For more than eight weeks, Southeast Nashville has been the site of a coronavirus hot spot. It’s home to some of the city’s most diverse communities. In Nashville and across the country, people of color are being disproportionately affected by the virus. The Metro Public Health Department has published heat maps showing where new and […]
The Murfreesboro Police Department says it was trying to disperse a crowd that had blocked an intersection. A building and an armored vehicle were vandalized, and two people were arrested for violating an emergency curfew order.
A report out Friday from Vanderbilt University researchers shows Tennesseans’ travel activity dropped steeply after the state’s first coronavirus case was detected, even before a statewide stay-at-home order was issued.
In the weeks leading up to a historic, pandemic-induced drop in the stock market, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe made hundreds of financial transactions. He purchased shares of companies such as Zoom and vaccine-maker Moderna, and sold shares in Disney and a popular cruise line.
The number of new filings for unemployment is slowly tapering off, but the state has hit a new record for people out of work. Overall, the jobless rate is about 10 times the level in early March.
For some students in Middle Tennessee, the chaos of this spring started well before the coronavirus closed schools. Christian Mahan and his classmates at Upperman High School in Putnam County also endured the deadly tornado in early March. But in our 2020 Valedictorian Speeches series, he says they will emerge from the crises stronger than […]
The Class of 2020 is grappling with the loss of their final moments with classmates and teachers. But Yeongseo Son — who also goes by Julia — is taking the opportunity to reflect on the people who made her time worthwhile at Murfreesboro’s Central Magnet School.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate is the worst it’s been in a generation, and reflects the most sudden loss of jobs on record, state officials say. The April unemployment rate was 14.7%, which matches the national figure.
High school and college graduates today are facing a world of uncertainty. After being uprooted from their friends, teachers and daily routines because the coronavirus, they’re entering “the real world” at a daunting time.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper says the city will move to Phase 2 of reopening on Monday, allowing higher capacities and a wider array of businesses to resume work.