Day: November 22, 2020

Overdose Death Leads to Arrest of Grundy County Man

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) announced the arrest of a Tracy City man accused of second-degree murder. “A series of overdose deaths back in April and May was the catalyst to the investigation,” said Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum. According to the release, Jessie Murray is facing one charge in …

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Area COVID-19 News; including School Closure

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases and deaths related to COVID-19 across the state on Sunday, November 22. The health department reported 4,589 new cases and 55 additional deaths. The new death total for Tennessee is now 4,266.  There are 2,065 people currently hospitalized in the state.  At last report one of Tennessee’s largest …

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Despite COVID-19 Students continue to take ACT

Tennessee Department of Education has released the ACT state results and participation rate for the 2020 graduating class. Participation remained relatively stable with 62,564 graduates taking the ACT compared to 63,829 in 2019. The state average composite ACT score for 2019-20 school year is 19.9, also relatively stable from the average composite score of 20.0 for …

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Thermal Temperature Scanners placed at each Motlow Campus

Motlow State has placed thermal temperature scanners at building entryways on each of its campuses. Each thermal scanner provides a non-contact fever inspection kiosk that provides detection of temperature, with or without a mask, in less than one second. Students, staff, and visitors are still required to submit a self-assessment health screening form before coming …

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office participates in Special Olympics Torch Run

On Thursday November 19th, 2020, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Manchester and Tullahoma Police Departments as well as the Tennessee Highway Patrol to participate in a Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics were cancelled this year due to COVID-19, so these law enforcement agencies decided to participate …

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