Tennessee AG Skrmetti: Ticketholders, Vendors of Canceled ‘Walker Stalker’ Events Are Eligible for Refunds

Fans of AMC’s popular television show “The Walking Dead” who bought a ticket in hopes of attending a “Fan Fest” event in Nashville a few years ago are finally able to receive refunds thanks to Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti.

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Murfreesboro’s Annual Fall Leaf Pickup Service Underway

The City of Murfreesboro’s fall leaf collection season began on Saturday and will run through January 31, 2023. During this time, loose leaves can be piled curbside free of charge and will be picked up by the Murfreesboro Street and Solid Waste departments – collectively known as the city’s Public Works Department.

“As we have for years now, the goal is to cover the City twice as fast. As previously, the City will be divided in half by U.S. Highway 41 (Broad Street) with the Street Department serving residents on the north and east side of Broad and the Solid Waste Department servicing the south and west side,” Public Works Division Executive Director Raymond Hillis said in a statement.

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Matt Walsh Announces ‘Rally to End Child Mutilation’ at the Tennessee State Capitol

Author and journalist Matt Walsh, who broke the story on how Vanderbilt University Medical Center was caught providing transgender surgeries to minors, announced that he is holding a rally at the Tennessee State Capitol to “end child mutilation, sterilization, and abuse in Tennessee hospitals and beyond.”

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Congressman John Rose Votes ‘No’ on Deficit Spending Bill to Assist Ukraine

Tennessee Congressman John Rose (R-TN-06) voted against the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023 on Friday.

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American Classical Education Withdraws Appeals to the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission

American Classical Education (ACE) announced Thursday that it had withdrawn its appeals to the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission that would open charter schools in Madison, Montgomery, and Rutherford counties.

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Tennessee National Guard Deployed to Florida to Help with Hurricane Recovery and Response Efforts

On Thursday, roughly 1,200 Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee National Guard departed from various locations across the state to support response and recovery efforts in Florida following the landfall of Hurricane Ian, according to a press release by the Tennessee Department of Military.

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Tennessee Democratic Party Employees Hold Meeting to Create a Collective Bargaining Agreement

Employees within the Tennessee Democratic Party met with management on Tuesday to create a collective bargaining agreement after choosing to unionize in July, according to WPLN News.

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Ford Breaks Ground on BlueOval City in West Tennessee

Ford broke ground on BlueOval City, a new electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility, on Friday less than a year after the company first announced the project.

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‘Plein Air in the Smokies’ Art Event and Gala in Maryville Will Benefit Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Twenty nationally acclaimed artists are coming to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) to paint “en plein air,” an outdoor painting practice and style, throughout various park sceneries.

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Vanderbilt University Selected to Host the Clinton Global Initiative University Annual Meeting in 2023

The Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) annual meeting will be held at Vanderbilt University on March 3-5th, 2023.

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Vanderbilt Partners with NIH and INRB in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Study Monkeypox

Researchers at Vanderbilt University are leading the development of an artificial intelligence algorithm that can track and count monkeypox lesions, the university recently announced in a press release.

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Congressman John Rose Criticizes Democrat Majority in House Committee for Shielding Biden Administration from Oversight

Tennessee Representative John Rose (R-TN-06), member of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, criticized Democrats on the Committee for “shielding Biden Administration officials from proper oversight.”

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Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Releases August Unemployment Numbers

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently released the state’s unemployment rate for the month of August.

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NRA Endorses Governor Ron DeSantis for Re-Election

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF), the NRA’s political action committee, has endorsed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for reelection.

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Another Memphis-Shelby County School Administrator Placed on Administrative Leave

The Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS) confirmed that its Deputy Superintendent for Strategic Operations and Finance, Dr. John Barker, was placed on paid administrative leave due to an “employee complaint.”

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State Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn Welcomes First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) Commissioner Penny Schwinn met First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to the University of Tennessee (UT) on Monday as the pair kicked off the Road to Success Back to School Bus Tour.

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First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Traveling to Knoxville This Week

First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona are traveling to Knoxville this week to kick off the Road to Success Back to School Bus Tour.

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Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud to Host Family-Friendly Rib Fest in Pigeon Forge

On October 1st and 2nd, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud will host its first annual Rib Fest. It will feature fresh ribs from local vendors, games, inflatables, live music, and an authentic lumberjack competition.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Mourn Queen Elizabeth II’s Passing

Tennessee lawmakers are reacting after Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday at the age of 96. Her Majesty was surrounded by family at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

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Tennessee Department of Health Gets Grant Money for Improving Maternal Death Outcomes

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) announced Tuesday that it has received a $5 million competitive federal grant to fund community and clinical programs that improve the state’s maternal health outcomes.

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Tennessee IT Projects Recognized by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers

The State of Tennessee is a finalist in three categories for awards from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).

