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Webb Names New Head of School

The Webb School Board of Trustees in Bedford County has named Ken Cheeseman as the new head of school following a national search this fall. Cheeseman brings extensive experience and expertise with education in independent day and boarding schools, strategic planning, policy setting, admissions and fundraising. He has also served on state and regional independent …

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State Rep. Submits Legislation to have Athletes Participate in their Biological Sex

A Tennessee State Representative has submitted legislation which would require elementary and secondary school athletes to participate in sports based on their biological sex. In a report on Fox 17, Rep. Bruce Griffey (R-D75), submitted HB 1572 on Monday for consideration during the next session of the Tennessee General Assembly. Under the bill, any elementary …

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FCC to Establish New 3-Digit number to serve as the Suicide Prevention Hotline

The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. Once it’s implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help, similar to calling 911 for emergencies. Currently, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline uses a 10-digit number, 800-273-TALK (8255). Callers are routed to one of 163 …

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SEC Football Awards

Auburn, Georgia and Southeastern Conference champion LSU each claimed two of the SEC’s seven individual football awards as voted on by the league’s head coaches, it was announced Wednesday. LSU’s Joe Burrow was named SEC Offensive Player of the Year, while Auburn’s Derrick Brown was named Defensive Player of the Year. Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle was …

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Former Manchester Resident and current Army Major Charged with Distribution of Child Porn

A U.S. Army Major assigned to the U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon, Ga., has been charged with distribution of child pornography. Jason Michael Musgrove, 39, of Grovetown, Ga., and formerly of Manchester, Tn., was charged in U.S. District Court Monday morning in a federal criminal complaint, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for …

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Hillsboro Elementary School Opens “Tiger’s Table Food Pantry”

Hillsboro Elementary School Students, Colton Fischer and Arianna Freeze, along with staff, helped members of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee cut the ribbon to the school’s new “Tiger’s Table School Pantry.” Second Harvest’s School Pantry program helps students and families in need with food assistance but otherwise don’t have access to area food …

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Apply Online for Personalized License Plate

Tennesseans can now apply online for a personalized license plate. Residents can pick from over 100 types of license plate designs and type in their desired configuration. The online application fee is $35 and customers can pick up their plate at their local county clerk’s office. The Department of Revenue says there are over 56,000 …

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State Attorneys General asking for better Protections for Children

Two dozen state attorneys general are asking a federal agency to implement better online protections for children. The bipartisan coalition submitted a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday asking the agency to strengthen the rules surrounding the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13. The letter also asked for …

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Lawmakers to study Several Bills about Vaping when they return to work in January

Tennessee lawmakers will discuss several bills about vaping when they return to Nashville in the new year. As the number of vaping-related lung illnesses continues to rise, local health officials are urging state lawmakers to take action. The other bill requires the Department of Health to post information about the dangers of vaping online and …

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Friends and Family Holiday Concert at Motlow

The annual Vicki, Kyle and Friends Holiday Benefit Concert will be held in Powers Auditorium inside Eoff Hall on the Motlow State Moore County campus on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. There will be a reception beginning at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will go to support the Motlow Music Department. For the …

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