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US: Tennessee (News/Activism)

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  • COVID-19 takes life of longtime Nashville doctor (Yet they reported he was admitted to the hospital after being vaxxed)

    01/10/2022 3:48:02 AM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 24 replies
    WKRN News2 ^ | 12/30/2021 | Staff
    Dr. Dimitri Ndina was a loving father, husband, grandfather and a pharmaceutical doctor at Tennessee Oncology. ...
  • Investigators: Fire at Planned Parenthood intentionally set

    01/07/2022 3:36:31 PM PST · by Coronal · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 7, 2022
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A fire that destroyed a Tennessee Planned Parenthood clinic was intentionally set, fire officials said Thursday. Officials are looking for a suspect and asked the public to provide tips to the Knoxville Fire Department, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. The building erupted in flames last Friday, with fire shooting through the roof. The fire was the second time the clinic was targeted last year. Someone fired a shotgun at the clinic's doors in January, shattering glass and leaving holes in the reception area. The clinic was closed and unoccupied at the time of the shooting. The building...
  • Kellogg Plans to Permanently Replace 1,400 Striking Workers

    12/11/2021 6:17:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 71 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12-11-21 | Zachary Stieber
    Kellogg plans to permanently replace some 1,400 workers who have been striking since October, the company announced this week. Kellogg and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union failed to reach a new contract agreement, leading to the planned change. “We have made every effort to reach a fair agreement, including making six offers to the union throughout negotiations, all which have included wage and benefits increases for every employee. It appears the union created unrealistic expectations for our employees,” Chris Hood, president of Kellogg North America, said in a recent statement. “The prolonged work stoppage has...
  • Tornado/severe weather outbreak underway

    12/10/2021 4:04:05 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 329 replies
    Many discrete supercell storms are trying to develop from S IL south into MS..many are starting to rotate another area back more NW in MO and yet a third from central AR to NE TX wide moist warm sector and cooling temps aloft will increase instability over night as storm dynamics and low levels winds increase models showed this happening and a moderate risk was issued however it now appears those models are correct at this early stage
  • Tennessee's Anti-mandate Law: How Is It Enforced?

    12/10/2021 5:24:17 PM PST · by TheRobb7 · 10 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12-10-2021 | Therobb7
    ATTN Tennessee FReepers: I've read through the anti-mask mandate bill that Gov. Lee signed into law back in November. If a store/business breaks this law, what's the punishment? Is there one? The place I work in Shelby county is still mandating we wear masks. Thank you for your help.
  • Scuba diving YouTuber discovers submerged car of Tennessee teens who disappeared 21 years ago

    12/08/2021 3:29:23 PM PST · by devane617 · 36 replies
    nbc ^ | 12/08/2021
    Erin Foster, 18, and Jeremy Bechtel, 17, vanished on April 3, 2000, after leaving Foster’s home, according to the White County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Steve Page said in a news release members of Foster’s family alerted him on Nov. 28 about YouTuber Jeremy Beau Sides, who uses sonar technology and scuba dives to try to solve missing persons cases on his channel Exploring With Nug. He went to Sparta, Tennessee, last month to search for the car the teens were last seen in. Page contacted Sides and told him to search around Highway 84 in the Calfkiller River, in the...
  • Black man gets new trial after jury met in room with Confederate symbols

    12/07/2021 8:31:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/07/2021 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A black man in Tennessee will get a new trial after being convicted by an all-white jury who deliberated in a room adorned with Confederate symbols. Tim Gilbert, who was sentenced to six years in prison in 2020 for aggravated assault and other charges stemming from a December 2018 dispute, was granted a new trial Friday by the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. An attorney for Gilbert argued his right to a fair trial was violated because the jury deliberated in a room at the Giles County courthouse with an antique Confederate flag and a portrait of Confederate President Jefferson...
  • A White teacher taught White students about White privilege. It cost him his job.

