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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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Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell releases statement on COVID-19 cases in Coffee County

Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell has released a similar statement to that of the Bedford County Mayor regarding the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Coffee County. For the past few weeks, COVID cases have been on the rise, both nationally and in Coffee County. We have lost 38 (updated as of Friday afternoon) people to …

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East Coffee Elementary going Virtual Learning through the end of November

Due to several positive cases of COVID-19 among the staff at East Coffee Elementary and quarantines among staff and students, Coffee County Schools is placing the school on virtual/distance-learning status through the rest of November. Potential close contacts have already been identified and contacted. Due to the Thanksgiving break and the current use of Fridays as …

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Bedford County Mayor issues statement about the Uptick in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

Bedford County Mayor Chad Graham says that for the past few weeks, COVID cases have been on the rise, both nationally and in Bedford County. We have lost two dozen people to this disease, and many more have been seriously ill, taxing the health care system and creating financial and emotional hardships for a number …

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Tennessee COVID-19 Update including numbers from nearby counties

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 4,472 additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Wednesday, November 18. TDH also confirmed 53 additional deaths bringing Tennessee to a total of 4,048. The death total has doubled in the last 69 days. Nearby counties active cases and deaths: Bedford 328/28 Cannon 125/2 Coffee 298/36 Franklin 296/29 …

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Toy Drop-off and Sign-up is Friday and Saturday for Graves/Taylor Foundation

The Coffee County Rescue Squad is teaming up with the Steve Graves/Gene Taylor Foundation for another toy and food drive. You can help by dropping off items this Friday from 4pm-7pm and Saturday between 2pm-6pm at Coffee County Rescue Squad. Several years ago, then Sheriff Steve Graves and the now late Gene Taylor along with …

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Thanksgiving Travel will be Down this year

Thanksgiving will be on the lighter side when it comes to the typical number of travelers on the roads and at airports. According to AAA Travel, effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, will cut travel down by at least 10%. AAA projects 50 million Americans will travel this Thanksgiving. In Tennessee, the expectation is 1.2 million …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union makes Donation to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Children

Ascend Federal Credit Union has announced it has donated $10,000 to the Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) toward LLS’s Children’s Initiative, a ground-breaking global program supporting critical childhood care and cancer research. The contribution helps cancer patients have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care, and makes Ascend one of LLS’s top …

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Increased Hours for COVID-19 Testing Nov. 23 & 30

The Tennessee Department of Health will be extending hours at 35 county health departments leading up to and after Thanksgiving. The select locations will be open from 7AM to 5PM in local time on November 23rd and Monday November 30th. Local area coronavirus testing sites: Bedford County Health Department 140 Dover St., Shelbyville Coffee County …

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