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City of Knoxville

Authorities say a Tennessee police officer wounded during a confrontation with a student inside a high school bathroom was not shot by the student’s gun.

A statement released Wednesday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation contradicts earlier law enforcement reports that the teenager fired the bullet that hit the officer, who is white.

The new report appears to indicate that the officer was shot by police.

oracle.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in Tennessee say the Texas-based Oracle Corporation plans to bring 8,500 jobs and a $1.2 billion investment to Nashville over coming years.

The office of Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s office said in disclosing details Wednesday that the project is “unrivaled” in the history of Tennessee economic development projects.

Cooper’s office also said that the computer technology company has requested a public hearing for its economic impact plan with a city development board.

cdc.gov

SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) — A look at which U.S. states are leading at vaccinating against the coronavirus and which states are struggling is beginning to resemble America's electoral map.

Vaccination numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show states that tend to vote Democratic at the top in terms of the percentage of their adult population that have received at least one shot.

At the bottom are five Republican-leaning states, including Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

sycamoreinstitutetn.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  Gov. Bill Lee has added well over half-a-billion dollars in new spending to his state budget plan for the coming fiscal year.

In a press statement released Tuesday, Lee says $580 million in additional spending has been made possible by higher than expected tax collections.

cdc.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s Department of Health has announced that it will “pause” distributing the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine following new guidance from the federal government.

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual and severe blood clots that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.

The FDA commissioner said she expected the pause to last a matter of days.

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