Tag Archives: Tennessee

Officials Give Vax To Friends After Public Turned Away

Chattanooga’s NBC News affiliate reports: Hamilton County officials say miscalculations led to late-evening vaccinations in the Tennessee Riverpark on New Year’s Eve, long after people were turned away and told there were no more vaccines available. Acting on a tip, Channel 3 returned to the Riverpark after dark to find cars leaving the property. The people in those vehicles told …

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Feds Turn Attention To Nashville Bomber’s Motive

The Associated Press reports: With federal officials having identified the man believed to be behind Nashville’s Christmas Day bombing, authorities now turn to the monumental task of piecing together the motive behind the explosion that severely damaged dozens of downtown buildings and injured three people. While officials on Sunday named Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, as the man behind the mysterious …

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Person Of Interest Named In Nashville Blast [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A law enforcement source told CBS News at least one person of interest has been identified in connection to the recreational vehicle that exploded on Christmas morning, rocking downtown Nashville. Multiple sources confirm that Anthony Quinn Warner, a Nashville area resident, had a similar make and model RV as the one in photos released to the public. …

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Possible Car Bomb Damages Downtown Nashville

Nashville’s ABC News affiliate reports: A large explosion was reported in downtown Nashville early Christmas morning. The explosion happened in the area of Second Avenue and Broadway near Commerce Street occurred around 6:30 am Friday. Heavy black smoke could be seen rising above the affected area. MNPD, FBI, and ATF are investigating the explosion of an RV outside 166 2nd …

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GOP Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Limits Public Gatherings

The Hill reports: In an address to Tennesseans on the governor’s website, Bill Lee called on state residents to avoid holiday gatherings without anyone outside of their immediate household and noted that public gatherings would be limited to 10 people under the order. Places of worship and some other activities will be exempt, he added. “It only took a matter …

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TN Official Warns Hospitals Could “Break” After Xmas

The Tennessean reports: Tennessee Department of Health officials announced Sunday that the state could “break” its hospital system if a Christmas surge of COVID-19 cases matches that of Thanksgiving. Commissioner Lisa Piercey said there have been multiple household gatherings where people have been affected statewide, as Thanksgiving surges proved. “We know how this happens,” she said. “We want to preserve …

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Covidiot Tennessee Republican State Rep Put On Ventilator After Jesus Refuses His Pleas For A Miracle

Knoxville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Family and friends of Tennessee State Representative David Byrd are asking for prayers after he was placed on a ventilator Monday in his fight against COVID-19. The 63-year-old was taken to the hospital more than a week ago with COVID-19 pneumonia. On Monday morning before being placed on a ventilator, he continued to ask for …

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GOP State Rep Begs Jesus For “Miracle” After Defying Mask Protocols And Dismissing Severity Of Pandemic

The Tennessean reports: Tennessee state Rep. David Byrd says barring a “miracle,” he may soon be placed on a ventilator due to COVID-19. The Waynesboro Republican, who posted on Facebook Thursday to ask friends for prayers, was hospitalized over the weekend with pneumonia after testing positive for the coronavirus. He was flown by helicopter from Wayne County Hospital to St. …

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Tennessee Elects Its First Two Openly Gay State Reps

Nashville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Two new state legislators made history with their wins by becoming the first openly LGBTQ politicians to serve in the Tennessee General Assembly. Until Tuesday night, Tennessee was one of just five states in the country to have never elected an openly LGBTQ person to the state legislature. Democrat Torrey Harris [photo] and Republican Eddie …

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TENNESSEE: Anti-LGBT State Rep Fights State Charges He Prescribed Opioids To Family Members And His Lover

The Tennessean reports: An attorney for Tennessee Sen. Joey Hensley conceded Monday the politician, a small-town doctor, prescribed opioids to family members and an employee with whom he was in a romantic relationship, in what the state contends is a violation of medical ethics. During opening arguments in a medical discipline proceeding, attorney David Steed said it was well-intentioned, harmless …

