Best Life: How to protect your wedding plans in a post-COVID-19 world

Now that coronavirus has literally wiped out an entire season, planners are working around the clock to re-invent the wedding.

  TDH: COVID-19 cases top 23,500 in Tennessee, 367 deaths reported

DeSoto County announces free community COVID-19 testing site at Landers Center

  High school seniors stepping up to offer helping hands to senior citizens amid pandemic

  Memphis City Council prepares for final vote on proposed mask ordinance

  Orpheum Theatre announces schedule changes to 2020-2021 season

Though riots unlikely, Gov. Reeves says Miss. is prepared: ‘This is not a game’

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  WATCH: Infectious disease expert at Memphis hospital answers questions about COVID-19

ADH: Goal to test 4% of Arkansas population for COVID-19

  15,752 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 739 deaths

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  Shelby Co. Health Dept. stops distribution of face masks over health concerns

Tennessee coronavirus cases surpass 23,000

The Tennessee Department of Health has identified more than 23,000 cases of COVID-19 in the state, as of Sunday.

TDH reports 481 new cases of coronavirus, 4 new deaths in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting more than 480 new cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee and four additional deaths.

  DeSoto County distributes thousands of masks to battle spread of COVID-19

DeSoto County provided people with free PPE Saturday to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.

COGIC partners with Mid-South Food Bank for mobile food pantry

Organizations in Memphis are still lending a helping hand for people struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  More than 22,000 COVID-19 cases, 360 deaths reported in Tennessee

  COGIC cancels annual Holy Convocation due to COVID-19 concerns

  Visitors missing live music on Beale Street, some businesses remain closed

Memphis wellness clinic offering free COVID-19 testing

  Collierville teenager steps up to donate personal protective equipment to healthcare workers

  Mid-South family comes together for virtual Marine Commissioning Ceremony

Children’s Museum of Memphis celebrating 30th anniversary with June reopening

The Children’s Museum of Memphis is reopening its doors just in time for its 30th anniversary.

  State to stop COVID-19 data sharing with law enforcement, Shelby County Health Department continuing for now

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s administration now says the sharing of COVID-19 health data by the state with law enforcement will stop by the end of the month.

TDHS implementing new COVID-19 precautions for all office visitors

As the state reopens, state offices are preparing for Tennesseans to enter their lobbies and the Tennessee Department of Human Services is implementing new precautions for all office visitors due to COVID-19 concerns.

  Tennessee Unified Command Group releases new report on COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities

The Tennessee Unified Command Group released a new report on the state’s efforts to protect long-term care facility residents from the spread of COVID-19.

Gov. Hutchinson: Arkansas COVID-19 deaths top 130

Hutchinson said the state’s current hospitalizations are now higher than they were during the first peak.

  Divorce, child custody battles on the rise amid pandemic

Family Law Attorney Mitch Moskovitz says it appears the COVID-19 quarantine has put a strain on marriages.

SCSO: All detainees who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered

A Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson says all detainees who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered as of Friday.

  Wayne Co. added to list of counties at ‘severe risk’ of virus spread

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is discussing COVID-19 as the state continues to reopen.

MTSU announces reopening plan for Fall 2020 semester

Middle Tennessee State University announced they are making changes to the fall semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  The Investigators: Child abuse reports dropped to a 5-year low in Arkansas, officials won’t link it to the COVID-19 pandemic

Child abuse reports in Arkansas dropped to a five-year low in Arkansas in April, which also happened to be Child Abuse and Prevention Month.

State health official says social gatherings are spreading new coronavirus

The department said Thursday that Mississippi has had more than 14,300 confirmed cases of the virus and nearly 700 deaths from it.

  Best Life: Developing gonorrhea vaccine

It’s being called a young person’s disease, with the highest incidence of infection in people between the ages 15 to 24

  Best Life: 5 ways to help healthy habits stick

According to a Forbes article, 50 percent of people make New Year’s resolutions, and 80 percent of them have already broken it by February.

