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Henderson County Mayor exposed to COVID-19, courthouse closes

LEXINGTON, Tenn. -- In a statement made via the Henderson County, TN Government Facebook page, Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray confirms he has been directly exposed to COVID-19. While Mayor Bray received a negative result from a COVID-19 rapid test…

$81 million in CARES grants available for K-12 schools, colleges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced Tuesday that $81 million in CARES grants will be made available to schools and colleges for reopening in the fall. CARES stands for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and…

Missing Brownsville man found dead in Haywood County

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. -- Haywood County Sheriff Billy Garrett has confirmed a man reported missing Monday has been found dead in his truck. According to a news release, Patrick Gaines, 19, was reported missing Monday by his mother. Gaines' mother…

27 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed; total up to 376 in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Twenty-seven new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Madison County, according to the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department. The new cases bring the county-wide total to 376 positive cases since the pandemic began. The newest patients…

Coffee shop gives back to beloved barista

DYERSBURG, Tenn.-- A local coffee shop raises thousands of dollars for an employee after a major life change. "She was a phenomenal worker, dependable, and friendly, everybody loved her," owner of Java Cafe…

Registration for August primaries ends July 7th

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "We are really excited because you can register online now and since July 3rd, we have had nearly 400 online voter registrations," said Kim Buckley, administrator of elections for…

Protesters criticize mask mandate at Madison County Courthouse

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A group of protesters held a demonstration against the mask mandate Monday. The group met outside the Madison County Courthouse Monday afternoon, with signs criticizing the mask mandate recently put in place by in the county. While…

Two teachers indicted on theft charge in Madison County

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Two teachers in Madison County have been indicted following an investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller's Office, according to a news release. The release states Catherine "Nikki" Hilton and her husband, Holland "Gene" Hilton, provided educational services…

Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music firebrand and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with "Devil Went Down to Georgia," has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday…

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