The head of the Tennessee Hospital Association says the current spike in COVID-19 is far worse than the previous wave to hit the state. Wendy Long told reporters at Gov. Bill Lee’s weekly briefing on the pandemic that new records for hospitalizations are being set daily in Tennessee, a trend that she describes as “alarming.” […]
For a moment, it didn’t seem like it was going to happen. But after months of preparation, the last presidential debate has taken place without any major hiccups. The event marks a milestone for Belmont University.
Election officials in Davidson County said turnout had surpassed the first day of voting in 2016 by mid-afternoon. It comes after Nashville experienced a 30% rise in registered voters, and even though absentee balloting is expected to surge.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is working from home after a member of his security detail tested positive for COVID-19. His office says he tested negative and will quarantine until further notice.
The head coach of the Tennessee Titans says his team will be ready to take the field as soon as Monday, despite being the first in the NFL to experience a coronavirus outbreak.
Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn says the state is preparing for a steep slide in learning, caused by the switch to online classes. The state estimates the number of students rated proficient in math will drop 65% this year and those who are proficient in reading will fall 50%. “This is impacting our youngest learners the […]
The University of Tennessee Knoxville says cases of COVID-19 are down, but leaders worry that might be because students aren’t getting tested often enough. They’ve been providing updates twice a week.
Tennessee’s Department of Education says “technical difficulties” are delaying the launch of its new COVID dashboard. The website was supposed to go live Tuesday and give the public more information about outbreaks in individual schools.
Thousand of demonstrators marched through downtown Nashville in a Fourth of July march against racial injustice. The two-hour protest organized by Teens 4 Equality appeared to draw a smaller crowd than a similar march a month ago.
Tennessee law enforcement will soon have to receive more training in de-escalation and community-oriented policing techniques. The measure follows calls to slash police funding or eliminate departments altogether, but Gov. Bill Lee says those ideas are non-starters.