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VP Pence will meet Gov. Lee in Memphis for vaccine discussion

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Memphis to discuss the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines. According to the vice president's office, Pence will participate in a Thursday afternoon roundtable discussion, which will…

Shopping online for Christmas? USPS says ship early

After a hectic year for U.S. mail, between the pandemic and the election, the postal service is recommending you mail your holiday gifts early. The week of December 14 to 21 is expected to be the peak this year for…

Sen. Alexander nears finish line of decades in public office

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the “internet democracy” in which an angry president can quickly tweet to tens of millions of people has driven division in the U.S. But he says it's something Americans need to…

US troops celebrate Thanksgiving overseas

(CBS Newspath) -- It's Thanksgiving for U.S. service members overseas, but the mission doesn't take a holiday and neither do the troops. In Syria, soldiers patrol towns and villages. For Sgt. William Mills from the 82nd Airborne, it's the little…

UT agriculture gets $250K grant to study biomass as jet fuel

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has landed a $250,000 federal grant to study the possible use of certain farming biomass in the production of jet fuel. The institute says the Federal Aviation Administration grant…

THP launches 'Tennessee Challenge' initiative

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol announced the "Tennessee Challenge" initiative. A THP news release says the traffic safety initiative will see increased traffic enforcement efforts along highways and the interstate during highly traveled days. The release…

Gov. Lee, first lady announce upcoming holiday events

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee are sharing what events Tennesseans can expect for the holidays. A news release from the Governor’s Office says the annual Christmas at the Capitol will be Monday, Nov. 30…

Gov. Lee says COVID vaccines will be optional for K-12 schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says COVID-19 vaccines will be optional in the state’s K-12 public schools, once they become available. The Republican said at a news conference Tuesday that vaccines will be very important for Tennessee…

President Trump pardons turkey named 'Corn'

(CBS Newspath) -- President Trump granted an official pardon to this year's Thanksgiving turkey, named “Corn”, at a Rose Garden ceremony on Tuesday. Both "Corn" and runner-up "Cob" will retire to Iowa State University.