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Senator Marsha Blackburn Says China Should Waive Some of U.S. Debt After COVID-19 Outbreak - Tennessee Star Marsha Blackburn said China should waive some of the United States’ $1.08 trillion debt for inflicting COVID-19 upon this country and other parts of the world.

The Pandemic-Inspired Economic Shutdown Likely to Increase US Corporate Consolidation - Tennessee Star This writer and others who for decades railed against outsourcing industries to the People’s Republic of China were long dismissed as crackpots and Luddites.

Dems Ask That Public Charge Rule Not Apply to Immigrant Coronavirus Treatment, Which It Already Doesn't - Tennessee Star Even though Administration officials have said it will not penalize green card holders for seeking medical care for coronavirus, a group of House Democrats is asking the Department of Homeland Security for the public charge rule to be waived.

University of Tennessee Campuses to Continue Online Classes Throughout the Summer - Tennessee Star President Randy Boyd has announced that school officials will deliver all summer session classes at all campuses online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thales Academy-Franklin: Principal Rachael Bradley Joins Leahy to Talk About Affordable Private Education Coming to Tennessee in July 2020 - Tennessee Rachel Bradley detailed the direct instruction methodology that will be used at the new Thales Academy of Franklin opening in July of this year.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Will Form a Select Committee to Oversee Coronavirus Relief Aid, Names Rep James Clyburn to Chair - Tennessee Star Speaker Nancy Pelosi Will Form a Select Committee to Oversee Coronavirus Relief Aid, Names Rep James Clyburn to Chair.

US Democrats Delay National Convention - Tennessee Star Democratic Party postponed its national presidential nominating convention from July to August on Thursday because of the uncertainty created by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.

Mike Rowe on Rising College Tuition as Classes Move Online: 'What Are We Paying For?' - Tennessee Star Mike Rowe took a swipe at the rising cost of college tuition during an interview Tuesday with Fox News, asking, "what are we paying for?"

We Are All Homeschoolers Now - Tennessee Star What does education look like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic?At the K-12 level, you’ve got problems. At the collegiate level, you’ve got existential problems.

Carol Swain Discusses Her Recent Article Citing Coronavirus Numbers May be Inflated for Political and Financial Incentives - Tennessee Star Carolyn Swain discussed her recent commentary piece and expressed her concern now is that they are incentives to inflate the numbers.

FCC's Ajit Pai Gives Wireless Internet a Major Overhaul as Americans Work Remotely Amid Coronavirus Fears - Tennessee Star FCC's Ajit Pai Gives Wireless Internet a Major Overhaul as Americans Work Remotely Amid Coronavirus Fears.

Metro Nashville Departments Request Increases of 861 New Positions and $144 Million for Fiscal Year 2021 - Tennessee Star Metro Nashville departments have submitted requests for the upcoming fiscal year 2021 budget totaling 861 new full-time equivalent positions and increases funding by staggering $144 million.

Nashville Nurses Pray Over Patients on Hospital Roof During Their Break: 'Go to the Helipad and Pray' - Tennessee Star A group of Nashville nurses went to the roof of the hospital during their break to pray for hospital staff and patients suffering from coronavirus.

Tennessee Unemployment Claims Skyrocket 3,397 Percent from Two Weeks Ago - Tennessee Star Unemployment claims in Tennessee and nationwide continue to skyrocket because of the Chinese COVID-19 shutdown of businesses.

Jihadist Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Blow Up White House with Anti-Tank Weapon - Tennessee Star A Georgia man who told an undercover FBI agent that he planned to wage “jihad” by attacking the White House with explosives pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a charge of attempting to destroy a building owned by the United States.

TN Senate Candidate Bill Hagerty says, 'There's a Real Timing Factor in All of This. Taking a One Size Fits All Approach Will Not Work for the United Bill Hagerty talked about his recent visit to the White House where he was called in to assist with connecting to Japanse CEOs.

Nearly 95,000 Tennessee Residents File for Unemployment Claims, New Numbers Show - Tennessee Star The number of Tennesseans who filed unemployment claims has doubled in just one week, according to numbers the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development revealed Thursday.

Minnesota Secretary of State Says Statewide Vote by Mail Possible for 2020 Election - Tennessee Star Minnesota Secretary of State Says Statewide Vote by Mail Possible for 2020 Election.

Commissioners update county employee handbook for COVID-19 Washington County commissioners approved an addendum to the county's personnel policy on Tuesday to specifically cover pay and sick leave for county employees during the coronavirus.

Executive Order requires Tennesseans to stay home for non-essential activities - Thursday afternoon Governor Bill Lee announced he will sign Executive Order 23, requiring Tennesseans to stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities.

City Council reviews agenda for upcoming meeting - Mayor Scott Conger and the rest of the Jackson City Council met online Thursday afternoon for an agenda review. Thursday's meeting was used as a trial run for the actual council meeting that will take place next Tuesday.

Photos raise questions about Gallatin nursing home cleared to reopen after deadly outbreak The Sumner County nursing home with the Coronavirus outbreak was allowed to reopen by the State Department of Health. But photos taken inside the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing raise questions about whether the facility was truly ready yet to move patients back in.

Tennessee unemployment claims jump to nearly 95,000 - In just two weeks, the numbers from the Tennessee Department of Workforce Development showed unemployment claims have jumped to nearly 95,000 as layoffs accelerate due to COVID-19. Frank Johnson, a substitute teacher, is among the unemployed.

Community comes together to park and pray for hospital workers It was a 'thank you' like no other to the hospital heroes on the front lines of the coronavirus. Neighbors parked their cars and prayed in the parking lot of TriStar Skyline Thursday evening for nurses and doctors putting in long hours to save lives.

Serial burglar arrested in weekend break-in Metro Nashville Police officers arrested a convicted serial burglar after he was caught breaking into a body shop.

Reese Witherspoon's label Draper James thanks teachers with free dress Reese Witherspoon's clothing line Draper James is thanking teachers for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic by giving them a free dress.

Voice of the Titans Mike Keith Sizes Up Tennessee This Offseason The Tennessee Titans were one game away from the Super Bowl last year. Getting back in position for another Super Bowl run next year won't be easy. The Voice of the Titans Mike Keith sizes up how the team is taking shape right now amid the coronavirus shut-down.

Nashville radio legend Clarence Kilcrease dies after long illness Nashville radio legend Clarence "Gilly Baby" Kilcrease has died after a long illness at the age of 84.

'Teddy Bear Hunt' trend reaches Clarksville amid COVID-19 pandemic As people are sheltering in their homes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, residents in Clarksville are finding some cheer in a 'Teddy Bear Hunt.'

Eroded Restrooms Spray Painted with Vulgarity & Gang Slang: Located near the National Weather Station in Mount Juliet, Tennessee is an old yet relatively small walking trail where a group of bicycle riders ride around in a loop with two vandalized restrooms stranded alone on two different ends.

Nurses coming out of retirement to help fight COVID-19 - Personal protective equipment has been in short supply, but will there be enough medical staff across the country to care for millions of sick patients? Help may soon be on the way. "The number of retired nurses that are seeking to get their license back tripled in the month of March.

