The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families, and local funeral homes are assisting to ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.
The Franklin County Health Department is now allowing those who want to get COVID-19 vaccinations to get their first shots without having to make an appointment.
In early April, FEMA began providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19 to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.
Franklin County is in line to get $8.185 million from the federal COVID relief program with its cities on tap to receive a combined $4.25 million, according to the Federal Funds Information Service.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marking a year of loss and disruption, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health.
The Tennessee Department of Health announced today that state-specific visitation restrictions for long-term care facilities will end effective on Sunday.
My dad had several words of wisdom for me while I was growing up, among them being, “Never pass up an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ or go to the restroom,” and “Let the hammer and the saw do the work,” as well as “You must be ready when it is your turn.”
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced in a statement on Thursday that he would be lifting restrictions on attendance for sporting events beginning Monday.
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing on an upswing, the County Commission approved on Jan. 19 to extend benefits to system employees who contract COVID-19 or have to be quarantined because of it.
Although a mask requirement and transitional class schedule have been in effect for only two weeks at Franklin County High School, an improvement in the COVID-19 situation is already apparent.
As a way to help food-selling establishments keep going during the COVID-19 pandemic, a special program is being implemented to allow vendors with food trucks and trailers to sell their products on Fridays at the Farmers Market Pavilion area.
Franklin County has now had 68 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Tuesday.
Franklin County High School head boys basketball coach Mike Holt has tested positive for COVID-19, according to FCHS Athletic Director Don Rhoton.
Franklin County has now had 63 total fatalities from COVID-19 with new deaths in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Franklin County has now had 56 total fatalities from COVID-19 with three new deaths in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Thursday.
Limited availability creates lapse in schedule
To mask or not to mask was a big question the School Board was faced with answering Monday, and it decided on a partial answer.
The Franklin County School system has left mask wearing as protection from COVID-19 up to the individual schools, however that may change this evening.
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