COVID-19 has caused record spikes in unemployment with the number of initial claims spiking to more than 250,000 in the last three-week period, according to Gov. Bill Lee.
The COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is now 4,138 as of Apr. 7, 2020, including 72 deaths, 408 hospitalizations and 466 recovered, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.
Starting this week, Walmart began limiting the number of customers who can be in a store at once, the store announced in a release. Stores will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20% of a store’s capacity. Pictured, Manchester Walmart em…
Coffee County Sheriff Chad Partin expects the department’s computer system to be up and running soon.
UPDATE: This story was updated to include information about an error which led to the number of confirmed cases to be listed as seven instead of five.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) launched a special hotline this month to help make it easier for families with children to check on their application for emergency cash assistance. Applicants can call 833-496-0661 to learn the status of their application, including approval…
Approximately twenty-four hours after the Coffee County Sheriff's Department closed Rutledge Falls to the public, officer action was required to remove people who had ignored the barrier tape on Sunday afternoon (Apr. 5), according to David Welborn, who lives near Rutledge Falls.
A lot has changed in Manchester since 1972. Businesses have moved on, parks have been built, and schools have been relocated. One constant, however, is the J&G Pizza and Steak House restaurant run by Jim and Lisa Rouvelas.
"We have received a notifcation from the State of Tennessee Health Department that we now have five confirmed Covid-19 cases within Coffee County," said EMA Director Allen Lendley. "We do not have any information beyond this. Due to HIPAA regulations it is only the responsibility of health t…
Jack Daniel Distillery has manufactured hard sanitizer. The company recently donated hand sanitizer to the Coffee County Rescue Squad.
MariJo, of Manchester, is now 8, and this year, the birthday notes she received from family and friends were different from the typical birthday card.
United Way of Highway 55 is now accepting applications for the next allocation cycle. All nonprofits that serve Coffee, Moore, or Warren County citizens are eligible to apply for funds, said Director Ashley Abraham.
The Covid-19 pandemic hit Tennessee abruptly. The swiftness of its arrival left many people in a panic to try and protect themselves and their families from possible infection. Mass purchases of hand sanitizer and medical masks left a large shortage of both in stores and hospitals around the…
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will waive all member cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatments, including hospitalizations, through May 31, 2020, the organization announced yesterday.
In response to enhanced public health guidance from federal and state authorities, the Tennessee Valley Authority is closing additional public recreation areas, including Normandy, to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Tennessee’s turkey hunting season will open Saturday as scheduled and public lands controlled by the TWRA will remain open, according to Chairman of the Tennessee Wildlife Commission, Kurt Holbert.
Manchester resident Jessica Meeks, who works as a nurse at the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, is not taking care of people only when she’s on the clock. When she leaves work, she goes to check on her elderly neighbors to make sure they are well and have everything they need.
Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, is fully operational and continuing to serve clients and communities during the coronavirus pandemic. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure at this time, almost all appointments are being conducted via telehealth (tele-video and tel…
Manchester Police Department officers encourage the community to maintain social distancing through "Abbey Road remake in Manchester."
Franklin County has had one person die from complications related to the coronavirus, according to information provided by Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee.
U-Haul Company of Tennessee has announced that Stones River Storage has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Woodbury community.
Jack Daniel Distillery has started manufacturing hand sanitizer. The company recently donated hand sanitizer to Franklin County Sheriff's Department.
Coffee County residents Janice and Donnie Qualls have been housebound for several weeks because of Donnie’s weak immune system. But thanks to the kindness of the community, they’ve had everything they need.
Motlow State has created the MotlowTrained Workforce Relief Fund for community members suffering from any loss of income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The fund was specifically created to offer training through the Department of Workforce Innovation’s MotlowTrained program at no c…
With the Covid-19 pandemic ongoing, one may be wondering if our pets will be able to get treatment. The answer is yes, but there will be some things to be aware of at your local veterinary clinic
As the COVID-19 situation unfolds it seems as though each passing day brings a new series of announcements of measures aimed to stop the spread of the virus.
In light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Department of Revenue has extended the tax filing and payment deadlines for certain taxes.