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Tennessee athletics facilities evaluated for coronavirus patients If hospitals fill up as the coronavirus pandemic wages on, could the University of Tennessee's athletic and fitness facilities be used to house an overflow of patients? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has looked into that and evaluated three UT facilities for possible emergency use, the university confirmed.

Bedford County plant lays off workers after taking state money Employees at a plant run by one of Bedford County's biggest employers say their former employer, National Pen Corporation, laid off dozens if not hundreds of employees on Tuesday.

Accused drug dealer found hiding in ceiling of local hair salon Metro Nashville Police officers arrested an accused drug dealer, who they say was hiding in the ceiling of a local business.

Sumner County residents hold parade for healthcare heroes in Gallatin Sumner county residents held a parade for the healthcare workers at Sumner Regional Medical Center Thursday morning.

Evictions halted amid coronavirus pandemic Eviction protection is being offered at the state and local level, as families struggle to find work and resources.

Watch: Peyton Manning Joins Tennessee's QB Room Meeting to Share Advice Peyton Manning joins Tennessee’s QB meeting.

Third Kroger employee tests positive for COVID-19 in Bellevue An employee of a Bellevue Kroger store tested positive for COVID-19, making them the third employee to contract the virus.

Cards Against Humanity offering family edition deck Looking for something new to do with the kids? Cards Against Humanity has released a new family edition of its popular card game, and you won't have to make a trip to the store to get it. The company says the game is currently in Beta testing, but they wanted to get it out to the public as soon as possible during this time of social distancing.

Silver Alert issued for missing 82-year-old Putnam County man suffering from dementia A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 82-year-old man who suffers from dementia and is from Putnam County.

Online photography classes If you enjoy photography, now's your chance to get some free training. Nikon is making all of its online photography classes free until the end of the month. All 10 classes can be streamed online and are taught by professional photographers. If you don't own a Nikon camera, that's OK.

Nation's No.1 Prospect Quinn Ewers Talks Tennessee offer, Recruitment, and more In his own words, when asked, Ewers said, "whatever school I decide on, I'm just gonna try to be the best Quinn Ewers I can be, and the best football player and person I can be." Ewers was rated as the number one prospect in America yesterday by ESPN.

Forgivable loans for small businesses affected by COVID-19 available Friday Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for loan assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration's new Paycheck Protection Program.

Tennessee governor plans to designate shopping mall as medical center for 1,000 beds Bill Lee announced Thursday that he will designate a Memphis shopping strip mall as a temporary medical center for more than 1,000 patients, as coronavirus cases are projected to surge in coming days.

Shoppers react to local store changes - Stores are taking extra precaution to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Walmart is taking additional steps to provide a safer environment for shoppers and its employees. "I feel that this Walmart is taking care of the customer," said shopper Cynthia Rowlett.

Kentucky COVID-19 death toll rises to 31 Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced the addition of 11 new COVID-19 deaths bringing the total to 31.

Tennessee Titans' Derrick Henry was a red zone scoring machine in 2019 While Derrick Henry is a threat from anywhere on the field, the Titans back was particularly good at scoring in the red zone in 2019.

Coach's Corner: Can Will Friend's unit be the strength of the Tennessee football team in the 2020 season? In this edition of the Coach's corner we take a look at how Will Friend's offensive line has surged with production, and if the position group can be the strength of the team in 2020. When Jeremy Pruitt hired Will Friend on his first staff in Knoxville, he was already regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in the country.

How to not bring COVID-19 home as an essential worker Essential workers need to take precautions so they don’t bring COVID-19 home.

Company installs public wifi hotspots to keep others connected - A company helps the public stay connected through the COVID-19 pandemic. "They're our neighbors, and we want to take care of them," TEC Executive Vice President Joey Garner said. Garner said the company recently installed WiFi hot spots in some parts of rural West Tennessee.

44 staff, residents test positive for COVID-19 in Cookeville long-term care facility City and county officials reported a total of 44 positive COVID-19 cases at a long-term care facility in Cookeville.

TENNESSEE STAY AT HOME: What can you do and where can you go? Governor Bill Lee signed an order that requires Tennessee residents to stay home.

Forgivable SBA loans for small businesses affected by COVID-19 NASHVILLE - Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today that Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis are eligible to apply for loan assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration's new Paycheck Protection Program.

President Trump declares disaster in Tennessee over COVID-19 President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for Tennessee over COVID-19. This comes as the state has now reached more than 3,000 novel coronavirus cases and 32 deaths. Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order Thursday telling Tennesseans to stay at homeand restricting non-essential travel.

Siri, Google offer coronavirus symptom checker - If you're worried that you have coronavirus, but you don't know if you need to be tested or to seek help, try asking Siri. Just like that, you can be screened for coronavirus from your iPhone. Depending on your answer of yes, no, or not sure, you'll be given instructions.

Rutherford Co. 1-month-old tests positive for COVID-19 A one-month-old in Rutherford County tested positive for COVID-19. Health officials reported the child's positive results Thursday.

Mayor Jacobs statement on Gov. Lee's mandate - KnoxViews However, I cannot applaud any government monitoring the movements of its people and mandating virtually everything we are allowed to do. I understand this is a crisis, but an economic crisis also looms with millions of people out of work and no way to earn a living, many of them due to mandated government shutdowns.

Slight Chance for Rain Tonight and Tomorrow Weather Update - 4:15 p.m. - Thursday, April 2nd. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are showing up over western Arkansas - a long ways away from West Tennessee. However, it looks likely that the chance for rain will be increasing overnight and over the weekend.

Suspect in custody after chase near downtown Jackson - One person is in custody after a car chase ends near downtown Jackson Thursday afternoon. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed troopers chased a vehicle they believed to be stolen around 2:45 p.m.

19 cases of COVID-19 reported in Madison County - The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department received confirmation of two additional cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the county-wide total to 19. The health department says the two most recent cases are a 36-year-old man and a 49-year-old man.

What are 'essential actions' under the governor's stay at home order? Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order requiring all Tennesseans stay home unless for essential activities.

Nurses gather on rooftops of hospitals in Florida and Tennessee to pray Nurses in Florida and Tennessee were photographed praying on the rooftops of their hospitals as they continue to risk their lives to help others during the coronavirus pandemic. 'This is how we started our morning today.

Mayor Kincannon statement on Gov. Lee's mandate - KnoxViews Watching the number of COVID-19 cases spread rapidly across the state reinforces that we all need to take every step possible to slow the spread of this virus. Tomorrow Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, Dr.

How Governor Lee's new stay-at-home order could be enforced The Governor is telling law enforcement to use the force of law on those who simply refuse to comply. Keep in mind, citations or even an arrest would only be as the very last resort.

Governor Lee Issues Executive Order Requiring Residents to Stay Home - Tennessee Star Bill Lee announced Thursday that he will sign an executive order requiring Tennesseans to stay home unless they are engaging in essential activities.Lee issued an executive order Monday that urged, but didn’t require, residents to stay at home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Gov. Lee set to make Knoxville Expo Center a temp hospital - KnoxViews Lee's executive order requiring residents to stay at home Oak Ridge Police build memorial for newborn, 'Wyatt Doe,' found along Melton Lake Greenway last week Dolly Parton to read bedtime stories, UT Film premiere rescheduled Gov.

