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Lamar Alexander Statement on Independence Day

 

U.S. SenateMaryville, TN – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today, Saturday, July 4th, 2020 released the following statement commemorating Independence Day:

“Though we may all be celebrating Independence Day a little differently this year, today, we honor the brave men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedoms that define our way of life and those who are currently serving to keep us safe and free.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces Fewest Distressed Counties in Tennessee Since 2007

 

McNairy County, Jackson County, Fentress County and Morgan County no longer on Distressed List

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee has the fewest distressed counties statewide since 2007, down from 15 in 2019 to 11 counties according to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Independence Day letter from Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Happy 4th of July Montgomery County!

As we approach the birth of America’s independence, I would like to share a few things that have been on my mind lately.

First, let me start with COVID-19 Coronavirus. That’s probably been on everyone’s mind lately. Today, our numbers are not trending in the direction they need to trend. Although our number of positive tests to overall tests is below 4%, our results for the last 14 days are moving in the wrong direction.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Grants Mayors in 89 Counties Authority to Issue COVID-19 Face Mask Requirements

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed Executive Order 54 to grant county mayors in 89 counties the authority to issue local mask requirements in the event of a significant rise in COVID-19 Coronavirus cases.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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NASA works on plan for Suborbital Space Transportation System for Personnel

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – For the first time in the agency’s history, NASA has initiated a new effort to enable NASA personnel to fly on future commercial suborbital spaceflights. NASA’s Flight Opportunities program has successfully worked with emerging commercial suborbital transportation systems to fly research payloads to space for short periods of microgravity time.

In addition, the Flight Opportunities program recently released a call that allows those non-NASA researchers to propose accompanying their payloads in suborbital space.

NASA to develop plan for Flying Personnel on Suborbital Spacecraft. (NASA)

NASA to develop plan for Flying Personnel on Suborbital Spacecraft. (NASA)

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USMCA replaced NAFTA, is the Model for All Future Trade Agreements

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) has gone into effect, replacing the outdated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
 
“President Donald Donald Trump was elected in part on his promise to change the direction of U.S. trade policy so it would put America first. He has kept that promise with new trade agreements and tough enforcement actions that break down foreign trade barriers, protect America’s competitive edge and stop the outsourcing of U.S. jobs,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: July 3rd, 2020

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an updated FDA COVID-19 Response At-A-Glance Summary that provides a quick look at facts, figures, and highlights of the agency’s response efforts.

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Coronavirus

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Letter from Austin Peay State University Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison on future of APSU Football

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Good Afternoon Stacheville,

I want to thank Coach Mark Hudspeth for a year none of us will ever forget. He led our football program to heights unthinkable just a few short seasons ago, and for that I will always be grateful.

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Austin Peay State University football head coach Mark Hudspeth resigns

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison announced that Mark Hudspeth has resigned his duties as head football coach, effective immediately.

“First, I want to thank Mark for his work in moving Governors football to new heights,” said Harrison.

Austin Peay State University coach Mark Hudspeth leaves football program. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University coach Mark Hudspeth leaves football program. (APSU Sports Information)

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First Horizon National Corporation, IBERIABANK Corporation finish Merger

 

First Horizon BankMemphis, TN and Lafayette, LA – First Horizon National Corp. (“First Horizon”) (NYSE: FHN) and IBERIABANK Corporation (“IBERIABANK”) (NASDAQ: IBKC) have announced completion of their previously announced all-stock merger of equals.

The combined company, with $79 billion in assets, $60 billion in deposits and $58 billion in loans as of March 31st, 2020, will be headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee and operate under the First Horizon name.

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