Area Breaking News

Emergency cash available to qualifying families which lost work due to COVID-19

The Tennessee Department of Human Services is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. Beginning 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, families can begin applying online for up to two months of emergency cash assistance if they were employed as of March 11 and they’ve lost employment…

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Hardin County Schools reopening date extended to April 27

The closure of Hardin County Schools has been extended following a recommendation by Gov. Bill Lee due to continued concerns of the COVID-19 virus. “This being the recommendation, all schools in Hardin County will remain closed through Friday, April 24,” Hardin County Schools Director Michael Davis said Tuesday. Students are now expected to return to…

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Adamsville City Hall closes for day after possible COVID-19 exposure

Adamsville City Hall temporarily closed Monday for sanitizing. Interim City Administrator Kara Hill said, “We’ve closed City Hall as a precaution, because an employee came in this morning who was around someone who it later turned out may – and I emphasize may, it hasn’t been confirmed – have been exposed to COVID-19.” She added,…

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Curbing coronovirus: Gov. Lee issues executive order on business practices

Tennessee Gov Bill Lee on Sunday signed Executive Order 17 calling for businesses across the state to utilize alternative business models beginning at midnight Monday, March 23, until midnight April 6. The order also outlines ways businesses and citizens should work to protect vulnerable populations. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created both an economic and a…

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Hardin County Schools safety net meal program expands to weekends

The Hardin County Schools safety net program to help ensure area children will be fed has been enhanced once again. Director of Schools Michael Davis said, “I am excited to announce that we have just been advised we can now provide meals for our children on the weekends as well as the weekdays. These meals…

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What you need to know: Hardin Medical Center, Lifespan coronavirus protocols

The coronavirus sweeping the globe causes an illness called COVID-19, presenting a serious threat to public health. The first confirmed case in Hardin County was reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Friday afternoon. As the county’s two largest medical providers, Hardin Medical Center and Lifespan are preparing for this threat extensively, to reassure…

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Coronavirus COVID-19 case confirmed in Hardin County

A resident of Hardin County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, county Mayor Kevin Davis said Friday afternoon. “This is not unexpected,” he said. “Your local officials have been preparing for and expecting this for weeks. We are coordinating with the Tennessee Department of Health and the health care community to make sure all…

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