Music City Center to become COVID-19 treatment facility Governor Bill Lee announced the Music City Center will become a COVID-19 treatment facility in order to care for the many Coronavirus patients expected in Nashville.

Tennessee governor issues stay-at-home order Tennessee has become the latest state to issue a stay-at-home order for its residents as the U.S. attempts to stem the spread of COVID-19. "Over the last few weeks, we have seen decreases in movement around the state as Tennesseans socially distance and stay at home," Gov.

Thursday update #3: Community fund to help hospitality industry, Flying Saucer deal, Peabody Easter dinner at home, free SiriusXM and more In Monday's post, I mentioned that displaced hospitality industry workers could visit Welcome to Memphis and apply for a COVID-19 relief grant through the end of the business day Monday, April 6. A number of people subsequently contacted Welcome to Memphis to learn how they could contribute to money supporting Memphis hospitality workers.

TBI: Tennessee teen accused of killing pregnant woman A Tennessee teenager has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after authorities said he shot and killed a pregnant woman and injured two other people. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a judge decided to transfer the case against 17-year-old Jamal Voss to adult court on Wednesday.

Teen accused of killing pregnant woman, baby to be tried as adult - A teenager accused of killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child, as well as injuring her young daughter, will stand trial as an adult.

'It hurts to breathe': Nurse describes having coronavirus from her hospital bed A nurse in a Tennessee care home has posted a video from her hospital bed after contracting Covid-19, warning people that the virus is no joke. Shareka Williams works at the Gallatin Center for.

Enbridge Sells Ozark Natural Gas System to Black Bear Sold natural gas pipeline transportation and gathering systems in the southeastern U.S., according to Black Bear Transmission LLC, which said it had acquired the assets for an undisclosed amount.

From urging to requiring: Lee makes stay-at-home mandatory Bill Lee is ramping up his stay-at-home directive, moving from urging people to avoid all non essential activities to requiring it. The move follows an uptick in traffic and movement around the state. Here's the full release from the governor's office:.

Guard shifts from tornado cleanup to COVID-19 response Editor's note: A Putnam County EMT who also serves in the Tennessee National Guard has been featured in a story on the National Guard's website and its Facebook page that's now been shared hundreds ….

Tennessee sees 148% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28; nationwide claims up 100% Department of Labor, Nashville Metro Data and Reference, Nashville Metro Economy, Eugene Scalia Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.

'It hurts like hell': Tennessee nurse with COVID-19 describes her symptoms as 'worse than a gunshot' - "Stay at home… This is something you don't want," said Shareka Williams, a nurse at the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing nursing home in Tennessee, who is infected with the novel coronavirus. RELATED: CoronavirusNOW.com, FOX launches national hub for COVID-19 news and updates.

Tennessee Titans could get late-round steal in QB Anthony Gordon Whether or not a team like the Titans, who could very well be in the market for a late-round quarterback prospect, take a chance on him and give him a true shot, will determine if we ever get to see him rise to a ceiling that's probably higher than anyone has given him credit for.

Julian Norris receives scholarship offer from Middle Tennessee State The Bosse High School sophomore received his first Division I basketball scholarship from Middle Tennessee State. The Blue Raiders are a member of Conference USA. A 6-foot-3 combo guard, Norris blossomed in his first heavy dose of varsity basketball this year.

Josi Donates $20,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee As Roman Josi said on Tuesday during his first media availability since the pause of the 2019-20 NHL season: We're all in this together. On Thursday, the Predators captain did his part in a big way.

Derrick Henry: Tennessee Titans running back signs $10.2m franchise tender Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has signed his one-year, $10.2m franchise tag tender, ESPN reported on Thursday. The team's general manager Jon Robinson also noted that the Titans hope to reach an agreement over a long-term deal with the 26-year-old.

Tennessee offers 2021 defensive end T.J. Sanders Defensive end prospect T.J. Sanders from Marion, S.C. was offered by the Vols to be a part of the 2021 recruiting class, according to his Twitter account. Sanders is a 3-star prospect, and the No. 15 overall prospect in the 2021 South Carolina cycle, according to 247Sports.

Seahawks face competition for Jadeveon Clowney from Tennessee The Seahawks could end up re-signing Clowney, but it could take a series of moves to do so, and they must before Tennessee has a chance to entice the prized free agent.

Tennessee offers 2023 tight end from Pennsylvania Many of Tennessee's prospects from that footprint have Osovet leading the charge in their recruitment, and it is no different for 2023 tight end Mathias Barnwell from Spotslyvania, Pa. Barnwell is only a freshman at Spotsylvania High School, but has a 6-foot-5, 238-pound frame that has certainly caught the eye of college football coaches.

Tennessee offers 2022 pro-style quarterback from Texas The future of the quarterback position at Tennessee appears to be in good hands with former Marietta High School blue chip prospect Harrison Bailey set to begin his freshman season in a crowded quarterback room.

Middle Tennessee player wins $9 million 'Lotto America' jackpot A lucky lottery player in Middle Tennessee can now call thmelves a multi-millionaire. The player from Woodbury in Cannon County just won $9. 01 million by matching all five numbers and the Star Ball on the Lotto America jackpot on Wednesday. Blue Wing Market along McMinnville Highway sold the winning ticket.

Young Tennessee offensive line prospect gathering nationwide offers Throw in raw talent, athleticism and weekly competition against some of the best in Tennessee high school football, and 2022 Franklin High School prospect Fisher Anderson already has a litany of offers from Power 5 programs.

A Guide to Gardens in Knoxville Today we're going for the peaceful side of nature and featuring gardens to visit! Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum is an expansive 47 acre space open to the public in East Knoxville.

Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis: April 3rd-5th Observe civil rights history, prepare for Easter — Memphis weekend events have everything you need.

Classified - 04/02/2020 Bethune-Cookman University President To Meet With President Donald Trump The Tennessee Tribune is known for its insightful coverage of news in Nashville Jackson, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Memphis. With The Tennessee Tribune Tennessee residents can remain confident in gaining the best news throughout state and around the United States.

Dallas Cowboys sign Aldon Smith, Tennessee Titans should consider Josh Gordon Last night the Dallas Cowboys decided to sign Aldon Smith to an NFL team four years after his last NFL game…and the Tennessee Titans should consider making a similar move. Why? Well, let's go back to a month ago before everything went crazy, there was something in the new CBA that should have gotten more attention than it did.

Tennessee, Vanderbilt among Rossview linebacker Mark Anthony Prescott's offers I'm just trying to take it all in and try not to get too overwhelmed with everything, but I'm definitely excited." Tennessee assistant coach Tee Martin watched Prescott compete in a winter 7-on-7 tournament in Murfreesboro in mid-February. Prescott showed off his 6-foot-2, 220-pound frame, impressing the Vols coach with his speed.

