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Federal Government approves Tennessee Medicaid Block Grant Waiver Amendment

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – After more than a year of discussions and negotiations with the federal government, Tennessee’s Medicaid “Block Grant” waiver amendment received approval today by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 

Tennessee is the first state in the nation to be granted approval for this type of block grant arrangement, which will result in an innovative, alternative financing arrangement for its Medicaid program and provide additional flexibilities relative to its administration.

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APSU Men’s Basketball heads to Eastern Illinois for Saturday contest

 

Austin Peay (6-4 | 2-2 OVC) at Eastern Illinois (5-5 | 2-1 OVC)

Saturday, January 9th, 2021 | 4:00pm CT
Charleston, IL | Lantz Arena

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – An always-dangerous Eastern Illinois side will welcome the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team to Charleston for a Saturday, January 9th, 2021 contest at Lantz Arena. The tip-off is at 4:00pm CT.

Austin Peay State University Governors Basketball travels north to take on Eastern Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Governors Basketball travels north to take on Eastern Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

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FBI reports Thirteen Charged in Federal Court for United States Capitol Riot

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBIWashington, D.C. – Thirteen individuals have been charged so far in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021. In addition to those who have been charged, additional complaints have been submitted and investigations are ongoing.

“The lawless destruction of the U.S. Capitol building was an attack against one of our Nation’s greatest institutions,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin. “My Office, along with our law enforcement partners at all levels, have been expeditiously working and leveraging every resource to identify, arrest, and begin prosecuting these individuals who took part in the brazen criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol.”

Protesters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

Protesters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball travels to Eastern Illinois, Saturday

 

Austin Peay (6-2 | 4-0 OVC) at Eastern Illinois (3-6 | 1-3 OVC)

Saturday, January 9th, 2021 | 1:00pm CT
Charleston, IL | Lantz Arena

APSU Women's BasketballClarksville, TN – At the midway point of a five-game road trip, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball team has a chance to post their best start to Ohio Valley Conference play since 2003 when they square off with Eastern Illinois Saturday, January 9th, 2021 contest at Lantz Arena in Charleston, Illinois. The tip-off is at 1:00pm.

Austin Peay State University Women's Basketball continues road trip Saturday with a contest against Eastern Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball continues road trip Saturday with a contest against Eastern Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

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Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett picks Stephanie Morlock as New Purchasing Agent

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett has chosen Stephanie Price Morlock as the next purchasing agent. She will be replacing Missy Davis who is retiring in March of this year.

Price Morlock has worked for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) since 2004, where she started as an administrative assistant.

Montgomery County Purchasing Agent Stephanie Price Morlock.

Montgomery County Purchasing Agent Stephanie Price Morlock.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 5,255 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, January 8th, 2021

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 554,782 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus as of Friday, January 8th, 2021. That is an increase of 5,255 cases from Thursday’s 549,527. There have been 6,491 (+86) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been   O N E   H U N D R E D   S E V E N T Y   O N E   new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is 12,922. Twenty three of the new cases reported today were in the age group of 5-18 year olds. There have been 133 (+1) deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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#9 Tennessee Vols Basketball visits Texas A&M Saturday afternoon

 

#9/#8 Tennessee (8-1 | 2-1 SEC) at Texas A&M (6-3 | 1-2 SEC)

Saturday, January 9th, 2020 | 1:00pm CT
Bryan-College Station, TX | Reed Arena | TV: ESPN2

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsBryan-College Station, TX – The ninth-ranked Tennessee basketball team returns to action for a road matchup with Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off from Reed Arena is slated for 1:00pm CT on ESPN2.

Fans can catch Saturday’s game on ESPN2 and online or on any mobile device through WatchESPN. WatchESPN can be accessed through the ESPN App, or online at espn.com/watch. Karl Ravech and Jimmy Dykes will have the call.

Fans can also listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertlekamp describing the action.

Tennessee Men's Basketball hits the road Saturday to take on Texas A&M. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball hits the road Saturday to take on Texas A&M. (UT Athletics)

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Montgomery County Health Department to change to COVID-19 Testing Hours

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department will change its COVID-19 Coronavirus testing schedule. Beginning Monday, January 11th, 2021.

Montgomery County will be testing at Civitan Park, located at 650 Bellamy Lane, from 8:30am-10:30am. This change allows Montgomery County Health Department staff to prioritize vaccination of the 1A population.

Civitan Park Montgomery County COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Site Map.

Civitan Park Montgomery County COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Site Map.

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Tennessee Titans play Wild Card Game against Baltimore Ravens at Nissan Stadium, Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (11-5) vs. Baltimore Ravens (11-5)

Sunday, January 10th, 2021 | 12:05pm CST
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: ESPN/ABC

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The AFC South champion Tennessee Titans (11-5) host the Baltimore Ravens (11-5) this week in a wild card playoff game. Kickoff at Nissan Stadium is scheduled for 12:05pm CST on Sunday, January 10th.

With their 41-38 victory at Houston last week, the Titans earned a division title and the AFC’s fourth seed. It is their third playoff berth in five years since general manager Jon Robinson was hired and the second consecutive playoff appearance under head coach Mike Vrabel. The 2019 squad advanced to the AFC championship game.

Tennessee Titans host the Baltimore Ravens in wild card playoff game. (Tennessee Titans)

Tennessee Titans host the Baltimore Ravens in wild card playoff game. (Tennessee Titans)

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Marsha Blackburn, Bill Hagerty release Joint Statement

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R—Tenn.) and Bill Hagerty (R—Tenn.) issued the following statement.

“Wednesday was a shocking day of lawlessness. We watched in horror as rioters breached the security of both Houses of Congress and inflicted significant property damage upon those historical halls.

“Our Republic will rise above the chaos that ensued yesterday in the Capitol. These violent assaults on our democratic processes threaten to unwind the fabric of this country.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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