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Monday COVID-19 cases

86 cases now in the News 12 coverage area, seeing a big jump in our outlying counties since Friday. 5 deaths now in the region.

Governor: dozens at Tennessee nursing home have virus

NASHVILLE (WDEF) - Authorities say a new coronavirus outbreak at a Tennessee nursing home has prompted it to be temporarily closed for cleaning while dozens...

Gov. Lee issues Safer-at-Home order closing more business

NASHVILLE (WDEF) - As pressure is mounting on Governor Lee to do more about the cornoavirus, he orders a "Safer-at-Home" order for Tennessee. The order...

Patients at a Gallatin nursing home being moved out after COVID-19 cases

UPDATE: Officials now say 19 patients were moved, some of them have tested positive for COVID-19.  More patients may need to be moved pending test...
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Tennessee gov expects ‘significant’ unemployment pay boost

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he expects a “significant increase” to unemployment payout amounts for people out of work due...
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UT Trustees appoint Boyd to 5-year term as president

Board Chair John Compton said there was strong support for Boyd to continue as president.
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Friday COVID-19 Cases

A few more cases today in Jackson, Bradley and Hamilton counties, but not many.
East Nashville Tornado; Multiple dead, businesses and homes destroyed, Photo Date: 3/3/20

Tennessee gets $476K grant for tornado victim mental health

Tennessee has landed a $476,000 federal grant to support the mental health needs of victims of deadly tornadoes earlier this month.
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Vehicle Emissions Testing in Tennessee Suspended Until May 18

Vehicle emissions testing in Hamilton County are suspended until May 18 as part of Governor Lee's executive order issued March 24.
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Thursday COVID-19 Cases

Local cases rising across the Tennessee Valley, including the first positive cases in Meigs and DeKalb counties

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