Early bowl projection released for Tennessee The coronavirus outbreak in America very well may end up impacting the 2020 season, but that hasn't stopped College Football News from releasing its SEC spring bowl projections. Their predicted postseason landing spot for Tennessee has the Vols in a unique game against a unique opponent.

Enjoy Hattiloo at Home By now, you've been stuck at home for quite some time due to COVID-19. You unashamedly binged Tiger King, held your own 1 man dance party to the jams on We Are Memphis Music, and are looking for your next digital distraction. Thankfully, the team at Hattiloo Theatre has you covered, thanks to their new "Caught on Tape" digital series.

Coveted Defensive Tackle Includes Tennessee in Top 5 Schools, details interest 2021 Defensive Tackle Terion Sugick breaks down his interest in Tennessee.

Spring Nationals Series postpones all events for April Officials with the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series have announced the postponement of the next four series events. Series and track officials at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia and Tennessee's Tazewell Speedway have announced the postponement of the events scheduled for Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11.

Nashville firefighter tests positive for COVID-19 The Nashville Fire Department confirms one of its firefighters has tested positive for COVID-19.

Small Businesses Urge Federal and State Governments to Reopen America ASAP - Tennessee Star Due in large part to government edicts, religious, social, and political gatherings, have been cancelled or drastically altered to meet government requirements.

Abilis Health delivers breakfast to local healthcare facilities - One Madison County group made a special gesture to hundreds of healthcare workers Thursday morning. Delivering breakfast probably isn't in the job description for most healthcare workers, but for Abilis Health Patient Care Liason Jillian Harden and her coworkers, it's a gesture of support.

Fairgrounds Nashville cancels all April events All events scheduled at Fairgrounds Nashville for April have been cancelled.

Thur update #2: Bardog burrito day, Memphis Made expanding, historical civil rights magazine online and more Below is the scene of a multiple-car accident and officer-involved shooting at Goodman Road and Interstate Blvd. in Horn Lake. When I worked in Horn Lake, I would turn left from Goodman onto south-bound Interstate Blvd. around 7:55-8:00 in the morning.

Report: Derrick Henry signs franchise tender, Titans still working on long-term deal Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has reportedly signed his franchise tag tender on Thursday. The news comes from ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini, who also note that Henry and the Titans are still working on a long-term deal.

Rutherford enacts curfew due to COVID-19 concerns - The town of Rutherford, in Gibson County, enacted a curfew Wednesday limiting travel from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. In an executive order, the curfew will limit pedestrians and drivers during those hours, except in specific circumstances. Those instances are:.

Tennessee football: Players who wore No. 34 KNOXVILLE - The University of Tennessee has a football program rich in history and tradition, and over the years many great players have played on Rocky Top. Vols Wire looks at which players wore each jersey number for the Volunteers. The number goes back to 1937 in Tennessee football history and it was first donned by William McCarren.

Tennessee Titans 7-round mock draft using simulator 29 overall: Trevon Diggs - CB - Alabama. Cornerback is one of the biggest needs for the Titans this offseason. It's growing increasingly likely that the Titans won't re-sign Logan Ryan, and there's a chance the highly-paid Malcolm Butler will be a cut candidate in 2021.

Tennessee offers top 2022 quarterback Quinn Ewers Tennessee threw their hat in the ring for top 2022 quarterback Quinn Ewers on Wednesday, officially sending out an offer to the Southlake, Texas native. It was the latest of a number of high profile offers for Ewers, who is set to be one of the most sought after prospects during next year's cycle.

Hardin Medical Center implements "no visitor policy" - Hardin Medical Center implemented a "no visitor policy" effective April 1 at 5 p.m. There are only three exceptions to the new policy. Labor and delivery patients, end of life patients and pediatric patients may have one designated support person.

Trying to feed people in a world changed by coronavirus A lot of good people want to help others during the pandemic, but the question is… How do you do that without spreading the virus? Several United Methodist groups have found what they hope are temporary, safe solutions for getting meals to people who need it.

Tennessee Valley Corridor announces new dates for National Summit - The Tennessee Valley Corridor has announced new dates for its 2020 National Summit. The Summit will now be held July 15-16, 2020 at Milligan College in Johnson City, TN.

Knox Co. drive-thru COVID-19 testing event - KnoxViews Knox County Health Department Announces COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Event. The Knox County Health Department is partnering with Kroger Health and the City of Knoxville to facilitate a COVID-19 drive-thru testing opportunity for qualifying individuals in Knox County.

Editor's Note: In this Together, at Home We at Memphis Parent are working from home, keeping you informed and engaged with local venues and activities that have moved to the virtual world. As we adapt to the shifting environment of our city, its businesses, and, in turn, our advertising revenue, we have opted not to print an April edition.

Mugshots : Madison County : 04/01/20 - 04/02/20 The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 04/01/20 and 7 a.m. on 04/02/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt. Categories: Mugshots.

War against coronavirus will soon have a new battleground in Memphis Gateway Shopping Center off Jackson Ave. in Binghampton will serve as the site for a surge in COVID-19 cases in Memphis. A temporary hospital will be set up to care for patients who test positive for COVID-19 but do not need critical care. It's one of several planned across the state.

Maintenance truck hit on I-40, westbound lanes reopen Westbound lanes of Interstate 40 have reopened in Nashville after a maintanence truck was hit.

17 COVID-19 cases in Madison County - The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department confirmed another four positive cases of COVID-19 during Thursday morning's news conference. Regional director Kim Tedford confirmed the new patients are a 70-year-old woman, a 56-year-old man, a 54-year-old man, and a 58-year-old woman.

Bledsoe County Correctional Complex inmates possibly exposed to COVID-19 NASHVILLE - Three inmates at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex may have potentially been exposed to a non-state employee who tested positive for COVID-19. The inmates have been quarantined and have not currently presented with any symptoms.

Willie Jackson Larson Willie Jackson Larson, age 91, died on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Bells Nursing Home and Rehab. She was born in Decaturville, TN on November 3, 1928 the daughter of the late Millard F. and Sally Ballard Jackson. She was married to Warren Larson who preceded her in 2013.

Milan Court reschedules driver safety school - Due to the Supreme Court ruling closing all courts for the month of April, a date for the driver safety course for April 6 has been reset. The course has been rescheduled for June 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerk's office at 686-0985 between 8 a.m.

What to do about the Class of 2020 and other big decisions await Tennessee Board of Education as Lee signs emergency law The state board will hold a special meeting on April 9 to address unprecedented policy challenges due to COVID-19.

Tennessee Titans showing interest in Auburn DL Marlon Davidson The Titans have met with Marlon Davidson.

Tennessee comes in at No. 19 in ESPN’s latest college football FPI rankings A low turnover / attrition rate across the roster, another strong recruiting class, and a six-game win streak to close out the 2019 season was already reason enough to be excited, but now, ESPN's latest college football FPI is adding some more wood to the ever-growing fire.

April 2 COVID-19 Update: 5th death confirmed in Davidson County Health officials confirmed the death of a 73-year-old man on Thursday, marking the county's fifth death from COVID-19.

