Day: June 28, 2020

No Update on COVID-19 Numbers for Sunday; Face Covering or Mask Mandated in Metro Nashville

The Tennessee Department of Health did not issue data on COVID-19 cases and tests on Sunday, June 28, 2020 due to an unplanned shutdown of the state surveillance system. They will resume daily provision of case counts and additional data once the system returns to full functionality. If you have to go to Nashville for …

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Tullahoma Teacher Up for State Teacher of the Year

The Tennessee Department of Education has announced the nine finalists from across the state for the 2020-21 Tennessee Teacher of the Year award. The finalists represent each of the eight Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) areas in the state. The 2019-20 school year has reminded all of us how deeply communities appreciate our educators and …

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Unemployment Rate Down in All 95 Counties

Numbers from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development show decreases in unemployment for each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Coffee County went down by over 5 percent. Going from 19.8 in April to 14.2 percent in May. Warren County fell to 17.6 percent after 25.1 percent in April and Grundy County went from 24.7 …

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Report: Health Disparities Growing Among TN Kids

Tennessee ranks 48th in the nation for the health of its youngest residents, according to 2018 data released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Richard Kennedy, executive director of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, says while the state has made strides in other areas, such as education, red-flag health indicators — …

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Morehouse cancels football for 2020

NCAA Division II member Morehouse College in Atlanta, a celebrated historically black college, announced that it had canceled fall sports for 2020, basically football and cross-country, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Morehouse becomes one of the first colleges to publicly announce their cancellation of the entire football season.

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