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.

Pranks, practical jokes and various goofs abound at the start of April, when celebrants around the world mark April Fools’ Day — a tradition that dates back several centuries.

With so much of the U.S. workforce — and their families — now cooped up at home to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, it's not a huge surprise that home internet is showing the strain.

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.

Throughout the U.S., lives have been radically upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is worry and washing of hands. But one bright spot is emerging from self-quarantine and mandatory working from home: In this nation that so often dines out or gobbles processed food on the run, Americans are suddenly cooking a whole lot more.

Speak Up is an opportunity for people to let their voices be heard in the community. Today's Speak Up question asks, "What plans are you making for after the COVID-19 crisis passes?"

Family game night is a great way for families to have fun and spend time together. Game night can prove a bonding experience for both parents and children.

Elton John is hosting a "living room" concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it, iHeartMedia and Fox said Wednesday.

ust about now, you might be tired of cooking and eating what's in your refrigerator. We are all used to asking what's for dinner? What are we in the mood for — pizza, sushi, Mexican? And then going to a restaurant to get it.

Now, with the coronavirus forcing many of us to stay home more, it's time to look at mealtime and cooking at home a little differently.

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.

Eastside Garden Club held their annual installation of officers on March 6, at the Gondolier Restaurant on A.J Highway in Greeneville.

Out of concern for those within Greene County dealing with poverty and/or food insecurity, particularly during this Covid-19 pandemic, the INDIVISIBLE Greene County, TN leadership team recently made a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank in the amount of $200.

In lieu of the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus, Quilts for Kids will not be meeting in the month of April.

The Andrew Johnson Women’s Club meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse has been cancelled. Poetry and Short Story awards will be forwarded to school administrators for distribution to winning students. Scholarships will be handled in a similar manner.

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 42 and Auxiliary meeting scheduled for April 2, has been canceled due to the current situation with the coronavirus.

Greeneville Chapter No. 223, The Order of the Eastern Star, installation of officers to be held March 31, has been postponed until after April 18. The new date will be determined at a closer time. The regular stated meeting for April is to be canceled per Worthy Grand Matron, Lawanna Johnson.

Note to readers: I canceled this month’s discussion in deference to the current advice to avoid gatherings. It may be that we will still be hunkering down in April. Nevertheless, we need distractions at home, and books certainly provide that. Dean’s book will entertain readers with stories of women who took part in some of the important disputes of the twentieth century. We can always discuss our reactions later.

The Friends of the Library’s April 15 book discussion will be on Michelle Dean’s 2018 book titled "Sharp."

Due to the concerns of these times, the Bowmantown Ruritan Golf Tournament scheduled for March 28 at Twin Creeks Golf Course has been postponed until further notice.

In response to current health advisories, The Greeneville Greene County History Museum will be closed to the public starting Saturday, March 21. At this time, the plan is to reopen on Tuesday, April 7. Additional notification will be sent should there be any changes.

The Greeneville/Greene County Public Library and the T. Elmer Cox Genealogical and Historical Library are closed until further notice.

The situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus continues to rapidly evolve on national, state, and regional levels. At this time, the Niswonger Performing Arts Center has extended the suspension of upcoming performances through the month of April.

Much like adults can benefit from participating in hobbies, children can reap rewards from engaging in hobbies. According to the Child Development Institute, hobbies give children a chance to express themselves. The CDI also notes that hobbies can play an important role in children’s self-discovery and boost their self-esteem.

As of today, the main branch of the Greeneville/Greene County Public Library will be open for limited services.

Effective immediately, our office in Jonesborough is closed to the public from Thursday, March 19 through Monday, April 20. We will still be available by phone and by email. In the coming weeks, the Heritage Alliance will be increasing its online content with digital exhibits and more YouTube videos on the Chester Inn’s YouTube page.

The number of physical books sold dropped 10 percent from the previous week, the latest sign of the effect of the coronavirus on the publishing industry.

Tracy Green, Director of Wellness for Ballad Health, spoke at the March meeting of the GFWC of Tennessee Greeneville Woman’s Club, held Thursday, March 12, in the fellowship hall of St. James Episcopal Church. The health & wellness program committee was in charge.

