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BY KATE COIL Communications Specialist for Tennessee Municipal League (TML) The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that opioid manufacturers can be sued under the state’s 2010 Drug Dealer Liability Act, allowing a suit originally filed by seven district attorneys general on behalf of children born addicted to opioids and local governments to move forward. The state supreme court ruling directly addresses a...
Newton has been called "the greatest scientific genius the world has known." Yet he spent less time on science than on theology. By CHARLES E. HUMMEL Nature, and Nature’s Laws, lay hid in Night. God said, Let Newton be! and All was Light. –Alexander Pope Alexander Pope’s well-known epitaph epitomized Isaac Newton’s fame. Even in Newton’s lifetime, his contemporaries’ adulation verged on worship. Following...
    MONTEGUT, La — A Louisiana man facing rape charges tried to have his accuser killed, but two hit men instead ended up killing his sister and her neighbor, authorities said Monday. Neither Hope Nettleton, 37, nor Brittany Cormier, 34, was the person that the hit men had been hired to kill on Jan. 13, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said. On Friday,...
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Republican Claudia Tenney will be certified as the winner in the race to represent the state’s 22nd Congressional District, according to a ruling from the state Supreme Court on Friday. The decision by State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ordering counties and the state elections board to certify her victory ends a three-month legal battle with...
10 Virtual Marketing Conferences to Consider in 2021  What’s happening on the internet this year in terms of marketing conferences? A lot. While the world has yet to open up and begin business-conference gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that won’t stop companies from getting marketers and those responsible for crafting digital customer experiences under one virtual events roof. 2020 saw the...
  CLAUDIO SANCHEZ Eva Bee/Getty Images/Ikon Images The growing number of fatherless children in this country poses one of the the most serious problems in education today, according to best-selling author Alan Blankstein. He has spent most of his life advocating for kids who struggle in school. He wrote Failure is Not an Option, a guide to creating high-performing schools for all students. https://youtu.be/e6IVyO-aoOU   So, just...
  Wednesday, February 03, 2021 | 10:05am Third Amazon fulfillment center announced in Tennessee in just over 12 months 634,000-square-foot fulfillment center will utilize Amazon Robotics Technology  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Amazon officials announced today that Amazon will establish a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Alcoa. The site, which is anticipated...
  Aviation in Tennessee contributes $40 billion to the state’s economy Wednesday, February 03, 2021 | 08:49am Nashville, TN - The Tennessee Department of Transportation has completed a year-long Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study, finding Tennessee’s public-use airports contribute $40 billion to the state’s economy and support 220,936 jobs in Tennessee. “Tennessee's 78 public-use airports are critical components of the state's transportation network, linking...
  Monday, February 08, 2021 | 08:07am NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released the following speech excerpts ahead of his third State of the State Address that will be delivered tonight at 6 p.m. CST. The Governor’s Office also premiered the following video on YouTube to mark a significant year in Tennessee history and 225 years of statehood that will be celebrated...

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