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All Knox County Playgrounds and Restrooms to Close by the End of the Day

All Knox County Playgrounds and Restrooms to Close by the End of the Day

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs says all county playgrounds and bathrooms will close by the end of the day today (Monday). The Mayor says he is responding to the president’s directive to continue social distancing protocol until April 30. Jacobs says “I understand what the President is saying because he is looking at the big…MORE

Mental Toll of COVID-19 Becoming a Concern

Mental Toll of COVID-19 Becoming a Concern

Knox County Health Department Director, Dr. Martha Buchanan, choked back tears as she pleaded with the public, Friday. “If there’s anyone out there who is struggling, I encourage you to reach out. Reach out to your pastor, your friend.” Dr. Buchanan’s plea came after the Knox County Mayor reported eight suspected suicide cases, within the…MORE

Today (3/27/20) COVID-19 Knox County Numbers

Today (3/27/20) COVID-19 Knox County Numbers

3/27/20  The Knox County Health Department releases today’s COVID-19 numbers for the county. They say there are 30 confirmed cases in Knox County up from 28 the previous day. The Tennessee Department of Health releases numbers at 3 p.m. each day. Yesterday’s number of confirmed cases in the state is 957.MORE

Total Number of Knox Co. Confirmed COVID-19 at 28

Total Number of Knox Co. Confirmed COVID-19 at 28

The number of confirmed COVID19 cases in Knox County is 28.           Cases: Number of Positive Cases 28 Number of *Recovered Cases (This number is included in the number of positive cases) 6 **Hospitalizations 5 **Number of Tests (positive and negative results in NBS) 341 Age Category: 0-10 3 10-20 2…MORE

Employee at Blount Memorial Hospital Tests Positive for COVID-19

Employee at Blount Memorial Hospital Tests Positive for COVID-19

An employee at the Blount Memorial Hospital has tested positive for the coronavirus. The hospital told our TV News Partner WVLT that the employee is a resident of Blount County and has not worked since March 17. They say “The employee reported that no symptoms occurred until the 18th. At that time, the employee contacted…MORE

Campground, Restrooms and Picnic Areas Closed in Great Smoky Mountains

Campground, Restrooms and Picnic Areas Closed in Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials say that campgrounds, picnic areas, and restrooms will be closed today through Thursday, April 30. The Park says they are supporting federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19. Outdoor spaces including trails and roads remain accessible to the public. The National Park Service (NPS)…MORE

Knoxville Mayor Part of Group Requesting Federal Money

Knoxville Mayor Part of Group Requesting Federal Money

A group of mayors from across the US, including Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon, is asking lawmakers for financial help. In a letter, the U.S. Conference of Mayors is requesting from lawmakers 250 billion dollars for cities to fight coronavirus. Kincannon joins more than three hundred mayors from 48 states who is requesting the money to…MORE

Knox County Bars Ordered to Close by Health Department

Knox County Bars Ordered to Close by Health Department

All bars in Knox County have been ordered to close by the Knox County Health Department. In a release they say “Knox County bars, or businesses licensed to serve food whose primary business is alcohol service, shall close for business until further notice,” . All restaurants must limit their seating to half the capacity of…MORE

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Big Kahuna Wing Festival

Big Kahuna Wing Festival

The Big Kahuna Wing Festival returns to World’s Fair Park on Sunday, September 6th, 2020! Tickets go on sale July 6th.

Restaurants Offering Takeout & Delivery

Restaurants Offering Takeout & Delivery

Due to COVID-19 concerns, dine-in restaurants are currently closed. But you can still enjoy food from your favorite restaurants at home! Find out which East Tennessee restaurants are providing takeout & delivery services. 

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Donate to Help Those in Need

Find information here how you can donate to various charitable organizations and help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.