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New Vaccination Opportunity in Blount County

New Vaccination Opportunity in Blount County

The Health Department recently announced that beginning Wednesday, April 21, 2021 the Blount County Health Department will be offering COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines on a first come, first serve basis at the Blount County Foothills Mall site.   Hours of operation for the vaccine clinic are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. –…MORE

CDC Study Analyzes Vaccine Hesitancy Rates in Tennessee

CDC Study Analyzes Vaccine Hesitancy Rates in Tennessee

The CDC released a new study analyzing Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in individual states.   The data suggests 54% of Tennesseans were willing to get the vaccine.   The study showed that over 33% of Tennesseans have received at least one dose of a vaccine. Locally, 25% of Knoxville residents label themselves as “hesitant” to get…MORE

NAACP is Joining Knoxville’s Mayor and Others Calling for Body Camera Footage of Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting at Austin East Magnate High School

NAACP is Joining Knoxville’s Mayor and Others Calling for Body Camera Footage of Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting at Austin East Magnate High School

The NAACP is calling for the release of body camera video of the deadly officer-involved shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School on April 12. The Knoxville branch of the organization held a news conference outside Austin-East Magnet High School this (Tuesday) morning. Reverend Sam Brown, president of NAACP in Knoxville says they are saddened by…MORE

KPD Searching for Shooting Suspect from Victor Ashe Park

KPD Searching for Shooting Suspect from Victor Ashe Park

Knoxville Police are looking for a shooting suspect. KPD officers responding to Victor Ashe Park for a shooting investigation last night. The shooting occurred following a dispute over a financial matter between two people which turned physical. The male suspect, identified as 22-year-old Devon Farris, fired several rounds at the victims’ vehicle, which was occupied…MORE

Knoxville Mayor Continues Calls to Release Body Camera Footage

Knoxville Mayor Continues Calls to Release Body Camera Footage

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon continued her calls for the release of body camera footage from the officer involved shooting at Austin East Magnet High School.   “We will not rest until we are able to release the video,” said Kincannon in a short press conference. “The public has a right to see the video and…MORE

Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas Want Police Officer Body Camera Footage Released

Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas Want Police Officer Body Camera Footage Released

Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas is calling for the release of body camera video of the deadly officer-involved shooting at Austin-East Magnate High School. Thomas says our officers want to see the video released and the community deserves it as well. TBI officials confirmed 17-year-old Anthony Thompson Jr. was killed during Monday’s incident. Knox County…MORE

Knox County District Attorney Will Not Release Police Body Camera Footage from Officer-Involved Shooting at Austin East at This Time

Knox County District Attorney Will Not Release Police Body Camera Footage from Officer-Involved Shooting at Austin East at This Time

Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen says the public will see the police body camera footage of an officer-involved shooting that killed 17 year-old student Anthony Thompson Jr. at Austin East Magnate High School on Monday, but only after the criminal investigation is complete. Allen says she understands that the community want to see…MORE

Knox County District Attorney to Hold Press Conference to Discuss the Officer-Involved Shooting at Austin-East

Knox County District Attorney to Hold Press Conference to Discuss the Officer-Involved Shooting at Austin-East

Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen will be holding a press conference today to discuss the case of the officer-involved shooting at Austin-East Magnate High School Student and answer questions according to our TV News Partner, WVLT. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigating looking into the incident and confirm the student’s identity. They say 17-year-old Anthony…MORE

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Phillip Fulmer Golf Classic

Phillip Fulmer Golf Classic

The Phillip Fulmer Golf Classic takes place Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at Avalon Golf & Country Club to benefit Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley.

Dogwood Arts Festival

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Join us April 23-25 for the Dogwood Arts Festival at World’s Fair Park! Featuring 75 art vendors, live music, food vendors, and take-home art activities for kids. Reserve your ticket today!

Game On Against Cancer

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Game On Against Cancer takes place June 25th, 2021 at The Wakefield Corporation. This benefit event features celebrity matches on a variety of home gaming equipment, a silent auction & more!