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State recommends continuing to use J&J vaccine

(TDH press release) After an extensive analysis of the risks and benefits of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted today to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that jurisdictions may resume their administration of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson …

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BBB: Fired police chief appeal hearing reset

According to our partners at BBB-TV, the Oliver Springs Town Council met Thursday night, but did not hear the appeal of recently-fired Police Chief Kenneth Morgan. Mayor Omer Cox fired the longtime chief last month for misconduct, alleging that Morgan had engaged in a romantic relationship with a subordinate, falsified …

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Unemployment ticks up slightly in counties across state

(TDLWD/staff reports) As expected following a slight rise in the statewide unemployment rate in March, jobless rates in most of Tennessee’s 95 counties increased slightly as well, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).Five counties across the state did experience lower unemployment for …

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TDOE announces stipends for more Tennessee teachers for Summer Early Reading Training

(TDOE press release) Thursday, the Tennessee Department of Education announced that $1,000 stipends for completion of the two-week Early Reading Training will now be available to fifth grade classroom teachers, special education teachers and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers—in addition to kindergarten through 4th grade classroom, special education, and ESL teachers— expanding the number of teachers who are …

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Final Breakfast with Legislators is Monday

The final Breakfast with the Legislators of this year will be held virtually on Monday, April 26th. Like all of this year’s sessions, the meeting will be held online due to COVID-19 precautions. .The meeting, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, will run from 7:30 to …

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