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  • Gov. Beshear Tells Kentuckians Not To Travel To Tennessee

    03/27/2020 5:24:40 PM PDT · by kaintucky · 25 replies
    wfpl ^ | 27 march 2020 | By Jess Clark
    Gov. Andy Beshear is telling Kentuckians not to travel to Tennessee, a state he said has not taken the same “aggressive” steps as Kentucky in preventing the spread of COVID-19. “I cannot control that Tennessee has not taken the steps that we have,” Beshear said. “I need you to not go to Tennessee for anything other than work, or helping a loved one, or maybe to the grocery.” Beshear said Kentuckians on the southern border who travel into Tennessee to visit bars, restaurants or other types of establishments that are closed in Kentucky, risk bringing the virus back into the...
  • Government Has Closed Wilderness to Protect the Public

    03/27/2020 8:19:21 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 77 replies
    self ^ | March 27, 2020 | self
    The government has closed the wilderness in the name of safety. I talked with a Ranger yesterday, and this is what I was told. All access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is closed.
  • Tennessee Gov Wants Abortion Businesses to Close, Killing Babies is Not “Essential” Medical Care

    03/26/2020 1:50:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | March 26, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    Add Tennessee to the list of states where the governor has made it clear that abortion businesses must stop kiling babies in abortions because abortions are not “essential” medical care. On Monday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued an order for all medical facilities to stop any non-essential medical care in order to preserve medical supplies to fight the coronavirus. Today, the governor said that order applies to abortion centers “The executive order was certainly crafted in order to provide [personal protective equipment] for health care” professionals involved in the coronavirus response, as well as ensure resources were available for those...
  • Government to Close Wilderness to Protect Us All From Coronovirus

    03/22/2020 2:38:21 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 68 replies
    Great Smoky Mountains ^ | March 22, 2020 | self
    Park Closures to Slow Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) As a public health precaution, effective March 23, all park campgrounds, picnic areas, and restrooms will close for the safety of staff and visitors. Sugarlands, Oconaluftee, and Cades Cove Visitor Centers remain closed until further notice.
  • Coronavirus Reveals the Downsides of Urbanization

    03/20/2020 10:23:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    nr ^ | March 19, 2020 | DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    The relentless march of urbanization, in the United States and around the world, has been coming for a long time. .. America went from 8.8 percent urban in 1830 to 25.7 percent in 1870, then to a majority in 1920, and up to about two-thirds by the mid-1950s. We were 80 percent urban by 2010. North America has the most urban population in the world. But it is not alone in seeing an accelerating trend. The U.N. estimated that, in 2009, half the world’s population lived in urban areas for the first time in human history. Over 4 billion people...
  • Former Biogen employee diagnosed with COVID-19 under investigation for defying travel ban, going to China

    03/20/2020 7:39:55 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 57 replies
    An employee of the biotech company at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts is being criminally investigated after she defied the president’s travel ban and went to China. Of the 328 confirmed cases of the disease in Massachusetts, 30 percent of them are linked back to Cambridge-based Biogen after several employees at a conference held by the company at the Marriott Long Wharf tested positive for the virus and traveled across the country, further spreading the disease. Belmont native Jie Li is being accused of knowing she was sick and of taking medication to bring down her fever...
  • Guy on plane to BNA joking about having coronavirus causes 8-hour delay

    03/15/2020 1:51:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    WKRN ^ | March 15, 2020 | Brooke Reese
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — An American Airlines flight from Dallas to Nashville took over eight hours to take off and was delayed three times after a man reportedly joked about having coronavirus. Flight #1076 to Nashville was supposed to arrive at 8:40 p.m. Saturday but did not finally arrive at BNA until 4:40 a.m. Sunday. The man, who has not been identified, reportedly wouldn’t lift his tray table up before the plane took off at which point he claimed he had coronavirus. “People were freaked out because nobody knew what was going on,” said passenger Brandon Kenney, “People didn’t know...
  • Tennessee abortion reversal bill could allow doctors to be charged

    03/11/2020 7:27:46 PM PDT · by Morgana
    WJHL ^ | March 11, 2020 | KIMBERLEE KRUESI
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Doctors who fail to inform women that drug-induced abortions may be halted halfway could face felony charges under a bill advancing in Tennessee.</p> <p>Medical groups say the claim isn’t backed up by science and there is little information about the reversal procedure’s safety.</p>
  • SCS employee among 70 people quarantined across the Mid-South over coronavirus concerns (Memphis TN)

    03/09/2020 9:30:47 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An employee with Shelby County Schools had contact with someone who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a statement issued today by SCS. The employee worked at Treadwell Elementary School and Treadwell Middle School. An official said the employee has been placed on a 14-day quarantine and has not displayed any symptoms of the illness. Annie Jones was extra cautious when she went to Treadwell Middle School to pick up her nephew Monday. Like other parents, she learned about the quarantined employee through an early morning phone call. “They ain’t giving us no up to...
  • ‘White pride’ hoax: Woman arrested for ‘pulling a Jussie Smollett’

    03/09/2020 7:34:37 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 31 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | 8 March 2020 | Tom Tillison
    If racism is so rampant in America, why is it that time and time again people must resort to staging fake hate crimes to expose it? A growing problem, fake hate crimes are quick to be downplayed by the media, but these episodes reached a pinnacle with disgraced actor Jussie Smollet, whose name has become a verb to describe such incidents. Smollet has plenty of company, as seen in Johnson City, Tenn., where a black woman was arrested for scraping the words “white pride” into the sidewalk in front of a local gym owned by a black man. Mahagany Teague,...
  • Another professor indicted over alleged secret ties to China

