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Local News for Friday, January 21st

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In news today…

Mix 104-1 and Mix TV’s Steve Hartline conducted an exclusive interview with state health commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercy about where we are on the pandemic timeline, her reaction to the federal government’s efforts, and how she believes Tennesseans should live their daily lives in light of the situation. You can view the entire interview on Mix TV at mixtv.tv.

From Fox 17 Nashville…

Two Tennessee legislators are calling for Tennessee schools to push back start times.

State Senator Brenda Gilmore (D-Nashville-D19) and Representative John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville-D55) are sponsoring SB1818/HB1836 in their respective chambers.

Under the bill, Tennessee public high schools would not begin instruction until 8:30 in the morning at the earliest. Public middle schools would not be able to begin instruction until 8 in the morning at the earliest.

If passed, the law would start with the 2023-2024 school year. Currently, some middle schools in the midstate start as early as 7:15 in the morning while many high schools start at 8 in the morning.

In news today…

Lee University is pleased to welcome the Escher String Quartet for the next installment of the 2021-22 Presidential Concert Series. The performance will take place on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall.

The Escher String Quartet, based in New York City, has been praised for its “eloquent, full-blooded playing” (BBC Music Magazine) and “…a level of individual technical precision and a collective musical purpose that is endlessly compelling (The Strad). The quartet has played in the most prestigious concert halls around the world and recently became one of the few chamber artists to be awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Tickets for the Presidential Concert are $15 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, and are available for purchase at https://leeu-music.eventbrite.com or at the Lee University Box Office in the Dixon Center, (423) 614-8343, beginning Jan. 27, between 3-6 p.m.

Lee University remains dedicated to the health and safety of both the campus community and guests and will observe COVID-19 protocols based on CDC recommendations at the time of the performance.

Also in news today…

Riverbend is back this year at Ross’s Landing in downtown Chattanooga. The festival is set to run June 3rd through 5th, three days which will bring 20+ artists, special guests, local food, an artists market, fireworks, and more. Music includes Brothers Osborne, Cage the Elephant, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and more. Wristbands and full details are available at riverbendfestival.com.