COVID-19 Statistics -April 5, 2020

NASHVILLE (April 5, 2020) The latest statistics on the COVID-19 pandemic for Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties in Tennessee are as follows: Carroll has 7 positive cases, Henry has 4 cases, and Weakley has 5. Statewide, there are 3,633 positive cases from 45,300 tests. A total of 295 persons in Tennessee recovered from the virus and…

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COVID-19 Statistics for April 3, 2020

(April 3, 2020) – Tennessee now has 3,067 persons, who tested positive for COVID-19. Tests also revealed 34,772 who tested negative for a total of 37,839 total tests for the virus, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. There are 37 deaths related to the virus in the state. In the state, Benton has 4…

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BREAKING NEWS: Governor Lee Requires Tennesseans to Remain at Home

NASHVILLE (April 2, 2020) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will sign Executive Order 23 requiring that Tennesseans stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities as data shows an increase in citizen movement across the state. “Over the last few weeks, we have seen decreases in movement around the state as Tennesseans socially distance…

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UT Martin Postpones SOAR, Transfer Orientation

MARTIN (March 25) — The University of Tennessee at Martin has postponed the Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) and Transfer Orientation sessions as a precautionary measure related to COVID-19. The first SOAR dates, originally planned for May 18 and 20, have been rescheduled for June 22 and 24, respectively. SOAR, previously seven sessions, will be…

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UT Board Of Trustees Appoints Randy Boyd 26th President

KNOXVILLE (March 27) — By a unanimous vote Friday afternoon, the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees selected Randy Boyd to serve as UT’s 26th president for the next five years. “As I’ve said, naming the president of the University of Tennessee System is one of our most important decisions that we undertake as trustees,”…

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MACE JETT, JR. 1931 — 2020

MARTIN — Mr. Mace Travis Jett, Jr., 89, of Martin died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at his residence. In consideration of public welfare, health and safety, and in accordance with social gathering restrictions a Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. He was born January 15, 1931 and died…

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LILY THORPE 1927 — 2020

GREENFIELD — Lily Thorpe, 92, died March 25, 2020 at NHC. She is survived by her son, Mike Wright of Gleason, and two daughters, Kathy (Mark) Clark of Connecticut, and Lisa Holmes (Michael Donnelly) of Trezevant. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was born May 19, 1927 and died March…

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JIMMY GILL 1958 — 2020

Mr. James David (Jimmy) Gill, Jr., 61, died Monday, March 30, 2020, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Mr. Gill is survived by his sister, Jo Kathryn Gill-Maddox, his niece, Marlena (Sean) Belding of Clyo, Georgia; his nephew, David (Michelle) Maddox of Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents,…

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REBA JO WILLIAMS 1946 — 2020

PALMERSVILLE — Funeral services for Reba Jo Wynn Williams, 73, of Palmersville, were March 27, 2020 in Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Sunset Cemetery. She was born September 17, 1946 and died March 26, 2020. Ms. Williams is survived by her sons, Cecil Williams Jr. of Springville, Tenn., Pat (Courtney) Williams of Dresden,…

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MARJORIE SKIKE 1924 — 2020

DRESDEN — Marjorie T. Van Skike, 95, of Dresden, died March 27, 2020, at Weakley County Nursing Home. A private graveside service was Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Sunset Cemetery in Dresden, with Bro. Terry Griffin officiating. Marjorie was born June 15, 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Elwood and Ethel Estelle Harper Williams.…

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