Middle Tennessee restaurant, general store leaving free snacks on front porch A Tennessee restaurant and general store is giving back in a time of great need. Memories and Marmalade has started to put free snacks out for anyone who needs them. They are all bagged up and ready to go on the store's front porch.

Thursday update Yesterday I decided to try one of the new meat plates the Blind Bear has. You get a meat and two sides for $10, or two meats and six sides for $20. I decided to order the big combo and have leftovers for the next couple of days. For my meats I selected smoked beef brisket and grilled kielbasa.

How Patriots' N'Keal Harry, Jarrett Stidham are preparing for season amid pandemic And until we beat them, we've done nothing." You can make a compelling case for the Bills in the AFC East this season: They added a top-flight wide receiver in Stefon Diggs to catch passes from improving quarterback Josh Allen and boast an elite defense that helped the club go 10-6 last season.

Kevin Stefanski discusses Austin Hooper, coronavirus, Baker Mayfield in conference call: Transcript "That is a good question. I have spoken to a couple of people and our team has spoken to a few people, but we have not gotten exactly what it will look like.

The pandemic poses significant access-to-justice obstacles. A Cambridge technologist is developing solutions - The Boston Globe Steenhuis, who is a clinical fellow at Suffolk University's Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, has launched a project aimed at making about 30 court forms dealing with housing and family law issues available to the public online through a series of apps in a few weeks time.

Samuel Adams 'Restaurant Strong' Fund Will Give $1,000 Grants to Ohio Service Industry Workers Affected by Shutdowns Samuel AdamsPhoto: Hailey BollingerSamuel Adams, the Boston-based brewery with operations in Cincinnati, is expanding its Restaurant Strong fund to 19 states across the country, including Ohio, to help restaurant workers impacted by closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic with $1,000 grants.

Oprah Winfrey donates to coronavirus relief fund set up by Leonardo Di Caprio Oprah Winfrey has donated a huge $10million to coronavirus relief efforts, including a US food fund, set up by Leonardo Di Caprio, that will help hard-hit communities during the coronavirus pandemic. As the US is in lockdown in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19, celebrities have been donating to help those who are struggling as a result.

Tua Tagovailoa undergoes medical recheck with 'overwhelmingly positive' results Tua Tagovailoa underwent a voluntary medical recheck Thursday that was facilitated by the NFL combine, and the results of the comprehensive exam "were overwhelmingly positive," the quarterback's representatives told ESPN's Laura Rutledge and NFL Network.

More than 90K unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee More than 90,000 Tennesseans filed unemployment claims last week, more than doubling from the week before.

Paycheck Protection Program helping small businesses during pandemic In total, $349 billion will be available for business owners to keep the lights on and employees paid.

Pay attention to Jonas Valanciunas He's proven that he's the league's most underrated center on a nice value contract, and it's time to recognize his impact in the modern NBA. If you wanted to lump Jonas Valanciunas into a tier of centers, he's probably in the super crowded tier 3, mixed with borderline All-Stars and All-Stars alike.

Mainly Sunny Today And Warmer! Weather Update: Thursday, April 2. We have another beautiful day on the way for West Tennessee. Here at the surface high pressure will remain anchored in that will keep things nice and completely dry for one more day. Temperatures will quickly climb through the 40s and 50s.

With a property tax hike looming, the Metropolitan Trustee’s Office extends the deadline to apply for tax relief programs With the city reeling from the tornado and COVID-19, Mayor John Cooper said he expects to raise property taxes to help balance the budget. The Metropolitan Trustee’s Office has since extended the deadline for tax relief programs to help residents already facing financial hardships.

Biggest takeaways from Titans HC Mike Vrabel's Wednesday conference call Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel took part in a conference call with the media on Wednesday. Here are the biggest takeaways from it. Vrabel spoke about Clowney, who the Titans have been in contact with this offseason, according to general manager Jon Robinson.

Tennessee's Cherokee Tennessee's only national forest, Cherokee National Forest is the largest tract of public land in the state, separated into two parts by Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

'I miss our kids…' Hendersonville teachers turn to YouTube to reach students during pandemic During the pandemic, teachers Stephanie Lynch and Dede Pinson are reaching their first grade students over YouTube.

Tennessee deadline for candidate qualifying is Thursday The deadline to qualify to run for many offices in this year's elections in Tennessee is quickly approaching. Tennesseans who want to seek a number of state and federal elected offices must file their nominating petitions by noon Thursday. Primary elections for one U.

Juvenile detention center employee tests positive for COVID-19 The officer is not currently at the facility and is under self-quarantine.

COVID-19: Quick-turn tests coming to Tennessee The state will be getting new tests, possibly by the end of this week. They promise to get results back within an hour.

5-year-old Tennessee boy collects Easter baskets for kids whose parents were laid off MEMPHIS, TN - A 5-year-old Tennessee boy is hoping to bring joy to families in need during this difficult time. WHBQ reportsCarl Grandberry is collectingEaster baskets for kids whose parents were laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic. "It made me sad because I feel like I was about to cry," said Grandberry.

How Tennessee Action for Hospitality Was Born Bryan Lee WeaverPhoto: Daniel Meigs Tennessee Action for Hospitality all started with a text. I was sitting alone on my couch at 9:28 p.m. on Monday, March 16, thinking about how the Nashville restaurant community that I have cared and written about for years was rapidly imploding.

Tennessee Mailbag: Forecasting the rest of 2020 on Rocky Top… How the loss of the spring and the uncertainty about the season impacts the Vols, plus more reader questions.

Vols making in-state Top247 lineman 'a top priority' A highly ranked Class of 2021 lineman who has been one of Tennessee's top in-state targets for more than a year, and the Vols still are staying in frequent contact with him.

The Best Gift for Your Family Is Your Best Self In order to fully embrace the beautiful chaos of motherhood, we need to take care of ourselves. Our families will not only understand and make out OK, but they will be much better off when we are in a good place. You can be a better version of yourself when you are rested and taken care of.

Making His Mark We know everyone who can do so is sheltering at home right now, but we hope you'll be able to take an up-close and personal look at the murals soon. Anyone who ventures down the right streets in Memphis and comes across enough art-adorned walls and buildings is likely to see the work of Michael Roy, more commonly known as Birdcap.

NIKI Talks New Song "Switchblade," Identity Crises, and Opening for Taylor Swift The singer-songwriter spoke to Teen Vogue about her path from YouTuber to pop-R&B artist.

Double strike: Tornado, virus push Tennesseans to the limit - When Jose Cojom's house collapsed around his family in a tornado that struck after midnight, he knew his life was going to get much harder. But that was just the beginning. A few weeks later, the restaurant where he cooks closed its doors because of the coronavirus.

Mock draft: Steelers get apple of their Buckeye He catches the ball well. He runs inside and out. He's a dynamic runner. This was the first time I did an official mock in which he was still available when pick No. 49 came around. And even at that, he was ranked as the 32nd-best player available in the entire draft.

How much of a threat is Marcus Mariota to Derek Carr? A closer look suggests there are a few ways this new signing can be an upgrade for the Raiders… and a few reasons why Mariota may not be. From a statistical standpoint, Carr is the more efficient passer. He's averaged more yards per game, a higher completion rate, lower interception rate, and better passer rating than his new teammate.

