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Tennessee Covid Special Session Set for October 27

Tennessee Covid Special Session Set for October 27

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s top legislative leaders say they have enough support to call a special legislative session to address COVID-19 measures after Republican Gov. Bill Lee declined to do so. Senate Speaker Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton say the special session announced Tuesday will be the third this year and is…MORE

Copperheads Still Out Around East Tennessee

Copperheads Still Out Around East Tennessee

East Tennessee hasn’t seen a widespread freeze this fall, so snakes, including copperheads are still out. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, each year up to 8,000 people are bitten by a venomous snake in the U.S., only about five of those people die. If you’re outside hiking or biking, make sure…MORE

TN State Senator To Propose Law Against Vaccine Mandates

TN State Senator To Propose Law Against Vaccine Mandates

State Senator Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains says he is planning to propose a law that would ban businesses from making the Covid-19 vaccine a condition of employment. Nicely will bring up the law at the Covid Special Session which is tentatively planned for late October. Nicely wants Tennessee to adopt rules proposed in other…MORE

55 Tennessee Mayors Write Letter to State Leadership Regarding Medical Freedom

55 Tennessee Mayors Write Letter to State Leadership Regarding Medical Freedom

Fifty-five Tennessee mayors, including Knox County mayor Glenn Jacobs have signed a letter to Governor Bill Lee, lieutenant governor Randy McNally, State Speaker Cameron Sexton and Tennessee attorney general Herbert Slatery expressing concerns about President Biden’s potential overreach with vaccine mandates. The letter calls on state wide leaders to protect the rights of Tennesseeans to…MORE

Former Police Officer Indicted on 14 Separate Charges Including Rape

Former Police Officer Indicted on 14 Separate Charges Including Rape

A former police officer is indicted on 14 separate charges including rape. KPD Special Crimes Unit investigators were made aware of an incident involving 36 year-old Cassen Jackson-Garrison and a juvenile victim last month. Investigators were able to link Jackson-Garrison to at least two separate juvenile victims. A Knox County Grand Jury indicted Jackson-Garrison on…MORE

Suspect Dead After Officer Involved Shooting on Sevier Avenue

Suspect Dead After Officer Involved Shooting on Sevier Avenue

From KPD: At around 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, members of the Knoxville Police Department Special Operations Squad were serving a search warrant at a house at 2962 Sevier Avenue. Upon their arrival at the house, officers encountered an armed male subject. The subject reportedly pointed the gun at officers and an exchange of…MORE

Neyland Stadium Will be Checkered During Ole Miss Game

Neyland Stadium Will be Checkered During Ole Miss Game

University of Tennessee Athletics Director Danny White announcing that the UT game against Ole Miss will be checkered. Checkered refers to each section being broken up by color. One section will wear orange and the next will wear white and so on. To find your color got to checkerneyland.com.MORE

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Warning of a Possible Scam Involving Arrest Warrants

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Warning of a Possible Scam Involving Arrest Warrants

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office warning of a possible scam involving arrest warrants. KCSO says they have received multiple reports of people getting phone calls that they have warrants for their arrest. The caller attempts to collect funds and says someone would meet or come to their residence to collect the payment. Investigators say the…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.