No. 10.5: Where's Lee? (July 17)

Skipping Gibson for flooding

Looks like Gov. Bill Lee will be skipping the Gibson announcement today (possibly because Nate Rau already announced it but equally possibly because he wants to avoid those pesky Capitol press corps) and heading to West Tennessee to comment on recent flooding (which doesn’t seem to be as bad as predicted, according to all the local news I could find). The change in schedule means Lee won’t talk to reporters in Nashville the rest of the week.


Due to ongoing flooding conditions across the state, and additional rain associated with the remnants of Hurricane Barry particularly in West Tennessee, Governor Lee will travel to Lauderdale County tomorrow afternoon to meet with those impacted by the flooding and tour affected areas.

Wednesday, July 17

Grainger County Event with Sen. Frank Nicely and Rep. Jerry Sexton

Grainger County Justice Center

270 Justice Center Drive

Rutledge, TN 37861

9:00 a.m. EDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Claiborne County Event with Sen. Frank Nicely and Rep. Jerry Sexton

Claiborne County Courthouse

1740 Main Street

Tazewell, TN 37879

11:00 a.m. EDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Briefing on West Tennessee Flooding and Review of Impacted Areas

Dyersburg Regional Airport

315 Airport Rd.

Dyersburg, TN 38024

2:00 p.m. CDT