Jonesborough — The Town of Jonesborough has been closely monitoring news regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and are keeping the safety of staff, residents, and visitors the top priority. In the interest of everyone’s well-being the Town has made temporary alterations to operations. The Town ha…

The march VFW meeting for AJ Post 1990 on March 26 is canceled due to COVID-19 and recommendations from the CDC.

The Milburnton Cemetery and the Providence Cemetery in Limestone have announced all decorations must be removed from graves by March 25 for mowing to begin. Call 423-257-6113 for more information.

The benefits of music education extend far beyond getting kids to tap their toes. The National Association for Music Education lists the following benefits among the many reasons to support music education in schools.

In lieu of the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus, Quilts for Kids will not be meeting in the month of April.

The Andrew Johnson Women’s Club meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse has been cancelled. Poetry and Short Story awards will be forwarded to school administrators for distribution to winning students. Scholarships will be handled in a similar manner.

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 42 and Auxiliary meeting scheduled for April 2, has been canceled due to the current situation with the coronavirus.

Greeneville Chapter No. 223, The Order of the Eastern Star, installation of officers to be held March 31, has been postponed until after April 18. The new date will be determined at a closer time. The regular stated meeting for April is to be canceled per Worthy Grand Matron, Lawanna Johnson.

Note to readers: I canceled this month’s discussion in deference to the current advice to avoid gatherings. It may be that we will still be hunkering down in April. Nevertheless, we need distractions at home, and books certainly provide that. Dean’s book will entertain readers with stories of women who took part in some of the important disputes of the twentieth century. We can always discuss our reactions later.

The Friends of the Library’s April 15 book discussion will be on Michelle Dean’s 2018 book titled "Sharp."

Due to the concerns of these times, the Bowmantown Ruritan Golf Tournament scheduled for March 28 at Twin Creeks Golf Course has been postponed until further notice.

In response to current health advisories, The Greeneville Greene County History Museum will be closed to the public starting Saturday, March 21. At this time, the plan is to reopen on Tuesday, April 7. Additional notification will be sent should there be any changes.

The Greeneville/Greene County Public Library and the T. Elmer Cox Genealogical and Historical Library are closed until further notice.

The situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus continues to rapidly evolve on national, state, and regional levels. At this time, the Niswonger Performing Arts Center has extended the suspension of upcoming performances through the month of April.

Much like adults can benefit from participating in hobbies, children can reap rewards from engaging in hobbies. According to the Child Development Institute, hobbies give children a chance to express themselves. The CDI also notes that hobbies can play an important role in children’s self-discovery and boost their self-esteem.

As of today, the main branch of the Greeneville/Greene County Public Library will be open for limited services.

Effective immediately, our office in Jonesborough is closed to the public from Thursday, March 19 through Monday, April 20. We will still be available by phone and by email. In the coming weeks, the Heritage Alliance will be increasing its online content with digital exhibits and more YouTube videos on the Chester Inn’s YouTube page.

The number of physical books sold dropped 10 percent from the previous week, the latest sign of the effect of the coronavirus on the publishing industry.

Tracy Green, Director of Wellness for Ballad Health, spoke at the March meeting of the GFWC of Tennessee Greeneville Woman’s Club, held Thursday, March 12, in the fellowship hall of St. James Episcopal Church. The health & wellness program committee was in charge.

Jonesborough — The Town of Jonesborough has been closely monitoring news regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and are keeping the safety of staff, residents, and visitors the top priority. In the interest of everyone’s well-being the Town has made temporary alterations to operations. The Town ha…

The march VFW meeting for AJ Post 1990 on March 26 is canceled due to COVID-19 and recommendations from the CDC.

The Milburnton Cemetery and the Providence Cemetery in Limestone have announced all decorations must be removed from graves by March 25 for mowing to begin. Call 423-257-6113 for more information.

The benefits of music education extend far beyond getting kids to tap their toes. The National Association for Music Education lists the following benefits among the many reasons to support music education in schools.

Overheard as the entertainment world stalled in response to the coronavirus outbreak: "What are we gonna do now, read books?"

That's exactly what Pamela Milam will be doing, and lots of them.

