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Tennessee Unemployment Numbers See Unprecedented Spike

The state of Tennessee experienced an unprecedented spike in new initial unemployment claims.
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Wednesday COVID-19 case update

We now have our first 3 deaths in this area, 2 in Hamilton and one in Jackson county, AL

Tennessee State Parks restricting use, but not closing

NASHVILLE (WDEF) - Tennessee State Parks are shortening hours and restricting usage during the COVID-19 pandemic. But they are stopping short of shutting down parks. Officials...
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Red Cross extends financial help deadline after tornadoes

The American Red Cross said Wednesday it continues to offer emergency financial help for Middle Tennessee residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the tornadoes that tore through the region in early March.

Doctors plead with Tennessee governor for stay-at-home order

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Doctors across Tennessee are pleading with Gov. Bill Lee to take stronger action to prevent the spread of the new...
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Tuesday COVID-19 case count

On Tuesday, we add the first cases in Grundy and Fannin County, plus seven new cases in Chattanooga area.

Great Smoky Mountains one of 3 popular national parks closing gates

They got around 30,000 visitors last week which crowded some sites in the park.
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Smokies closing for 2 weeks to help stop COVID-19 spread

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is shutting down for two weeks in an effort help stop the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Governor Lee talks about facemasks, dentists and when we go back to school

He explains his reluctance to order mass closings.

When will America reopen? Conflicting news

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - As just about every jurisdiction today officially declared a state of emergency over the Coronovirus, more businesses are closing. But for how...

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