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Tennessee Officials Releasing Plans for State Spending of Money from the American Rescue Plan

Tennessee Officials Releasing Plans for State Spending of Money from the American Rescue Plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee officials plan to use $500 million in federal COVID-19 recovery money to boost broadband internet access and subsidize some low-income subscribers.   At a meeting Wednesday, the state’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced plans to use the American Rescue Plan money for broadband and to inject $1.35 billion into sewer…MORE

Knoxville Police Arrest a Man After He Allegedly Stole a Car then Hit Patrol Car

Knoxville Police Arrest a Man After He Allegedly Stole a Car then Hit Patrol Car

Knoxville Police say a man is in custody after he attempted to strike officers with a stolen vehicle. WVLT reporting officers responding to West Emory Road at Harrell Road for a motor vehicle theft. The victim told police their 2013 Mustang was stolen from the Weigel’s on East Emory Road. The driver of the stolen…MORE

Three People Injured When an Iceberg Wall Collapsed at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge

Three People Injured When an Iceberg Wall Collapsed at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge

Three people are injured due to an iceberg wall collapse at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge. It happened yesterday (Monday). All three were taken to the hospital and the extent of their injuries has not been released. The Titanic Museum allows “passengers” experience the environment of the Titanic. The tour is self-guided and…MORE

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs: “The Time for Mandates and Lockdowns is Over”

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs: “The Time for Mandates and Lockdowns is Over”

In his weekly address posted Friday, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs spoke about Covid-19 in the county. Jacobs echoed views he had made on twitter previously in the week that he has no plans to implement any restrictions or vaccine mandates.   “I highly encourage you to talk with your doctor about getting a COVID…MORE

KPD Searching for Burglary Suspect

KPD Searching for Burglary Suspect

Knoxville police are looking for a robbery suspect.   On July 21 around 8:00 a.m., the suspect broke into a car on Peters Road and took a purse. The suspect then used a credit card at the Fuel City on Beaumont Ave.   Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers.  MORE

Knoxville Fire Department Battles Overnight North Knoxville House Fire

Knoxville Fire Department Battles Overnight North Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department investigating an overnight fire. KFD responding to a residential fire on Valley View Drive in North Knoxville just after 11 p.m. When crews arrived they found flames coming from the side of the house, and part of the back had already fallen. Firefighters requesting an additional engine to fight the fire.…MORE

No Mask Mandates as the Knox County Advisory Health Board Meets as COVID Cases Double in County and New CDC Recommendations

No Mask Mandates as the Knox County Advisory Health Board Meets as COVID Cases Double in County and New CDC Recommendations

The Knox County Advisory Health Board discussing COVID-19 in Knox County and the possibility of future mask mandates as COVID cases double in Knox County. Dr. Martha Buchanan, Director of the Knox County Health talks about the future of COVID-19 closures. Dr. Buchanan says she doesn’t see anymore mandated closures, she says any closures and…MORE

Covid Rising, But Remains Low Compared to Previous Parts of Pandemic

Covid Rising, But Remains Low Compared to Previous Parts of Pandemic

Covid-19 continues to rise in Knox County, but remains comparatively low when looking at the rest of the pandemic.   Knox County, just like much of the country, has seen an increase in Covid-19 cases lately. Over the past couple of weeks, active cases have risen over 250%.   The total amount of Covid in…MORE

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Dog Daze at Village Green

Dog Daze at Village Green

D​OG DAZE V@ Village Green. The festivities will take place in the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, just south of Planet Fitness, Friday August 13 through Sunday the 15th.

Register to win tickets to Loco Drive-In!

Register to win tickets to Loco Drive-In!

Located right off Exit 72 on I-75 (Loudon), The LoCo Drive-In will feature the latest LED technology video board with day and night viewing capabilities. We plan to present movies, sporting events, concerts and more, catering to all ages and demographics, and connecting our local communities.