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Flu Deaths Up; Some Schools Close

The number of pediatric flu deaths in Tennessee has risen to six.
The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed Wednesday that four deaths have occurred in East Tennessee, while two have been reported in Middle Tennessee.
The flu vaccine is still available at most local health departments while supplies last.
There’s been a shift in the predominant strain, which is usually influenza A. This year it’s influenza B, and influenza B tends to affect children more. The last time influenza B was the predominant strain of the flu was the 1992-93 season.
The Coffee County and Manchester City School systems are closed for Friday and Monday. Franklin County is closed on Friday.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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