Month: March 2020

Tenn. Covid-19 Death Count Up Again as Trump Predicts as many as 240,000 will Die in America

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Tuesday. The updated numbers from the state and Johns Hopkins University of people infected in the state is 2,389. This is including 23 deaths and 175 hospitalizations in the state. Case count update for Coffee County and counties nearby, plus …

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Tennessee National Guard Helping at Covid-19 Testing Sites

Because of Covid-19, Gov. Bill Lee recently mobilized some of the Tennessee National Guard. Trained guard members, who are medically trained recently began assisting medical personnel at 35 remote COVID-19 assessment sites in rural communities. One of the locations that the guard is helping at, is the Coffee County Health Department’s Tullahoma Clinic on Wilson …

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Pandemic Prep Critical for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers face a unique set of challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. In Tennessee, more than 120,000 people age 65 or older are affected by Alzheimer’s. While dementia itself doesn’t increase risk for COVID-19 illness, experts say associated behaviors and health conditions that accompany memory loss might. Kelsey Williams, program manager …

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Covid-19 Forces Release of 26 Inmates from Franklin County Jail

One area jail has released some of its inmates because of the new distance requirements. Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller says 26 non-violent offenders who were near the end of their sentence were released early. None of the inmates tested positive for COVID-19. Sheriff Fuller added that this was simply a measure to free up …

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CMA Fest Cancelled Bonnaroo Remains set for September

COVID-19 has taken out another major event. CMA Fest in Nashville will NOT take place this year. CMA Fest will return next year, June 10-13, 2021. Organizers will honor this year’s four-day passes next year. If you would prefer to get a refund, they are providing full reimbursement upon request, if your passes were purchased …

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Due to Covid-19 Gas Prices Falling at Rapid Pace

One of few positive things taking place during the Covid-19 outbreak is lower gas prices. Tennessee gas prices continue to decline and has dropped nearly 13 cents since in the last week. The Tennessee gas price average is now $1.77 which is 45 cents less than one month ago and nearly 71 cents less than …

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Gov. Lee Orders “Safer-at-Home” and Closure of Nonessential Businesses

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a statewide “Safer-at-Home” order and to close all nonessential businesses until April 14. Lee says this is not a mandated “shelter-in-place” order, but rather a strong urging for residents in non-essential roles to stay at home. Essential Services Include: Health Care and Public Health Operations Human Services Operations Essential Infrastructure …

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Grape & Grain Fest along with Bonnaroo Ticket Sales Postponed

The TN Grape & Grain Fest 2020 featuring 50+ Craft Beers & Wines that was scheduled for May 30th at Frazier McEwen Park in Tullahoma….POSTPONED. (New Date will be announced at a later time.) Due to social distancing local Bonnaroo ticket sales have been put on hold. Tickets will be on sale again to the …

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Covid-19 Cases Nears 2,000 in Tennessee

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee continues to go up and no sign of coming down anytime soon. The case count is up to 1,917 confirmed cases, including 14 people that have died in Tennessee. Over 37,000 people have died across the globe. On Target News numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins …

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Blood Assurance Moving to Appointment Only beginning April 3

Community non-profit blood center, Blood Assurance, will be seeing donors by appointment only starting April 3. Due to COVID-19, the CDC has recommended that people practice social distancing and Blood Assurance is taking this step to ensure that donor centers and drives stay uncrowded and are able to maintain space between donors. “Our number one …

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