Rebekah Pewitt, NewsChannel 5

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Past articles by Rebekah:

Students will not be required to wear face masks while at school in Wilson Co.

After a four-hour discussion, Wilson County School Board members decided students will not be required to wear face masks when returning to school in the fall. Rather, wearing masks will be "strongly encouraged." → Read More

Deadly Electrolux shooting suspect wanted by TBI

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added Terrell Brown to its Most Wanted list for his believed involvement in the murder of Heather Kirkwood. → Read More

Dollywood no longer requiring reservations

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Dollywood announced it will no longer require reservations for guests to visit its parks. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reservations were required at Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country. Splash Country still requires reservations, but on Tuesday, officials announced Dollywood guests could not only attend the park as they please, but their tickets were… → Read More

Employee shot and killed in Electrolux parking lot

An Electrolux employee was shot and killed in the parking lot of the facility Monday. → Read More

Kroger to no longer return coin change to customers

Due to a coin shortage at the Federal Reserve will no longer return coin change to customers. Instead, the remainders from cash transactions can either be donated to charity or applied to the customers' loyalty cards to be used on the next purchase. → Read More

Maury Co. Mayor says he will not 'infringe on [people's] liberties' with a mask mandate

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Maury County Mayor Andy Ogle announced he would not be issuing a mask mandate for county residents. "I took an oath to defend our constitution and I intend to do so with every bit of authority and voice that this office grants me. There will be no mask mandate in Maury County," said Mayor Ogle. He made the announcement during a Facebook Live stream Tuesday and prefaced… → Read More

MNPS cancels in-person graduations due to COVID-19 resurgence

Metro Nashville Public Schools officials announced that due to the recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Nashville, no in-person graduations will be held. → Read More

Sumner Co. Mayor issues face mask requirement

Sumner County Mayor Anthony Holt issued an executive order requiring residents to wear face masks while in public. → Read More

Demonstrators hold 'Black Lives Matter' protest in Nashville on Fourth of July

The group, Teens 4 Equality, will hold a protest and march in hopes of making the "Fourth of July look a little different this year." → Read More

Gov. Lee gives Tennessee county mayors the power to require face masks

Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order, giving county mayors the authority to issue local mask requirements. → Read More

'This is not the time to get back to normal.' Gov. Lee, health officials urge Tennesseans to wear face masks

Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercy urged all Tennesseans to wear face masks and remain home when possible amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Toddler found in a cage during Tennessee animal rescue

A toddler was found in a cage during an animal rescue operation. → Read More

Police: Influential Nashville developer Tony Giarratana assaulted with skateboard during protest

Metro Nashville Police officers arrested 25-year-old Nicholas Barrett, charging him with felony aggravated assault. → Read More

Texas man accused of disposing of woman's body in KY Lake

A Texas man was arrested after police officials say he disposed of a woman's body in the Kentucky Lake. → Read More

Gov. Lee: 'It's time to engage issues of racial reconciliation;' will sign Juneteenth proclamation

Governor Bill Lee took time during his Thursday press conference to address the ongoing protests and rallies in Tennessee in response to the killing of George Floyd and ongoing racial injustices. → Read More

Tennessee partners with brands to design masks

Tennesseans can now use their face masks to show support for their favorite team, brand or organization. → Read More

'BLM but so does yours;' black women pay for deputy's meal

Two women paid for a Sumner County deputy's meal at a Nashville restaurant, but a message they sent with the payment made it all the more special. → Read More

Confederate monument vandalized

Someone vandalized the Confederate Monument of Fort Donelson with spray paint. → Read More

Nathan Bedford Forest bust to remain in Capitol for now

A bill to remove the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Tennessee Capitol failed in Naming, Designating, & Private Acts Committee. → Read More

Cracker Barrel to serve limited beer, wine and mimosas

Cracker Barrel has expanded a test kitchen which serves alcoholic beverages to two locations in Tennessee. → Read More