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The Knox County Health Department is Asking for Patience with the Public Information Line

The Knox County Health Department is Asking for Patience with the Public Information Line

The Knox County Health Department asking for patience with their public information line. They received over 70 thousand inbound calls last Friday, a majority of those calls came in between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., which was 30 minutes before and after KCHD opened registration for 1,000 additional first dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments last Saturday. For…MORE

My TN State Park Fundraiser

My TN State Park Fundraiser

Pandemics and social distancing last year made outdoor activities popular. Tennessee State Parks saw an increase in visitors and they are having a donation campaign to vote for your favorite park. One dollar gives you one vote. For the entire month of January, you can donate to vote for your favorite park. Every dollar given will…MORE

Bill Lee responds to Kamala Harris statement about abortion

Bill Lee responds to Kamala Harris statement about abortion

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee responded to a tweet from Vice President Kamala Harris about abortion last week.   Harris tweeted, “On the 48th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to ensuring that everyone has access to care – including reproductive health care – no matter their income, race, zip code, health insurance status, or…MORE

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Members of General Assembly Close Special Session on Education and COVID-19

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Members of General Assembly Close Special Session on Education and COVID-19

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. McNally, Speaker Sexton and members of the General Assembly closed a historic special session to address learning loss and the negative effects on student proficiency in reading and math marked by time away from the classroom due to COVID-19. “COVID-19 has severely disrupted education in Tennessee. Our decisive action…MORE

Family Pets are Lost in House Fire

Family Pets are Lost in House Fire

A family loses their pets in a house fire. Rural Metro Fire crews responding to a fire at 909 Sunnydale Road yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. When firefighters arrived, they found the two-story home with heavy flames in the back of the home and garage. Crews contained the fire but smoke damage was throughout the rest of…MORE

Randy Parton, Dolly’s Brother, Has Died

Randy Parton, Dolly’s Brother, Has Died

Randy Parton, Dolly’s brother, has lost his battle with cancer. Dolly releasing a statement for the family saying “the family and I are grieving his loss but we know he is in a better place than we are at this time. We are a family of faith and we believe that he is safe with…MORE

Topgolf Coming to Neyland Stadium

Topgolf Coming to Neyland Stadium

From UT Athletics   The Topgolf Live Stadium Series brings a truly immersive Topgolf experience to iconic Neyland Stadium May 20-23.   Golfers will enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to tee it up inside historic Neyland Stadium, hitting golf balls to on-field, glowing targets placed between 60 and 140 yards from the tee box. Toptracer Range…MORE

Joe Biden is Sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

Joe Biden is Sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

The United States has a new President, Joe Biden was sworn into office just before noon today as the 46th President of our Country. Kamala Harris was sworn in prior to Biden as the 49th Vice President and the first female to hold that office in U.S. history. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife…MORE

Suspect Accused of Vandalizing Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon’s Home is Arrested

Suspect Accused of Vandalizing Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon’s Home is Arrested

Knoxville Police have arrested the suspect accused of vandalizing Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon’s garage. 45 year-old Christopher Greg Fortner of Sevierville is charged with charged with vandalism, he’s accused of spray painting the word “death” on the Mayor’s garage, and resisting arrest. The KPD Criminal Investigation Division is continuing its investigation, and additional charges could…MORE

Happy 75th Birthday Dolly!!!

Happy 75th Birthday Dolly!!!

Dolly Parton turns 75 today. Dolly was born in Sevierville, the fourth child out of the 12 kids. Dolly credits her Uncle Bill Owens for helping her get started in the music business. He took her to audition for Cas Walker, which landed her on the Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour TV and radio…MORE

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TN Job Fair – Are You Hiring

TN Job Fair – Are You Hiring

TENNESEE VIRTUAL JOB FAIR February 1st – February 28th Are you hiring? We’re hosting a virtual job fair and can help you fill positions with qualified candidates.

Project Shine

Project Shine

NewsTalk 98.7 is proud to be a part of Project Shine! We’ve teamed up with VolunteerMatch to encourage you to donate your TIME this holiday season!

Hal & Phil Off The Record 7 (with Bob!)

Hal & Phil Off The Record 7 (with Bob!)

Due to circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to host our annual Off The Record event at the Bijou Theatre in 2020. We have a new date scheduled for April 20, 2021.