    12/06/2021 3:51:14 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The Washington Post via SF Gate ^ | December 6, 2021 | By Hannah Natanson , The Washington Post
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Matthew Hawn checked his phone to see if the wait was finally over. It had been five months since he was fired for teaching about White privilege at a high school in rural Tennessee. Two months since he had fought to regain his job at an emotional three-day hearing, becoming a symbol of the acrimonious debate over the way race, racism and history should be taught in America's schools. A lifelong resident of Kingsport, Hawn was well aware his liberal views made him an outlier in his overwhelmingly White, mostly conservative community. But that had never mattered...

    12/02/2021 12:14:37 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | December 1, 2021 | Aidan Johnston
    In response to the recent tragedy in Oakland County, Michigan, what did the anti-gunners do? Following their standard course of action, they are politicizing the deaths of four high school teens in an attempt to undermine your constitutionally-protected rights. In fact, bowing to the will of their far-Left overlords, anti-gun senators are bringing H.R. 8 to the Senate floor—which is a bill to institute Universal Background Registration Checks (UBCs). And to make matters worse, they are trying to do this by unanimous consent—without an actual vote. Please, contact your Senators and make sure they know you’re opposed to H.R. 8...
  • 15 Republican Governors Launch ‘Operation Open Road’ to Fix Supply Chain Snarl

    11/27/2021 5:14:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | November 24, 2021 | The Epoch Times
    Fifteen Republican governors, led by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, have launched “Operation Open Road,” an initiative that seeks to ease the U.S. supply chain crunch through a range of state and federal measures, including calling on the Biden administration to remove “burdensome” regulations on the trucking industry and to suspend President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers. Lee announced the start of the operation in a statement on Nov. 22, the same day that he signed an executive order (pdf) deregulating critical trucking functions in Tennessee. “Republican governors across the country have committed to doing everything we can to...
  • Missouri earthquake shakes the Mid-South

    11/17/2021 10:00:28 PM PST · by ping jockey · 46 replies
    WREG Memphis ^ | Nov 17, 2021 / 09:33 PM CST | Autumn Scott
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An earthquake near Williamsville, Missouri shook up the Mid-South Wednesday night. According to the U.S. Geological Survey at the University of Memphis, it was a 3.7 magnitude quake hit near Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Williamsville is located approximately 160 miles north of Memphis. The earthquake happened at 8:53 p.m. It was felt in some parts of west Tennessee and eastern Arkansas including Shelby, Tipton, and Crittenden counties. There are no damages to report. More top stories on
  • Over 50 students suspended for viral TikTok video at West Creek High in Clarksville

    11/25/2021 8:34:05 AM PST · by dmam2011 · 50 replies
    Clarksville Now ^ | November 23, 2021 | Keely Quinlan
    CLARKSVILLE, TN – Over 50 students were suspended from West Creek High School on Friday after a video showing the students raising their hands or phones simulating a weapon went viral on TikTok. The video, posted Thursday evening, gained almost 500,000 likes on the social media app before it was made private by the video’s creator – a sophomore at West Creek High.
  • SCOTUS Unanimously Finds That Mississippi’s Arguments Against Tennessee Didn’t Hold Water

    11/22/2021 8:22:55 PM PST · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 22 November 2021 | ELURA NANOS
    The Supreme Court of the United States unanimously rejected Mississippi’s claim against Tennessee for using too much of its groundwater. In this case, Mississippi claimed Tennessee should have prevented Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division from pumping groundwater from the Memphis Sand Aquifer over the state line. It argued that Tennessee’s “knowing, intentional, and forcible pumping of groundwater” violated Mississippi’s sovereignty and constitutes a wrongful taking of the state’s “most valuable natural resource.” All nine justices, however, disagreed.... ...Roberts seemed particularly annoyed by Mississippi’s argument, pointing out that, “Mississippi claims an absolute ‘ownership’ right to all groundwater beneath its surface—even...
  • Video shows pastor tackle gunman to the ground inside Nashville church

