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Editor’s Note: The folks at The Local Café had no idea The Times was going to be on hand last week as they delivered complimentary meals to local health care workers. We had simply asked ‘folks in the know’ to give us a call when they hear of good deeds happening – examples of selflessness a…

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This weekend’s beautiful weather saw residents enjoying nature and exercising on local walking trails. Stone Bridge Park, as well as others across our community, remain open for the purpose of residents being able to exercise. Folks are simply asked to maintain the six-foot rule as they meet…

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New visitor restriction protocols due to the highly contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus and the inability to allow passengers during patient transport via ambulance can leave the public feeling uneasy and helpless if a loved one is in need of medical services.

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Local law enforcement authorities are taking the common-sense approach when it comes to enforcing two of Gov. Bill Lee’s most recent orders, one mandating that Tennesseans stay at home and another ordering the closure of non-essential businesses, said District Attorney Robert Carter late Thursday.

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Lincoln County’s peak in COVID-19 cases is still weeks away, said local officials late last week after learning of the county’s third and fourth confirmed cases, numbers that had risen to six by Monday afternoon.

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 “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”- Fred Rogers

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An individual who applies for unemployment benefits in Tennessee must do weekly certifications in order to receive benefits. These certifications are necessary to ensure a claimant is eligible to receive benefits for that week, which lessens the chance of having an overpayment.

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced it will close all 56 Tennessee state parks and state-owned state natural areas to the public effective April 4 through April 14, in support of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order 23.

Congress just passed a $2 trillion stimulus package to help lessen the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. That’s great news for small businesses, but it may take some time before our state’s entrepreneurs and their employees feel the benefits of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Econo…

Motlow State, chambers of commerce, local government organizations, downtown groups and economic development agencies throughout south central Tennessee have begun stepping up to help businesses looking for direction and assistance in the face of the COVID-19 threat. As the crisis unfolds, t…

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This is an unsettling time for our country and our community, as we are in a public health emergency due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Your elected leaders and public health officials are working around the clock to slow the spread of the virus and provide care to those …

Tennessee State Parks, in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 while continuing to serve Tennesseans, is joining the CDC and the Tennessee Department of Health by encouraging residents not to travel, but to visit only their nearby parks.

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The state’s community and technical colleges are playing a major role in a crash project by the state’s public higher education system to manufacture face shields to help protect Tennessee health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis that has swept over the nation in the last two weeks, Riverside Christian Academy’s administration and board of directors has determined that it is in the best interest for the safety and health of the school’s faculty, staff, and students to transition to …

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News of neighbors helping neighbors, volunteers offering to assist others, leaders being proactive as they work to protect residents, and educators sharing of themselves have been abundant in the last week amid these trying times.

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Don’t be alarmed if you see the Tennessee National Guard at the Lincoln County Health Department this week, said Mayor Bill Newman in one of a continuing series of press conferences held to keep residents informed in response to ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).