During Wednesday’s regular meeting, the board approved an emergency ordinance for continuity of government, which will be in effect for the next 60 days.
With extension of a Virginia Supreme Court state of emergency for all state courts, prosecutors and judges are continuing to adapt trials, warrants and other facets of the justice system.
Tennessee Gov. 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.
The school system Wednesday launched its at-home learning website, and printed packets for grades K-5 also will be distributed at schools starting Thursday for those who have no internet service or prefer printed materials. Devices also are being distributed at school sites this week.
Scott County General Registrar Mike Edwards says his office is seeing a rise in absentee ballot requests during Virginia’s COVID-19 state of emergency.
A third shipment to Virginia of protective gear for health care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic is not enough, said Governor Ralph Northam.
Due to the stricter social distancing measures announced by local health and elected officials, the Sullivan County Clerk’s office is open only to drive-through service at Blountville. And the wait time Tuesday was about two hours — often for business not necessary due to the state’s extension of expiration deadlines.
The Hawkins County Humane Society usually averages one to two total adoptions per day, but throughout March that has increased to three to five adoptions per day. On March 1, they had 50 dogs. As of Tuesday, they had only 15.
Tennessee General Assembly seats that include representation of Sullivan County and are on the primary ballot in August include Senate District 4, House District 1, House District 2 and House District 3.
The Board of Education gave Superintendent Jeff Moohouse the authority to develop a staffing plan and to keep all employees getting a paycheck. A subsequent policy, procedure or resolution may be yet to come.
The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April’s bills are coming due. The good news is there is help available.
Removing the rims and nets from the basketball goals is not something the city wanted to do, but after hearing the latest communications from the CDC and the National Recreation and Parks Association, it was determined it be in the best interest of the citizens.
Sevier and Robinson middle schools had spirit parades of faculty and staff in their attendance zones, honking horns and waving through the two attendance zones of the two schools.
Federal law enforcement officials may be looking to determine whether the North Carolina Republican exploited advance information when he dumped as much as $1.7 million in stocks in the days before the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the economy.
Among the four are one three-way contest for District 5 and the opportunity for another three-way race in District 1.