COVID-19 Video

The father of an Air Force staff sergeant and a grandfather of six spent weeks making face shields for the military and first responders at a Ford subsidiary in Michigan. (May 28)

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Shaking the principal’s hand while receiving a diploma has been a long-held tradition during graduation ceremonies — but the practice was noticeably absent from Maryville High School’s commencement Friday evening.

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The Blount County Justice Center will reopen for court and other business Monday, June 1, although rules will be in place for an indefinite period to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Blount Memorial Hospital closed its coronavirus tent triage and treatment area on the hospital’s main campus outside the emergency department on Friday, May 29. 

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Everyday life has changed during the coronavirus outbreak, and we’re inviting you to share your new reality. Snap a picture and email the full-size image to bc2020@thedaily times.com with BC COVID-19 in the subject line.

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In Blount County — and across the United States — large Memorial Day events at cemeteries were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Parkway Drive-in Movie Theater and Cafe has been hosting drive-in movies since May 1 at half-capacity to adhere to social distance requirements of operating a business during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Generally speaking, bringing up accidental anal odors in a public forum is a great conversation killer once the crowd gets past the age of, say, 14 or so. It’s somewhere around that magic age where the boys get taller than the girls and who ripped what where moves inside the locker room lest…

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At a time when school and county leaders agree tough decisions lie ahead, not enough people are interested in a role on the Blount County Board of Education. Three seats are on the ballot for the Aug. 6 election, but as of this week only two candidates can receive votes.

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The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont has been connecting people with nature for decades, and this Memorial Day weekend it's offering families and friends a way to choose their own adventure while staying safe at home. The Great American Camp-In invites teams to complete challenges posted online to earn points for prizes.

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Everyday life has changed during the coronavirus outbreak, and we’re inviting you to share your new reality. Snap a picture and email the full-size image to bc2020@thedaily times.com with BC COVID-19 in the subject line.

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