The top health official in the only Tennessee county with an indoor mask requirement says she is cautiously optimistic that a recent coronavirus surge is slowing down, citing a drop in the number of cases and hospitalized children. Dr. Michelle Taylor is director of the Shelby County Health Department.... Read More.
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Mississippi has surpassed New Jersey as the state with the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., with roughly 1 of every 320 Mississippians having succumbed to the coronavirus. The state’s top health official said Thursday that the numbers of new virus cases are still “far more than we’d... Read More.
The St. Jude Ironman 70.3 event is expecting some 25-hundred athletes. The triathlon will be held entirely at the 45-hundred acre Shelby Farms Park in East Memphis. The event also has around 12-hundred volunteers working for it. If you’re interested in helping, go online to ironman.volunteer.com. The... Read More.
Tennessee now ranks first in the country for new COVID-19 cases per capita as the state continues to battle its worst virus surge yet. According to researchers from Johns Hopkins, as of Tuesday, one in every 81 Tennesseans had tested positive for the virus in the past week. Meanwhile,... Read More.
A defense attorney for a Tennessee state senator charged with stealing $600,000 in federal grant money from a health care school she operated says she did not use government funds to pay for personal expenses. Katrina Robinson’s lawyer said during opening statements of her trial Tuesday that the Memphis... Read More.
A Mississippi public school teacher with 15 years of experience providing health insurance for their family took home just under $30,000 a year in net pay in 2020, a “shocking number,” a policy adviser with the Southern Regional Education Board told state lawmakers Wednesday. That’s only a few thousand dollars... Read More.