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More than 622,000 new unemployment claims have been filed in Tennessee since mid-March, according to data released Thursday morning by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce. The department reported the number of new claims for the week ending June 13 was 19,925. While that was down slightly from theContinue Reading

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Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) has selected Michael Hickman to be its nexts superintendent. The decision came after three rounds of voting Monday night as Hickman performed solidly in all three rounds. After leading the vote in the first round over his competitors William “Mickey” Hall, deputy director of schoolsContinue Reading

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials on Friday sought an appeal and an immediate pause to a court’s ruling this week that lets all 4.1 million registered voters vote by mail during to the coronavirus pandemic, as the state made updates to its materials to reflect the expansion. The stateContinue Reading

September 16, 1930 – June 04, 2020 Frances Hall Howell, age 89, beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at her home in Mt. Pleasant, TN, where she spent her last years. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Zettie Hall,Continue Reading

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May 30, 1941 – May 19, 2020 Douglas “Pete” Ray Russell, age 78, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Pete was born May 30, 1941 in Mt. Pleasant, TN to the late Eugene Russell and Lema Henson Russell. Pete grew up in theContinue Reading

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March 3, 1930 – April 28, 2020 Christine Orban, age 90, a resident of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at her home. A private, immediate family only graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Born in Maury County and raised in Screamer, she was theContinue Reading

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – Personal care businesses such as hair and nail salons must remain closed for the next month, according to a new executive order from Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee. The order, published and signed by Lee on Tuesday, offers guidance for businesses deemed safe to open, but also mandatesContinue Reading

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Columbia Noon Rotary President Eric Previti issued a challenge to all local civic clubs to donate blood at Maury Hills Church on Thursday May 7. Between last month’s tornadoes causing an increased need and the ongoing pandemic causing a shortage of donations, blood supplies are dwindling and Previti’s hope isContinue Reading

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Many restaurants across Tennessee will be allowed to reopen as early as Monday at half capacity under a plan set to be unveiled Friday by Governor Bill Lee. Previewing his economic recovery plan Thursday evening, the governor said restaurants operating at 50-percent capacity, and following the guidance set forth byContinue Reading

The Tennessee Department of Health releases daily updates on numbers regarding COVID-19 cases in the state. The charts below show the official numbers as of April 21. These numbers will be updated daily after the organization’s 2 p.m. update. High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old orContinue Reading