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Metro Nashville Public Schools to start school year remotely Aug. 4

Remote learning is expected to last through at least Labor Day, according to Director of Schools Adrienne Battle


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Commission votes to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from Tennessee Capitol, but it will not be moved just yet

The final decision on moving the bust will be made by the Tennessee Historic Commission.


Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.



Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,900 in 24 hours

In Davidson County, there have been at least 12,935 reported cases. Williamson County has reported 1,670 cases.


Tea shop and ramen bar Chatime opens Nashville location in Belmont-Hillsboro

The restaurant offers a variety of milk tea drinks as well as ramen, rice bowls and other dishes.


Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,600 in 24 hours

The daily totals also include 710 cumulative deaths, 3,088 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 33,609 recoveries to date.


Masks, short-term rentals and home-based businesses: 3 ordinances approved by Metro Nashville Council July 7

Metro Nashville Council approved three ordinances related to mask requirements, non-owner-occupied short-term rental properties and home-based businesses at the July 7 meeting.



2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.


Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 2,400 in 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase in cases to date

The daily totals also include 685 cumulative deaths, 3,025 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 32,736 recoveries to date.



New U.S. guidelines require exchange students to take in-person classes this fall

The guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas.



Tennessee will have two tax-free holiday weekends this summer

Mark your calendar for two tax-free holiday weekends later this summer.


Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,300 in 24 hours

The daily totals also include 665 cumulative deaths, 2,950 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 31,827 recoveries to date.


Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown Capitol View to open July 10

The 169-room hotel will open in Capitol View later this week.




Half Price Books to open July 13 near Belle Meade in Nashville

Customers can visit the store beginning June 6—ahead of opening day—to sell books, movies and other items.


Cases of coronavirus in Tennessee rise by more than 700 in the last 24 hours; tests reported lower than previous days, TDH data shows

Nearly 2,800 new cases were reported over the weekend, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.


Bars to close due to coronavirus and more Nashville-area news

Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Nashville area.


Metro Nashville completes tornado warning system upgrades

The upgraded system provides polygonal alerts, which allow sirens to sound alarms only in areas covered by tornado warnings.



'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.


Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.


Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.


Gov. Bill Lee calls for ban on chokeholds across all police agencies in Tennessee

Law enforcement agencies statewide will have 60 days to review their policies to ban chokeholds and require duty-to-intervene policies for officers.



Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by more than 1,500 in 24 hours

The number of new cases reported has risen by an average of more than 1,000 per day for the last five days.


TDOT: No lane closures over Fourth of July weekend; I-440 fully reopens in Nashville

While drivers may notice some lane closures in place at long-term construction sites, TDOT announced July 2 that I-440 is now completely open one month ahead of schedule.