New edition alert: Events overtake special session push, redistricting committee named

Gov. Bill Lee tours flood damage in Waverly on Aug. 22, 2021. (Image credit: State of Tennessee)

In this week’s print edition of The Tennessee Journal:

— Special session talk fades as COVID-19 infections surge past 1 million.

— Sexton names redistricting committee, taps Arnold as chief of staff.

— From the campaign trail: Democrats join governor’s race, but record for second-term challenges isn’t strong.

— Legal update: Page to head Supreme Court after Bivins’ five years as chief justice, Bone firm merged.

— Obituary: Anti-income tax leader and vaccine skeptic Valentine dies of COVID-19.

Also:

Gardenhire dodges COVID-19 for eighth time, UTC administrator who fired public radio reporter resigns after harassment probe, and phishing emails from the House speaker.

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