a step to help parents and caregivers better balance their lives while raising a family and keeping a job. The increase, ...

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FC COVID Toll Rises To 99 | Coronavirus news

[ad_1] Franklin County has now recorded a total of 99 deaths from COVID-19, with one new death in the region reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Monday. It was the second COVID death reported in Franklin County in October. The county now has 7,679 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in total, including 7,357 listed as cured or inactive ...

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Tennessee Department of Health Launches Second Annual Pink and Pearl Campaign in October and November

[ad_1] Nashville, Tennessee – While most recognize the color pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October and November mark the second annual Tennessee Pink and Pearl campaign promoting breast and lung cancer awareness. The addition of the pearl color represents the Lung Cancer Awareness Ribbon, which is observed in November. While breast cancer is the most common cancer ...

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Smith & Wesson move headquarters from Massachusetts to Tennessee, citing 2nd Amendment | Business

[ad_1] Highlighting a lack of support for the 2nd Amendment in Massachusetts, arms maker Smith & Wesson plans to move its headquarters to Springfield, Massachusetts as part of a $ 125 million investment that is expected to create 750 jobs in Tennessee. The move also includes Smith & Wesson employees who work at the company’s facilities in Deep River, Connecticut. ...

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TDHS Now Provides Child Care Services to Families and Providers

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Additional help for parents paying for childcare started on Friday. The Tennessee Department of Social Services will increase payment assistance rates by 10% across all categories of care in its child care certificate program. Under the program, the state pays a reimbursement rate directly to child care providers, so participating families will pay less than they ...

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