TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… August 6, 2021

1) House Speaker Threatens Legislation Against School Closures & Masks
2) Conservative Protestors Claim Threats Of Expulsion From Future GOP Events
3) TN School Choice Support Surges as Govt Test Scores Hit New Lows
4) TN Dept of Education Releases Critical Race Theory Guidelines
5) UTC, Hancock County Schools & Metro Nashville To Require Masks For All, Regardless Of Vaccination Status
6) Tennessee Farmer Gets Another Win In Lawsuit Against USDA
7) U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Tennessee’s Abortion Waiting Period

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Hancock County Schools To Implement New Mask Mandate

On Tuesday, August 3, Hancock County Schools Announced That They Would Be The Only School System In Northeast Tennessee To Require Masks.

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Tennessee Serves Provides Meals For Families In Distress

Tennessee Serves, An Initiative Led By The State’s First Lady Maria Lee, Has Provided Meals To Just Under Two Hundred Thousand Families In Need. The Initiative Is In Partnership With The Five Feeding America Affiliates In Tennessee And So Far Has Provided 191,713 Meals.

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Nearly $15 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants Awarded Across Tennessee

The Tennessee Department Of Economic And Community Development Recently Announced Nearly $15 Million In Grant Money To Help Provide Broadband Access To A Number Of Unserved Residents.

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