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Jackson State Community College returning to in-person classes for fall semester

Jackson State Community College’s administration announced plans to return in-person classes to the course schedule this fall. Classes for the college have been conducted mainly online since March. According to Jackson State, the fall schedule will include returning a much larger selection of traditional in-person classes across most programs and majors at the college’s locations…

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Trump recommends coronavirus vaccine

Former president Donald Trump in a Fox News interview Tuesday urged people to get a coronavirus vaccine shot. “It is a great vaccine. It is a safe vaccine and it is something that works,” he said. Fox News reported it has confirmed that both Trump and Melania Trump, the former first lady, were vaccinated privately…

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MTSU’s Somali Students Association leaders charged with stealing $114,000 from university

Jason Schaumburg The Center Square The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that Mohamed Gure and Mohamed Osman were indicted by a Rutherford County grand jury for fraudulently obtaining student activity fee payments from the university over a three-year period. The Tennessee comptroller’s office, which helped TBI with the investigation, said Gure and Osman stole…

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Medical marijuana bill takes first step in Tennessee Legislature

  Vivian Jones The Center Square A bill that would legalize and regulate medical cannabis in Tennessee has begun advancing through the Tennessee Legislature. A proposal by Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, would authorize the use of medical cannabis for patients with 31 illnesses, including cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and PTSD, with a doctor’s recommendation and…

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Burn permits required through May 15

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is reminding residents that if they plan to burn outdoors, a burn permit is required through May 15 in most counties. “Debris burning can be a good tool for residents to clean up their yards, farms, and rural properties of vegetative waste,” State Forester David Arnold said.…

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THDA taking applications for COVID-19 rent relief

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency has opened an online portal allowing renters and landlords to apply for up to 12 months of cumulative rent and utility payments through its new COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. The COVID-19 Rent Relief Program was developed to support renters struggling to pay rent, utilities or other home energy costs due…

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Rain tracks to north, Tennessee River crests at Savannah

After reaching flood stage Friday, it looks as if the worst has come, the river has crested, and the Tennessee Valley Authority is beginning to ease flow rates through the Pickwick Dam and allow river levels to fall, officials say. “We were dealt a favorable hand this time. Observed rainfall was a little less than…

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