Weekly unemployment claims in Tennessee reach 94K - The number of new unemployment claims in Tennessee jumped from nearly 3,000 to more than 94,000 in a matter of two weeks, according to data released Thursday morning by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce. The department reported the number of claims for the week ending March 28 was 94,492.

Grandfather and granddaughter have 'socially distanced' daily dance-offs during coronavirus lockdown A grandfather and his six-year-old granddaughter have come up with a creative way of spending time together during the coronavirus lockdown by doing daily dance-offs across the street from each other.

If Bernie drops out…. - KnoxViews We don't have a way of figuring out if this year's election system works. There is no dry run. Well, there's this. I think this is a good opportunity to test test mail-in voting. I say, let the primaries reinvent themselves.

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen Trash Talks MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell - Tennessee Star CEO Mike Lindell has apparently triggered U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen.

Experts and Statesmen in the Time of Coronavirus - Tennessee Star The Chinese virus is a clarifying agent. Among other things, one can see the choice between republican and progressive government - the rule of the people on the one hand and the rule of experts on the other.

Thirty States Have Issued Stay-at-Home Orders So Far - Tennessee Star As of March 31, 30 of the 50 states have issued stay-at-home orders to residents. Although the names of the orders – shelter-in-place, stay-at-home, stay home, stay safe – vary from state to state, they include at least two common elements: the closure of nonessential businesses and requesting all residents to stay home except for essential...

Crom Carmichael: 'The Government Itself Should Not Be Immune to the Same Types of Issues That the Private Sector Has' - Tennessee Star Crom Carmicheal gave his take on John Cooper's recent State of the Metro Address where he said there would be a "sharp" increase in property taxes.

Plastic Bags and the Recycling and Reuse Scam - Tennessee Star Back in 2014, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 207, which banned grocery stores from offering customers “single-use” carryout bags.

Former Tennessean Political Editor Clint Brewer Says, 'How People Consume Information Has Changed Just All the Way Around' - Tennessee Star Clint Brewer and Leahy discussed how the dynamics have changed in journalism and the movement away from printing presses to digital online content.

Some Confusion Surrounds Coronavirus-Related Small Business Loans in Tennessee - Tennessee Star Tennessee small businesses are eligible for up to $10 million each in forgivable loans as part of the $2 trillion federal COVID-19 relief package, but some business owners are struggling to understand how to comply with the rules.

Biden: Democrats' National Convention May Have to Be Postponed - Tennessee Star Vice President Joe Biden, the likely Democratic candidate in November’s national presidential election, says the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the country is likely to force significant alterations or postponement of the party’s national nominating convention scheduled for July.

Scientist Who Predicted Pandemic Blasts WHO: 'They Set Us Back a Great Deal' - Tennessee Star A world-renowned epidemiologist credited with predicting the coronavirus pandemic blasted the World Health Organization in an interview for creating a false sense of security that the virus could be easily contained.

Census Bureau's Assistant Regional Manager Michelle Archer Explains Why It's Important to Complete the Census - Tennessee Star Michelle Archer explained the purpose of the census and how it can provide for proper grants and funding to be distributed by state and counties.

Inside the Dark Money Dem Group Using an Umbrella Network to Flay Trump Over His Virus Response - Tennessee Star Inside the Dark Money Dem Group Using an Umbrella Network to Flay Trump Over His Virus Response.

Feds Approve More Flexibility for Tennessee's Medicaid Program - Tennessee Star The federal government has granted more flexibility to TennCare – Tennessee’s state Medicaid program – to help the state handle the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mark Green Schedules Second Coronavirus Town Hall - Tennessee Star Mark Green, has scheduled a second coronavirus tele-town hall for later this week.

Trump Administration Extends Delay of Court Hearings for Asylum Seekers - Tennessee Star The Trump administration, citing continuing complications brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, is extending a delay of Migrant Protection Protocol hearings for asylum seekers in Mexico.

Analysis: The Lethality of COVID-19 - Tennessee Star Analysis: The Lethality of COVID-19.

Fox News Poll Shows Biden / Klobuchar Ticket Beating Trump - Tennessee Star Fox News Poll Shows Biden / Klobuchar Ticket Beating Trump.

Model Predicts 159 Tennesseans Will Die in Single Day at Peak of Coronavirus Pandemic - Tennessee Star A new model produced by the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation predicts that 159 people will die in a single day at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in Tennessee.

Know Your Travel Type What kind of traveler are you? Do you seek out adventure at every turn, or do you follow itineraries suggested by travel experts and guidebooks? Do you look for budget lodging or treat yourself with upscale accommodations? Would you rather take one long vacation or several quick trips throughout the year?

Hawkins volunteers distribute 500 free face masks despite elastic shortage ROGERSVILLE - The distribution of hundreds of face masks to Hawkins County first responders took on a higher level of urgency Wednesday in light of a "cluster" of positive COVID-19 tests reported in the county by Ballad Health on Tuesday, including three Rogersville hospital workers.

Times News Blog: Latest on local impact of COVID-19 The Blue Plum Festival, scheduled for June 5-6 in Johnson City, has been canceled because of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. The annual music festival's board is discussing options for a smaller event, possibly this fall. News updates.

'Even 9/11 did not cause this': Tennessee hotels struggle with waning occupancy Music still played Wednesday morning from the external speakers at Wellington's Restaurant in Johnson City, but its doors and those belonging to the hotel it's attached to are now officially closed to the public.

ETSU announces two cases of COVID-19 East Tennessee State University has announced it has two cases of the novel coronavirus among the campus community - one student and one employee. According to a release from ETSU.

A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks WASHINGTON - More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week - doubling a record high set just one week earlier - a sign that layoffs are.

Gallatin community printing 3D face shields for medical staff A Gallatin community Is banding together to use their skills in the fight against the coronavirus. They’re printing 3D face shields to help protect medical staff and first responders.

Metro extends deadline for Tax Freeze and Tax Relief program enrollment Metro has extended the April 6 deadline for enrollment in its Tax Freeze and Tax Relief programs to May 6.

Gov. Bill Lee holds daily briefing, encourages hope for Tennesseans NASHVILLE, Tenn.-In Wednesday's briefing from Governor Bill Lee, he covered many topics, some of them being safer at home, child abuse concerns and hope for the future. "Right now in this fight against COVID-19, heroes stay at home. We need Tennesseans to do that in every corner, in every community in tennessee," said Governor Lee.

'Meals on Wheels' sees huge increase in demand as seniors stay at home COVID-19 is changing the way organizations like Meals on Wheel give help.

Gardens of Babylon creates drive-up garden center Gardens of Babylon in the Nashville Farmer's Market created a drive-up garden center, so those who'd like to garden in their free time spent at home can pick up their supplies safely.

Health care workers celebrated, applauded from St. Thomas Rutherford parking lot Health care workers were celebrated and honored by community members when they showed their appreciation from the parking lot.

