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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Lisa Piercey, spoke with WATE 6 On Your Side on Thursday about the rising case count, hospital capacity and best practices for slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The state’s top doctor believes looking at case totals, alone,Continue Reading

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It may not be the conventional walk across the stage and receiving a diploma in front family and friends, but Columbia State is creating an avenue for graduates to have a version of commencement. Columbia State will celebrate the Spring 2020 graduates by hosting a “Drive-Through” Parade. Graduates will receiveContinue Reading

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A second Tennessee men’s basketball player tested positive for COVID-19. Associate AD for Communications Tom Satkowiak confirmed the news to the Knoxville New-Sentinel on Tuesday. The basketball players came back to school on June 15, and the first positive case for the team was reported Friday. Neither student-athlete’s names haveContinue Reading

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The nonpartisan commission that sponsors the formal election year presidential debates announced Tuesday that an October debate that had been set for Michigan will now take place in Florida. The change comes after the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, determined it was no longer “feasible” to hostContinue Reading

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states and political polarization competing for attention with public health recommendations, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a fraught moment in the nation’s pandemic response. The government’s top infectious disease expert will testify before aContinue Reading

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s paltry crowd for his weekend campaign rally in Oklahoma raises new questions about politics in the age of the coronavirus: Maybe pandemic-scarred Americans just aren’t ready to risk exposure for close-up engagement in the 2020 presidential election. Only about a third of seats inContinue Reading

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Comedian D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after collapsing onstage during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee. The stand-up comedian, 57, lost consciousness while performing at the Zanies comedy nightclub on Friday night and was hospitalized, news outlets reported. On Saturday, Hughley posted a videoContinue Reading

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After news came out earlier this year the indoor swimming pools at Muletown Rec would be closing, residents have come together to try and save the pools from their presumed fate. The fitness center, located on Oak Springs Drive informed the members back in March that the facility looked to closedContinue Reading

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Third shift employees of the General Motors plant in Spring Hill will have to wait a litter longer to return to work. Originally slated for return on June 21, the manufacturer that employs over 3,600 local workers has halted this plan and a new timetable is not yet clear. “ThisContinue Reading

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee would become the latest state to provide health care providers, schools and businesses broad protections against coronavirus lawsuits under a proposal gaining traction inside the GOP-dominant Statehouse. House Republicans approved such a measure Tuesday despite objections from Democrats, who argued the bill was unnecessary. AContinue Reading