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Sumner County has its first two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the Tennessee Department of Health. The total number of confirmed cases in Tennessee is now at 98 – up from 73 on Tuesday.

From empty store shelves to the shuttering of libraries, playgrounds, movie theaters, churches and some area businesses, concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, have prompted unprecedented changes to everyday life here in Hendersonville and Sumner County.

Tennessee’s number of statewide confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 rose to 52 on Monday, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Twenty-five of the cases are in Davidson County and 18 cases are in Williamson County. There are no confirmed cases in Sumner County.

A week after deadly tornadoes devastated the Middle Tennessee area, two Hendersonville alderwomen say the city needs to consider installing tornado sirens as another way to alert residents of potentially deadly weather. 

Sumner County Schools announced this week it will cancel final exams for high school students in an effort to encourage sick students to stay home. The announcement came as local and state health officials continue to monitor a novel, or new coronavirus (COVID-19).

A Hendersonville attorney scheduled to go to trial next week for stealing money from several clients was booked into jail on Monday on an additional theft charge.

The list of those vying to be Hendersonville’s first permanent city administrator has been narrowed down to five, according to Dave LeMarbre who currently holds the position on an interim basis.   

Less than 20 percent of Sumner County’s registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s Presidential Preference and Sumner County primary election, held March 3.  

Members of the Sumner County Commission paid tribute to Hendersonville Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol on Monday by passing a resolution honoring his memory.