NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A staunch advocate for criminal justice reform, Brooke Harlan-Evitts, a 20-year veteran of the bail bonding industry, is continuing her fight against bail reform and has taken her mission to multiple highly visible spots in and around Nashville with her company's newest billboard campaign.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ReelWorks Studios and Fathom Events announce the release of their latest film WHEN WE LAST SPOKE, a heartwarming tale of family, friendship and forgiveness featuring Corbin Bernsen ("Psych," "L.A. Law"), Melissa Gilbert ("Little House on the Prairie"), Darby Camp ("Big Little Lies," THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES), Chandler Head (THE GLASS CASTLE) and Academy award-winning actress, Cloris Leachman (I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW). WHEN WE LAST SPOKE will release in movie theaters for an exclusive two night showing October 27 and 29, 2020.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Extracker, a cloud-based collaboration platform for the construction industry that helps general contractors and subcontractors create, track and share change orders and time and material tags, has selected global B2B agency Ripley PR as its public relations provider and agency of record.

San Francisco-based Extracker, available as both a desktop site and a mobile application, allows contractors to remotely share real-time data to help keep projects on track and on budget while following safety regulations and protocols.

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(The Center Square) – New unemployment claims in Tennessee last week reached their lowest point since COVID-19 hit the state, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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EIDSON, Tenn., Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blair Walsingham, Democratic Congressional nominee in Tennessee's 1st District will award two "Freedom Grants," $500/month for one year to district residents. Walsingham says that her Freedom Grant, not dependent upon a vote for her, is intended to "empower individuals to move beyond survival." If elected, she will seek legislation for a Freedom Dividend, a monthly basic income of $1000 to Americans 18 and over.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Music's biggest names in pop, R&B, country, Latin, indie, Gospel and more will unite to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®? for a virtual festival called Music Gives: Together #forStJude, on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. ET. The livestream will have all the makings of a summertime celebration - great music, delicious food and special edition souvenirs - with content across six stages to help raise awareness and support for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Contura Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CTRA), a leading U.S. coal supplier, today reported results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2020.

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Loudon County voters let their voices be heard Thursday in a county general election that saw two new faces added to the Loudon County Board of Education. 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryoport, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYRX) ("Cryoport"), a global leader in life sciences supply chain solutions, today announced financial results for Second Quarter and six-month period ended June 30, 2020.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For many years, Zach Bair has been a fixture in the music technology space, first with his company Immediatek, which sold to Shark Tank's Mark Cuban in 2006; notably, with DiscLive, the pioneer in "instant live" recording, since 2004, and currently VNUE, Inc. which is rolling out technology to help ensure songwriters are compensated for music played in public spaces.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognate BioServices, Inc., the premier contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing in cell and cell-mediated gene therapy products, announced today the launch of its new corporate brand identity, redesigned logo, and website across its portfolio of services and companies. These changes come at a time when the company is evolving its service offerings and expanding its global reach and capacity.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Songwriting University, an online creative platform based in Nashville, TN, recently concluded their first of many international songwriting competitions with entries from hundreds of songwriters all over the world. The 15 finalists were chosen by the Songwriting University founders Michael Blanton, Gary Glover, Billy Sprague, and Joe Beck, along with celebrity guest judges Grammy Award winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick and legendary producer Tony Brown (Reba, George Strait, Vince Gill). On Friday, July 31, finalist Colin Matchack was invited to the Songwriting University office to discuss a potential development deal with the company. To his surprise, he was also awarded the $10,000 grand prize in the form of a giant check! Check out the video here.

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The two frontrunners in Tennessee’s closely watched Republican race for the U.S. Senate were in Washington County on Wednesday to make their final pitches to voters before today’s primary election.

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The two frontrunners in Tennessee’s closely watched Republican race for the U.S. Senate were in Washington County on Wednesday to make their final pitches to voters before today’s primary election.

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Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto has extended the county’s face covering and mask mandate after Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order last Friday gave county mayors the authority to do so through Saturday, Aug. 29.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Anchored in its longstanding belief that 'it's not about what you have, but about what you give,' Crown Royal is giving back to support American heroes who are serving on the frontlines and minority veterans in their fight for social justice. The Crown Royal Purple Bag Project is enlisting the help of award-winning, multi-platinum country music artist Kane Brown and a team of veteran singer-songwriters to remix his number one single "Homesick," launching on the one-year anniversary of the song's original release date.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chem-Dry, the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service with a network serving over 11,000 locations a day across 55 countries, announced today the launch of its new MicroPro Shield(TM )service for homes and businesses. Available in participating markets, this innovative service first disinfects hard surfaces and sanitizes soft surfaces using a hospital-grade disinfectant approved by the EPA for use against SARS-CoV-2 (the cause of COVID-19), and then applies a protective antimicrobial coating that kills microbes on contact for up to 90 days.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrity Laboratories announced today the appointment of Maria Cekanova, RNDr, Ph.D, to Chief Scientific Officer. This announcement comes as the laboratory has seen unprecedented growth and expansion since receiving Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), issued by the Food and Drug Administration in April 2020, for its SARS-COV-2 laboratory developed test to detect individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider.

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With student loan debt topping more than $1.6 trillion nationwide, employee benefits provider Unum (NYSE: UNM) found a novel solution to help its employees pay some of those burdensome loans. Announced to employees in 2019, Unum's Student Debt Relief Program, managed by Fidelity Investments, allows the company's 9,500 U.S. employees to transfer up to 40 hours of carry-over paid time off (PTO) into a payment against student debt. In the first year of the program, the company paid $625,000 in student loan principal and estimated interest for participating employees, with an average payment of $1,200.

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A Loudon County record was broken for absentee voting in the August state and federal primary and county general election.

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK) ("Delek US") today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2020. Delek US reported second quarter 2020 net income of $87.7 million, or $1.18 per diluted share, versus net income of $77.3 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, which included a $16.8 million income tax benefit relating to incremental loss carrybacks provided by the CARES Act. On an adjusted basis, Delek US reported Adjusted net loss of $110.5 million, or $(1.50) per share for the second quarter 2020. This compares to Adjusted net income of $97.5 million, or $1.27 per share, in the prior-year period. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") was $(85.1) million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $210.7 million in the prior-year period. Reconciliations of net income reported under U.S. GAAP to Adjusted net income and Adjusted EBITDA are included in the financial tables attached to this release.