On the Map: Places Near and Far Worth Visiting Start out with 419 national parks and 117 national monuments plus another 500 or so national wildlife refuges and 154 national forests. Add in well-developed state park systems in all 50 states. The result? Dedicated travelers could spend the rest of their lives just vacationing at these destinations.

Armed accused Nashville murderer out on bond arrested in stolen car The driver of a stolen BMW who sped away from Metro Nashville's Juvenile Crime Task Force turned out to be an armed accused murderer out on bond.

Tips for traveling during the coronavirus activity While several national and global health organizations recommend curtailing international travel because of the coronavirus, there are precautions you can take to minimize the risk of infection or illness. "At this point, the CDC and the U.S.

3 Bledsoe County inmates quarantined for COVID-19 exposure A non-state employee at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed three inmates to the virus.

21 Tennessee counties have no hospital as Decatur County loses its lifeline - Decatur County General Hospital has announced it's closing its doors. This comes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a global public health emergency. The Board of Trustees met Tuesday night and voted to close the hospital effective 12:01 a. on April 15. CEO Beau Braden says DCGH is looking to "reopen in the future," but a timeline was not given.

Walk into the Past In a world that is filled with an increasing number of technological gadgets that would boggle the minds of Americans living even a mere three decades ago, it can be surreal and awe-inspiring to view something that was created by human hands 700 years ago.

Governor urges Tennesseans to report suspected child abuse, neglect during COVID-19 crisis Governor Bill Lee brought attention to National Child Abuse Prevention Month during his daily COVID-19 press briefing, urging Tennesseans to report suspected child abuse or neglect.

Families Fear an Outbreak Inside Tennessee's Prisons For people with loved ones locked away in Tennessee prisons, the pandemic has only increased an ever-present sense of anxiety, uncertainty and isolation. Amy Thrasher's longtime partner Chris is incarcerated at Turney Center Industrial Complex in Hickman County, about an hour west of Nashville.

MNPS bases assignment on NewsChannel5 story about declining bird population MNPS is sending home assignments for students to complete amid the coronavirus shutdown.

Gov. Lee wants to protect personal liberties? - KnoxViews CNN reports that "Lee said Monday that he was not issuing a mandated shelter in place order because it is "deeply important to me" to protect personal liberties." LINK. What good is liberty without life! To Lee: wake up and smell the coffee!

Dolly Parton pledges $1m to coronavirus vaccine research Donation to Tennessee institute comes as country star launches bedtime story initiative to offer ‘a welcome distraction’ for children.

Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures Nursing homes across the country have been in lockdown for weeks under federal orders to protect their frail, elderly residents from coronavirus, but a wave of deadly outbreaks nearly every day since suggests that the measures including a ban on visits and daily health screenings of staffers either came too late or were not rigorous enough.

Maine attorney general fielding dozens of price-gouging complaints during crisis "The coronavirus is already making life difficult enough without bad actors trying to take advantage of Maine people by inflating prices for critical items," Mills said in a written statement announcing the declaration.

Taylor Swift pays to keep Nashville record store open for three months during coronavirus pandemic Taylor, 30, has donated to Grimey's New and Preloved Music to keep it afloat and is and providing healthcare for each of its employees for the next three months as of April 1.

Texans donate $100,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA The Texans made $50,000 donations to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston and the YMCA of Greater Houston to assist children and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.

Union demands protection for nursing home staff amid coronavirus pandemic The union for 400,000 long-term care workers issued a plea for federal help on Wednesday to better protect the health care aides who they say are facing extreme risks as novel coronavirus has spread in dozens of nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the nation.

Tennessee Offer 'a Blessing' for Fast-Rising DB 2023 DB Shawn Battle reacts to Tennessee offer.

Serial burglar arrested on multiple new burglary and theft charges in Nashville A serial burglar who has been convicted of burglary at least 11 times between 1992 and 2018 was arrested again in Nashville Wednesday.

Music City Center announces $500,000 COVID-19 Response Fund donation The Convention Center Authority in Nashville has announced a donation of $500,000 to the COVID-19 Response Fund on behalf of the Music City Center.

Former Titans RB Chris Johnson predicts landing spot for Cam Newton With the conversation about where Cam Newton will end up ongoing, ex-Titans RB Chris Johnson thinks he knows where Newton should go.

Gallatin nursing home to reopen despite objections Sumner County elected and emergency officials say it's too early to reopen the Gallatin nursing home at the center of a Coronavirus outbreak and call the state's plan to bring patients back into the facility so soon "irresponsible."

Christian artist Matthew West performs for Vandy nurses, patients over Skype Christian artist Matthew West performed a song over Skype for some of the nurses and patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Wednesday.

Suicide concerns mount as COVID-19 affects mental health Concerns are growing for the well-being of people’s mental health as the COVID-19 outbreak spreads across Tennessee.

Warmer Weather Ahead Weather Update - 6:30 p.m. - Wednesday, April 1st. 9.55″ is the total rainfall we'll likely end the month of March with. That makes this the 6th wettest March on record and also the 6th wettest January-February-March on record for the three-month total rainfall to start any given year.

Police: Man wanted in Georgia arrested in Tennessee hotel - A man wanted in Georgia on felony terroristic threat charges was arrested in Tennessee after barricading himself inside a hotel room, authorities said. East Ridge police were called to a Super 8 Hotel in response to man refusing to leave his room after the check-out time, The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.

Clay County teacher tests positive for COVID-19: 'My worst day it felt like I couldn't breathe.' A Clay county teacher who tested positive for COVID-19 was the first positive case in the county. She talked with NewsChannel 5 about her experience.

Davidson Co. Sheriff's Office employee hospitalized with COVID-19 An employee over the age of 60 was hospitalized with the new Coronavirus, according to Nashville-Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall.

May There Be Testing in Your Future Medical workers from local hospitals and universities started collecting specimens outside Meharry Medical Center on March 31. The swabs are put in a tube with a solution and sent to LabCorps, a private lab. Because of the backlog, it could take a week to get results.

Concern grows about COVID-19 in Tennessee prisons as CoreCivic says employee tested positive A privately operated CoreCivic prison in Clifton, Tennessee has placed 35 inmates on quarantine after an employee tested positive for Covid-19.

Tennessee enters the mix for 247Sports No. 1 quarterback The Vols aim to make a move on the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas for the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Ewers who as a sophomore threw for 3,998 yards and 45 touchdowns to just three interceptions.

Utility companies grant extensions during COVID 19 "We're aware that we have several small businesses, we have some industries, that are laying some of their employees off, and we know that in the next few weeks that some of our customers are going to have some financial issues," said general manager of Lexington Utilities, Michael Harper.

Local businesses support healthcare workers with donations - Local businesses in the Hub City continue to show support for healthcare workers. The Corner Boutique, along with businesses Board and Brush and West Tennessee Bank, donated meals to nurses at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital on Wednesday.

Madison County extends State of Emergency order - Madison County has extended a State of Emergency for the county. The order is an extension of the original State of Emergency issued last week. The extension will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020. Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris said the State of Emergency will be evaluated every seven days and extended as needed.

