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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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UT Martin Extends Priority Merit Scholarship Deadline

MARTIN — In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the University of Tennessee at Martin extended its priority merit scholarship deadline until May 1 for first-year and transfer students. Students are automatically considered for priority merit scholarships when applying for admission to UT Martin if the application is submitted before the scholarship deadline. Priority merit…

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UT Martin Community Aids in COVID-19 Relief Effort

MARTIN (March 25) — The University of Tennessee at Martin, along with multiple Tennessee higher education institutions, has partnered with THEC and TEMA to create personal protective equipment for Tennessee COVID-19 relief aid. UT Martin has centralized all of the 3D-capable printers on campus into the Rogers Media Center and is currently printing headbands for…

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Martin City Parks are Closed

MARTIN (March 29) — Martin Mayor Randy Brundige officially closed all Martin City Parks effective Sunday, March 29 in an effort to better comply with recommendations of the Center for Disease Control. The Brian Brown Memorial Greenway remains open as long it does not become overcrowded and people are being responsible practicing social distancing. Cities…

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Local Board Meetings Available by Electronic Means

BY DAVID FISHER david@dresdenenterprise.com WEAKLEY COUNTY (March 31) — Municipal leaders across Weakley County are making preparations to transmit their April city board meetings over the internet by various means. According to Dresden City Recorder Jennifer Branscum, plans call for upcoming meetings to be provided to the public over Facebook Live. The meetings will be…

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World’s Biggest Fish Fry Canceled

In light of the announcement yesterday by Governor Bill Lee of schools remaining closed until April 24, 2020 the World’s Biggest Fish Fry, Inc Board of Directors decided that it is of the best interest of the citizens of Paris and Henry County to cancel the remaining events, April 18-25 of the 67th Annual World’s…

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