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Lithium-Based Company Announces $582 Million Investment in Southeast Tennessee

Piedmont Lithium officials announced Thursday that the company would invest $582 million to establish a lithium hydroxide processing, refining, and manufacturing facility in Etowah.

The new facility will be located at the North Etowah Industrial Park, creating 117 new jobs in McMinn County. According to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD), the facility will be America’s largest “lithium hydroxide processing” facility.

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Knoxville Public Service Department to Host Job Fair on September 15

The city of Knoxville’s public service department announced that it will hold a job fair on September 15th, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., located at the Public Works Service Center.

The Public Service Job Fair is geared toward job seekers “looking for steady, satisfying outdoor work that helps keep Knoxville clean and operating efficiently,” the department wrote in a press release.

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Governor Bill Lee Announces First Lady Maria Lee Has Lymphoma

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee said Friday that his wife, First Lady Maria Lee, has lymphoma.

Bill Lee said, “Maria and I have learned that she has lymphoma and will begin treatment immediately. While this news is unexpected, her prognosis is good and it is treatable. Maria and I deeply appreciate prayers for healing. We are hopeful and will share more in the days ahead.”

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Tennessee Residents Can Hunt Without a License This Saturday

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announced that the state’s Free Hunting Day this year will be on Saturday. Free Hunting Day is a yearly event with a goal of increasing interest in hunting and “for people to experience the enjoyment of the sport.”

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Ventcon, Inc. Announces $6.7 Million Investment in Madison County

Ventcon, Inc. officials announced on Tuesday that the company will invest $6.7 million in Madison County to establish its first manufacturing operations outside of the company’s headquarters in Allen Park, Michigan.

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‘9/11 Heroes Run’ and ‘Back to School Dash’ in Murfreesboro Set for September 10

The City of Murfreesboro recently announced in a press release that its annual 9/11 Heroes Run will be combined this year with The City Schools Foundation’s Back to School Dash on September 10th.

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Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Role in Jamaican Lottery Scheme

A Jamaican man was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins to 160 months, which is a little over 13 years, in prison for leading an international fraud ring that targeted thousands of elderly victims around the United States. As part of his sentence, the court also ordered McIntosh to pay approximately $1.8 million in restitution.

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‘Gift Cards for Guns’ Event Sees 76 Firearms Turned Over to Metro Nashville Police in Exchange for $50 Kroger Gift Cards

Metro Nashville Police announced that 76 firearms were turned in on Saturday during a ‘gift cards for guns’ event at Greater Revelations Baptist Church. Out of the 76 firearms turned in, 45 of them were pistols. 

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Murfreesboro City Council Votes to Approve 4,500-Seat State-of-the-Art Amphitheater Partnership with Notes Live, Inc.

The Murfreesboro City Council voted recently to approve a finalized development agreement with Notes Live, Inc., to open a 4,500-seat, state-of-the-art open-air amphitheater in the Murfreesboro Gateway called The Sunset Music Colosseum on the Stones River.

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State Senator Kerry Roberts Set to Embark on 100-Mile Bike Ride to Raise Money for Humphreys County Flood Victims One Year Later

Tennessee State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) announced that he will embark on a 100-mile bicycle ride on the one-year anniversary of the devastating flooding in Waverly and Humphreys County to raise money and awareness for the flood victims.

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Tennessee Representative John Rose to Host Second Annual Rose Family Farm Fish Fry on September 17

Tennessee Representative John Rose (R-TN-06) announced in a Thursday press release that he will host his Second Annual Rose Family Farm Fish Fry on September 17th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rose Family Farm in Lancaster.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Announces Multiple Personnel Changes

A new general counsel, a senior advisor, and two deputy directors have been appointed to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

The agency announced on recently that Frank Fiss has been named deputy director of business operations. In his new role as deputy director, he will oversee administrative responsibilities including TWRA’s budget, marketing, and human resources, the agency notes.

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Republicans Launch ‘Election Integrity Program’ in Georgia to Recruit and Train Poll Workers, Ensure Transparency at the Polls

A Republican National Committee (RNC) spokesman told The Georgia Star News that the RNC is “leading the way on ensuring that elections are free, fair, and transparent by building an unprecedented election integrity program” with a three-pronged approach.

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Three Tennessee Projects Awarded $64 Million for Transportation Infrastructure by the U.S. Department of Transportation

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded three Tennessee infrastructure projects a total of $64 million from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program.

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Tennessee Arrests ‘Most Wanted’ Person for TennCare Fraud

Lindsey Horner, considered the “most wanted” person for TennCare fraud, was arrested Friday, according to a press release by the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration (F&A).

The Tennessee Office of Inspector General (OIG), in a joint effort with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, announced that the 39-year-old  Big Sandy, Tennessee, was charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services. The TennCare fraud charge is a class D felony, and the theft of services charge is a class C felony, the press release notes.

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