Nashville animatronics studio is making medical protective gear due to COVID-19 pandemic Animax Design fired up their 3D printer, about the size of your car in the garage. It can make 75 face shields a.

House Democratic Caucus chairman calls on Governor Lee to implement COVID-19 immunity certificate program House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Stewart has called on Governor Bill Lee to implement a COVID-19 immunity certificate program for healthcare workers and first responders.

Bethel University announces online Arts and Sciences summer classes - Bethel University's College of Arts and Sciences announced two summer term courses online. In a news release, the college says the terms are from June 1 through June 26 and July 6 through July 31. University President Walter Butler said the university is glad to offer all summer courses online to make students comfortable.

JMCSS passes out food, school work to students during closure - Families from across Madison County came out to food pick up locations Wednesday morning. "We have about 1,000 coming in and they're collecting a breakfast and lunch meal. We're doing about 2,000 meals a day," JMCSS school nutrition director Alison Pyron said.

Tennessee Titans destroy Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans in free agency grades Whew boy, that is a brutal grade and it still may be giving the Texans too much credit. Short of folding, the Texans have done everything they can to hurt this team short and long term.

Unemployment claims skyrocket in Tennessee The number of Tennessean's applying for unemployment has drastically increased and it's expected to continue to rise following the governor's "Safer at Home" order. Close to 40,000 claims were filed in Tennessee during the week of March 21st.

13 people now positive for COVID-19 in Madison Co. - The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 13 people in Madison County are now positive for COVID-19. In a news release, the health department says the new case is a 38-year-old man who has been told to self-isolate at home.

Carhartt to produce gowns, masks for workers during pandemic - A local plant prepares for production of thousands of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Army engineers have assessed Tennessee athletics facilities… Army engineers at its basketball facilities and student rec center. "At the direction of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, representatives from the U.S.

New 45-minute coronavirus test could be headed to Tennessee The new test may be available in Tennessee.

We Should Have Done it Yesterday A man gets a drive-through COVID-19 test outside Meharry Medical College April 1. Medical workers gave 80 tests March 31, the first day supplies were available. NASHVILLE, TN - The numbers tell the story. South Korea has a population of 51.5 million.

KCS to roll out learning from home plan April 6 On Wednesday Knox County Schools released an at-home plan for students across the district. "The first thing I think of is that kids need to know they are safe and they are loved and cared for, because if they don't they are not going to be able to learn anything," parent and teacher Christy Bruchy said.

COVID-19 in Tennessee: Facts by the Numbers Every day we are inundated with numbers, statistics, and analysis about COVID-19. As of April 1, the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed 2,683 cases of the coronavirus in Tennessee. 24 people have died. 29,769 people have tested negative for the virus.

'Garth and Trisha LIVE!': The couple's live concert leaves fans swooning and teary-eyed, say 'we love you' Fans were particularly moved by Brooks serenading Yearwood with 'To Make You Feel My Love'

Carhartt to Produce 2.5 Million Masks, 50,000 Medical Gowns In order to reach its initial production runs, Carhartt will be using its factories in Tennessee and Kentucky. The U.S.-based family-owned business has 5,500 employees around the world.

Severe coronavirus cases on pace to overwhelm ICU availability in urban and rural areas In Colorado's Eagle County, ill patients are straining its limited hospital resources. It has five ICU beds and a growing outbreak with more than 41 coronavirus cases for every 10,000 residents.

Companies managing Decatur Co. General used 'questionable activities' - The Tennessee Comptroller's Office confirmed an investigation into two companies that managed Decatur County General Hospital used "questionable activities." A news release says the hospital was managed by Impeli Health, Inc. from March 1, 2018 through Sept.

Six-foot rule to protect against coronavirus may not be enough, MIT professor says - KnoxViews Six-foot rule to protect against coronavirus may not be enough, MIT professor says. Turbulent Gas Clouds and Respiratory Pathogen Emissions Potential Implications for Reducing Transmission of COVID-19. Bourouiba Research Group.

National Emergency Library You won't run out of books to read, thanks to The Internet Archive. They have launched a "National Emergency Library" offering access to 1.4 million free books in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The emergency library is an expansion of the Open Libraries Initiative.

Tennessee Titans and RB Derrick Henry working towards long-term extension The Tennessee Titans and running back Derrick Henry's representation has spoken in regards to a new, long-term deal for the NFL's leading rusher. The Tenne…

Huskers offer 2022 Tennessee quarterback This one went to Westview High signal caller Ty Simpson, so of Jason Simpson, head football coach at Tennessee-Martin, an FCS school.

Titans' Mike Vrabel praises Jadeveon Clowney during Wednesday conference call Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel had high praise for Jadeveon Clowney during a conference call on Wednesday.

Accused Tennessee lawmaker David Byrd reverses, will seek reelection A Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct decades ago has reversed course and says he will now seek reelection after all. In a statement this week announcing his reelection bid, Republican Rep.

Thousands of Tennessee doctors and local officials want the governor to issue stay-at-home order A growing chorus of Tennessee doctors and local leaders want Gov. Bill Lee to issue a stay-at-home order, warning that the coronavirus outbreak will only worsen in the state if he doesn't.

Underclassmen Dominate Tennessee Tribune-Wallace Media Group All Metro High School Girls Basketball Team NASHVILLE - Girls basketball had a banner year in 2019-20 and there were some young stars that shined throughout the year. The Tennessee Tribune, Wallace Media Group 's top team the Maplewood Lady Panthers made it to the state championships in Murfreesboro for the first time in school history.

Tennessee's projected season win total set for 2020 One sportsbook released its projected win totals for the 2020 college football season on Wednesday morning, and Tennessee's number might raise some eyebrows, especially from those expecting the Vols to take another step forward during the upcoming season.

MTSU cancels spring graduation, 2nd student tests positive for COVID-19 MTSU President Sidney McPhee graduates will be invited to participate in any future commencement ceremonies.

Dolly Parton donates $1M to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for COVID-19 research Country music icon Dolly Parton has made a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for its efforts in COVID-19 research.

Accused Tennessee lawmaker reverses, will seek reelection - A Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct decades ago has reversed course and says he will now seek reelection after all. In a statement this week announcing his reelection bid, Republican Rep.

Gen Z Aspires to Work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis Generation Z no longer wants to be referred to as "digital natives." Just because they've only heard rumors of a world before Google doesn't mean they want to be pigeonholed for their entire existence.

Mobile mental health clinics roll into rural Tennessee cities thanks to $10M grant Mobile health clinics will roll into rural Tennessee cities after the state received a $10 million federal grant. The funding will support a pair of mobile health clinics to help meet behavioral and physical health needs of residents in 10 rural Tennessee counties.

Florida finally on shutdown - KnoxViews Governor Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday afternoon that the state of Florida is being shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. Florida now joins more than 30 states that are under a "stay-at-home" order.

Biggest takeaways from Titans GM Jon Robinson's Wednesday conference call Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson held a conference call on Wednesday and touched on a number of topics. Here are the biggest takeaways. Robinson started off the conference call by thanking those on the front lines that are helping in the battle against the coronavirus outbreak.