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Tennessee Police Officer Resigns After Comments About George Floyd

Tennessee Police Officer Resigns After Comments About George Floyd

A Greenbrier, Tennessee police officer resigned the day after leaked Facebook posts that included a controversial comment about George Floyd.   Cory Tidwell posted memes that included pictures of Michelle Obama and others accusing minorities of committing crimes.   Tidwell made a comment following a different post about George Floyd that said “If he was…MORE

Bill Lee Says Other Governors Are Envious of How Tennesseans Have Responded to Covid-19

Bill Lee Says Other Governors Are Envious of How Tennesseans Have Responded to Covid-19

Governor Bill Lee addressed Tennesseans Thursday afternoon in his Covid-19 briefing. Lee highlighted how well Tennessee has fared throughout the Coronavirus pandemic compared to other states. According to Lee, other governors have reached out to him to tell him that he is in an enviable position because of the testing in Tennessee and the response…MORE

Tennessee Covid-19 Numbers: Thursday, May 28

Tennessee Covid-19 Numbers: Thursday, May 28

Tennessee’s new statewide COVID-19 numbers show an increase of 373 in the number of cases, that pushes the total to 21,679. There have been 14,632 recoveries and 356 deaths, and increase of 3 from Wednesday, associated with COVID-19.   County By County Breakdown:  MORE

Teens Body Located on Norris Lake

Teens Body Located on Norris Lake

Family grieving after a teen’s body was pulled from Norris Lake Thursday morning. Deputies were called to Anderson County Park around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Family say the 17-year-old boy was trying to get back to his float when they heard him yell help before going under water. Crews called of the search Wednesday night, and…MORE

Tax Increase Not Expected to Bridge TN Budget Shortfall

Tax Increase Not Expected to Bridge TN Budget Shortfall

When state lawmakers return to Nashville in June, they’ll resume work on passing a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  The process becomes more complicated due to the loss of about 700 million dollars in sales tax revenue and collections due to the COVID-19 shutdown.  State Senator, Richard Briggs, calls it a good news, bad…MORE

KCHD: Rise in Covid-19 Cases “Expected”

KCHD: Rise in Covid-19 Cases “Expected”

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Knox County jumped during the holiday weekend.  “We had a statistically significant increase of cases over the weekend,” says Katharine Killen with the Knox County Health Department.  KCHD reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 during the weekend, and an increase of ten cases from Monday to Tuesday.  The…MORE

Knox County Entering Phase Two of Reopening

Knox County Entering Phase Two of Reopening

The Knox County Health Department has issued guidance for businesses as we move to Phase Two of the reopening plan. The city and county will move to Phase Two today (5/26). Most industries can operate assuming they are able to maintain safety and health precautions. For the Complete Plan CLICK HERE Knox County Mayor Glenn…MORE

Tennessee Ranks as One of the Nations Best Covid-19 Testing States

Tennessee Ranks as One of the Nations Best Covid-19 Testing States

Governor Bill Lee took the podium today for a Covid-19 press briefing. Lee started by referencing numbers such as the 14.7% unemployment rate in Tennessee which is the highest on record.   The state government is combating the growing unemployment by entering phase two of the statewide reopening on Friday. Lee praised the state’s testing…MORE

KPD Asking For Information on Man With Multiple Warrants For Arrest

KPD Asking For Information on Man With Multiple Warrants For Arrest

Knoxville Police Department is asking for your help in providing information on Charles Brandon Smith. In a social media post Thursday afterternoon, KPD said:   “KPD investigators are working to locate Charles Brandon Smith, age 33. Smith has warrants on file for theft, evading arrest and driving on a suspended license. Smith was last seen…MORE

Knox County Phase Two of Reopening Plan Beginning Earlier Than Planned

Knox County Phase Two of Reopening Plan Beginning Earlier Than Planned

Knox County will move to phase two of its reopening plan on Tuesday, May 26.  Dr. Martha Buchanan, director of the Knox County Health Department, made the announcement in a daily news conference Wednesday.  Phase two was originally set to begin on Friday, May 29  “Our testing continues to go up,” Buchanan said.  “Our hospital…MORE

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Outlook on East TN

Get an UPDATE on what’s ahead The 2020 Breakfast Speaker Series is back ONLINE. Literally. Get an update THIS Friday, May 29, 8-9AM on the most current issues & concerns of local businesses from our panel of elected officials, while NewsTalk 98.7’s Hallerin Hilton Hill moderates Q&A and discussion of the new “Outlook on East Tennessee.” Panelists for this online event…

NewsTalk 98.7’s Summer Home Makeover

NewsTalk 98.7’s Summer Home Makeover

NewsTalk 98.7 wants to give you a $4,500 summer home makeover of your dreams from some of East Tennessee’s best home improvement services! Find out how you can win here.

Cumulus Knoxville COVID-19 Resource Center

Cumulus Knoxville COVID-19 Resource Center

Listen to Hallerin Hilton Hill discuss with official resources as he provides you with important information regarding the COVID-19 crisis, and how you can get relief through local & federal resources. Find all the information you need to know about COVID-19 testing, relief, & resources, with web links and more here.

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Cumulus Knoxville loves the local community. We want to show some local love by encouraging you to shop at East Tennessee businesses. 

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Heroes of Health

Cumulus Media thanks all of the Heroes of Health in our community, from first responders to health care workers, who have been on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis. View a list of local health heroes here.