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U.S. Space Command Headquarters Moving to Huntsville, Ala

The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the state was selected over five others competing for the project, including Colorado, where Space Command is provisionally located. The role of Space Command is to conduct operations such as enabling satellite-based navigation and troop communication …

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Commissioner Resigning from Coffee County Commission

Michael “Todd” Crockett, Coffee County’s 3rd District commissioner is resigning from the commission. In a letter to the county, Crockett said, “fellow commissioners, elected members and county employees this is to inform you I will be stepping down effective Feb 1, 2021. I am taking a position with the Air Force at Warner Robbins AFB …

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Arrowheads Aerospace Museum plans Move to New Location

Board directors of the Arrowheads Aerospace Museum have decided to relocate the museum. The museum, which has not operated for some time, is currently located near Exit 114 off Interstate 24 at 24 Campground Rd., Manchester, and museum directors want to construct a new building on Highway 55, across from the Coffee County Administrative Plaza. …

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Good News from 2020; State Parks had Huge Year

Tennessee State Parks had an economic impact of $1.84 billion in Tennessee in 2020 and welcomed 34.7 million visits, according to a report done for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The report notes that local area spending by visitors has a substantial impact on local economies. The parks reached historic highs in camping, …

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Sign-up for COVID-19 Vaccine

The TN Department of Health Online COVID-19 vaccine registration website went live on Monday. This will allow residents to sign up and get on a list for vaccination without having to call the health department direct. Please make sure you are eligible for the vaccine under the current phase. If you are not eligible the …

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State to begin giving Vaccines by Appointment Only

Tennessee officials are launching a statewide online scheduling system in the coming days for coronavirus vaccine appointments. The effort aims to prevent people from having to wait in line for hours, sometimes only to be turned away because there are no doses left. For several weeks, Tennessee has endured one of the worst reported surges …

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New System Announced for Bedford County Covid-19 Vaccination

Bedford County Health Department will begin using a new appointment system for COVID-19 vaccinations starting on Monday. No vaccine will be given without an appointment. Currently, the vaccine is being offered to those 75 and older as well as first responders and healthcare workers. The local department, like many health departments throughout Tennessee, was out …

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The Latest Information on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Vaccine supplies are in extremely limited supply, and the demand for vaccines is great. The state pleased with the overwhelming interest Tennesseans are showing in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, and Tennessee Health Department says they are working as quickly as possible to provide vaccines as they receive additional shipments. Tennessee is dependent on vaccine supplies from …

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Tennessee’s First 100 year-old Receives COVID-19 Vaccine in Lincoln County

Inez Daniel of Lincoln County has become the first 100-year-old Tennessean to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Daniel is part of five generations receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Tennessee Department of health. People are encouraged to seek vaccination in their county of residence, but TDH says “one does not need proof of residence to …

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