Governor Lee to re-evaluate School Closing Order this week

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee says he’ll evaluate this week (March 23-27, 2020) whether a statewide directive to keep public schools closed should be extended.

There are several school systems that are closed until March 31, 2020 including Bradley, Blount, Cumberland, McMinn, Monroe, Oak Ridge, Overton, Pickett, Putnam and Roane County.

Fentress, Morgan and Rhea County – out until April 1, 2020.

Anderson, Clay, Knox, Loudon and White – out until April 3, 2020

Bledsoe County – out until April 6, 2020

Given the fact that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise every day in Tennessee, an extension of the closures from the governor is likely.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 9 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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