Jamie McGee, The Tennessean

Jamie McGee

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Jamie:

Her path took her away from Nashville, but 'when it felt right, I came home'

Ashlee Davis wasn't sure Nashville would welcome her back as a gay, black woman. Now a business and community leader here, she's "truly energized." → Read More

HealthStream partners with Tennessee to onboard additional medical professionals fighting COVID-19

"We have to have qualified health care workers to staff our surge capacity in the event COVID-19 cases overload our hospitals," Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday. → Read More

Filing for unemployment in Tennessee? Avoid peak hours, Labor Department says

Applicants should try to avoid peak submission hours. Instead, try submitting a claim before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m. → Read More

Tennesseans seeking financial relief wait for promised benefits

From unemployment benefits to small business loans, many Tennesseans struggle to get past the applications for relief. → Read More

Unemployment claims surge for second week in Tennessee to 94,400

More than 94,400 Tennesseans filed for unemployment benefits in the week ending March 28. That is more than double the amount of claims filed in the previous week, when claims surged by more than 1300 percent to more than 39,000. → Read More

Tennessee manufacturers shift to making medical supplies through new initiative

The initiative connects manufacturers with medical professionals to determine what supplies are in greatest demand and what parts are needed to make them. → Read More

Self-employed workers wait for state response on benefits, financial relief

Then, Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus package that provides those individuals with relief. Now the question is, how do they get it? State officials lack specifics at this point. → Read More

Does business interruption insurance cover COVID-19 losses? Check your policy

At issue is whether the policies exclude coverage for pandemics, as well as whether the virus causes physical damage to properties. → Read More

Lee launches jobs exchange to address surging unemployment, demand for workers amid coronavirus

Tens of thousands are filling for unemployment in Tennessee as the coronavirus shutters workplaces, but businesses like grocery stores need more workers. → Read More

From trolley workers to aquarium employees, coronavirus-fueled layoffs mount in Tennessee

COVID-19 has already decimated the state's tourism economy, but the impact will be felt well beyond the hospitality sector. → Read More

Families hurting from COVID-19 job, income losses eligible for cash assistance from DHS

Tennessee Department of Human Services will begin deploying emergency cash assistance to families whose income has been hurt by the COVID-19 outbreak. → Read More

Nashville chamber to host webinars for businesses hurt by tornado, coronavirus

The tornado resources event is scheduled for Thursday, March 25, 5 to 6:30 p.m. The COVID-19 webinar will take place on Friday, March 27,12 to 1:30 p.m. → Read More

Sanitizer, toilet paper and AR-15s: Tennesseans snap up guns and ammo during coronavirus outbreak

As Tennesseans stock up on hand sanitizer, they are also considering another way to guard against uncertain times: buying guns and ammo. → Read More

Coronavirus in Tennessee Monday: Safer at Home city mandate, Lee's executive order in effect

Monday marks the first day in a two-week stretch that Nashville residents are asked to stay home. → Read More

Tennessee doctors urge Lee to order residents to stay at home to confront COVID-19

In Tennessee, 505 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed and two people have died → Read More

TEMA, FEMA suspend field operations for tornado victims in Tennessee amid COVID-19 outbreak

Tornado survivors can apply for federal assistance without going to a recovery center. The deadline to apply for disaster assistance is May 4, 2020. → Read More

What Nashville business operations are allowed under Metro 'Safer At Home' order?

Under an order from Mayor John Cooper, Nashville residents should not go to work unless they are performing "essential" services. → Read More

Metro directs residents to stay inside, stop non-essential errands

The Metro Public Health Department issued "Safer at Home Order" — closing all non-essential business operations in Nashville beginning Monday. → Read More

United Way calls for support for struggling residents as COVID-19 spurs "perfect storm" for charitable giving

United Way of Greater Nashville launched a COVID-19 Response Fund for those whose income was hurt by the virus pandemic. → Read More

Bracing for recession, Nashville economy enters survival mode

Nashville's diverse business landscape and leading job growth won't insulate the region from devastating financial blows this year as the nation rapidly descends into a recession, experts say. → Read More