Blackburn Leads Delegation In Support Of TN Disaster Declaration

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Led The Tennessee Delegation In A Letter To The White House Supporting Governor Bill Lee’s Request For A Major Disaster Declaration To Address The Deadly Storms That Occurred From March 25 Through April 3, 2021.

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Tennessee Department of Education Awards Charter School Expansion Grants

The Tennessee Department Of Education Announced 15 Applicants That Would Be Receiving Charter School Expansion Grants. These Subgrants Are To Be Used To Fund The Sponsors Through The Planning, Design, Application, And Even Launch Of New Charter Schools In Tennessee.

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General Assembly Endorses ‘Big Step In Right Direction’ For Tennessee Small Brewers

Senate Bill 177 Aims To Change The Game For Small Craft Breweries. Current Tennessee Law Prevents Breweries From Self-Distributing Beyond County Lines.

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More Tennessee Schools To Be Designated As ‘Trauma-Informed’

The Tennessee Department Of Education Announced That They Would Be Adding More Schools To The State’s Trauma-informed Schools Cohort. A Trauma-informed School In Tennessee Means The School Has Received Designation For Their Emphasis On Trauma-informed Strategies To Support Students.

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Hamilton County And Chattanooga Unemployment Rates Inch Upward In March

Following A Slight Rise In The Statewide Unemployment Rate In March, Jobless Statistics Experienced Minor Increases In Most Of Tennessee’s 95 Counties, According To Newly Released Data From The Department Of Labor And Workforce Development.

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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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Tennessee Inmate Runs International Crime Network

According To Prosecutors, A Tennessee Inmate Spent At Least Three Years Running An International Crime Ring From Inside The Prison, Orchestrated A Number Of Violent Acts As Well As Instructed The Flow Of Cash From Drug Sales Between Middle TN And Mexico.

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Governor Lee Quietly Receives Weekend Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Governor Bill Lee Received His First Round Of The COVID-19 Vaccine Over The Weekend, Doing So Without Any Sort Of Public Statement. A Photographer Typically Travels With The Governor, Documenting Important Daily Events. However, The Governor’s Social Media Accounts Were Strangely Silent About His Receiving The COVID-19 Shot.

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Unemployment Rates Dropping In Most Tennessee Counties

Most Of Tennessee’s 95 Counties Started 2021 With Lower Unemployment Numbers. 78 Counties Began The New Year With A Decrease In Unemployment. The Jobless Rate Remained The Same In 7 Counties And Increased In 10 Counties.

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Counties Across Tennessee Choose To Extend or End Mask Mandates

On Friday, Governor Bill Lee Made An Update To His Original Mask Mandate Order, Allowing Local Authorities To Make The Decision To Enforce Wearing Them Or Not.

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