Democrats’ Congressional District Map Draws Ice-Water Reaction

Tennessee Democrats Are Submitting A Congressional Redistricting Map That Keeps Davidson County Whole And Puts Communities Of Interest Together, But At Least One State Senator Is Pouring Cold Water On The Plan.

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Clarksville Residents Call Out Inconsistency With Halloween Event Cancellation

Last Week Dr. Anthony Fauci Said That Americans “Especially If They’re Vaccinated” Can “Go Out There And Enjoy Halloween.” This Guidance Came Too Late For The City Of Clarksville Though, Who Had Already Cancelled Their Annual Fright Of Franklin Event By The Time Dr. Fauci Was Reassuring Parents That Children Could Go Trick-Or-Treating In Small Groups.

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Nashville Area’s Population Reaches Nearly 2M; State Redistricting Begins

The Nashville Metropolitan Area Was The 20th-Fastest Growing Statistical Area In The Country Since 2010, according To Data Released By The U.S. Census Bureau. Thursday’s Data Release By The U.S. Census Bureau Starts The Redistricting Process In The State.

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TN Doles Out $108.5M In Economic Development Grants First Half Of 2021

The Tennessee Department Of Economic And Community Development Awarded More Than $108.5 Million In Fasttrack Economic Development Grants Between 51 Businesses In The First Half Of 2021.

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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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Tennessee Counties Updating Mask Mandates

With The Start Of Spring, The Continuation Of Vaccinations, And The Approach Of Lee’s Executive Order’s End, Many Counties Are Clarifying Their Plans For Local Mask Mandates.

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7 Tennessee Republican Mayors Continue To Push Mask Mandates

Currently, Seven Counties With Republican Mayors Continue To Enforce Mask Mandates: Hamblen, Hamilton, Knox, Montgomery, Rutherford, Sevier, And Sumner.

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Bill Filed For Constitutional Amendment To Limit Emergency Powers Of Federal & State Officials in Tennessee

Senator Mark Pody Has Filed A Resolution With The Tennessee Senate To Add An Amendment To The Tennessee Constitution To Limit The Emergency Powers Of Federal And State Officials.

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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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GOP Leaders Push To Defund Tennessee School Districts That Refuse To Offer In-Person Learning

Top Republican Lawmakers In Tennessee Have Filed A Bill That Would Allow State To Withhold Funding From School Districts That Refuse To Provide An In-Person Learning Option For Students.

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