TN Shifts Learning Loss Programs To Stimulus Funding, Moves Road Projects To State Funds

Tennessee Plans To Spend $102 Million Of Its $3.7 Billion American Rescue Plan Allocation On A Learning Loss Intervention Program For Tennessee Students. It Was Recommended That The $25.5 Million Annual Total Of State Funds “Be Re-Invested Into New Educational Expenses Incurred.”

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Ten Million In Grant Money Up For Grabs In Tennessee Schools To Increase Mental Health Services

Ten Million In Federal Grant Money Is Up For Grabs In Tennessee For Increased Mental Health Services. The Tennessee Department Of Education Opened Up The Application Process For The Resilient School Communities Grant Last Month With This Thursday Being The Final Day To Apply.

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Knox And Anderson County Overdoses Greatly Increased In 2021

According To The 2021 Drug-Related Death Report For Knox And Anderson Counties, Produced By The Knox County Regional Forensic Center, The Number Of Overdose Deaths In Knox County Increased By 29% And By 67% In Anderson County Last Year. These Percentages Are On Top Of A 41% Increase In Knox County In 2020 And A 81% Increase In Anderson County The Same Year.

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Tennessee Has Given Out Six FastTrack Incentive Grants of $1Million Or Greater So Far In 2022

Tennessee Allocated Six Incentive Grants Worth At Least $1 Million To Companies This Year Who Are Either Building New Facilities Or Expanding Facilities In The State.

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Knoxville Hospital Uses COVID As Liability Shield For Suit Over Fatal Medical Mistake

A Knoxville Hospital Is Trying To Use The Covid-19 Pandemic To Shield Itself From Liability For A Nurse’s Fatal Medication Administration Mistake, Court Records Show.

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Former Anderson County Schools Employee Stole More Than $23,000

An Investigation By The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, Working In Conjunction With The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Has Resulted In The Indictment Of Heather Heatherly, A Former Office Assistant In Anderson County School’s Office Of Student Services. Heatherly Stole At Least $23,311.

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Hamilton County School Board Approves Teacher Stipends In Response To Staffing Shortages

As The Hamilton County School District Reports Rising Numbers Of Covid Cases In Schools, The School Board Is Attempting To Compensate Teachers For Extra Duties Incurred As A Result Of Staffing Shortages.

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McMinn County GOP Event Features Congressman Chuck Fleischmann

On Thursday, September 16th, 2021, The McMinn County Republican Party Will Host A Membership Drive Meeting With Guest Speaker Congressman Chuck Fleischmann.

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Anderson County Will Reinstate Mask Mandate If Schools Pass 2% Positivity Rate

In A Letter Issued To Parents, Teachers And Staff, The Director Of Anderson County Schools Stated That The District Will Reinstate A Mask Mandate For Students And Staff If A School Exceeds A 2% Positivity Rate.

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