    11/08/2021 8:06:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    WZTV ^ | 11/8/2021 | Caitlyn Shelton
    Video obtained by FOX 17 News captures the chilling moments a man waves a gun over members of a Nashville church Sunday. Surveillance shows the man casually walking up to the altar and placing a book down on the podium before waving a gun over the crowd at Nashville Light Mission Pentecostal Church. Fearful churchgoers can be seen scurrying and running out of the building, while others try to stay calm.
  • Sen. Bill Hagerty: Biden's vaccine mandate is killing our economy and hurting our workers

    11/08/2021 9:54:30 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/3/02021 | Bill Hagerty
    We should not damage America's economy by forcing citizens to choose between their jobs and their personal freedom.. American Airlines cancels 2,000 flights in four days while airline enforces vaccine mandate.. Laura Cox, a Texas resident and United airlines pilot, faces potential termination if she does not get the COVID-19 vaccine.. Imagine it’s Thanksgiving and you’re scheduled to fly home to celebrate the holiday with your family, but at the last minute, your flight is canceled. You try to get through to customer service to see if there’s another flight, but the recorded voice comes online to advise there will...
  • Groups sue Tennessee over law against trans school athletes

    11/04/2021 1:37:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 4, 2021
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two civil rights groups filed a federal court challenge Thursday against a Tennessee law that bars transgender athletes from playing public high school or middle school sports aligned with their gender identity. The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and Lambda Legal, which advocates for LGBTQ civil rights, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Nashville on behalf of a 14-year-old transgender boy, arguing the state law violates equal rights protections under the 14th Amendment and Title IX. Luc Esquivel is a freshman at Farragut High School in Knoxville whose plans to try out for...
  • Sen. Jeff Merkley says he will not support Rahm Emanuel's ambassador nomination

    11/03/2021 7:21:48 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/03/21 10:01 AM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said Wednesday that he will oppose Rahm Emanuel’s nomination to be ambassador to Japan. “Black Lives Matter. Here in the halls of Congress, it is important that we not just speak and believe these words, but put them into action in the decisions we make,” Merkley said in a statement. “I have carefully considered Mayor Emanuel’s record—and the input of civil rights leaders, criminal justice experts, and local elected officials who have reached out to the Senate to weigh in—and I have reached the decision that I cannot support his nomination to serve as a U.S....
  • Amish man arrested with 25 pounds of marijuana, several guns

    11/03/2021 8:23:20 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 82 replies
    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. – The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department in Tennessee has arrested a 33-year-old Amish man for possession of marijuana after authorities said they found a large amount of the drug at the man’s home. On November 1, Lawrence County TN Sheriff’s Deputies said that a search warrant was executed at the home of Chris Appleby, located on Densen Road in the northern area of Lawrence County. During their search, deputies reportedly found around 25 pounds of suspected marijuana, located in two separate buildings on the property. Several guns and cash were also found on the property.
  • Commentary: Tennessee GOP passes away at 55 (oh aren't they clever with this phoney obituary)

    11/01/2021 4:33:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 11/1/21 | Jim O'Hara
    The Tennessee Republican Party, nicknamed the “party of Lincoln,” passed away last Thursday as it was being carted between state House and Senate committee hearing rooms. A full historical autopsy won’t be carried out for 50 years. snip The GOP, as it was also sometimes called, was born in the mid-1960s with the influx of Tennessee Democrats, particularly in and around Memphis, who were disaffected by President Lyndon Johnson’s embrace of the civil rights movement. Observers saw this as an early indication of the chronic diseases that would plague the GOP in its later years. However, the election of Sen....
  • Former German soldier recalls life at Crossville, TN POW camp

    10/30/2021 11:28:57 PM PDT · by citizen · 78 replies
    Elizabethton Star ^ | Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Staff
    There were about half a dozen prisoner of war camps in Tennessee during World War II — the best known of which was Camp Crossville, in Cumberland County. We know a lot more about Camp Crossville than the others because of Gerhard Hennes. Hennes was a German officer captured in North Africa in May 1943. Five months later, he entered the gates of Camp Crossville, where he was interred for two years. After World War II, Hennes would become an American citizen, and in 2004 he published The Barbed Wire: POW in the USA. In it he gives a detailed...