Commission Appoints Steve Highlander As District 9 Commissioner

With The Hamilton County Commission Unable To Reach The Required Five Votes For Any Of The Three Nominated Candidates To Fill Commissioner Bankston’s Vacancy Last Week, They Voted Again Yesterday Adding Additional Nominations From The Eight Individuals Who Applied For The Position.

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Hamilton County Commission At Impasse On Vote For Bankston’s Replacement

After Receiving The Resignation Of District 9 Commissioner Chester Bankston, The Hamilton County Commission Made The Decision To Fill The Vacancy At The June 2nd Regular Meeting. However, They Were Unable To Reach The Majority Vote Needed For Any Of The Three Nominated Candidates.

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Hamilton County Commission To Appoint Interim Replacement For State Rep Mike Carter

During The Hamilton County Commission’s Meeting Yesterday, Chairman Baker Made The Announcement That The Commission Intends To Appoint An Interim Replacement For State Representative Mike Carter Who Passed Away On May 15th.

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Lakeside Elementary To Be Repurposed As K-12 Magnet School For CSLA

The Hamilton County Commission Voted On A Resolution To Approve Funding For A Project To Repurpose Lakeside Elementary Into A K-12 Magnet School.

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Republicans Boyd, Bankston, Fairbanks Side With Democrats For Personal Pay Increases

Hamilton County Commissioners Clash Over A Resolution That, If It Becomes State Law, Would Allow Commissioners To Set Their Own Salaries With Only 5 Votes In Favor.

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Governor Lee Discourages In-Person Worship, Echoed By Nashville and Montgomery County Mayors

Governor Bill Lee and other Tennessee leaders have called for churches to eliminate gatherings in favor of virtual church services.

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Mackey Pushes For Commissioner Pay Raises Amid Pandemic; Faces Fire From Other Commissioners

At first glance, the act appears fairly benign but it could mean that the Commissioners will be receiving pay raises this year, and on a different scale, possibly higher than they have in previous years.

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Hamilton County COVID-19 Vaccine Plan Changes; Concerns About Reaching Herd Immunity

More People Moved Up In Line For COVID Vaccination, How Decisions Are Made To Move Between Tiers And Concerns About Reaching Herd Immunity.

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Knox County Commission Aims To Limit Health Board Power; Hamilton County Defers To State Law

The Knox County Commission Attempts To Limit Health Board Power Granted By State Law; Hamilton County Commission Sustains While State Law May Change Early Next Year.

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Coppinger States Occupations And Places Not To Blame For COVID, Contact Tracing Continues

Mayor Coppinger states that “There is no logic or science or anything that says if you stop that occupation or if you don’t allow people to do ‘X’, then it (the coronavirus) will go away.” Contact Tracing continues despite previous media reports. Becky Barnes warns of long-term health consequences for those who recover from the virus.

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