Stella Katherine Rankin Daniels, a resident of Brookdale Assisted Living in Greeneville, Tenn., celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, March 13, 2020.

The continued spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and social distancing efforts is impacting blood donation supplies nationwide – and the Appalachian Highlands is no exception.

The Roby Adult Center closed at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 and will remain closed until further notice.

St. Patrick’s Day revelry might be most associated with adults who enjoy hoisting a few pints and listening to music at Irish pubs, but that does not mean kids can’t also enjoy this beloved holiday. The following are a handful of ways to infuse kids with the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.

Despite being an influential figure in the history of Ireland and Christianity, St. Patrick is a saint in name only.

A benefit dinner is planned for the Neel Family on Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m. Musical guests will include The Scott Family, The Believers and Howard Jackie & Bart.

The Ham Breakfast at the Warrensburg Community Center scheduled for Saturday, March 21, has been postponed until April. Watch for further announcements.

The Greeneville Theatre Guild’s performances of “The Importance of Being Earnest” scheduled for March 20, 21, and 22, have been canceled based on the recommendation of the CDC. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1143 meeting for this Thursday, March 16, 2020, has been postponed due to the coronavirus concerns. Our next meeting is scheduled for April 16. Announcements will be made at the appropriate time.

The Mt. Hebron UMC breakfast on Saturday, March 21, from 7-10 a.m., at the Glendale Community Center on Buckingham Road, has been cancelled.

NEW YORK (AP) — Ticket sales plunged to their lowest levels in at least 20 years at North American movie theaters as the coronavirus pandemic led to one of Hollywood's worst weekends at the box office.

The show won't go on for the Academy of Country Music, after all.

The academy said Sunday that it was postponing its annual awards show, which was to be held April 5 at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas and televised on CBS, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The correct name of the firefighter doing a vertical ventilation technique in a photo of the Mosheim Volunteer Fire Department that appeared in Thursday's Greeneville Sun is Brandon Kinser. Kinser is seen cutting a hole in the roof with a chainsaw.

The St. James Community Center is postponing their planned country ham and turkey dinner that was scheduled for Saturday, March 28.

The Niswonger Performing Arts Center will be suspending upcoming performances effective immediately through April 10, according to a release.

The Appalachian Helping Hands ministry will be closed Thursday, March 19 - Thursday, April 2 due to Coronavirus. The Jacob’s Well lunch Saturday, March 21, is cancelled.

The Greeneville Christian Women's "Wedding" Luncheon will be held March 20 at noon has been cancelled.

The Historic Eureka Inn invites you to an evening of crime and comedy. Put on your thinking cap and bring an appetite; you’re going to need both for The Fatal Fifties Affair. Shows are Thursday, March 26, through Saturday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. The Fatal Fifties Affair is directed by Katelyn Yarbrough and was written by Eileen Moushey. It is produced for Special Arrangement by Mysteries By Moushey, Inc.

The Greene County Partnership Tourism Department’s 12th Annual Antique Appraisal Fair and Show, slated to take place, Saturday, March 21, at Greeneville High School, will offer more than 45 booths filled with antique treasures available for purchase from 18 cities in the state of Tennessee and Virginia.

Dr. Travis Williams of Tusculum University will present a series of three lectures on the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Appalachian Auditorium At St. James on Wednesday evenings, April 15, 22 and 29.

Red Cross Volunteers Respond to a variety of emergencies. In Greene County during 2019, 46 families experienced loss of their home to a disaster – usually a fire. Volunteers also installed 18 smoke alarms free of charge and provided disaster education to 98 elementary children in area schools. Approximately 950 individuals received CPR, First Aid or Water Safety training in the workplace or other location in Greene County.

A retrospective of one of Abingdon, VA’s most prominent and respected artists is currently on exhibit at William King Museum of Art. ​One Man Group Show​ by D.R. Mullins is in the Museum’s United Company Regional Gallery through June 21.

Ethel Elizabeth Davis, of the McDonald community, is celebrating her 95th birthday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning string band Old Crow Medicine Show put down their fiddles and banjos and picked up chainsaws last week after deadly tornadoes hit middle Tennessee.