• Gov. Bill Lee introduces 2021 legislative initiatives

     NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee outlined key administration bills in his 2021 legislative package. “We have a number of conservative proposals for consideration that will reduce crime, support strong families and get our economy back up to speed,” said Gov. Lee. “These proposals will also position us well to continue the recovery that […]

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  • Missing Polk County man’s body found, foul play suspected

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    POLK COUNTY, TENN – A missing person’s investigation has turned into a murder investigation according to Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Benny R. Locke of the Benton Station community was last seen on December 7th. Mr. Locke is a 66-year-old white male approximately 5’6 140 lbs. Mr. Locke’s vehicle was located several miles from his residence. […]

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  • Gov. Lee Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Tool

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new digital tool to help inform Tennesseans when they will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “In addition to creating a strong infrastructure for distribution, we’re currently one of the top states in the nation for total doses administered, vaccinating more than 150,000 Tennesseans in just two […]

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  • Polk deputies asking for public’s help to locate missing individual

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    The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a missing/endangered individual and would like the help of the community to locate him. Benny R. Locke of the Benton Station community was last seen on December 7th. Mr. Locke is a 66-year-old white male approximately 5’6 140 lbs. Mr. Locke has medical issues which has the family […]

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  • Gov. Lee Announces Reemployment Act to Support Tennessee National Guard

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today announced the first bill of his administration’s legislative package for the 2021 General Assembly. The Reemployment Act from the Department of the Military will provide reemployment protections to Tennessee National Guard service members who are called to state active duty. “Over the coming weeks, we will be offering […]

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  • Tennessee General Assembly called into Special Session

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on Monday, August 10, 2020 for a special session to address COVID-19 liability protections, telehealth services, and laws governing the Capitol grounds. “As COVID-19 continues to present unique challenges, we feel it is in the best interest of the state to […]

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  • Gov. Lee announces $150 million in relief funds for Tennessee non-profits

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced $150 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds will be made available to Tennessee non-profits to assist their ongoing efforts to address the ongoing health and economic impacts of COVID-19. “The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous strain on all aspects of our society, and […]

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  • Gov. Lee extends State of Emergency to Aug. 29, 2020

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order No. 50 to extend the State of Emergency related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to August 29, 2020. The order allows the continued suspension of various laws and regulations and other measures in these orders to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19 through regulatory flexibility, […]

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  • Tennessee lifting restaurants and retail capacity restrictions

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    Nashville, Tenn. – As Tennessee continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the state’s Economic Recovery Group announced today it will lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail to instead focus on social distancing best practices effective May 22 and issue guidelines to facilitate the safe reopening of larger, non-contact attractions on or after May 22. […]

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  • Tennessee begins extended unemployment benefits program

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    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has completed building the third pandemic unemployment program provided through the federal CARES Act signed into law by President Donald Trump. TDLWD is now processing Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), in addition to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). PEUC provides […]

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  • 18,532 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee, 11,783 recovered

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    In an effort to keep our readers, up to date with the latest number of cases confirmed in Tenn., Fetch Your News will continually be updating this article with the most recent updates from Tenn. Department of Health (TDH). As of May 20, 2020, TDH reported 18,532 cases statewide, 309 deaths, and 11,783 recovered. The […]

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  • Trump COVID-19 Guidelines limit gatherings to 10

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    WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump and the White House COVID-19 task force issued new guidelines for the next 15 days, including limiting gatherings to 10 people and avoiding dining in public spaces. The 3 p.m. press conference focused on how telling Americans how they can help “flatten the curve” of the virus, so the […]

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