  Tennessee reports 373 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

The state’s case total is now at 21,679 with 356 deaths. Nearly 1,700 people have required hospitalization while fighting the virus, but more than 14,632 people statewide have recovered, or 67 percent of cases, according to TDH.

  Mid-Southerners show love and support through virtual floor signing

As tradition during the St. Jude Dream Home campaign, we gather sponsors together to sign the unfinished floor of the dream home. But due to COVID-19 protocols, this year we’re doing a virtual floor signing and offering words of encouragement to St. Jude kids online.

  Eviction hearings will resume next month in Tennessee

The Tennessee Supreme Court has said it will lift the eviction moratorium on June, 1st. Shelby County will be resuming in-person hearings on June 15, 2020.

  COVID-19 case counts per day ticking up in Shelby County

The number of new COVID-19 cases per day is increasing in Shelby County, but officials have said some of that is expected.

  Gov. Bill Lee issues guidance for non-contact sports, summer camps, higher education institutions in Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee’s Tennessee Economic Recovery Group has issued guidance for non-contact sports, overnight camps, and Tennessee’s higher education institutions.

  YMCA, city of Memphis partnering to expand free childcare for essential workers

Shelby County is currently in phase two of its Back to Business plan. Phase three isn’t expect to start until the second week of June at the earliest.

  University of Memphis releases plan to return to campus in the fall

The University of Memphis will begin a phased reopening on June 3 and move forward with phases II-IV during the months of July and August.

DeSoto County giving away free masks Saturday

DeSoto County, Mississippi will give away thousands of free masks to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Officials stress ‘one bad day’ could turn coronavirus outlook

Reeves and top health officials continue to stress the risk the virus, with hundreds of new cases still being reported in Mississippi each day.

  Ark. Economic Recovery Task Force presents recommendations to Gov. Hutchinson

Steuart Walton revealed recommendations by the Ark. Economic Recovery Task Force.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office releases plan to reopen courthouses

Some of the Shelby County courthouses could reopen as early as next week with approval from the Tennessee Supreme Court.

  New facts and guidelines for TN Driver’s License Services

A line stretched outside of the Driver Services Center on Summer Avenue Thursday morning.

  New unemployment claims in Tenn. total near 558,000 since March 15

Thursday morning, a new report showed there have been 558,621 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15, according to the TN Department of Labor and Workforce.

  The Investigators: TN Department of Labor says federal guidance for unemployment could have been more ‘clear’, ‘timely’

Months after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down businesses across the state, thousands of out-of-work Tennesseans still have not received their unemployment money.

  Best Life: Preschoolers and snacking in front of the TV

Preschool-aged children in the U.S. consume 30 percent of their daily energy in the form of sweet or salty snacks and sugar-sweetened drinks.

  Best Life: How to stop committing skin sins

From dry winter nights to the brutal summer sun, taking care of your skin is vital.

City of Bartlett cancels Fireworks Extravaganza

There won’t be any Fourth of July fireworks in Bartlett this summer.

  Shelby County teachers concerned about returning to school

The Shelby County School District is working on a plan to reopen schools in the fall, but will teachers return?

  Shelby Co. Commissioners fail to resolve budget shortfall at second in-person meeting amid pandemic

Ongoing disagreements over the status of Shelby County’s budget for the next fiscal year were not resolved Wednesday at a second in-person county budget session.

  Barricades removed from Overton Park parking areas

People are able to enter the park, but there are areas within the park that are still closed. Playgrounds, restrooms, drinking fountains and the dog park remain closed.

  Economists forecast the impact of COVID-19 on Tennessee budget

The road to recovery from COVID-19 will be rocky for businesses in Memphis and across Tennessee.

  How to avoid COVID-19 travel restrictions as more states reopen

The CDC has not given the green light to non-essential traveling. But it is the summer time and states are slowly opening.

  Pinecrest summer camp going virtual next month in Fayette County

Summer camps are some of the last things slated to open in Tennessee. Pinecrest summer camp in Fayette County will still host campers starting next month -- except online.

