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Transgender Activists Suing Tennessee Over “Bathroom Bill”

Transgender Activists Suing Tennessee Over “Bathroom Bill”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee is being sued over a law that puts public schools and their districts at risk of legal consequences if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that do not reflect their gender at birth.   The federal suit filed by the Human Rights Campaign on…MORE

Eight Knoxville and Chattanooga Gang Members Convicted

Eight Knoxville and Chattanooga Gang Members Convicted

From KPD   The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee recently announced that eight Knoxville and Chattanooga gang members were convicted by a federal jury for drug, firearm and money laundering offenses following an extensive joint investigation. The defendants, identified as Alim Turner, 23, Ushery Stewart, 22, Ronald Turner, 25, Kedaris…MORE

Tennessee Education Dips in 2020 According to Standardized Testing Results

Tennessee Education Dips in 2020 According to Standardized Testing Results

Standardized testing results in Tennessee came back and shed a negative light on education during the pandemic. Governor Bill Lee called the data “sobering” and “unacceptable.”   The results showed an educational downturn in every county in the state. Academic proficiency also dipped in all subjects across every grade.   Soon after the release of the…MORE

Governor Bill Lee Issues Limited State of Emergency Order #82 for Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee Issues Limited State of Emergency Order #82 for Tennessee

Limited State of Emergency for the state of Tennessee is in effect through August 31st. Governor Bill Lee issuing executive order 82 over the weekend due to rising COVID cases and it says even those vaccinated in high risk areas like Knox County should wear a mask indoors. The Governor says he will not shut…MORE

TBI Reports Two Formerly Missing Teens Found Safe

TBI Reports Two Formerly Missing Teens Found Safe

Two formerly missing teenagers have been found and are now safe.   Erica Gamerdinger was located in Harrogate, Tennessee. She originally went missing in Cumberland Gap National Park.   Keith Griffith was also found in Harrogate. Griffith also suffers from a known medical condition which added to the importance of the search.  MORE

How Bad is the Delta COVID Variant in East Tennessee?

How Bad is the Delta COVID Variant in East Tennessee?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updating their guidelines on masking, suggesting even vaccinated people mask up when in an area with high transmission of COVID-19. So how do you know how bad transmission is where you live?  The CDC offers an online tool that shows how bad COVID-19 transmission is by county. The tool ranks…MORE

Titans WR Julio Jones Facing Allegations of Illegally Selling Millions of Dollars of Cannabis

Titans WR Julio Jones Facing Allegations of Illegally Selling Millions of Dollars of Cannabis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Court records show that Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones faces allegations of illegally harvesting and selling millions of dollars of cannabis in California.   California-based cannabis company Genetixs filed the suit recently against a handful of defendants including Jones, former Atlanta Falcons player Roddy White and White’s company, SLW Holdings.…MORE

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Dog Daze at Village Green

Dog Daze at Village Green

D​OG DAZE V@ Village Green. The festivities will take place in the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, just south of Planet Fitness, Friday August 13 through Sunday the 15th.

Register to win tickets to Loco Drive-In!

Register to win tickets to Loco Drive-In!

Located right off Exit 72 on I-75 (Loudon), The LoCo Drive-In will feature the latest LED technology video board with day and night viewing capabilities. We plan to present movies, sporting events, concerts and more, catering to all ages and demographics, and connecting our local communities.