Legislature, other government offices close following Nashville bombing

The damage caused to telecommunications systems following a bombing in downtown Nashville on Christmas Day has caused legislative leaders to tell staffers not to report to the Cordell Hull Building on Monday.

Other state and local government offices are also affected by outages, including:

  • Adult protective services
  • Animal Diagnostic Laboratory services at Ellington Agricultural Center
  • Telephone services for applying for certain programs for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • TennCare Connect
  • Tennessee child abuse hotline (telephone lines only; web referrals remain operational)
  • Drivers’ license services

Secretary of State Tre Hargett announced his downtown offices would be closed Monday, though various divisions could be reached by email.

The state Supreme Court office building was also closed.

12 Responses to Legislature, other government offices close following Nashville bombing

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    Beatrice Shaw says:

    It’s great to work for the government and still get paid when a bomb goes off.

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    Beatrice Shaw says:

    No one is wearing a mask in any of the news updates. Makes no sense

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Perhaps I can explain. A mask is not some sort of amulet. It’s a lousy piece (or preferably two pieces) of cloth. When outside more than six feet away from anyone it’s a sign of fanaticism to go around with a stupid piece of cloth over your nose and mouth. When inside more than six feet from anyone, especially when speaking into a microphone that has been sanitized, it’s similarly overkill to wear a mask, but it doesn’t reach the point of sheer madness that wearing a mask outside alone reaches. Nancy Pelosi going to a hairdresser open in violation of closing ordinance in San Francisco without a mask while she and President Elect Big Guy wear a mask inside while talking to reporters double digit feet away is the type of public posturing the Democrats are so nauseatingly good at, done to impress the Beatrice Shaw’s of the world I guess.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Stuart and the republicans argument about the masks again, just ignore these science deniers and go on about your business. They don’t want to do their part but don’t understand that their beliefs endanger others.

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      Cryan says:

      Stuart is having a bad day. The House just passed Trump’s $2,000 stimulus checks. It’s on McConnell’s desk now, and there’s a special election to determine the Senate majority next week in a state that narrowly went for the Democrats. A majority of Republican and Democratic citizens support Trump’s $2,000 per month universal stimulus checks, but Republican Senators have turned their backs on Trump and are against it. Stuart’s carpetbagging Republicans have lost all power to Trump, and they’re trying their best to suck up to a one-term loser who is still more powerful than the Republicans who still have their office. Good luck Mark Green, Loeffler, Perdue, Kemp, and Marsha. Trump will not forget the treasonous Heritage Foundation/Chamber of Commerce RINOs.

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        Stuart I. Anderson says:

        What a jumbled mess of incoherent nonsense. I have to give it to you Cryan, I can’t figure out from that mess whether you are a Trumpidian, who is angry that you have given your heart and sole to a political jerk who will never hold office again, or a Democrat who is simply happy that so many mis/uninformed people who just know they aren’t Democrats are following a political jerk who will never hold office again, or are you just a kid with a bunch of spitballs sitting in the cheap seats with nothing much better to do than shoot spitballs at players from both teams.

        “. . .Trump’s $2,000 per month universal stimulus checks. . . .” so I guess in Cryan’s world Trump wants to give everyone $24,000 in a few days or is it $48,000 at the end of 2021, or perhaps $2,000 per month to everyone in perpetuity. “. . .carpetbagging Republicans. . .” is that Marvelous Mark Green, born in Florida and raised in Mississippi, David Perdue and Brian Kemp born and raised in Georgia, or perhaps carpetbagging Marsha born and raised in Mississippi. Cryan, do you know what a “carpetbagger” is? Cryan, do you have any idea what you are talking about? Cryan, why do you come onto this blog just to play the fool?

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          Taxpayer #314 says:

          Talk about a “jumbled mess of incoherent nonsense,” Stuart, you need some rest. The Trump and fellow republican delusions are getting to you.

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          Cryan says:

          You call the President of the United States a jerk and his followers “Trumpidians.” Your disdain for the base is more appalling than Hillary’s “basket of deplorables” quip. You only see them as foolish pawns. You’re angry they’ve figured out the con of the RINO establishment who belittles them. Now they’re blowing up the party.

          Trump may never be elected again, but he will be a kingmaker in Republican primaries. His kids will primary Senators Scott and Rubio. And it won’t stop there. George Papadopoulos, Jenna Ellis and hundreds of similar Trump allies will primary Republicans who don’t have Trump’s back. You recently said Mcconnell would never allow a vote on $2,000 checks before the GA runoffs. The president just retweeted Bernie Sanders plan to block the veto override, forcing a vote in the Senate on the stimulus checks. Marsha needs to get on board or Kid Rock will be our next Senator.

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            MARLE says:

            A couple (with one or more children) who have never been unemployed and are making more in 2020 than they Ever have made in their lives will be eligible for $4K if they make less than $187,000.

            In addition they will get $2000 for each child even IF the children are supported by an ex spouse paying monthly child support of $10K, $20K per year.

            THAT is the bill the House passed. We are 27Trillion in Debt.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    And the republicans, under trump are the ones that put us in debt with their tax cuts for the rich.

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