Tennessee will hold school districts harmless when it comes to enrollment numbers for purposes of BEP funding, and people receiving unemployment benefits soon will have to show they are searching for jobs, Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday.
This is a summary of a COVID-19 press conference Gov. Bill Lee held on Aug. 25, including discussion on Rutherford County parents being told not to watch their children’s online learning.
This is a summary of Gov. Bill Lee’s COVID-19 press conference from Aug. 18. Topics included the reopening of UTK and the pending football season, unemployment benefits, the reporting of virus cases at schools vs. privacy, and protesters.
Gov. Bill Lee told community newspaper reporters Wednesday that the state continues to send protective equipment to teachers as schools prepare to reopen.
Clarksville police upgraded charges for a local teen after he turned 18 years old in the May killing of his biological grandmother.
Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday he will issue Executive Order No. 55 to allow for contact sports to resume in schools, if they follow the requirements of TSSAA.
Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett issued emergency executive order No. 11 that will require all Clarksville and Montgomery County residents and visitors wear face coverings in public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Bill Lee on Monday said he wants to see high school football and girls’ soccer take place this fall, and he believes decisions on students wearing masks should be decided on the local level.
The Austin Peay State University board of trustees announced the appointment of Dannelle Whiteside as interim president, effective Aug. 10, in a called meeting Monday morning.
Gov. Bill Lee and his health commissioner on Wednesday said they are working to enable local governments to mandate mask use and they both spoke against people who “pack” into bars and graduations and people who don’t wear masks, and hinted the state will continue enacting measures until there is a vaccine.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Monday signed Executive Order No. 50 to extend the State of Emergency related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to Aug. 29. The order allows the continued suspension of various laws and regulations and other measures in these orders to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19 through regulatory flexibility, promoting social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings, and protecting vulnerable populations.
This is a summary of a press conference held by Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday, June 23 on COVID-19, the end of the Legislative session, business assistance and race relations.
This is a summary of a press conference streamed live Wednesday by Gov. Bill Lee on COVID-19 and race relations. Nursing homes will open to visitors on Monday.
Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk Cheryl Castle plans to step down from her position, opening a new name on the General Election ballot in November, according to Elizabeth Black, administrator of elections for the county.
This is a summary of a press conference Gov. Bill Lee held May 28 on COVID-19, as well as reopening guidelines for higher education, noncontact sports and summer camps.
This is a summary of a COVID-19 press conference Gov. Bill Lee held Thursday. Among other news, Labor Commissioner Jeff McCord said the department will turn on its unemployment voicemail to help claimants who are making frequent calls. Also, only 45 percent of nursing homes have done testing or have scheduled tests.
Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group on Wednesday released additional guidance for these work places: recreation, offices, lodging, construction and manufacturing.
This is a summary of a phone call Gov. Bill Lee had on Wednesday with reporters from various community newspapers. The call is one of several that has been organized by the Tennessee Press Association.