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COVID-19 Headlines


TCAT postpones graduation

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown has postponed its summer graduation due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases. Read more


West View 7th grade turning to optional virtual program

With half of West View Middle School’s seventh graders in COVID-19 quarantine, Dr. Jeff Perry, superintendent of Hamblen County Schools, sa… Read more


Tennessee tops 1-month COVID hospitalization high in 2 weeks

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee’s top health official said Monday that just halfway through August, the state has already shattered its single-m… Read more


Number of active cases in Hamblen County continues to rise

The number of active cases in Hamblen County has surpassed 500 after the state reported an increase of 86 cases over the weekend. Read more


Amid rising COVID numbers, Hancock reinstates masks at school

Hancock County Director of Schools Charlotte Mullins Wednesday ordered students and personnel to wear face masks on buses and inside school… Read more


Hamblen County has seen a nearly 400% increase in active COVID cases in two weeks

The active cases of COVID-19 in Hamblen County has increased almost 400% in two weeks, state records show. Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine Headlines


Hamblen Health Department has begun booster shots

The Hamblen County Health Department has started giving boosters for the Pfizer vaccine and health officials said there was a steady stream… Read more


Officials pleased with COVID case decline; continue to encourage vaccination

The number of active cases of COVID-19 have sharply decreased since seeing a peak of almost 1,000 cases two-and-a-half weeks ago. Read more


Lintz encourages vaccinations

As active cases of COVID-19 continue to rise – up more than 150 cases in two weeks – Hamblen County officials are encouraging residents to … Read more


Hamblen Health Dept. has vaccines, no appointment needed

The Hamblen County Health Department announced they are offering COVID-19 vaccinations at the health department without an appointment and … Read more


Strange Days: A mother & daughter discuss education in the time of COVID

It was a time of uncertainty and dramatic change in a short amount of time. Read more


Tennessee joins other states in pausing J&J COVID-19 vaccine

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee’s Department of Health on Tuesday announced that it would “pause” distributing the single-dose Johnson & Joh… Read more

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