Friday, June 18, 2021

Tennessee

by Kimberlee Kruesi --  NASHVILLE – A Tennessee Republican falsely declared Tuesday that an 18th century policy designating a slave as three-fifths of a person was adopted for “the purpose of ending slavery,” commenting amid a debate over whether educators...
During a Q&A session Tuesday with members of the Tennessee Press Association (TPA), House Speaker Cameron Sexton took issue with those who argue that the new “Constitutional Carry” law harms the effort in Shelby County to stem gun violence. The...
Shelby County is not among the 89 counties where Gov. Bill Lee can remove the option to mandate wearing masks in public to combat COVID-19. That has local officials hustling to define their position regarding’s Lee’s declaration on Tuesday that...
Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn now are noteworthy mile markers on the learning journeys of the emerging scholars at Hanley Elementary School in Orange Mound. Lee, Schwinn and a various other elected officials dropped in to...
Trailblazing former Tennessee state lawmaker Thelma Harper, who became the first African-American woman elected to the state Senate, died Thursday. She was 80. The longtime Nashville lawmaker’s daughter, Linda Harper, said in a statement that her mother died “peacefully and...
NASHVILLE — Former Tennessee Sen. Bill Brock, whose long career in Washington included a key role in rebuilding the Republican Party after the Watergate scandal, died Thursday morning. He was 90. Brock had been hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, due...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University students in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Investment Challenge Program delivered double-digit returns in 2020, outpacing the S&P 500 Total Return Index for the calendar year, despite tremendous market volatility brought on by COVID-19. “The year 2020...
by Deborah Fisher -- During the pandemic, members of local and state governing bodies have been allowed to conduct meetings electronically per executive order by Gov. Bill Lee. They have not had to hold physical meetings in a physical place. They...
Shelby County’s stumbles with vaccine distribution, Tennessee’s pandemic recovery and the state’s plan for improving African-American health disparities exposed during the ongoing public health emergency punctuated Gov. Bill Lee’s exchange with the Tennessee Press Association this week. Lee has committed...
NASHVILLE – (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University officials envision their students being on the cutting edge of technology in the fields of finance, digital manufacturing and military affairs now that TSU is a member of the IBM-HBCU...