No. 8: Where's Lee? (July 8 - 14)

East Tennessee, it seems

In the past three weeks, Gov. Bill Lee went to Asia (no public events), said dumb things about vouchers (sorry, forgot to send that week out, it was a bad week), and had his staffer schedule poorly fact-checked tweets while on vacation or something (no public events last week either).

(Hot tip, Laine and Chris — learn to thread your tweets! Also, if your boss is so anti-alcohol he won’t hold a champagne glass to lead a toast at fundraising gala, it’s a little weird that he’s pretending to tweet about his favorite brewery!)

In this upcoming week, Lee will be on hand for the groundbreaking of the usurping soccer team stadium in Chattanooga. (That’s not likely to endear him to some folks around here.) He’s also going to some events in East Tennessee, ceremonially signing bills that have already become law, and looking at heifers — but, no, you cannot ask him about the heifers, because it’s photo op only.

As for me, I’ve got three stories coming in the next seven days, records willing. Stay tuned!


GOVERNOR LEE’S MEDIA SCHEDULE FOR JULY 8, 2019 – JULY 14, 2019

Monday, July 8

Funeral Service for Officer John Anderson

Cornerstone Church

726 West Old Hickory Blvd.

Madison, TN 37115

1:00 p.m. CDT

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

Tuesday, July 9

Chattanooga Red Wolves Soccer Stadium Groundbreaking

6114 N. Mack Smith Road

East Ridge, TN

9:30 a.m. EDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Bledsoe County Event with Sen. Paul Bailey and Rep. Ron Travis

Ember’s Ice Cream Shoppe

3089 Main St.

Pikeville, TN 37367

11:00 a.m. CDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Meigs County Event with Sen. Mike Bell and Rep. Dan Howell

Boys and Girls Club

17690 State Highway 58N

Decatur TN 37322

2:00 p.m. EDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Loudon County Event with Rep. Lowell Russell

Loudon County Courthouse Annex

101 Mulberry St.

Loudon, TN 37774

4:00 p.m. EDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Wednesday, July 10

United Health Grant Announcement

University of Tennessee Medical Center, Heart Hospital Conference Room

1924 Alcoa Highway

Knoxville, TN 37920

8:30 a.m. EDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Discovery, Inc. Workforce Development Announcement

Pellissippi State Community College - Magnolia Avenue Campus, Library

1610 Magnolia Ave.

Knoxville, TN 37917

9:30 a.m. EDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Union County Event with Rep. Jerry Sexton and Rep. Dennis Powers

Union County Courthouse, Upper Room

901 Main St.

Maynardville, TN 37807

11:30 a.m. EDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Campbell County Event with Rep. Dennis Powers and Sen. Ken Yager

McCloud Mtn Restaurant & Lodge

1220 McClouds Trail

Duff, TN 37729

2:00 p.m. EDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Scott County Event with Rep. Kelly Keisling and Sen. Ken Yager

Scott Co Municipal Office Building

2845 Baker Highway

Huntsville, TN 37756

4:00 p.m. EDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Thursday, July 11

Katie Beckett Ceremonial Bill Signing

Tennessee State Capitol, Old Supreme Court Chamber

600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

Nashville, TN 37243

1:30 p.m. CDT

MEDIA – Open, Availability

Friday, July 12

TN Junior Livestock Expo – State Heifer Show

MTSU Tennessee Livestock Center

1720 Greenland Drive

Murfreesboro, TN 37132

9:00 a.m. CDT

MEDIA – Open, Photo only

Saturday, July 13

No public events

Sunday, June 14

No public events


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