With community spread of COVID-19, Ballad Health is furthering tightening its visitation restrictions at its facilities to limit the spread of the illness.
When students at all five local high schools left school on Friday, March 13, they thought they would enjoy spring break the next week and be back at school on March 23 to finish the school year.
Greene Countians are increasingly working or spending more time at home as local and state officials urge people to restrict their movements to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus.
The Tennessee Department of Education has released a public survey seeking feedback from all stakeholders on the most effective ways to help school districts address immediate needs to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tractor Supply Company Monday announced the latest steps it is taking to protect the health and safety of its employees and customers in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Registration for summer and fall semesters at Walters State Community College began Monday at 8 a.m.
While the coronavirus has altered many aspects of daily life, Thrive Church in Greeneville has been leading the way in getting creative to continue providing services and outreach programs in accordance with the CDC’s guidelines.
As the number of COVID-19 cases has increased steadily in the past few weeks, Greene County governmental offices will remain closed to public access until May 4.
The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus now stands at 17, according to figures released Sunday by the Tennessee Department of Health.
Citizens are reacting positively to a Facebook post by Greene County Sheriff Wesley Holt asking the public to follow Gov. Bill Lee’s recommendations to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
A Bulls Gap bar operator was issued a criminal summons Friday night for violation of an emergency declaration for remaining open in violation of Gov. Bill Lee’s stay at home order relating to the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. Small Business Administration Friday launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency loan program created last week with President Donald Trump’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as CARES.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Monday announced the State of Tennessee will allocate $10 million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants to support hospitals that are facing financial strain due to the ongoing response to the novel coronavirus.
Two suspects are named by Greeneville police in the recent theft of $16,000 in cash and a firearm from an apartment in the 200 block of Ross Boulevard.
In a time of 'Safer at Home' orders and physical distancing, the Greene County Partnership is launching a virtual platform to connect job seekers with potential employers.
Following recommendations from state and local health officials, Racks by the Tracks Festival, the SPF 5K/10K Races and the Spring Wing Fling have been rescheduled for August 14-15, at the Kingsport Farmer’s Market.
The Shepherd's Table meal scheduled for April 20, at Cedar Hill C P Church, 4170 Newport Highway, Greeneville, has been canceled.
COVID-19 has touched almost every aspect of life from work to school to church and civic meetings to recreational activities to shopping and even enjoying an evening out.
Greene County offices inside the Courthouse Annex facility will begin operating on a modified schedule beginning on Monday.
You turn 9 years old only once in your life, and that’s a big, party-worthy event – your final birthday before you go into double digits.
Gov. Bill Lee signed an executive order Thursday requiring Tennesseans to stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities.
A Greeneville physician has been hospitalized with COVID-19 and is among the 16 Greene Countians now confirmed to have the illness, also known as the coronavirus.
The Tusculum City Park pavilion has been shut down and tables are being moved to open areas in keeping with Centers for Disease Control guidelines for parks and trails, city police Chief Danny Greene said in a news release.
In a recorded message sent to Greeneville City School students and families, Director of Schools Steve Starnes announced that beginning on Monday, the school system will begin providing seven days worth of meals to children 18 and under who are participating in the meal service.
The Greene County YMCA has extended the temporary closing of its facility through April 26 and will continue to monitor the recommendations of local, state and federal health officials regarding the COVID-19 virus prior to the possibility of re-opening April 27, according to a news release.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation today announced it will close all 56 Tennessee state parks and state-owned state natural areas to the public effective April 4 through April 14, in support of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order 23.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Jody Hull had been editing youth sports images for a photography company in Tennessee until the coronavirus forced schools — and their athletics — to shut down. Now she’s laid off, and like many thousands of Tennesseans is trying to navigate the state’s flooded unemployment …
The 31st annual ‘Taste of Greeneville’ originally scheduled for May 5, has been rescheduled for June 9, at the General Morgan Inn.
Greene County now has 16 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and among them is a local physician who is hospitalized with the illness.
MEMPHIS (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee strengthened a stay-at-home order Thursday after initially resisting a statewide mandate despite pleas from the medical community that more robust action was needed to confront the coronavirus.
Local emergency response agencies report they have been able to obtain an adequate supply of personal protective equipment as the coronavirus pandemic grows, even as federal officials acknowledge the national stockpile of PPE items is nearly exhausted.
