• Gov. Lee unveils plan to reopen Tennessee schools

    reopen schools plan

    Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State of Tennessee’s recommendations to reopen schools for the 2020-2021 school year. “Providing parents a choice in their children’s education is incredibly important,” said Gov. Lee. “In-person learning is the medically sound, preferred option. Our state is doing everything we can to work with local school […]

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  • Undercover buy-bust leads to one drug trafficking arrest

    buy-bust

    On June 25, 2020, The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division with the help of the Vonore Police Department set up an undercover buy-bust takedown on a suspected Methamphetamine trafficker in Monroe County, TN. An undercover Law Enforcement Officer was utilized in purchasing Methamphetamine from Lawrence Bryant. Mr. Bryant delivered the Methamphetamine to a location […]

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  • Search warrants lead to six arrests on drug-related charges

    drug arrests

    MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. – Over the last few months, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating drug overdoses relating to heroin laced with fentanyl, which is being trafficked inside Monroe County. On June 16, 2020, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division served a search warrant on a suspected Heroin drug trafficker at a […]

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  • Arrest made after police discover half pound of Meth

    arrest

    MONROE COUNTY, N.C. – On June 2, 2020, Agent Dalton Rinehart with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division made a traffic stop on a suspected drug trafficker for displaying the wrong plate on their vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Dewane Cook of Vonore, TN. During the course of the traffic […]

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  • 9 rural Tennessee hospitals receive grants to mitigate COVID-19 financial impact

    grants

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the final distribution of $10 million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants to support smaller hospitals that are facing financial strain due to the ongoing response to COVID-19. “Our small and rural hospitals play a critical role in their communities, providing both necessary care to patients […]

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  • Tennessee begins extended unemployment benefits program

    unemployment programs

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has completed building the third pandemic unemployment program provided through the federal CARES Act signed into law by President Donald Trump. TDLWD is now processing Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), in addition to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). PEUC provides […]

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  • Tennessee lifting restaurants and retail capacity restrictions

    Economic recovery

    Nashville, Tenn. – As Tennessee continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the state’s Economic Recovery Group announced today it will lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail to instead focus on social distancing best practices effective May 22 and issue guidelines to facilitate the safe reopening of larger, non-contact attractions on or after May 22. […]

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  • 16,370 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee, 8,624 recovered

    confirmed cases

    In an effort to keep our readers, up to date with the latest number of cases confirmed in Tenn., Fetch Your News will continually be updating this article with the most recent updates from Tenn. Department of Health (TDH). As of May 13, 2020, TDH reported 16,370 cases statewide, 273 deaths, and 8,624 recovered. The […]

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  • 14,768 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee, 7,369 recovered

    confirmed cases

    In an effort to keep our readers, up to date with the latest number of cases confirmed in Tenn., Fetch Your News will continually be updating this article with the most recent updates from Tenn. Department of Health (TDH). As of May 9, 2020 at 5:35 p.m., TDH reported 14,768 cases statewide, 242 deaths, and […]

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  • 14,096 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee, 6,783 recovered

    confirmed cases

    In an effort to keep our readers, up to date with the latest number of cases confirmed in Tenn., Fetch Your News will continually be updating this article with the most recent updates from Tenn. Department of Health (TDH). As of May 7, 2020 at 5:35 p.m., TDH reported 14,096 cases statewide, 237 deaths, and […]

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  • Trump COVID-19 Guidelines limit gatherings to 10

    Trump COVID-19

    WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump and the White House COVID-19 task force issued new guidelines for the next 15 days, including limiting gatherings to 10 people and avoiding dining in public spaces. The 3 p.m. press conference focused on how telling Americans how they can help “flatten the curve” of the virus, so the […]

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