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COVID-19 Headlines


Officials urge locals to take precautions as COVID cases rise

The number of COVID-19 cases is increasing in Hamblen County slightly and local officials are urging people to take precautions as the numb… Read more


Dispiriting setback: COVID deaths, cases rise again globally

COVID-19 deaths and cases are on the rise again globally in a dispiriting setback that is triggering another round of restrictions and dampening hopes for a return to normal life. Read more


COVID case count at lowest point since early days of outbreak

New cases of COVID-19 are at a low in Hamblen County since the pandemic first started more than a year ago in March 2020. Read more


Talking Covid: Montgomery addresses Noon Rotary

Executive Director Sherrie Montgomery and the Hamblen County Health Department workers have lived up to the Rotary Club motto “Service Abov… Read more


Local retailers try to keep up with shifting virus rules

Mask mandates are being dropped across the Lakeway Area as more and more businesses start to follow new Centers for Disease Control and Pre… Read more


School Matters

President Abraham Lincoln was dealing with many different issues at the end of the American Civil War. Virtually all of the south hated him… Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine Headlines


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


Local events cancelled after Johnson & Johnson vaccine ‘pause’

Local officials are reacting with caution but offering reassurance in the wake of U.S. officials recommending a pause in the distribution o… Read more


WSCC, Crescent Center to have COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Walters State Community College and Crescent Center Drugs are teaming up to offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday,… Read more


On the Road: Health Department to begin taking vaccine to local industries

Sherrie Montgomery, Hamblen County Health Department director, said Wednesday that the health department plans to start going offsite to se… Read more

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