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New guidance from the federal government set off a cascade of mask rules across the nation Wednesday as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to bring back mandates and others pushed back against the guidelines at a time when Americans are exhausted and confused over constantly shifti…

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I promise I’m not pointing a finger — the adage says if I point one at you, there are four pointing back at me — so, for the record, we, the people, aren’t responsible for everything that’s wrong in our world. Are we responsible for some things? Yes. From climate change and increasing number…

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The number of active COVID-19 cases in Henry County has been rising since the Fourth of July, according to figures from the Tennessee Department of Health. According to daily updates from the state, Henry County has gone from having 15 active cases as of July 8 to 41 active cases as of Tuesd…

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Many Americans are relaxing precautions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and resuming everyday activities, even as some worry that coronavirus-related restrictions were hastily lifted, a new poll shows.

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NEW YORK (AP) — With a green light from federal health officials, many states resumed use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on Saturday. Among the venues where it was being deployed: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Among the other states ordering or recommending a re…

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Henry County Medical Center said Tuesday it is aware of the reports from the FDA and CDC to pause administration of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine out of an abundance of caution due to six reported nationwide cases of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis.

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U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate a handful of unusual blood clots in people who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine — a one-dose shot that many countries were eagerly awaiting to help speed virus protection.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — The Tennesseans who are dying of COVID-19 right now, records show, are the same group that was dying throughout the pandemic: Adults age 60 and older.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — One million Tennesseans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an annoucement made on Thursday by the state’s Department of Health. 

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Henry County Medical Center employee Jim Haney directs traffic Monday morning at the turnoff from Tyson Avenue onto Hospital Circle as dozens of vehicles line up waiting to get to the Henry County Healthcare Center parking lot. HCMC officials were providing COVID-19 vaccinations, the second …

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The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) has opened an online portal that will allow renters and landlords to apply for up to 12 months of cumulative rent and/or utility payments through its new COVID-19 Rent Relief Program.

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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that w…

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The Paris Utility Authority board expressed its support for the Tennessee Valley Authority, its primary electrical provider, after a recent legal petition has been filed that could result in electric price increases if it were to be approved.

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Having livestock means that sometimes Future Farmers of America members have to treat injuries and manage pain, as Taylor Dunagan learned this past summer when her steer was playing and slipped. She works with the team of veterinarians at Mineral Wells Animal Clinic to keep her cattle, horse…

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Coronavirus cases have dropped at U.S. nursing homes and other long-term care facilities over the past few weeks, offering a glimmer of hope that health officials attribute to the start of vaccinations, an easing of the post-holiday surge and better prevention, among …

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Henry County Medical Center staff will be administering doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Monday to any Henry County resident age 70 and older as well as health care workers, first responders and anyone meeting the phase 1a1, 1a2 and 1b requirements on a first-come, first-served basis at…

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The deadliest month yet of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. drew to a close with certain signs of progress: COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are plummeting, while vaccinations are picking up speed.

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Henry County Health Department nurses (from foreground) Maleighea Boyd and Tashay Ingram, both LPNs, and Lora Phillips, RN, gather information and swab noses for COVID-19 tests Tuesday morning, while about 15 vehicles are in line in the department’s parking lot. The Health Department continu…

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Henry County Health Department nurses (from foreground) Maleighea Boyd and Tashay Ingram, both LPNs, and Lora Phillips, RN, were gathering information and swabbing noses for COVID-19 tests Tuesday morning, when about 15 vehicles were in line in the department’s parking lot. The Health Depart…

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Henry Countians wanting to receive COVID-19 vaccines outside Plumley Rehabilitation behind Henry County Medical Center were backed up about a mile and a half all the way up Tyson Avenue and down Mineral Wells Avenue as far as the Kroger shopping center early Tuesday morning. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has authorized medically trained National Guard members to fill nursing roles, drive ambulances and perform coronavirus testing for hospitals that have been increasingly overstretched on staffing while they care for a climbing number of coronavirus pa…

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