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Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett Extends Emergency Order #19 until September 29th

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed Emergency Order #20 to extend Emergency Order #19, that requires the wearing of face masks by all employees of businesses open to the public in Montgomery County.

On July 3rd, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order #54 giving authority to county mayors to issue COVID-19 Coronavirus mask requirements. Montgomery County is one of 89 counties in the state of Tennessee that was given this authority.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

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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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Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett Extends Emergency Order #18 until September 22nd

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed Emergency Order #19 today to extend Emergency Order #18, which requires the wearing of face masks by all employees of businesses open to the public in Montgomery County.

On July 3rd, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order #54 giving authority to county mayors to issue COVID-19 Coronavirus mask requirements. Montgomery County is one of 89 counties in the state of Tennessee that was given this authority.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Remembering September 11th, 2001

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – September 11th, 2001 was a tragic day for the United States. Please join me in remembering the innocent civilians, service members, first responders and their families who have suffered every day.

May God hold them near.

Big Tech companies have stretched their liability shield past its limits, and the national discourse now suffers because of it. Today’s internet is a different animal from the online world we knew in 1996.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces Law Enforcement Reform Partnership Recommendations

 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee pledges to fund 90 additional Cadet Scholarships

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Thursday, September 10th, 2020,  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced recommendations from the State’s Law Enforcement Reform Partnership to strengthen policing policies, improve information sharing around disciplinary actions and increase officer training.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Community CARES Program awards $150 Million to Hundreds of Tennessee Non-Profits

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has announced grant assistance has been awarded to 656 non-profit organizations across the state serving Tennessee communities.

These grants are all provided through the new Tennessee Community CARES Program.

Tennessee Community CARES Program to fund a wide variety of COVID-19 pandemic needs across the state

Tennessee Community CARES Program to fund a wide variety of COVID-19 pandemic needs across the state

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Closing The Digital Divide

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Over the past several months, our lives have taken a remarkably virtual turn.

A high-speed internet connection is now a necessity: offices have shifted to working from home, health care is delivered over video chat, and storefronts have been replaced by virtual marketplaces.

But the reality is millions of rural Americans lack a reliable broadband connection, putting them at an economic disadvantage. 

We must close the digital divide, which is why I pushed for Congress to include funding for broadband in our response to COVID-19 Coronavirus. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signs Executive Orders Extending State of Emergency, Regulatory Flexibility, Local Authority on Facial Coverings

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today signed Executive Order No. 59 to extend certain, targeted provisions of Executive Order Nos. 36, 38, 49, 50, 54, and 55 through September 30th, 2020 to facilitate the continued treatment and containment of COVID-19 Coronavirus through regulatory flexibility, promoting social distancing and wearing face coverings in public places, and protecting vulnerable populations.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee National Guard still Testing for COVID-19 at Nissan Stadium Site

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – In March, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee authorized the activation of the Tennessee National Guard to assist with the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Since then, the Guard has been teaming up with the Department of Health and various other state and local agencies to combat the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic in communities throughout the state.

Pfc. Kathryn Ratliff works at the Nissan Stadium COVID-19 testing site, in downtown Nashville, Aug. 21. Since March, over 2,000 Tennessee National Guardsmen have been activated in some capacity to assist their communities in the fight against COVID-19. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

Pfc. Kathryn Ratliff works at the Nissan Stadium COVID-19 testing site, in downtown Nashville, Aug. 21. Since March, over 2,000 Tennessee National Guardsmen have been activated in some capacity to assist their communities in the fight against COVID-19. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

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Tennessee’s Community Colleges launch Fall Semester with a focus on Health, Safety

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRNashville, TN – Tennessee’s community colleges are welcoming students back for fall semester, in a variety of class modalities and with a focus on keeping them healthy and safe as they continue their studies.

Eleven of the 13 community colleges start fall classes Monday (August 24th, 2020).  Northeast State Community College and Roane State Community College began classes this past week.

Students arrive at Roane State Community College for their first day of classes.

Students arrive at Roane State Community College for their first day of classes.

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