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WH Quietly Urged TN Gov To Impose Mask Mandate

The Associated Press reports: The White House quietly told Tennessee early this week that “a statewide mask mandate must be implemented” to curb its growing spread of COVID-19, strong instructions that the White House and governor did not discuss publicly before the report emerged in a records request. The Oct. 11 state report for Tennessee, where Republican Gov. Bill Lee …

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Officials: Kanye West Qualifies For Tennessee Ballot

The Associated Press reports: Rapper and producer Kanye West will be on Tennessee’s presidential ballot in November, the state election’s office confirmed. The secretary of state’s office announced this week that West cleared the 275 verified signature threshold to qualify as an unaffiliated presidential candidate. He will appear on the ballot with running mate Michelle Tidball, a 57-year-old spiritual coach …

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GOP Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Signs Bill That Will Punish Some Protesters With Loss Of Their Right To Vote

The Associated Press reports: Tennessee protesters will face harsher penalties, including losing the right to vote, for breaking certain laws during demonstrations under a new law enacted by Gov. Bill Lee. The Republican quietly signed off on the bill Thursday. Lee has previously conceded there were portions of the bill he “would have done differently” but ultimately agreed to sign …

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TN Trooper Fired For Ripping Mask Off Man’s Face

The Tennessean reports: A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper accused of ripping a face mask off a bystander filming a traffic stop has been terminated. A THP spokesman confirmed Trooper Harvey Briggs’ termination Friday evening after an internal investigation by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Briggs was found to have violated a department policy and was terminated for …

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REPORT: Tennessee County School System Requires Parents To Sign “Death Waiver” For Returning Students

Knoxville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Anderson County will welcome their students back starting on August 10, but that will not be the same starting date for every school and grade. Ryan Sutton, Anderson County Schools communications/public relations coordinator says it will be a staggered start for various grade levels. Social distancing efforts will be in place for classrooms, hallways and …

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Pastor Sorry For Ignoring Masks After COVID Cases Among Flock Becomes “Too Great To Keep Track Of”

These stories have become so routine that I almost only need to swap out the names of the pastor and the church. A Tennessee pastor has apologized to his congregation as the coronavirus has infected countless church members — including himself and his family members — weeks after the church resumed indoor worship services and also hosted a state convention …

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TENNESSEE: Trump Cultist Sorry After Getting Fired For Racist, Homophobic Abuse At Black Lives Matter Rally

NBC News reports: An Elizabethton woman has been fired after yelling racial and homophobic slurs at a Black Lives Matter rally this weekend. Keith Family Vision Clinic in Johnson City confirms Sonya Holt is no longer an employee there. She is the subject of a video that went viral over the weekend. In the video, Holt is seen chanting, “White …

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Tennessee Paper Apologizes After Running Full-Page Ad Claiming “Islam” Will Nuke Nashville On July 18th

The Tennessean reports: The Tennessean is investigating how a paid advertisement from a fringe religious group was published on Sunday in violation of the newspaper’s long-established standards. The ad featured a bizarre, pseudo-religious “prophecy,” including the declaration of an impending nuclear attack in Nashville by “Islam.” The ad was immediately ordered to be pulled from future editions by sales executives …

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Tennessee House Approves Resolution Congratulating Public For Ignoring Media’s “COVID-19 Sensationalism”

Mediaite reports: Tennessee’s state House on Friday passed a resolution congratulating residents of the state for seeing through what it described as the media’s “sensationalism” of the coronavirus. “We congratulate the people of Tennessee for clearly seeing that the mainstream media has sensationalized the reporting on COVID-19 in the service of political agendas,” said House Resolution 340, which passed the …

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TENNESSEE: Governor Gets Bill Allowing Students To Miss One Hour Of School Every Day To Attend Church

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: The Tennessee legislature passed a bill yesterday, House Bill 2542/Senate Bill 2473, that would force public schools to allow kids to miss class for up to one hour each day in order to attend church. (They would also allow school buses to transport those kids, as long as the churches paid for it.) …

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