Jessica Bliss, The Tennessean

Jessica Bliss

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

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

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

Telehealth gets insurance support and vulnerable communities fear release of COVID diagnosis data

Plus: Face masks with flair, retirees who have deemed themselves radio DJs and MLB star Mookie Betts surprises Nashville shoppers with groceries. → Read More

Tennessee's decision to release public health data leaves a trade off too great for vulnerable communities, some say

Could the move to release public health data in patients positive for COVID-19 damage fragile relationships with law enforcement in Tennessee's vulnerable communities? → Read More

A week for gratitude: Say thanks to nurses, teachers, utility workers and Tennessee's nonprofits

Plus: A Midnight Mom Devotional for all of us, and the story of a TSU running back who survived a motorcycle crash. 'God had a hand on me,' he said. → Read More

Three Metro school board members sue over 'disparaging' language clause in ex-superintendent Joseph's severance

The lawsuit filed on behalf of Amy Frogge, Jill Speering and Fran Bush asserts that a "censorship" clause violates their First Amendment rights. → Read More

Mitigating disaster: Costly cycle of flood damage and repair inspires changes in Tennessee

Just one inch of water can cause $25,000 in damage to a home. And in Tennessee, the 2010 flood left devastation costs upward of $2 billion. → Read More

Former Green Beret turned Tennessee distiller made wine of out of Skittles while deployed in Kuwait desert

Andrew Lang has perfected the art of distilling using ingredients wherever he is — including in a self-made still he took with him to the Afghanistan mountains. → Read More

Tennessee doctor faces COVID-19 after helping patients in New York

Dr. Matt King spent the first few weeks of the coronavirus outbreak treating patients on the COVID floor at Sumner Regional Medical Center before going to New York to help. → Read More

Saturday's Rock 'n' Roll Nashville race may have been postponed, but runners won't be stopped

Local runners will hit streets and treadmills alone on Saturday to meet race goals. One Boston Marathon hopeful is even raising money for Second Harvest. → Read More

A year since the NFL Draft, Nashville has gone from party town to ghost town. But the state may soon reopen.

Plus, Tennessee farmers brace for dismal earnings after the coronavirus, and we honor our health care heroes with a nurse who recovered from COVID-19. → Read More

Coronavirus in Tennessee updates: Hundreds stage rally to end shutdown as statewide COVID-19 cases hit 7,000

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 7,000 people in Tennessee and impacted life throughout the state. Get the latest news and updates Monday. → Read More

Demonstrators gather throughout Tennessee to protest stay-at-home order

Hundreds of demonstrators protesting stay-at-home orders gathered in Nashville at the State Capitol and around Tennessee, part of a growing movement. → Read More