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Lamar Alexander: We are #TennesseeStrong

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – More help is on the way for Tennesseans in the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus. This week, Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law legislation to provide an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program to continue to make loans to small businesses, $75 billion for hospitals, and $25 billion to strengthen COVID-19 testing.

With money made available in the CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending an additional $3.2 million to the Tennessee Department of Health to help small, rural hospitals across Tennessee as we continue the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus.  

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Department of Education, University of Tennessee to Provide COVID-Related Professional Development for Tennessee Principals

 

Tennessee Department of Education

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Educational Leadership are partnering to provide virtual professional learning opportunities to principals to support them in addressing the immediate challenges facing schools as a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic during these tumultuous and uncertain times.

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

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Fort Campbell Morale Welfare and Recreation continues Supporting Soldiers, Families, Civilians

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – The staff of Morale, Welfare and Recreation remain determined to do as much as they can to continue their mission of supporting Fort Campbell’s Army Family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following COVID-19 Coronavirus protocols of social distancing, MWR facilities were closed to slow the spread of the virus. Through innovation, the staff created ways to engage Families at the Robert F. Sink Memorial Library with craft giveaways and serve patrons their favorites dishes from on-post eateries with a new service called MWR to Go.

James Moore, supervisory librarian, greets Families as they arrive to pick up bags filled with crafts, April 17 during the Grab-and-Go Brown Paper Bag Craft Giveaway at the Robert F. Sink Memorial Library. Staff from Morale, Welfare and Recreation also gave Families boxes of popcorn. (Emily LaForme, Fort Campbell Courier)

James Moore, supervisory librarian, greets Families as they arrive to pick up bags filled with crafts, April 17 during the Grab-and-Go Brown Paper Bag Craft Giveaway at the Robert F. Sink Memorial Library. Staff from Morale, Welfare and Recreation also gave Families boxes of popcorn. (Emily LaForme, Fort Campbell Courier)

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Fresh, Ripe Tennessee Strawberries are Ready to Pick

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, farmers across Tennessee say sweet and juicy strawberries are ready for harvest despite the COVID-19 Coronavirus effect on consumers.

While picking your own berries from the field will not be the same this year, you will still find the freshest fruit by going straight to the source.

Tennessee Strawberries

Tennessee Strawberries

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 478 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, April 26th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Sunday, April 26th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 9,667 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee. That is an increase of 478 cases from Saturday’s 9,189. There have been 181 deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

Another two new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total number is now at 136. There has been two deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

Coronavirus.

Coronavirus.

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate Drops in Nearly Two-Thirds of the Counties, Does Not Reflect Full Impact of COVID-19

 

March Unemployment Figures do not Include End of Month Business Closures

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Newly released unemployment data shows the jobless rate dropped in two-thirds of Tennessee’s 95 counties during March 2020.

The unemployment data for the month does not take into account the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus health emergency.

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U.S. Housing Market Reverses Course in March with Coronavirus Shutdowns

 

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Seattle, WAHome sales slipped and the number of homes listed for sale plunged as the United States COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis turned into a national emergency in March, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage.

However, the U.S. median home sale price continued to increase, gaining 7.1% year over year and 3.3% month over month to $303,200.

Record-setting declines include a more than 10% decrease in new listings from a year earlier and a 9% drop in total number of home sales in a single month

Record-setting declines include a more than 10% decrease in new listings from a year earlier and a 9% drop in total number of home sales in a single month

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra to take part in The Big Payback

 

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – Gateway Chamber Orchestra is once again participating in The Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continuing their work and directly improving the community around them. This is the fourth year that Gateway Chamber Orchestra is taking part in the event.

The Big Payback, Tennessee’s 7th Annual Giving Day, Encourages Middle Tennesseans to Give Local and Support Nonprofits During 24-Hour Campaign.

The Big Payback, Tennessee’s 7th Annual Giving Day, Encourages Middle Tennesseans to Give Local and Support Nonprofits During 24-Hour Campaign.

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B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade prepares for Afghanistan deployment

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has announced the upcoming 2020 deployment to Afghanistan of B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

“The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade is proud to provide superior aviation support,” said Col. Matthew Weinshel, commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. “Our Wings of Destiny Soldiers remain ready to accomplish any mission our nation asks of them. We look forward to building upon the success of the brigade and the 101st Airborne Division while working with our allies and partners.”

B Company “Pachyderms” will be attached to Task Force Ivy Eagle of 4th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, providing additional CH-47F Chinook aircraft and aircrews. 4th CAB will replace the 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

B Company “Pachyderms” will be attached to Task Force Ivy Eagle of 4th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, providing additional CH-47F Chinook aircraft and aircrews. 4th CAB will replace the 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

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NASA Test Directors Eagerly Await Orion Spacecraft Launch

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationFlorida – Before NASA’s mighty Space Launch System (SLS) rocket can blast off from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center to send the Orion spacecraft into lunar orbit, teams across the country conduct extensive testing on all parts of the system. Guiding that effort at the Florida spaceport are NASA test directors, or NTDs.

NTDs within the Exploration Ground Systems program are in charge of flight and ground hardware testing in Kennedy’s Launch Control Center firing rooms 1 and 2, where activities involved with preparing rockets, spacecraft and payloads for space can be controlled from computer terminals.

NASA Launch Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, above, confers with Senior NASA Test Director Jeff Spaulding, left, and Test, Launch and Recovery Operations Branch Chief Jeremy Graeber in Firing Room 1 at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Control Center during a countdown simulation. (NASA/Cory Huston)

NASA Launch Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, above, confers with Senior NASA Test Director Jeff Spaulding, left, and Test, Launch and Recovery Operations Branch Chief Jeremy Graeber in Firing Room 1 at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Control Center during a countdown simulation. (NASA/Cory Huston)

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