9:55 AM Jul 3, 2020 CDT

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.


Nashville's Fourth of July fireworks show canceled

In place of the fireworks show, residents can watch a televised special featuring performances by local artists accompanied by clips of previous years’ fireworks displays.


Nashville reverting to Phase 2 of economic reopening; Mayor John Cooper orders bars to close

As part of the modified reopening phase, bars will close for a minimum of 14 days, which public health officials said is equal to one incubation cycle of COVID-19.



Tennessee Department of Health: ‘This is not the time to get back to normal’

Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said more than half of all cases are from an unknown source, meaning residents are now more likely to become infected while out in public.


Tennessee State Capitol Commission to vote on removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest bust July 9

Additionally, on June 22, Gov. Bill Lee signed House Bill 2266, which removes a requirement that the governor proclaim July 13 as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day.


Davidson County DA's office will no longer prosecute minor marijuana possession

The new policy goes into effect immediately, according to the DA's office.


Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,800 in 24 hours

The daily totals also include 609 cumulative deaths, 2,715 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 28,283 recoveries to date.



Metro Nashville Public Schools adopts $15-per-hour minimum wage in FY 2020-21 budget

The $15-per-hour minimum wage increase will cost the district $4.9 million annually, according to the budget.


Bridal shop Winnie Couture opens Nashville location in Green Hills

The company operates 10 flagship locations across the U.S.


Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 1,200 in 24 hours

The daily totals also include 604 cumulative deaths, 2,665 cumulative hospitalizations and an estimated 27,599 recoveries to date.


Metro Nashville police to issue citizen advisory notices to individuals not wearing face coverings

Officers will distribute printed advisories until further notice in an effort to educate and warn citizens about the mandate, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.



Masks required, state of emergency extended: News from Nashville

Read the latest news from the Nashville area.


Metro Nashville issues public health order requiring the use of masks in public beginning June 29

The mask mandate is an alternative to returning to previous phases of Nashville's Roadmap to Reopening, which allowed many businesses to reopen in recent weeks. 


Tennessee coronavirus cases rise by over 2,000 in 48 hours

The Tennessee Department of Health did not release a case update on June 28 due to, “an unplanned shutdown of the state surveillance system,” according to a statement from the department.


Gov. Bill Lee extends state of emergency to August 29, continuing alcohol to-go sales and Tennessee Pledge guidelines

The order allows alcohol to-go and delivery services to continue while urging residents to wear face masks and practice social distancing.



Microsoft announces closure of retail stores, including The Mall at Green Hills location in Nashville

Microsoft Store locations have been closed since late March due to COVID-19.



Coronavirus updates, business news: More from Nashville area

Read the latest news from the Nashville area.


BREAKING: Metro Nashville to enforce wearing masks in public following unanimous Board of Health vote

The Metro Nashville Board of Health voted to approve a mandate that requires citizens in Nashville to wear masks in public during a special session June 26.