As the public adjusts to impacts on everyday life associated with the novel coronavirus, authorities are calling on citizens to help contain the pandemic.
COVID-19, the coronavirus, continues to shape actions and discussions for the public and government alike and Wednesday’s meeting of the Greene County Commission’s Budget & Finance Committee was no different.
Caution tape wound around playground equipment Wednesday at Hardin Park, a visible reminder of another way that the coronavirus is changing normal life for Greene Countians.
The Northeast Regional Health Office has established four assessment sites, including a Greene County location, to increase local availability of novel coronavirus testing.
North Greene High School has been removed as a meal site in the meal service offered by Chartwells, the Greene County School System’s meal service provider, due to lack of participation.
With an increase in regional COVID-19 testing capacity, ETSU Health has closed its drive-through COVID-19 testing site.
Tennessee’s top prosecutors warned the public Wednesday of being victimized by fraud schemes and other unlawful acts during the coronavirus pandemic.
Congressman Phil Roe’s monthly outreach for Greene County will be held remotely in April.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed that a coronavirus-related death announced Tuesday by Ballad Health officials was a person from Greene County.
Ballad Health is preparing Greeneville Community Hospital West as a treatment facility if Greene County experiences a surge in the coronavirus.
All Greeneville Parks and Recreation facilities, including Hardin Park, are closed effective Wednesday in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus, according to a news release.
Starting this week, Ballad Health will be among the first healthcare systems in the nation to deploy rapid testing for COVID-19, the coronavirus.
Ballad Health has identified a cluster of positive coronavirus disease 2019 tests in Hawkins County, including three Hawkins County Memorial Hospital team members.
Walters State Community College will not open campuses on April 6 as previously intended.
The Greene County Partnership has temporarily closed its offices in accordance with Gov. Bill Lee's "Safer at Home" order and out of an abundance of caution for the health of its staff, volunteers and visitors.
Walmart is taking steps to protect its employees in Greene County and elsewhere against the novel cornavirus, according to a corporate news release.
The Greeneville Housing Authority office will be closed until April 14 in accordance with Gov. Bill Lee's executive order issued on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses seeking loans through the government’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package could receive money as soon as Friday.
As costume director for Tusculum University Arts Outreach, Erin Schultz is accustomed to using her sewing machine to turn fabric into dynamic clothing for actors to wear on stage.
With the coronavirus bringing to the forefront the need for people to protect themselves, Schultz is using her creativity for another type of fashion. She has developed about 300 masks for people in a variety of circumstances to wear so they can prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Tennessee State Parks, in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 while continuing to serve Tennesseans, is joining the CDC and the Tennessee Department of Health by encouraging residents not to travel, but to visit only their nearby parks. The park system is also announced a series of operational changes that went into effect March 26.
COVID-19 has caused its first death in the Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region Ballad Health officials confirmed Tuesday.
Many businesses in Greene County are finding ways to help the community with the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents.
A COVID-19 testing site is now open at the Greene County Health Department, 810 W. Church St.
The tuition registration scheduled for Saturday at Greeneville City Schools central office has been postponed until further notice.
The Depot Street Farmers Market will consider changes to its operation due to the coronavirus.
The community can go online and purchase cookies to donate or purchase for delivery at a later date, when it is safe to do so. This will help local troops in our community move their cookie inventory and fund their Girl Scout experiences for the year. Community members may also choose to purchase cookies for donation to food banks, first responders, healthcare workers or assisted living facilities.
Greene County and Greeneville officials are urging all residents to obey Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order #22, a “Safer at Home” order for its citizens, which also calls for the closing of all non-essential businesses.
The number of the confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Greene County has risen to a dozen.
Firefighters are making every effort to follow social distancing practices and other protocols recommended during the coronavirus pandemic.
Early Saturday afternoon it appeared that Greene Countians were heeding the call to stay home and maintain physical distancing as the Tusculum City Park was quieter than typical on a warm, sunny spring day.
The Greene County Health Department is asking individuals to call ahead of any scheduled appointment or prior to visiting the health department.
With more people staying at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Greeneville Public Works Department has seen an uptick in bulk items being discarded for pickup.
The Washington College Academy Alumni Association has canceled the annual banquet scheduled for Saturday, April 25, due to the coronavirus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem to be faring worse than women.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Greene County has increased by one, bringing the local count to nine.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is seeking businesses to help fight COVID-19 by donating any of their new, unused protective equipment supplies.
