Local Nashville News

Getting Tennessee unemployment help is a work in progress

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The State of Tennessee is trying to connect those out of work with companies who need workers, but like many responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, its a work in progress. “I have not worked in two weeks,” said Hayley Molsberry, who until mid-March was employed as bartender at Layla’s in the […]

Continue Reading

Nashville area Macy’s, Gap employees furloughed as coronavirus pandemic drags on

Macy’s Inc. and Gap Inc. are the latest major brands to announce sweeping furloughs affecting 200,000 U.S. workers.  On Monday the companies said the cost-cutting measure is necessary to stay afloat through the coronvarius, or COVID-19, pandemic, which forced them to shut down stores two weeks ago.  They join companies including Marriott International Inc., Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. and Hyatt Hotels Corp. […]

Continue Reading

Home improvement companies busy with work to restore East Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — One business that hasn’t slowed down since the spread of COVID-19 is home improvement companies. Since tornadoes ripped through parts of Middle Tennessee on March 3, roofing companies and contractors have been in East Nashville every day cleaning up the homes affected. “There’s not a home in this stretch of Holly, […]

Continue Reading

Tennessee nursing home coronavirus outbreak leaves 2 dead; 101 hospitalized

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. An outbreak of the coronavirus at one Tennessee nursing home left two dead and more than 100 others hospitalized by Sunday – a week after the state banned most visitors at extended-care facilities.  Dozens of residents were evacuated from […]

Continue Reading

Tennessee governor: Dozens at nursing home have virus

An outbreak of the new coronavirus at a Tennessee nursing home has forced the facility to be temporarily closed for cleaning with dozens of residents and staff members sent into quarantine, Gov. Bill Lee’s office and a hospital said Sunday night. The hospital said without elaborating that two of the residents had died. Tests results […]

Continue Reading

At least 74 residents at Tennessee nursing home, 33 staff members test positive for coronavirus

NASHVILLE – An additional 59 residents at a Tennessee nursing home have tested positive for the new coronavirus after more than a dozen already had confirmed cases of COVID-19. Thirty-three Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing staff members also tested positive for the coronavirus and are isolating at home.  The new numbers were announced Sunday evening via a news release […]

Continue Reading

Testing times for Ian Ayre after tornado and coronavirus hit Nashville

Ex-Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre appeared to have done the hard work when building Nashville SC from near enough scratch, only for a deadly tornado and the coronavirus to strike shortly after their Major League Soccer debut. This was supposed to be a period of enthusiasm and hope for the club that Ayre joined in […]

Continue Reading

Governor: dozens at Tennessee nursing home have virus

John Raby, Associated Press Updated 7:47 pm PDT, Sunday, March 29, 2020 Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (right, at podium) speaks to reporters at Memphis International Airport about the state’s response to the new coronavirus on Friday, March 27, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. . Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (right, at podium) speaks to reporters at Memphis International […]

Continue Reading

Tennessee inmates make protective masks, gowns for health care workers during coronavirus

As Tennesseans self-isolate to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, a subset of residents, those already socially distanced from the rest of the world, are involved in the efforts to help health care workers stay safe. More than 100 inmates at Tennessee Department of Correction facilities are using donated materials to create personal […]

Continue Reading