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Governor Bill Lee Files an Appeal in Knox County Schools Mask Mandate Case

Governor Bill Lee Files an Appeal in Knox County Schools Mask Mandate Case

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has officially filed an appeal in the ongoing case requiring Knox County Schools to enforce a mask mandate for students and staff. The appeal specifically refers to the court order stopping the school district and governor from enforcing Executive Order 84, the order allowing Tennessee parents to opt their children out…MORE

Knox County Covid-19 Cases Down 85%

Knox County Covid-19 Cases Down 85%

Knox County Covid-19 numbers continue to decline compared to September. Since mid September, the rolling average of new daily cases in the county has decreased by roughly 85% from a rolling average of 865 to 125 now. Deaths also continue to decline by more than 60%. On September 28, the seven-day rolling average of new…MORE

UT Chancellor Releases Statement Regarding Fans Throwing Objects on the Field

UT Chancellor Releases Statement Regarding Fans Throwing Objects on the Field

UT Chancellor Donde Plowman has released a statement condemning the actions of some fans at Tennessee’s football game Saturday night. The statement reads: There was a lot to celebrate in Neyland Stadium for the Ole Miss game. The atmosphere was electric. A sold-out crowd made a checkerboard that looked amazing, and our fans made Neyland…MORE

New Covid Cases Down Over 80% In Tennessee

New Covid Cases Down Over 80% In Tennessee

Federal health agencies say Tennessee could be passing a critical point in regards to the decreasing COVID-19 virus, as the holiday season approaches. Since mid September, the average new cases in Tennessee is down roughly 80 percent. Since late September, average new deaths are down more than half.MORE

Two Firefighter’s Hurt After East Knox Co. Fire

Two Firefighter’s Hurt After East Knox Co. Fire

Firefighter responding to a house fire on McCarty Road in East Knox County overnight. Departments were reportedly called to the scene around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. One firefighter was injured and one was treated for smoke and heat related illness. No other injuries were reported.MORE

Early Voting For Knoxville Elections Begins

Early Voting For Knoxville Elections Begins

Early voting for the Knoxville city council elections began Wednesday. Elections for city council seats in districts 1,2,3,4 and 6 are being held. Early voting runs through October 28th with election day on November 2nd. There are six early voting locations: The City-County Building Downtown West Knoxville Expo Center New Harvest Park Meridian Baptist Church…MORE

Judge Allows KCS To Return to Last Year’s Mask Policy

Judge Allows KCS To Return to Last Year’s Mask Policy

After a court ordered mask mandate was instituted in Knox County Schools, the federal judge in the case will now allow for some exemptions to mandate. The court is now allowing KCS to essentially return to last year’s mask policy which allows for few medical exemptions. The school district must report every exemption grated to…MORE

Knox County Mayor Speaks Out Against School Mask Mandates

Knox County Mayor Speaks Out Against School Mask Mandates

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs releasing a statement Monday about the Knox County Schools mask mandate instituted by a federal judge. Jacobs says that even though his office does not have jurisdiction to overturn the mandate, he will speak out on behalf of his constituents opposed to the mandate. Jacobs says the mask mandate actually…MORE

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Community Change Foundation Golf Tournament

Community Change Foundation Golf Tournament

Community Change Foundation,
previously Community Change Tennessee, will be hosting their annual golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 with tee off starting at 9:00 AM. The tournament will take place at Three Ridges Golf Course, located at 6101 Wise Springs Road.

Community Change Foundation Golf Tournament

Community Change Foundation Golf Tournament

Community Change Foundation,
previously Community Change Tennessee, will be hosting their annual golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 with tee off starting at 9:00 AM. The tournament will take place at Three Ridges Golf Course, located at 6101 Wise Springs Road.

COATS FOR THE COLD

COATS FOR THE COLD

It’s time to gather your gently used or new coats and donate them during the Coats for the Cold campaign for Knox Area Rescue Ministries! Drop off the coats at any KARM location or Prestige Cleaners location! Please help our friends in need by donating a gently used or new coat during the Coats for…

Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

It’s planting time in Tennessee! Dogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming by selling dogwood trees through their annual Bazillion Blooms program.