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After a Republican outcry, Tennessee redirects vaccine outreach to teenagers, shifting it to their parents.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Tennessee health officials are resuming several programs to promote vaccinations for public school students, just two weeks after such efforts were halted because Republican elected officials had complained that parents should make the decisions. The criticism of the......

A conservative Tennessee radio host, hospitalized with Covid, shifts his message to urge vaccinations.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A conservative radio host in Tennessee who had expressed unwillingness to be vaccinated is now hospitalized with Covid pneumonia and urging his listeners to get the shots. Phil Valentine, 61, whose show airs on 99.7 WTN in Nashville,......

Tennessee votes to remove bust of Confederate general, KKK Grand Wizard from Capitol

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams A Tennessee panel voted to remove a bust of Confederate General and Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol, according to multiple reports. The vote comes months after the state’s Capitol and......

Tennessee Media Titan Launches Woman Owned Streaming Service Bringing Memphis to the World

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 MEMPHIS, Tenn. – July 17, 2021 – — It is a unique and different approach for online viewers and content creators in the United States and seven other countries. According to Indiewire there are more than 300 streaming services serving viewers worldwide, but one stands head and shoulders above the......

Ex-top Tennessee COVID-19 vaccine official says she was sent dog muzzle before firing

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams Tennessee’s former top COVID-19 vaccine official says she was sent a dog muzzle before she was fired. Michelle Fiscus was terminated from the Tennessee Department of Health on Monday, alleging she was used as a scapegoat to......

These are America’s 10 cheapest states to live in for 2021

CNBC Real Estate
Shoppers load up their vehicle outside a HomeGoods store in South Bend, Indiana, on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images An engine as massive as the U.S. economy is not going to restart without some sputtering, which is what many economists believe explains the double-digit......

Tennessee health official says she was fired after outreach efforts to vaccinate teens

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Tennessee’s former top vaccinations official said Tuesday that she couldn’t stay silent after she was fired this week amid scrutiny from Republican state lawmakers over her department’s outreach efforts to vaccinate teenagers against COVID-19. Dr. Michelle Fiscus, who was......

Teacher says new Tennessee law on teaching about racism is

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Teacher says new Tennessee law on teaching about racism is “an assault on the craft of teaching” – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A growing number of states are introducing legislation to limit how public school teachers can teach......

Tennessee man is fifth to plead guilty in US Capitol riot

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Bryan Ivey, 28, pleaded guilty to the single misdemeanor during a virtual hearing in DC District Court. The plea bargain doesn’t include a sentencing recommendation, and Ivey’s punishment will be decided by Judge Christopher Cooper on September 28. Technically,......

First looks at Julio Jones in Tennessee, Cleveland’s revamped D: Things to watch at NFL minicamps

ESPN
7:10 AM ET NFL NationESPN Eighteen NFL teams open their mandatory three-day minicamps this week. Ten held theirs last week, with four teams electing to cancel. Teams that opted out of mandatory minicamps this week are the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers. The Philadelphia Eagles were the......

2021 Tennessee Titans Fantasy Team Outlook

Sports Illustrated
Coaching After going 9-7 each season from 2016 to 2019, the Titans pushed their record to 11-5 with an AFC South title. Mike Vrabel went 29-14 in his first three years as head coach while reaching the postseason in back-to-back seasons. All seven years of his coaching experience in the......

Search continues for bodies of 7 people aboard small plane that crashed in Tennessee

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Investigators on Sunday continued searching for the bodies of seven people believed killed in the crash a day earlier of a small jet into a Tennessee lake, including an actor who portrayed Tarzan in a 1990s television series. Rutherford......

How a Tennessee town is reckoning with race after team’s peaceful protest

ESPN
ON A FRIGID February night in Chattanooga, about 20 East Tennessee State basketball players, coaches and staff made the same peaceful, if provocative, statement many others had since 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick forged the silent act of resistance in 2016. In front of a reported 1,000 fans and many more......

Kayaker says he photographed crack in I-40 bridge in 2016

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A Mississippi River kayaker said photos he took about five years before a crack was found in the Interstate 40 bridge linking Tennessee and Arkansas appear to show the fracture that led transportation officials to close the span indefinitely last......

Tennessee top tackler To’o To’o transfers to Tide

ESPN
Henry To’o To’o, a former SEC All-Freshman Team selection who led Tennessee football in tackles last season, announced Saturday that he’s transferring to Alabama. The addition of To’o To’o goes a long way toward solidifying Alabama’s linebacker corps after the departure of senior Dylan Moses to the NFL. To’o To’o,......

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