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Face Covering Mandate back in Rutherford County

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron announced Monday the Rutherford County Face Covering Order will be reinstated Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. According to county officials, local COVID-19 cases are 2.8 times higher than in September and the seven-day average positivity rate has also doubled since that time. Governor Bill …

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Motlow State selects ARTC Executive Director Larry Flatt as SOAR Award Nominee

Motlow State selected Automation & Robotics Training Center (ARTC) Executive Director Larry Flatt as its nominee for the annual Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Statewide Outstanding Achievement & Recognition (SOAR) Staff Excellence Award. Flatt joined Motlow in 2012 and was a leader in creating the ARTC, overseeing the construction of the facility, and partnering with …

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City of Tullahoma, Tullahoma Schools and MotlowTrained Participate in TVA’s Community Innovation Academy and Pitch Event

The City of Tullahoma, Tullahoma City Schools and Motlow Trained recently participated in TVA’s Community Innovation Academy and Pitch Event. Developed by TVA Economic Development and Guillermo Mazier, Founder of Collective Intelligence and Vice President of Global Innovation at Conway, this program is designed to assist Valley communities in solving complex community problems by activating innovation elements critical …

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 24

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Tullahoma will be host to two sites, one at Walmart and the other at Walgreens. This provides an additional resource for …

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Tennessee Highway Safety Office joins AAA to offer the Second Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) joins AAA – The Auto Club Group for the second year to offer the Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award. The THSO and AAA – The Auto Club Group will reward one exemplary high school senior in Tennessee with a $3,000 scholarship for working with the THSO’s Reduce TN Crashes …

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Gov. Lee Calls For Temporary Suspension of Accountability Measures for 2020-2021 School Year

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn today called for removing negative consequences for schools and educators associated with student assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. Student assessments will be conducted as planned. “Given the unprecedented disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic and extended time away from the classroom has had on Tennessee’s students, …

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Motlow Grows 800% in Dual Enrollment/High School Concurrent Graduates

Motlow State’s Dual Enrollment (DE) program, already featuring the highest enrollment of any community college in the state, set another milestone in May. The number of students who graduated from Motlow the same semester as they graduated high school grew a phenomenal 800%. Partnerships with secondary schools are at the forefront of Motlow’s mission to …

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Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn Visit Manchester Schools

On Wednesday, Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn visited Westwood Elementary in Manchester. They assisted Manchester City Schools Family Resource Center in processing and packaging student needs fulfilled through the Tennessee Serves Purposity campaign.   The first lady’s Tennessee Serves initiative has partnered with the Department of Education and Purposity, a free app, to streamline …

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Now is the Time to Apply for TN Promise Scholarship

TN Promise applications are down 20 percent across Tennessee. At this rate, more than 10,000 Tennessee high school seniors will not take advantage of this opportunity compared to seniors from the Class of 2020. With the November 2, 2020 deadline quickly approaching for the Class of 2021, tnAchieves urges students to apply today at www.tnpromise.gov. High school …

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First Lady Maria Lee and Commissioner Schwinn to Visit Manchester City Schools

On Wednesday, October 14, Tennessee first lady Maria Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn will visit Westwood Elementary to assist the Manchester City Schools Family Resource Center in processing and packaging student needs fulfilled through the Tennessee Serves Purposity campaign.   “We launched Tennessee Serves with the goal of mobilizing Tennesseans to serve their neighbors and volunteer in their communities, and through this partnership, Tennesseans can know …

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