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ESA School Voucher Case Appealed to Tennessee Supreme Court

ESA School Voucher Case Appealed to Tennessee Supreme Court

Parents from Davidson and Shelby Counties have appealed the ESA Voucher decision to the Tennessee Supreme Court so their children can attend a school that meets their educational needs. Like other Tennessee parents seeking alternatives to public schools, their fate is now in the hands of Tennessee’s highest court. A Davidson County Chancellor ruled earlier […]

First Lady Melania Trump Unveils the 2020 White House Christmas Décor

First Lady Melania Trump Unveils the 2020 White House Christmas Décor

The First Family is celebrating their fourth Christmas in the White House.  This year’s theme, “America the Beautiful,” is a tribute to the majesty of our great Nation. From coast to coast, our country is blessed with boundless natural wonders. The timeless treasures represented in this year’s holiday showcase remind us of the true American […]

Live Interactive Data Shows Tennesseans the Impact of Agriculture and Forestry Where They Live

Live Interactive Data Shows Tennesseans the Impact of Agriculture and Forestry Where They Live

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) announces the launch of a new online, interactive source for agriculture and forestry information for every county in Tennessee. The live dashboards enable people to access real-time data for a range of information in one easy-to-access place. “Delivering useful, transparent data to the public, to agriculture industry leaders, and […]

AG Slatery Announces $113 Million Settlement with Apple over iPhone Throttling

AG Slatery Announces $113 Million Settlement with Apple over iPhone Throttling

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a coalition of over 30 attorneys general, announced a $113 million settlement with Apple, Inc. regarding Apple’s 2016 decision to throttle consumers’ iPhone speeds in order to address unexpected shutdowns in some devices. Based on the multistate investigation, the attorneys general allege that Apple discovered that battery […]

Comptroller Investigators Uncover more than $25 Million in Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

Comptroller Investigators Uncover more than $25 Million in Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Division of Investigations is marking a significant milestone. Since January 2016, the division has uncovered $25.8 million of fraud, waste, and abuse in Tennessee. The division has published 218 reports since January 2016. These reports have resulted in the indictments of 131 people on 819 separate counts. Comptroller investigators have investigated fraudulent […]

Tennessee House Republicans reelect Jeremy Faison as caucus chairman

Tennessee House Republicans reelect Jeremy Faison as caucus chairman

Members of the Tennessee House Republican Caucus reelected Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, as caucus chairman during a leadership meeting held inside the House Chamber of the Tennessee State Capitol on Nov.24. Faison was first elected to the leadership position in 2019. As Republican caucus chairman, Faison will preside over meetings and is the second ranking officer […]

Business Filing Patterns Show Signs of a Solid Economic Recovery – Key Indicators Soared in Q3 2020

Business Filing Patterns Show Signs of a Solid Economic Recovery – Key Indicators Soared in Q3 2020

Jefferson County Schools Update November 18, 2020 – Increase In Quarantine Numbers

Jefferson County Schools Update November 18, 2020 – Increase In Quarantine Numbers

Distance Learning Days Declared for November 18, 19, and 20, 2020

Distance Learning Days Declared for November 18, 19, and 20, 2020

Statement from Jefferson County, TN Director of Schools, Dr. Shane Johnston: Urgent information for families in the Jefferson County School system. I received updated Covid related numbers Thursday evening following last week’s call to families and those numbers were sharply higher than the day before. That trend continued through the weekend as well. We were […]

Two Individuals with Counterfeit Bills Charged

Two Individuals with Counterfeit Bills Charged

Two individuals have been charged after being found in possession of counterfeit money and a stolen car on Monday afternoon. The Morristown Police Department (MPD) has seen an increase in reports of counterfeit money, specifically ten- and twenty-dollar bills, being circulated to local businesses in recent weeks. Justin Easton, 35, and Jessica Miller, 23, both […]

Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.9 percent

Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.9 percent

Jefferson County Schools Update from Director Johnston

Jefferson County Schools Update from Director Johnston

In a statement from Director of Schools, Shane Johnston – The Covid numbers in our schools have recently increased, but there has been an even greater jump in the number of students quarantined. This is consistent with trends in school districts throughout the state. The numbers do not reflect an enormous increase in active cases, […]

Former Rep. Bill Dunn to Join Tennessee Department of Education

Former Rep. Bill Dunn to Join Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Monday that former House Speaker Pro Tem Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) will join the Tennessee Department of Education as a senior advisor to Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “Bill Dunn is one of the most experienced and thoughtful advocates for education in our state who has dedicated his career in state government to […]

Parental Vaccine Hesitancy

Parental Vaccine Hesitancy

A new study has found that one in five children in the United States have a parent who is vaccine hesitant. The study, “Parental Vaccine Hesitancy and Childhood Influenza Vaccination,” which will be published in the December 2020 issue of Pediatrics (published online Nov. 9), notes that there is  a lack of consensus on the definition of  vaccine hesitancy, but […]

Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes Paid for Medical Services That Were Not Provided

Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes Paid for Medical Services That Were Not Provided

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has resulted in the indictments of Dr. Christopher F. Standley, Dr. Robert M. North, and his wife Lisa L. North. Investigators determined these individuals owned medical companies that wrongfully obtained payments from Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes for medical services that were not provided. The Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes […]

Veterans Day – Symbol of Freedom, Sacrifice, and Honor

Veterans Day – Symbol of Freedom, Sacrifice, and Honor

Veterans Day is a symbol of freedom, sacrifice, and honor. We honor those who have served or currently serve in the military for the sacrifices they make to ensure our freedom. Sometimes, we take this freedom for granted. The freedom to vote. The right to bear arms. The pledge is the government to uphold our […]

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