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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee releases Statement on Return to In-Person Learning

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, April 12th, 2021,  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued the following statement regarding the return to in-person learning:

“In-person learning is safe and it’s the only way our students will get back on track after significant learning loss. I support the State Board of Education’s work to ensure that in-person learning is again the standard in Tennessee and virtual learning is reserved for emergency use only.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Leading Relief Efforts After Tennessee Storms

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Confucius Institutes provide communist China with leverage to discreetly influence what college students are taught about topics like Hong Kong and Tiananmen Square and impede freedom of speech on campus. We cannot allow students to be brainwashed by revisionist history.

That’s why I sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Miguel Cardona to push for censorship-free alternatives to support Mandarin language and Chinese culture initiatives in the U.S., including those provided by our democratic partner Taiwan. Read more about the letter here.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Dannelle Whiteside, Kris Phillips assume new roles at Austin Peay State University

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) President Michael Licari has announced three key changes to the senior leadership team at the University.

Dannelle Whiteside will now oversee legal affairs, public relations, marketing, and strategic initiatives as vice president for legal affairs and organizational strategy.

Dannelle Whiteside and Kris Phillips

Dannelle Whiteside and Kris Phillips

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Nashville State Community College announces Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to Deliver Virtual Commencement Ceremony Address

 

Nashville State Community CollegeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will give the virtual commencement address for the 2021 graduates of Nashville State Community College.

Nashville State’s commencement ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 11th, 6:00pm.  

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Health announces All Adults will be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination by April 5th

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced that all Tennessee adults will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination no later than April 5th. Tennesseans aged 55 and older and those in Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan are eligible for COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccinations effective March 18th.

Governor Lee shared the announcement in a video: www.facebook.com/GovBillLee/videos/753448335309638.

Tennesseans Aged 55+ and those in Phase 2 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination.

Tennesseans Aged 55+ and those in Phase 2 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appoints Keri McInnis to Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this academic year, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee names Keri McInnis, senior vice president and financial advisor for Pinnacle Financial Partners in Nashville, to serve on the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Board of Trustees. She will fill a seat that opened last summer when Larry Carroll’s term on the board ended.

Keri McInnis

Keri McInnis

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Introduces Legislation to Increase Transparency in Foreign Influences on College Campuses

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has introduced legislation to require greater transparency for foreign investments on college and university campuses and prohibit the establishment of Confucius Institutes.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Signs Executive Orders To Lift Nursing Home Restrictions, Extend Limited State of Emergency

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Friday, February 26th, 2021, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released the following statement to accompany his signing of Executive Orders 77, 78, and 79:

“Our state’s COVID-19 numbers continue to improve thanks to efficient vaccine distribution and efforts to protect our most vulnerable citizens,” said Governor Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett Extends Emergency Order Requiring Wearing Face Coverings

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed Emergency Order #27 today, Friday, February 26th, 2021, in order to extend the wearing of face masks by all residents in Montgomery County.

This emergency order includes a declaration of public health emergency and has been mandated as a result of county and state health data and discussions with the local health department and emergency services directors, and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

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Tennessee National Guard continues COVID-19 testing, vaccinations

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Since late December, the Tennessee National Guard has been transitioning from primarily supporting COVID-19 Coronavirus testing to supporting vaccine administration throughout Tennessee.

“Helping citizens get vaccinated has been our primary focus since the vaccines have become available,” said Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General. “It’s the next step to helping Tennessee return to normal.” 

Sgt. Dillon Henderson with Smyrna’s 208th Medical Company prepares to administer the Moderna vaccine at Smyrna’s Volunteer Training Site on January 28th. (Sgt. 1st Class Edgar Castro)

Sgt. Dillon Henderson with Smyrna’s 208th Medical Company prepares to administer the Moderna vaccine at Smyrna’s Volunteer Training Site on January 28th. (Sgt. 1st Class Edgar Castro)

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