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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Biden Unveils Vaccine Mandate To Affect 100 Million Americans

President Joe Biden Announced Sweeping New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates That Will Force Millions Of Unvaccinated Americans To Receive The Vaccine, Undergo Weekly Testing Or Lose Their Jobs, Flipping On A Promise The President Made In 2020 That He Would Enact No Such Mandate.

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This Year’s Bonnaroo Canceled Due To Flooding

After Major Flooding In Tennessee In Recent Weeks, The 2021 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival Has Been Canceled. Organizers Made The Decision Just A Few Days Before The Festival Was Supposed To Start. Storming That Came From Tropical Depression Ida Caused The Farm, Where The Event Is Held Each Year, To Flood.

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New Songbirds Brings Live Music Back To Station Street

The New Songbirds Is Launching This Fall. The Facility, Located upstairs Inside The Chattanooga Choo Choo that Once Housed The Songbirds Guitar Museum (Now Closed), Is Being Revived By The Local Nonprofit, Songbirds Foundation.

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TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… August 27, 2021

1) Nearly 8,700 Criminals Arrested At Southern Border In Past 10 Months, Including Repeat Sex Offenders
2) TN GOP Critical Of Lee’s Handling Of Covid By Executive Order
3) Report Finds Only 53% Of State Funding For Education Used In Classroom
4) Parent Wins Victory For Rutherford County Middle School Students
5) Tennessee Music Venues Disagree On COVID Policies
6) Voting Legislation Heads To U.S. Senate, Would Expand Fed Control Over Election Rules
7) Death Toll From Tennessee Flood Rises As Biden Approves Disaster Relief

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Tennessee Music Venues Disagree On COVID Policies

Following In The Footsteps Of Moon River Music Festival In Chattanooga, And City Winery Nashville, Several Music Festivals And Venues In Tennessee Have Announced Policies Requiring Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccinations Or A Negative Test (Between 48 To 72 Hours Ahead Of Show Time) Before Admittance.

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Hagerty And Blackburn Urge Small Business Association To Properly Implement Relief Funds

Senators Bill Hagerty And Marsha Blackburn Have Joined A Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Of Lawmakers In A Letter To Small Business Administrator Isabella Guzman Urging Her To Ensure The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Emergency Relief Program Is Implemented And Funding Is Distributed To Eligible Recipients As Congress Intended.

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