  Governor: Downward trend of COVID-19 for Northeast Arkansas

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, updated the public Wednesday afternoon in Jonesboro on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.

  Shelby County reaches grim milestone, daily positivity rate spikes

Shelby County reached a grim milestone on Wednesday, marking over 100 deaths related to COVID-19.

  21 COVID-19 cases in NE Miss. attributed to funeral

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is set to discuss the latest on the state’s efforts to combat COVID-19.

Church Health hosting free COVID-19 testing at St. Michael Catholic Church

Church Health and St. Micheals Church is making it easier to for you to get tested for the coronavirus.

  TDH: 10 new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Tennessee; more than half of the state’s cases have recovered

Health officials have confirmed 4,581 coronavirus cases and 102 deaths in Tennessee.

  The Investigators: Labor commissioner says worker shortage to blame for Tenn. unemployment delays

The Investigators sat down with the Tennessee Department of Labor commissioner to ask what’s being done to process the backlog and bring relief to desperate, unemployed workers.

  Best Life: The best stock investment app for millennials in the market

At just 31 percent, millennials are the lowest percentage age group to own stocks.

  Best Life: Claiming social security

Most financial experts will suggest waiting as long as possible to claim your social security benefits.

  Tennessee COVID-19 cases top 20,900 after 358 new cases identified, 5 additional deaths reported

Health officials have confirmed 4,531 coronavirus cases and 94 deaths across Shelby County.

  Reeves reflects on pandemic response, blames himself for labeling some businesses ‘nonessential’

Gov. Tate Reeves said Mississippi has learned invaluable lessons and strategies after dealing with the coronavirus pandemic now for the last two and a half months, a trial by fire of sorts for states across the U.S.

  Controversial absentee ballot request language to be removed in time for presidential election

The form will stay the same for the August election cycle, but the election commission voted to remove that line in time for the November election.

  WATCH: Mid-South health expert on pandemic recovery timeline

Dr. Jon McCullers, an infectious disease expert with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and chief of pediatrics at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital has been involved in important decisions regarding Shelby County’s reopening.

CBU announces changes for upcoming fall semester

Looking ahead to a possible second wave of COVID-19 in the late fall and early winter months, Christian Brothers University announced Tuesday it would be making changes to their traditional fall semester calendar.

  Health experts encourage COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma

COVID-19 survivors have the opportunity to help other COVID-19 patients by donating their plasma. Health officials say collecting enough plasma will help when there is an uptick of cases.

  Shelby Co. Health Department: Nursing home outbreaks not under control

Shelby County health leaders expressed optimism after the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but acknowledged big problems remain in the fight against COVID-19, particularly for nursing homes.

  Mid-South physician explains importance of wearing masks in public

As we gradually head towards looser social restrictions, people are being asked to wear masks when they are out and about. But how do they help to protect against the virus?

  Arkansas governor warns ‘newer peak or a higher peak’ could be on the way

“We’re at a critical point in our journey,” said Hutchinson. “The direction we go from here totally depends on the commitment of Arkansans to continue social distancing and following guidelines.”

  Tennessee Highway Patrol investigates large increase in Shelby County traffic deaths

Fewer people are driving during the pandemic but in Shelby County, there has been a 63% increase in fatal wrecks.
 The highway patrol is asking all drivers to be extra careful as they investigate why there’s been such a large increase.

  Shelby County health officials call holiday weekend ‘successful’

Shelby County health officials described the public’s behavior over the Memorial Day holiday weekend as “successful,” but they said the final verdict wouldn’t be known for two weeks.

  Mid-South business headlines: U of M, Rhodes, SWTCC leaders talk enrollment, academics

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, it forced colleges and universities to move classes online. Now, many students are contemplating enrolling in less expensive schools.

  Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund issues over $2M in grants

The Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund has issued its 10th round of grants to assist nonprofit organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Collierville moves 4th of July celebration to September for town’s 150th anniversary

The Town of Collierville’s July 3 Independence Day Celebration is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the Town is making plans for a similar celebration in September to celebrate Collierville’s 150th anniversary.