Due to the coronavirus, the Greeneville Christian Women's Club has canceled the Christian Women's Prayer Connection scheduled for April 3, and the Christian Women's Luncheon scheduled for April 17.
As Greene County records its eighth confirmed case of COVID-19, officials say the region is approaching the level of community spread of the illness and encourage individuals to remain vigilant in continuing to take precautions to prevent its acceleration.
The number of coronavirus cases in Greene County remained steady with eight on Friday.
The Greene County Board of Education met on Thursday evening, with board member Minnie Banks attending via video, to hear a report about the ongoing meal services for children and vote on multiple items related to COVID-19 that were added to the agenda in an addendum.
The Greeneville City Board of Education selected a paint design for the new Hal Henard gym floor at its meeting Tuesday.
Law enforcement agencies and the court system are doing what they can to help keep the inmate populations at the Greene County Detention Center and Workhouse manageable as authorities try to rein in the spread of novel coronavirus cases.
Due to the ongoing pandemic crisis, Goodwill Tenneva is temporarily closing stores throughout Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, according to a news release.
The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is reaching out to retired social work professionals and students studying advanced degrees to meet potential challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Greeneville Sun has adopted revised office hours during the novel coronavirus pandemic. New hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. For circulation-related matters, call 423-638-4182. If you have an inquiry about your account, or need to report a missing or torn paper, leave a message after the tone with your name, phone number, address and the nature of your call.
The Greene County Shrine Club Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd has been cancelled.
Another day has brought a new case of coronavirus confirmed in Greene County.
Greene Countians are learning new work routines, finding time to complete “to do” projects, meeting together and keeping in touch online as they learn to be “homebodies" in response to the call to stay home to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
The Tennessee Supreme Court this week reiterated an order stating that all state courts will remain open during the coronavirus outbreak, but extending the suspension of most in-person judicial proceedings through April 30.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III this week filed an emergency petition asking the Tennessee Public Utility Commission to prohibit the utilities it regulates from disconnecting service for nonpayment during the State of Emergency invoked by Governor Bill Lee.
The Tennessee Department of Education is partnering with the state’s Public Broadcasting Service stations to deliver daily instructional content for Tennessee students during COVID-19 school closures.
The State of Tennessee Thursday launched a public service announcement campaign that urges all Tennesseans to adopt preventive health measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, a news release said.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program on Wednesday announced measures, including loan relief measures, to help residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Upcoming community announcements are published each Thursday and Saturday.
A schedule of upcoming events at the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is shutting down for two weeks in an effort to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus, according to a news release from the park.
The Andrew Johnson Amateur Radio Club will be holding their meeting on the radio only on April 7, with club President Ian Bible, who will lead the net that night at 7 p.m. (19:00), on Amateur Radio frequencies 145.390 and 443.200. These are AJARC owned repeaters.
Greene County’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise with seven reported by the state Wednesday.
Greene County has its fifth confirmed case of coronavirus.
A growing number of volunteers during the novel coronavirus pandemic are sharing with others while sheltering in place by creating face masks to be used by healthcare providers and their patients.
School systems across the state heard Tuesday that Governor Bill Lee now recommends they remain closed through April 24.
The global demand for personal protective equipment in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic has created a severe shortage of equipment across the world, a Ballad Health news release Tuesday said.including at the local healthcare system.
On Thursday, the Greeneville-Greene County Regional Solid Waste Planning Board meeting will be broadcast on Facebook Live
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tennessee State Parks will transition to day-use schedules for all 56 state parks, including David Crockett Birthplace State Park in Greene County, opening daily from 7 a.m. — 6 p.m. The new schedule goes into effect Thursday and will be in place until at lea…
As the Greene County YMCA remains closed with an uncertain timeline for its reopening, the organization plans to continue drafting monthly dues from the accounts of members who pay in that way unless they opt out, Executive Director Mike Hollowell said in a news release.
NASHVILLE — While the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, Tennessee’s farms remain an ideal source for fresh and local produce, dairy products, and meats, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture said in a news release.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Doctors across Tennessee pleaded with Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday to take stronger action to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Tusculum University officials say five students have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Mary Hensley says part of the reason many customers eat at Tipton’s Cafe on Depot Street is for the time to relax and socialize with friends in the restaurant as they eat.