    03/07/2020 10:25:14 PM PST · by jonatron · 15 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 3/5/2020 | Wyatt Eichholz
    An associate professor and researcher at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville has been arrested for allegedly concealing ties to a Chinese university while receiving federal funding, according to a recent Justice Department press release. Amning Hu was charged with three counts of wire fraud and three counts of making false statements following a grand jury indictment for “concealing his affiliation with Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) in China” in order to receive a research grant from NASA. According to the Justice Department, NASA is prohibited from using federal dollars to collaborate with China or Chinese universities. Hu allegedly made...
  • Nashville Tornado Victims Shout ‘Amen!’ and Applaud Donald Trump Speech

    03/06/2020 5:18:56 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Mar 2020 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump met with victims and families on Friday in Tennessee after a series of tornadoes hit Nashville and surrounding towns. Reporters were kept away from hearing his full conversations with the group of storm victims and members of their families, but as Trump spoke privately to the group of people, many of them began applauding and shouted “Amen!” according to footage streamed live by White House press cameras. At another point in the conversation, Trump pointed at the sky, as he typically does when referring to God or a loved one who has passed away. “We’re a big...
  • Trump visits tornado-ravaged town in Tennessee, promises help

    03/06/2020 11:32:29 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Updated: 2:11 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump on Friday visited a Tennessee town devastated by a tornado to console victims, and pledged “whatever they need” in federal aid. In Cookeville, Mr. Trump stood amid the rubble of homes and sheared-off trees on a street where eight people were killed. A total of 18 people were killed in the Putnam County community when an EF-4 tornado packing winds of nearly 200 mph struck, leaving a path of destruction 50 miles long. “I love them very much, that’s why I’m here,” Mr. Trump said. “I was going to [visit] yesterday, but they asked me for one more...
  • Baker: Tennessee man on Boston flight with coronavirus is Biogen employee

    03/05/2020 7:12:07 PM PST · by DannyTN · 61 replies
    Boston News 25 ^ | Mar 5, 2020 | Caitlin McLaughlin, Boston Public Health Commission
    BOSTON — A Tennesssee man on a nonstop, round-trip flight from Boston to Nashville is among three Biogen employees who tested positive for coronavirus, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday night. The Tennessee Department of Health earlier announced the case in an official release, saying the man on the flight had tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 in Tennessee. ...
  • First case of Coronavirus confirmed in Tennessee, Williamson County

    03/05/2020 12:39:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Clarksville Now.com ^ | March 5, 2020 | Casey William
    NASHVILLE, Tenn (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Governor Bill Lee announced on Thursday, March 4, that a case of Coronavirus has been confirmed in Williamson County, the first confirmed case in Tennessee. According to Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, the individual in question is a 44-year old resident of Williamson County who recently traveled out of state, though not internationally. The patient in question has been back in Tennessee for four to five days. Though the patient’s symptoms are considered mild, he is currently quarantined at home, along with his family. “We have been anticipating identification of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee,” Piercey said...
  • Gov. Bill Lee announces first confirmed case of coronavirus in Williamson County (Tennessee)

    03/05/2020 8:11:43 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 17 replies
    WTVF Nashville ^ | 03/05/2020 | Laken Bowles
    Gov. Bill Lee has announced the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Tennessee. The patient tested positive for the virus Wednesday. The patient, described as a 44-year-old man, is in Williamson County and is currently quarantined at home. The Tennessee Department of Health is working to determine to which states he traveled.
  • Constitutional Carry in Play 2020, Tennessee and Louisiana

    03/05/2020 4:32:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 3 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from gun-nuttery, cropped by Dean Weingarten Constitutional Carry continues to gain members. One to three states are likely to pass new laws in 2020.Constitutional Carry is the return to a close approximation of the state of law in the United States when the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791.  At that time there were no permits required to carry weapons in public places, either openly or concealed. Concealed weapons were common and popular. Examples are knives, sword canes, and Queen Anne's or “muff” pistols. This state of law persisted in the United States for 30 years, until nearly...
  • need Help [Baxter Tn near Cookville]

    03/03/2020 8:18:54 AM PST · by ping jockey · 26 replies
    Ping Jockey
    As you know a series of tornadoes have slammed north middle tn. My wife's elderly 1st cousin and her husband live in the area. We have been unable to contact them. If anyone in the area of Prosperity Dr. in Baxter Tn near Cookville has any info would you please freepmail me. The area was devastated.
  • Tornadoes kill at least nine in Tennessee: Deadly 'supercell' winds rip through Nashville injuring 'multiple' people, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving tens of thousands without power

    03/03/2020 6:02:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2020 | Chris Dyer
    Tornadoes struck central Tennessee early Tuesday morning leaving at least nine people dead, multiple injured and thousands without power as high winds wreaked a trail of destruction. One of the massive 'supercells' swept through downtown Nashville, knocking out power and tearing through buildings. Nearly 44,000 were without power, according to Nashville Electric Service. At least nine people have been killed and that death toll is expected to climb as authorities survey the dangers of a landscape littered with blown-down walls and roofs, snapped power lines and huge broken trees.
  • Tennessee Governor Lee Promotes Constitutional Carry Bill in 2020

    03/03/2020 3:37:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 28 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 27 February, 2020, at 1 p.m., Governor Bill Lee announced he is proposing Constitutional Carry for Tennessee in 2020. Tennessee has been a prime candidate to join the growing number of states with Constitutional Carry. Currently 16 states have Constitutional Carry of varying degrees. Constitutional Carry is an approximation of the state of law and the Second Amendment at the time of the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791. At that time there were no laws restricting the carry of weapons, openly or concealed.Concealed weapons were common in the early republic, from knives and sword canes to...