Jessica Bliss, The Tennessean

Jessica Bliss

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Jessica:

Coronavirus hits highest hospitalizations and Nashville approves largest tax hike

Plus, Black lawmakers "sick of" long-simmering racial insensitivity and how a high school football great got his Cotton Bowl ring back after 30 years. → Read More

Anti-Semitic message written on Nashville Holocaust Memorial at Gordon Jewish Community Center

The act comes at a time of unrest as protests take place across the country calling for the end of police brutality and systemic racism. → Read More

Cancer through COVID-19: What it means when you face a tumor and a pandemic

Fighting for her life against a tumor she could feel and a pandemic she could not foresee, Jennifer Brantley turned to telehealth to keep her safely isolated. → Read More

Deer Run camp director hospitalized and battling COVID-19

Earlier this month, Deer Run canceled its first four weeks of day and overnight camps after 32 summer staff and three year-round staff tested positive. → Read More

Kid Rock's Honky Tonk, 13 others cited for not complying with coronavirus public health orders

The Metro Public Health Department issued a citation for Kid Rock's for not social distancing. Thirteen other Nashville businesses were also cited. → Read More

Daughter of Hank Williams Jr. killed in car crash in Henry County

Katherine Williams-Dunning's SUV crossed the median and rolled over in Henry County on Saturday night. Her husband was flown to Vanderbilt. → Read More

Tennessee's coronavirus 'uptick' and the fight against Confederate monuments

Plus: The humble Nashville truck driver who saved not one life but two, and how 90,000 new laptops will help Nashville schools prepare for fall. → Read More

Play dates during the pandemic: What do you need to know before reintroducing kids to fun with friends?

After months of social distancing, many families are wondering how to safely reintroduce their kids to society. → Read More

Nashville's special-edition 'I Voted' sticker shows 'importance of all women in the voting process'

Milka Negasi, a rising senior at Hume-Fogg, created the winning design to show the "importance of all women in the voting process." → Read More

Nashville school pledges to remove statue of confederate soldier from its campus

Sam Davis' statue will be taken down within the week. The action comes as Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee asks lawmakers to end Nathan Bedford Forrest day. → Read More

Not 'too young to know.' Nashville students organize rally to join movement that has lasted generations

A group of Nashville students are organizing their own rally for Thursday afternoon. They want to show that they, too, have the power to help create change. → Read More

Nashville woman killed in two-vehicle crash when her SUV caught fire

The other driver was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center with severe burns and is in stable condition. One passenger escaped with minor injuries. → Read More

In Tennessee, peaceful demonstrations by day turned destructive after dark

Across Tennessee, people protested police brutality and the death of George Floyd. Saturday night's unrest left communities across the state shaken. → Read More

Nashville endures decimation, isolation — and now, a peaceful uprising turned destructive

On Saturday night, as the historic courthouse burned and windows shattered, a total of 28 people were arrested. → Read More

A call to reduce police funding, MLS to return to play, Nashville restaurants closed forever because of COVID-19

Plus, Tennessee loses of a football coaching legend, tornado victims try to get back on their feet and the Republican Party considers Nashville for its convention. → Read More

Volatility and vertigo: Schools across Tennessee face complex decisions and anxious parents

Uncertainty will require schools, parents and students to be nimble and adapt to new expectations and learning environments month to month, or week to week. → Read More

Her parents sacrificed their future for hers. Now, a $50,000 scholarship will change this Antioch grad's life

Kim Boih immigrated to America at age 10. Her mother has a mental illness. Her father died from cancer. A scholarship will help her pursue her passion. → Read More

Drive-thru graduation ceremonies show Nashville's Class of 2020 has so much joy to give

Plus, Oprah Winfrey gives $2 million to feed Nashville families, a new celeb-backed Tennessee bourbon and Preds want to host games if NHL season resumes. → Read More

Gideon's Army steadfast in helping North Nashville heal and rebuild throughout crisis

Gideon's Army has a motto: See a need, fill that need. It remains resilient in its service to a community hit by the tornado during this time of isolation. → Read More

Thousands to race 1,000K across Tennessee this summer thanks to the founder of the famous Barkley Marathons

More than 19,000 runners will come together around the globe to run across a state many won't ever step foot in — not this summer or perhaps ever. → Read More