Closures related to COVID-19 cases continue to ripple across local governments in Tennessee. Clarksville’s police department is the latest to close public access to its lobbies after several positive tests among office staff. The closure will run at least until Oct. 24.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper enters office with a strong mandate from the city’s voters. Nearly 70% backed him and the ideas he championed, which were numerous and detailed: He proudly handed out 46-page policy platform booklets while campaigning.
Rutherford County’s mask mandate will end today at 5, as the mayor discontinues the rule about a week earlier than expected.
The majority of Nashville’s libraries would have to close if a special referendum succeeds in rolling back Metro’s recent 34% property tax increase. That’s the fear being shared by Nashville Public Library Director Kent Oliver. Just two or three of Nashville’s 21 libraries would be able to stay open — likely the main downtown library and two large regional branches.
Sumner County students return to classrooms in person Tuesday as the district discards its hybrid schedule. For the first two weeks, most students had been in classrooms just two days per week.
Meharry Medical College in Nashville announced its largest-ever financial gift Thursday: $34 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
The looming demolition of a history-laden home on the Fisk University campus triggered surprise and a petition over the weekend.
Details about coronavirus cases in schools continue to trickle out, piecemeal, across Tennessee. But more districts are beginning to share out their own “dashboards” to disclose cases.
Heavy rain, strong winds and potentially severe weather are sweeping across Tennessee today, and a front coming through just after noon prompted a series of tornado warnings. But there wasn’t immediate confirmation of any tornado touchdowns.
Tennessee’s election officials have yet to properly inform voters that people in high-risk groups for COVID-19 and their caretakers can request an absentee mail-in ballot this year. That’s the finding in a new court order Tuesday.