Newly-appointed legal counsel

City Recorder Monica Myers (foreground) administers the oath of office to Robert Burts, Jefferson City’s newly-appointed legal counsel, during the first Council meeting of 2021. Burts, a Carson-Newman alumnus who studied law at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, has previously served the municipality as a Council member and on advisory boards. – MARK BROWN | THE STANDARD BANNER

All Jefferson City public meetings will return to Zoom until at least early March.

Jefferson City Mayor Mitch Cain made that declaration during Monday’s Council meeting, following his report of the COVID Task Force he assembled last year, which included what he called “ugly numbers.” Noting there have been “4,090 cases in Jefferson County since March of last year, and right now we have 580 cases that are active,” he added that 67 deaths have occurred in the county and 120 Jefferson Countians are hospitalized.

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