TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… September 10, 2021

1) Biden Unveils Vaccine Mandate To Affect 100 Million Americans
2) Afghan Refugee Vetting Process In Question While TN Targeted For Resettlement
3) Tennessee Special Ops Working To Rescue Allies In Afghanistan
4) University Of TN Knoxville Hosts Racially Segregated Workshops
5) Judge Issues Restraining Order On Lee’s School Mask Mandate In Shelby County
6) Reward For Missing Hawkins County Girl Surpasses $38,000
7) Memphis Border Patrol Agents Intercept Mexican Drug Shipment

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TN Awards Two $1M-Plus Grants For Economic Development Projects

The Tennessee Department Of Economic And Community Development Revealed It Awarded $1.25 Million To Kaiser Aluminum Investments To Move Its Company Headquarters From California To Franklin. TNECD Also Granted Pet-Supply Online Retailer Chewy $2.1 Million For Its Fulfillment Center In Wilson County.

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Tennessee’s Teacher Shortage Addressed With Second Round Of Grants

The Tennessee Department Of Education Has Announced A Second Round To The Grow Your Own Grants In An Effort To Help Future Educators Across The State. This Next Round Consists Of $2 Million For Educator Preparation Programs. Any EPP In Tennessee Is Able To Apply Before The May 7 Deadline.

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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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Hamilton County Sets Standard For Case Against Mask Mandates

Hamilton County Called Out By A County In Georgia As Example Of How Mask Mandates Are Not Working.

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