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Each year Tennessee celebrates its Volunteer State legacy by honoring the state’s top volunteers. The Governor’s Stars Awards recognizes one person over age 25, and one person under age 25, in each county. Howard Thompson of Tullahoma was the Coffee County recipient for 2020-2021.

For the second week in a row, the Tennessee gas price average saw a double-digit increase week-over-week. Since last Monday, gas prices across Tennessee have risen 10 cents, on average. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $3.12 which is 22 cents more expensive than one month ago and $1.18…

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Secretary of State Tre Hargett is reminding Tennesseans of resources available from his office to help avoid scams regarding charity fraud.

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) continues its mission to prevent and reduce litter statewide by observing October as Adopt-A-Highway month. The completely free program offers individuals, community groups, and civic organizations a means to clean up their communities and re…

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Starting today, Oct. 15, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) launches its speeding prevention campaign called “Slow Down Tennessee” in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), the Tennessee Department of Transport…

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Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is now accepting deer donations for the 2021 deer season. More than 55 deer processors across the state are accepting donations of deer to feed Tennessee families in need.

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For the first time since October 2014 the Tennessee gas price average rose above $3 per gallon. Over last week, Tennessee gas prices jumped nearly 12 cents to the most expensive gas price average so far this year. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $3.01 which is nearly 12 cents more exp…

While most recognize the color pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this October and November marks the second annual Tennessee Pink and Pearl Campaign promoting both breast and lung cancer awareness. The addition of the pearl color represents the ribbon for lung cancer awarene…

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has unveiled the state’s next standard license plate chosen by Tennesseans through a statewide vote.

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Motlow State students are the benefactors of an innovative partnership between Motlow State and T-Mobile that has resulted in 2,100 students across all campuses receiving free 5G smartphones, according to College officials.

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A technology developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has led to the discovery of an “ultra-potent” monoclonal antibody against multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, including the delta variant.

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The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry (TDF) is offering a variety of tree and shrub seedlings for reforestation and conservation projects. The East Tennessee Nursery in Delano is accepting orders until April 15, 2022, or while supplies last.

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Motlow State Community College is requiring face masks to be worn inside buildings. This decision supports shared recommendations across the college community.

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The former owner of Volunteer Family Medical was convicted today on federal drug charges and could spend decades in prison, prosecutors announced this afternoon.

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity at noon on Friday, Sept. 3, until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7. This will provide max…

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A monoclonal antibody cocktail against the COVID-19 virus discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and developed by AstraZeneca reduced the risk of symptoms in a study of immunocompromised and chronically ill adults later exposed to the virus by 77%, the company announced today.

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Blood Assurance will resume voluntary COVID-19 antibody testing and collections of convalescent plasma beginning Monday. The practice was suspended last April, but reinstated due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. The nonprofit organization will once again be the only blood center in the…

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Motlow State Community College again participating college for Tennessee Promise. This is a statewide program that allows graduating high school students and home school seniors in Tennessee the opportunity to earn a degree or certificate from a Tennessee community or technical college regar…

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Concerns about the COVID-19 delta variant are impacting blood drives throughout the region, leading to a reduction in the already strained blood supply.

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With the Motlow State fall semester scheduled to begin Aug. 23, students and faculty will return to campuses with the hope of experiencing a traditional on-ground academic year. After 18 months of predominantly online and hybrid classes, students and faculty will return to campus under a fac…

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Americans returned to travel in droves this summer. Recent AAA Travel bookings were up at least 11% over 2019 levels, and even more people are excitedly planning trips for 2022 and beyond.

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The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period for abortions is constitutional. The Court’s ruling reverses the district court’s decision in Bristol Regional Women’s Center v. Slatery.

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With schools back in session, law enforcement agencies are urging motorists to use an extra measure of caution when driving through and near school zones, watching for young pedestrians walking or riding bicycles to school.

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Physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have recently noticed an increase in pregnant patients ill with COVID-19. These cases are especially concerning due an increased risk of hospitalization, ICU admission, need for mechanical ventilation and ventilator support, and incre…

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Tullahoma Utilities Authority (TUA) has earned the 2021 Community Service Award from the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association (TMEPA). This award is given to a utility whose activities within the community help to improve the social, cultural, educational or economic environment of…

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The Tennessee Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Melody Edmonds the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology McMinnville, effective Sept. 1.

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is monitoring reports of a disease affecting birds in several eastern and Midwestern states.

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Tennessee motorists saw a little relief at the pump over last week as gas prices fell two cents, on average, across the state. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.86 which is two cents more expensive than one month ago and 94 cents more expensive than one year ago.  The average price f…

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Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday will begin this Friday, July 30 at 12:01 a.m. and run through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1.

Approximately 1,100 students received degrees from Missouri University of Science and Technology during commencement ceremonies held at Missouri S&T.

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported no boating-related fatalities and six statewide serious injury boating incidents over the July 4th holiday weekend which includes the annual Operation Dry Water.

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Tennessee gas prices rose four cents over last week as a forecast record-breaking 939,000 Tennesseans hit the road for the Independence Day holiday weekend. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.88 which is the same as one month ago and nearly 95 cents more than one year ago. Average pri…

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Centerstone is spreading awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder while bringing awareness to available treatments.

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Houston Austin, of Sparta, was recently named the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director for Motlow State Community College. Prior to this new role, he served as the EMT/AEMT Coordinator for the college.

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If you want to reach out and touch someone while you’re behind bars then you better not get caught as a new state law now makes it a felony for prisoners who are caught with a cellphone or any other telecommunication device in a penal institution.

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The extra $300 that unemployed Tennesseans saw in their government checks is no more as the Volunteer state voluntarily cut the cord, saying there are enough jobs to go around and the workforce needs to get back on the job.

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In order to celebrate Park and Recreation Month in July, Tennessee State Parks are inviting visitors to share their park experiences online. The project is part of a variety of events tied to the month-long initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association.

Several new laws protecting children are set to take effect on July 1 in Tennessee. This includes major Truth in Sentencing legislation ensuring parole and probation are not options for those found guilty of certain violent crimes that historically target women and children. These crimes inc…

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High school students across middle Tennessee are graduating with associate degrees from Motlow State Community College before they ever even receive their high school diplomas. Motlow has more high school Dual Enrollment students than any college in Tennessee.