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KCHD Responds to False Case Count Reports

KCHD Responds to False Case Count Reports

There have been reports that if a person in Knox County tests positive for Covid-19, they will be represented in the data as two separate cases rather than just one case.   At today’s Knox County Health Department briefing, Charity Menefee of KCHD rebuked that report.   “That is not true,” Menefee said confidently. “An…MORE

TBI Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Johnson City

TBI Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Johnson City

The TBI is investigating after an officer-involved shooting in Johnson City. JCPD Officers got a domestic disturbance call around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night to a home on the 900 block of McArthur Street. Officials say they encountered an intoxicated man with a gun. He refused to drop the weapon and reportedly pointed it at officers.…MORE

Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported at Hamblen Co. Jail

Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported at Hamblen Co. Jail

There are new COVID-19 cases in the Hamblen County Jail. Sheriff Esco Jarnagin says seven more people tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of positive COVID cases to 20. Seventeen inmates and three staff members are confirmed with COVID. Jarnigan says about 90 percent of the staff and inmates have been tested…MORE

Woman Found Dead Outside West Knox County Apartment

Woman Found Dead Outside West Knox County Apartment

A woman is dead. Police are investigating after a shooting in Western Heights area. Officers were called to the 1200 block of Better Tomorrow Drive around 7:00 a.m. Tuesday for an unresponsive woman. They found her outside of an apartment complex suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The woman was pronounced dead on the…MORE

KCHD Clarifies Friday Statement

KCHD Clarifies Friday Statement

Last week, the Knox County Health Department reported that someone who tests positive for Covid-19 can still show up for work at a restaurant or hospital so long as they are asymptomatic and wear a mask. Martha Buchanan, the Director of KCHD, said that statement was wrong and clarified what should have been said.  …MORE

TN Sees the Biggest Jump in COVID-19 Cases Again

TN Sees the Biggest Jump in COVID-19 Cases Again

Tennessee health officials have again reported the biggest one-day jump in people testing positive for COVID-19, the second time that’s happened within a week. The state Health Department said in its daily report Friday that more than 1,400 people have newly tested positive. That tops the one-day high total of nearly 1,200 new confirmed cases…MORE

Some Essential Workers Can Continue Working After Positive Covid-19 Test

Some Essential Workers Can Continue Working After Positive Covid-19 Test

At Friday’s Knox County Health Department Covid-19 Briefing, KCHD Director Martha Buchanan explained that if you work at a restaurant or a hospital and test positive for Covid-19, there is still a chance that you could continue going to work.   “All employees designated as essential, as restaurant workers are, may return to work if…MORE

CDC Adds New COVID-19 Symptoms to List

CDC Adds New COVID-19 Symptoms to List

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added three new COVID-19 symptoms to its ongoing list. According to the CDC, congestion or runny nose, nausea and diarrhea are now considered COVID-19 symptoms. The three new symptoms join the list of others that include: Fever Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Chills Repeated shaking…MORE

Knox County School Survey Results

Knox County School Survey Results

Knox County Schools ran a survey asking parents and members of the community to weigh in on the KCS reopening plan for this fall. Though the full results of the survey are not known, there are a couple of figures that have been released.   More than 30,000 people took the survey and 82% of…MORE

Petition Posted to Change Maryville High School Mascot

Petition Posted to Change Maryville High School Mascot

A petition has been posted that is calling for a change to the Maryville High School mascot. The current mascot for the high school is a Rebel.   The key issue in the petition is the mascot’s perceived connection to the Confederacy.   You can read the full petition below:   We, as students, alumni,…MORE

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