NEWPORT—Cocke County Mayor Crystal Ottinger declared a State of Emergency in the county Wednesday afternoon due concerns over the Coronavirus.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that Tennessee will soon release location information on where coronavirus deaths have occurred in the state after his administration initially declined to do so.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a statewide "safer-at-home" order on Monday to help stem the state's rapid spread of coronavirus, mandating the closure of all nonessential businesses while urging residents to remain at home whenever possible for the next two weeks.
COCKE COUNTY—On Friday March 27, Task Force C-19 met in the emergency operations center to discuss the needs of Cocke County’s citizens during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In light of concerns about COVID-19, various health organizations have issued specific instructions on how to maintain personal safety and cleanliness. These recommendations involve using common household products to sanitize homes, offices and public spaces. As people take such precautions,…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Tennessee saw more than 14 times as many new unemployment claims filed last week compared to the previous one, quantifying some of the economic consequences of a global coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered businesses to curb further infection.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
NEWPORT—As the threat of COVID-19 deepens, many area businesses and services have either closed temporarily or altered their hours and methods of service. Others continue to operate on the “business as usual” precept.
NEWPORT—As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, Cocke County Mayor Crystal Ottinger, on Wednesday, March 19, activated Task Force C-19, bringing together public health officials, local elected officials, heads of departments, representatives from the Tennessee Department of Health, Newport Medical C…
COCKE COUNTY—The coronavirus pandemic is causing rapid changes to our daily lives and the economy. Work hours are being reduced and jobs are being cut across many industries. University of Tennessee Extension has released three new publications to help those facing a downturn to their person…
NEWPORT—In the wake of the COVID-19 virus concerns, more and more closings, cancellations, and postponements have been announced.
NEWPORT AND COSBY—Even though approximately 5,000 Cocke County school children, ranging from grades K-12 and coming from two separate school systems, found themselves on an unexpected two-weeks’ vacation from school this week, quick and determined planning and preparation by a legion of loca…
COCKCE COUNTY—All areas and departments of the county government are functioning under modified conditions. The goal is to continue providing safe and professional services in each county department.
COCKE COUNTY—Cocke County General Sessions and Juvenile Court has announced specific measures that are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
KNOXVILLE—University of Tennessee Interim President Randy Boyd has announced that all in-person delivery of classes will be moved online for the remainder of the spring semester and alternative commencement ceremonies will be planned at all UT campuses in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
NASHVILLE—In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeffrey S. Bivins, the Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, declared a “state of emergency for the Judicial Branch of Tennessee government” on Friday, March 13.
COSBY—Cosby Elementary School teachers have prepared instructional materials for every child so that learning may continue during the time local schools are closed because of the COVID-19 virus. On Tuesday, March 17, between 2:00–6 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 18, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 …
NEWPORT—Citizens having business to tend to at the Cocke County Courthouse will find certain health safety precautions have been implemented because of the COVID-19 virus.
NEWPORT—In addition to the cancellation of all local schools for the next two weeks because of the COVID-19 virus, numerous other meetings and events have also been either cancelled or postponed.