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‘I Plan To Ignore It’: Tennessee Teachers Criticize Critical Race Theory Ban At Public...

Teachers at Tennessee public schools criticized the state’s ban on Critical Race Theory (CRT) instruction, saying it will hurt their ability to teach students about racism, Chalkbeat reported Monday. The Tennessee General Assembly banned CRT instruction in early May, preventing schools from teaching students that an individual is inherently a racist or an oppressor because…

Tennessee Lawmakers Push For Burial Or Cremation Of Aborted Fetal Remains

Tennessee lawmakers are pushing for legislation requiring the burial or cremation of aborted baby remains. Republicans in the state’s senate passed House bill 1181 Wednesday, legislation that “requires disposition of aborted fetal remains to be by burial or cremation.” The legislation allows the mother to determine whether the aborted baby remains are laid to rest…

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Signs Constitutional Carry Into Law

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill Thursday allowing permitless gun carry, also known as constitutional carry. “I signed constitutional carry today because it shouldn’t be hard for law-abiding Tennesseans to exercise their #2A rights. Thank you members of the General Assembly and @NRA for helping get this done,” Lee tweeted. I signed constitutional…

Police: Woman Allegedly Shoots at Burger King Workers over Drive-Thru Wait Time

Memphis Police Department A drive-thru order took a bad turn on Tuesday when a woman allegedly opened fire into the window of a Burger King in Memphis, Tennessee, according to police. “The Memphis Police Department said it all started when a woman got angry about how long she was waiting for her food at a…

Feds Bust 27 Individuals In Massive Drug Ring That Chopped Off A Woman’s Hand

Federal authorities have indicted 27 individuals in a massive, violent drug-trafficking scheme that operated out of a Tennessee state prison for years. A federal indictment unsealed Friday charged 27 individuals with a series of crimes including conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). An additional 8 individuals…

‘Fair Competition’: Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Requiring Student Athletes Compete Based On Biological Sex

March 27, 2021 12:41 PM ET Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill into law Friday requiring that transgender athletes only compete in school sports competitions that align with their biological sex. Tennessee joins Mississippi and Arkansas as the third state in the nation to implement such a law, the  Tennessean reported. “I signed…

Nashville Bomber Suffered From Paranoia And Believed In ‘Eccentric Conspiracy Theories’

March 15, 2021 6:17 PM ET The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Monday that the Dec. 25 Nashville bomber suffered from psychological issues and believed in conspiracy theories, according to a press release.  The FBI found the suspect Anthony Quinn Warner from Antioch, Tennessee, acted solely in assembling and setting off the “vehicle-borne” explosive device…

Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mayoral Candidate Tim Kelly Mocks Death of Rush Limbaugh

Chattanooga, Tennessee, mayoral candidate Tim Kelly mocked the death of radio host and conservative pioneer Rush Limbaugh. The mayoral candidate apologized after being called out. In a now deleted Facebook post, Kelly suggested that he “took great pleasure” in hearing the news that Limbaugh lost his year-long battle with lung cancer on Wednesday. The Chattanooga mayoral candidate…

Some School Districts Are Teaching In-Person. One Will Find ‘Every Excuse We Can To...

Many school districts in the United States have opted to only offer remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic, but some school districts are fighting to remain open. Data collected globally indicates that school openings did not cause a surge in coronavirus cases, but schools in major cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and San Diego…

REPORT: Tennessee Mayor Says He Won’t Mandate Masks Until Ordered To By The Holy...

November 19, 2020 11:14 PM ET A mayor in Tennessee won’t force residents and visitors to wear masks unless he feels ordered to do so by the Holy Spirit, according to The AL. “(The virus) is science and it’s true and I do believe masking helps prevent the spread of it,” said Lincoln County Mayor…
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