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Marsha Blackburn Report: Targeted Relief for Businesses

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. But over the past several months, putting on a blue uniform has turned these brave men and women into targets.

I joined my colleagues in introducing legislation to make it a federal offense to obstruct any personnel or emergency vehicles responding to an emergency.

I also joined legislation to enact federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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TWRA announces Tennessee Hunter Education giving option for Online Completion during COVID-19

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is offering an option to complete Tennessee Hunter Education all online during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The course can be completed by using the online course, Hunter-Ed.com, with no in-person portion required.

The online course found at https://www.hunter-ed.com/tennessee/ allows Tennessee students (ages 9 and up), who satisfactorily complete this online course to become certified Tennessee Hunter Education graduates.

Tennessee Hunter Education

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Nashville Zoo gets Back-to-Back Exhibit Awards

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is proud to announce that our Tiger Crossroads exhibit has received Top Honors for the Exhibit Design Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

This award was also given to the Zoo in 2019 for our Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear exhibit. Winning top honors in exhibit design for two years in a row has taken place only two other times in AZA history.

The first in 1976 and 1977 at the Saint Louis Zoo. The second was 33 years ago in 1986 and 1987 at the Bronx Zoo. The Exhibit Design Award is the highest accomplishment for exhibit design given by the AZA.

Nashville Zoo's Tiger Crossroads. (Byron Jorjorian)

Nashville Zoo’s Tiger Crossroads. (Byron Jorjorian)

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission September Meeting will be held in Clarksville

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) September meeting will include updates on deer harvest estimates from the August season, waterfowl crops on wildlife management areas (WMAs), and a boating report among the agenda items.

The meeting will be held September 24th-25th in Clarksville at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott. The first day meeting starts at 1:00pm Thursday, while the second day meeting begins at 9:00am Friday.

The September Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting to be held in Clarksville.

The September Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting to be held in Clarksville.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 1,951 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, September 20th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 177,394 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee as of Sunday, September 20th, 2020. That is an increase of 1,951 cases from Saturday’s 175,443 There have been 2,137 confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been THIRTY new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 2,952. There has been forty three (+3) deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, FSAG Actions Have Protected Tennessee Jobs, Avoided Major Tax Increase

 

Tennessee unemployment continues to decline, more jobs become available

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG) proactively invested Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars into the state’s unemployment trust fund, protecting employees and businesses across the state.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Titans last game against Jacksonville Jaguars

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In Week 12 of the 2019 season, the Tennessee Titans hosted the AFC South opponent Jacksonville Jaguars and won by a score of 42-20. Tennessee accumulated 471 total net yards on offense, including 248 net yards in the third quarter alone.

Both teams held each other scoreless through the first quarter. Tennessee got on the board first in the second stanza, as QB Ryan Tannehill led the offense on a seven-play, 73-yard scoring drive. With help from a 24-yard reception by WR Corey Davis, Tannehill ran into the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) rushes against the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) rushes against the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Lamar Alexander says Finish Fixing the FAFSA, This Year

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, “the time to finish fixing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now and I hope we can pass bipartisan legislation to do so by the end of this year,” during this morning’s committee hearing to discuss how Congress can finish the job of shortening the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

“Twenty million students and their families are in the middle of what is likely the strangest first semester of college in a century,” Alexander continued. “Almost everything has changed for students – except for one thing – students still have to answer 108 questions on the dreaded FAFSA form.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Nashville Sounds to hold Virtual 5k Run

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Postseason Run presented by First Horizon Bank is now open for registration to participants around the world. The virtual 5K (3.1 miles) run will start on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 and end at the conclusion of the 2020 World Series. Registration options can be found at www.nashvillesounds.com/run.

For $40.00, all participants will be able to submit times throughout MLB’s postseason and in return receive the official run t-shirt, official run hat, finisher medal, a downloadable finisher’s certificate, and an invite to a post-run gathering at Germantown’s Bar with a Ballpark, Third and Home, on Saturday, October 31st. 

Nashville Sounds 3.1-Mile Virtual Run to Take Place During Major League Baseball’s Postseason. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds 3.1-Mile Virtual Run to Take Place During Major League Baseball’s Postseason. (Nashville Sounds)

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NASA’s Safe, Precise Landing Technology allows Spacecraft to make Precision Landings

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Some of the most interesting places to study in our solar system are found in the most inhospitable environments – but landing on any planetary body is already a risky proposition.

With NASA planning robotic and crewed missions to new locations on the Moon and Mars, avoiding landing on the steep slope of a crater or in a boulder field is critical to helping ensure a safe touch down for surface exploration of other worlds. In order to improve landing safety, NASA is developing and testing a suite of precise landing and hazard-avoidance technologies.

The New Shepard (NS) booster lands after this vehicle's fifth flight during NS-11 May 2, 2019. (Blue Origin)

The New Shepard (NS) booster lands after this vehicle’s fifth flight during NS-11 May 2, 2019. (Blue Origin)

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